Frog Bikes will launch three road bikes designed for children aged 6-14 this summer. These models will add to the existing range of balance bikes, mountain bikes and hybrids.
The two larger bikes, the Frog Road 67 and the Frog Road 70, are each built around 6061 heat treated aluminium alloy frames and forks. They use 1 1/8in headsets and have internal cable routing.
The wheels on both models use quick-release sealed hubs, with a 9-speed freehub at the back. The rims are deep-section alloy with machined braking surfaces, and they’re laced up with Frog’s signature green spokes. Interestingly, the bikes come supplied with two sets of Kenda tyres: road and cyclocross – there’s plenty of frame and fork spacing for fitting wider rubber.
The Road 67’s wheels are 24in and it comes with a 9-speed gear setup that’s operated via short-reach Microshift levers. The single chainring is 34-tooth and the cranks are 127mm. The brakes are Tektro Oryx cantis with ancillary levers on the top section of the drop handlebar.
Complete with Wellgo R090 small pedals, the Road 67 weighs 8.8kg (19.4lb) according to Frog, and it’s priced at £425.
The Road 70 is larger, coming with 26in wheels. Size apart, the frame and fork are very similar those of the Road 67, as are the wheels, tyres, brakes and handlebar. This model, though, comes with a 140mm double chainset with 42-tooth and 34-tooth chainrings. The pedals are still Wellgo R090s but they’re medium sized rather than small.
The Road 70 weighs 9.3kg (20.5lb) according to Frog, and it costs £450.
The smallest bike in the range is the Frog Road 58 (yes, they all look very similar) which comes with 20in wheels and has a 9-speed Microshift gear system. The cranks are just 114mm and the single chainring is 34-tooth.
Frog say that the Road 58 weighs 8.2kg (18lb), and it is priced at £400.
The three new bikes will be available in June. For more information go to www.frogbikes.com.
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