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Frog Team SKY 69 Kids Bike

Frog Team SKY 69 Kids Bike

  • Team SKY Frog 69 kids' bike
  • Fast 26x1.5-inch tyre bike for 12 year olds+
  • Lighter weight Frog bikes = more fun for kids

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Team SKY Frog 69

The Team SKY Frog 69 is the Frog 69dressed up in the colours and livery of Britain's (and arguably, the world's) most high-profile cycling team, Sky.

With its 26 inch wheels, the Team SKY Frog 69 offers an intelligent option for youngsters from around 10-12 years old.

The Team SKY Frog 69 is built on a small frame that takes adult size 26 inch wheels. Everything else being equal, 26 inch-wheels are faster than smaller wheels and they are more capable of rolling over obstacles.

26 inch wheels can also be more convenient. If fellow family members ride 26 inch wheel mountain bikes or hybrids, you can share the same spare tubes and so on when you go out together.

Note that Frog also offer the slightly larger (73cm stepover height) Team SKY Frog 73bike with 26x.1.5-inch hybrid tyres for taller youngsters. Put it another way, if the Frog 73 is slightly to large for your young 'un, the Frog 69 should be perfect. If you want the bike to fit for as long as possible before it's outgrown, go for the Frog 73. Offering different sizing options - even when the bikes have the same wheel size - is a perfect illustration of the extra care taken by Frog to ensure their bikes fit better than their rivals' who offer their 26-inch wheel youth bikes in just one frame size.

Frog Video
Frog's passion for making better bikes for kids shines through in this video.

Why this bike is great
The Team SKY Frog 69 is a lighter weight 26 inch-wheel kids' bike, intelligently designed to make it easier for youngsters from 10-12 years old to to enjoy cycling to the max.

Alloy frame
Like most better-quality adult bikes, Frog bikes are built with aluminium frames and (mostly) aluminium parts to keep the weight to a minimum to help ensure your child has the best possible start to biking.

Alloy components
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 all-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 on QR alloy wheels
The Team SKY Frog 69 comes with quick release aluminium wheels - no need to carry a spanner to fit or remove them. These wheels are shod with good quality Kenda 26 x 1.5 inch hybrid tyres which will be easier rolling than the 26 x 2 inch knobbly mountain bike tyres you'll find on most of their competitors' bikes. Skinnier tyres make a Frog bike easier to get up to speed and hence more fun to ride.

Sizing
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 69 is recommended for children with a minimum inside leg measurement of 69cm (27 inches). This corresponds with other manufacturers' 26 inch wheel kids' bikes, so the Team SKY Frog 69 would make a great present for children from around 8-10 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.

  • Lightweight aluminium alloy frame (14 inch seat tube) and fork.
  • Quick release (no need to carry a spanner to change a tube) aluminium wheels.
  • Easy to use high quality Shimano Alivio Rapidfire Plus 8-speed gear shifter and Acera rear derailleur.
  • While their competitors make do with entry-level Shimano Tourney gearing on their kids bikes, Frog hybrid bikes come with mid-range Shimano Alivio/Acera, frequently spec'd on £500-£600 adult bikes.
  • This single chainring, single shifter, single derailleur Shimano transmission makes it easier for learner riders to change gear.
  • The alloy cranks are a child-friendly short (140mm) length with a 36t chainring.
  • The sealed bottom bracket ensures these cranks spin smoothly.
  • The 52cm wide alloy handlebar is fitted with narrow grips for smaller hands.
  • This bar is fitted to a short 40mm alloy stem to keep it within easy reach.
  • Tektro alloy V-brakes with alloy Junior levers are such excellent stoppers, they are a common sight on good quality £300-£400 adult bikes.
  • Being a British company, Frog know it makes sense to supply their bikes with front and rear clip-on mudguards.
  • Minimum recommended inside leg measurement to the floor: 62cm.
  • Approximate age range: from 10-12 years old.
  • Manufacturer's published weight: 10.4kg.

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 69- 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
  • Affordability
  • 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.'
Frog.

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Technical Data

FrameAluminium 14" Frog 69 Frame
ForkAluminium Fork
Wheel Size26"
Head Set27mm
Bottom Bracket116mm Sealed Bottom Bracket
Crank Set165mm Aluminium Black Crank
Chain RingSteel 36 Teeth
Chain GuardIntegral Black Chain Guard
BrakesTektro 836AL Aluminum V Brake Black
Brake LeversTektro Aluminium JL510-TS V Brake Lever Black
StemFrog Bikes Aluminium 80mm Stem
HandlebarFrog Bikes Aluminum  Straight Handlebar Width 540mm
GripFrog Bikes Specific Slim Grips
SaddleFrog Bikes Saddle Size:234*143mm, Black, adjustable rails for better fit
Seat PostAluminum 27.2 with Quick Release for easy adjustment
PedalPlastic with Ball Bearings and Reflectors
BellBell
RimAluminium 26" x 1.5" 28 holes Black (Weight:504g) and Quick Release for easy removal of wheels
HubsAluminium 28 holes
TyresKenda 26" x 1.5" hybrid tyres. (Comes supplied with a second pair of knobbly mountain bike tyres.)
TubesKenda 26" x 1.5" with Schrader Valves
Right Hand Gear ShifterShimano SL-RS35-7R Revo-shifter 7 Speed Black
Rear DerailleurShimano RD-TY21 Black
Free WheelShimano 7 Speed Index 14-28T
Front ReflectorWhite
Rear ReflectorRed
MudguardPlastic Mudguards front and rear
Weight10.4kg / 22.92lbs

This weight is based upon a 26” wheel sized example of this bike. We weighed the complete bike as you would receive it.

Disclaimer

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.