Frog Team SKY 48
|Team SKY White/Yellow/Blue||£195.00||In Stock|
Team SKY Frog 48
This is the Frog 48dressed up in the colours and livery of Britain's (and arguably, the world's) most high-profile cycling team, Sky.
Frog's passion for making better bikes for kids shines through in this video.
Why this bike is great
The Team SKY Frog 48 is an easier rolling, lighter weight 16 inch-wheel kids' bike, intelligently designed to make it easier for children as young as 4-5 year old to get maximum pleasure from cycling.
Like most better-quality adult bikes, Frog bikes are built with aluminium frames and (mostly) aluminium parts to keep the weight to a minimum. That way your child(ren) will experience maximum joy riding one of their bikes.
Sure, more and more companies are making kids' bikes with alloy (rather than heavier steel) frames and alloy wheel rims. This Frog bike stands out for coming equipped with aluminium alloy forks, hubs, crankset, V-brakes, brake levers, handlebars, stem and seatpost to keep the bike's weight to a minimum.
Smooth hybrid tyres
Frog 48 comes with lightweight alloy wheels fitted with good quality Kenda 16 x 1.5 inch hybrid tyres which will be easier rolling than the 16 x 2 inch knobbly mountain bike tyres you'll find on most of their competitors' bikes. Skinnier tyres make a Frog bike easier to accelerate and hence more fun to ride.
Second pair of tyres
Having said that, if you young-one wants to get more adventurous, you'll be delighted to hear that the Frog 43 comes supplied with a second pair of knobbly mountain bike tyres. That way, a simple tyre swap will make the bike fit for dirt tracks and trail centres.
This limits handlebar rotation to make it easier for learner riders.
Another example of Frog's original approach: rather than naming their kids' bikes by wheel size, Frog size their bikes by inside leg measurement. Hence the Team SKY Frog 48 is recommended for children with a minimum inside leg measurement of 48cm (19 inches). This corresponds with other manufacturers' 16 inch wheel kids' road bikes, so the Frog 48 would make a great present for children from around 4 years old. It comes with a long aluminium seatpost with a quick release seat binder to make it easy to adjust the saddle as the child grows all the way up to around 6 or 7. It comes with a long aluminium seatpost with a quick release seat binder to make it easy to adjust the saddle as the child grows all the way up to 7 or 8 years old.
- Lightweight aluminium alloy frame (9.5 inch seat tube) and fork.
- Lightweight aluminium wheels.
- No gears for single speed simplicity.
- The alloy cranks are a child-friendly short (102mm) length with 32t chainring.
- The sealed bottom bracket ensures these cranks spin freely.
- The 44cm alloy handlebar is fitted with narrow grips for smaller hands.
- These bars are fitted to a short 35mm alloy stem to keep them within easy reach.
- Tektro alloy V-brakes with child-friendly junior alloy levers are such excellent stoppers, they are a common sight on good quality £300-£400 adult bikes.
- Minimum recommended inside leg measurement to the floor: 48cm.
- Approximate age range: from 4-5 to 7-8 year old.
- Manufacturer's published weight: 6.9kg.
Frog Bike Overview
Frog are Britain's kids' bike specialists. That's all they produce. Their kids' range isn't an afterthought. It's their reason to be.
Frog are a British company who have revolutionised our expectations of what we have come to expect from children's bike since their launch in season 2013/14.
Frog's winning formula is to create lighter weight, better spec'd, better designed kids' bikes at prices that are competitive with their closest rivals.
This formula of creating lighter weight, more intelligently designed kids' bikes has obviously been a success with our customers because within a year of their launch, Frog bikes have firmly established themselves as our best selling children's bikes.
Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op and Team Sky Frog Bikes
Our first instinct is to support every initiative that promotes cycling.
Sometimes, we welcome support for cycling from the most unexpected sources - think of Boris and his bikes.
We have actively supported Sky's grass routes cycling initiatives such as their closed road city ridesand their nationwide local rides, which have encouraged thousands (some reckon over a million) more people to consider cycling as an everyday option.
Similarly, Sky's input into British Cycling's Olympic and Tour de France success has done wonders for the profile of cycling in this country. Witness the millions that crowded the roads of Yorkshire in July 2014. If you were there, you couldn't help notice the thousands of kids wearing Sky tops. So much so, for once, kids in cycling tops massively outnumbered those wearing replica football tops.
It's clear that Sky is doing a lot to make cycling a mainstream sport and an activity that can be enjoyed by almost everyone.
If the glamour of Team Sky motivates a youngster to take a break from screen-time and discover the fun, the freedom, the self reliance and healthy pleasure of riding a bike, we welcome Frog bikes tie-up with Sky.
And, of course, if Sky blue isn't for you, you can always get the same superb bike - the Frog 48- with Frog's original paint job.
Here's how Frog bikes describe their relationship with Sky.
'Team Sky Kids' Bikes Designed By Frog
Helping kids enjoy the freedom of cycling
Team Sky and Frog Bikes have joined forces to develop a new range of high quality, lightweight kids' bikes to encourage more kids to get out and enjoy the freedom of cycling. Frog only make bikes for kids and now, with Team Sky, have the ultimate partnership. Together we're making a giant leap forward for kids' bikes!
The Team Sky Kids' Bike Range
Giant leaps begin with little wins
Giant leaps come in different forms - from the first moments of gliding on a balance bike to taking part in the first race. Owning a Team Sky Kids' Bike is about learning skills, gaining confidence and, most importantly, having fun! There is a Team Sky Kids' Bike for all kids from ages 2 to 14. The range includes a balance bike, first pedal bike, and variety of sizes in hybrids and road bikes.
With the same great features you would expect from Frog, each of our bikes is lightweight and designed specifically with the younger rider in mind - and of course, they all carry Team Sky's signature blue line. The blue line is like Team Sky's badge, and connects the whole team together in the shared ambition of being the best. It appears on everything - the bikes, kit, cars and even the team bus. With the blue line and distinct Team Sky colours on your bike, you can feel like a pro and part of the team.
Little Things Make A Big Difference
- Lightweight frames
- Quality componentry
- Slim-grip brakes
- Narrow handlebars.'
'We are a small British company dedicated to making cycling fun for children. We believe that the lighter the bike, the easier it is for children to learn to ride, and to enjoy it more as they progress. Many children's bikes on the market weigh nearly as much as the child! So we set about re-designing the kids' bike, sourcing a light but strong aluminium frame, and hand-picking components that offer a high performance without compromising the weight. The founders, Jerry and Shelley, are a couple who have 2 small children of their own – both keen cyclists. So they know something about what motivates children to get on their bikes! Since the first prototype arrived, the bikes have always been robustly tested by the children and all their friends.'
|Frame||Aluminium 9.5" Frog 48 Frame|
|Bottom Bracket||116mm Sealed Bottom Bracket|
|Crank Set||Steel 114mm Black Cover|
|Chain Ring||Steel 36 Teeth|
|Chain Guard||Integral Black Chain Guard|
|Brakes||Tektro C310 Aluminum V Brake Black|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Aluminium JL352-RS V Brake Lever Black|
|Stem||Frog Bikes Aluminium 60mm Stem|
|Handlebar||Frog Bikes Aluminium Little Handlebars Width 440mm|
|Grip||Frog Bikes Specific Slim Grips|
|Saddle||Frog Bikes Saddle Size:201*136mm, Black, adjustable rails for better fit|
|Seat Post||Aluminum 27.2 with Quick Release for easy adjustment|
|Pedal||Plastic with Ball Bearings and Reflectors|
|Rim||Aluminum 16" x 1.5" 20 holes Black（Weight: 240g）|
|Hubs||Aluminium 20 holes|
|Tyres||Kenda 16" x 1.5" hybrid tyres. (Comes supplied with a second pair of knobbly mountain bike tyres.)|
|Tubes||Kenda 16" x 1.5" with Schrader Valves|
|Free Wheel||16 T Copper|
|Weight||6.96kg / 15.48lbs|
This weight is based upon a 16” wheel sized example of this bike. We weighed the complete bike as you would receive it.
Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.
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