Built on a lightweight aluminum frame paired with top-of-the-line components, the Frog 62 is a unique blend of performance, price, and proper fit. It also comes with two sets of tires to tackle various terrain. Read the review below!
Frog 62 Review
RATING: Highly Recommended
BEST FOR: Aggressive riders looking for a great basic trail riding bike that also provides a comfortable ride around town.
SEAT HEIGHT: 26″ – 32.5″
WEIGHT: 20.3 lb.
GEARS: 8-speed w/ Trigger Shifters
- Versatile for everyday riding, mild all-terrain, and longer distances
- Highly adjustable headset, stem length, and saddle height for a precision fit
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- 2 sets of tires with each bike – street tires and knobby, all-terrain tires
- Tektro short-reach levers are responsive and easy to activate
- Trigger shifters can be difficult for some kids to master
Frog 62 Review – Results of our Test Rides
The brainchild of bike enthusiast parents in the UK, Frog bikes are designed top-to-bottom for kids. Built on a lightweight, yet strong aluminum frame paired with top-of-the-line components, Frog Bikes provides a unique blend of performance, price and proper fit.
Frog bikes are available at many local bike shops as well as online through Ready, Set, Pedal. Purchasing from a local store ensures the bike is properly assembled and comes tuned from day one. Each Frog also comes custom fit to your child using Frog’s unique software, Frog Fit.
Frog Fit Custom Fit Software
Frog Fit allows local bike shops to fine tune a child’s bike as they assemble it. By entering three different measurements of your child, the software suggests the proper size bike, placement of spacers on the headset (brings handlebars up or down), as well as the stem length (brings handlebars further away or close to the body). No guesswork is needed as Frog Bikes are precisely set up from day one! Currently, this software is not available online.
For our intermediate 7-year-old son, the Frog Fit system suggested the Frog 62 (24″ bike). To allow for optimal power transfer on each pedal stroke, the standard 130 mm crank arm (connects pedals to the frame) was the best fit. To adjust for his long torso, three spacers were placed below a 50mm stem, allowing for a comfortable reach.
How did it fit? Unlike several other bikes he has tested out, the Frog truly fit great from day one. No need to tweak the handlebars or seat, he was ready to ride from the get-go. Comfortably positioned on the bike, on our maiden voyage we were quickly trying to keep up with him.
Unique to Frog, the Frog 62 also came with two sets of tires, a smoother street tire, and a knobby all-terrain tire. We chose the street tires as the majority of our rides on the Frog were on paved bike paths.
Shifting and Braking
Shifting and braking were also smooth and precise. Having used trigger shifters before, our tester had no problem properly shifting, but kids with shorter fingers will likely have difficulty activating the bottom shift lever to change to a higher gear. This has been a concern with all trigger shifters (SRAM and Shimano), not just those on the Frog.
Frog’s rapid-fire shifters, in conjunction with their all-terrain knobby tires, also make the Frog 62 a great starter bike for beginning mountain bikers. It’s more aggressive positioning also allows the rider to easily shift their weight around on turns and hills.
The Tekro short-reach levers were responsive and easy to activate. Although Frog bikes hail from the UK by design, their brakes are adjusted to the US standard with the right hand activating the rear brake and the left activating the front. As an added, fun feature (loved by kids and adults alike), two green spokes are added to every wheel around the valve.
Frog vs. Competitors
The Frog 62 is a lightweight well-built bike that is available in many different colors and patterns. At a higher price point than other 24 inch kids bikes on the market, it is best suited for those who truly need street and all-terrain tires to rotate between. Frog’s unique Shimano Trigger shifters, also make it ideal for beginning mountain bikers who need the ability to shift without loosening their grip on the handlebars.
|Feature||Frog 62||Prevelo Alpha Four||woom 5|
|Model||Frog 62||Prevelo Alpha Four||WOOM 5|
|Seat Height||26" - 32.5"||25.8" - 31.2"||26.4" - 32.3"|
|Weight||20.3 lb.||21.2 lb.||18.1 lb.|
|Shifters||Trigger (thumb shifters)||Trigger (index and thumb)||Grip Shift|
|Read the Review||You're reading it!||Prevelo Alpha Four||woom 5|
Lightweight, with a narrow q-factor and easy to use trigger shifters, the Frog 62 is ready to excel on longer paved rides to basic mountain trails and everything in between. It’s extensive color selection also make the Frog 62 appealing to boys and girls alike.