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Welcome to Bike Club's guide on the four best bikes for teenagers. We have bikes for all types of riders, including hybrid, road, mountain, and BMX bikes, catering to every young rider's interests.   

In this blog, we'll spotlight four exceptional rides: Frog 73, Frog Road 70, WeThePeople Crysis, and Forme Curbar 1. We also offer a range of other kids bikes for younger children.

Types of Bikes For Teenagers 

When it comes to teenage biking adventures, there's an array of thrilling options available. 

If your teenager likes exploring cities, going fast, or tackling tough terrain, there's a bike that's just right for them. 

In this section, we'll delve into four distinct categories of bikes for teens that cater to varied interests. Each category offers its own unique experience.  

Hybrid / Off-Road Bikes 

Hybrid bikes are the ideal companions for teenagers who crave versatility. Seamlessly bridging the gap between road and mountain bikes, hybrids offer a comfortable and upright riding position. They are perfect for commutes, leisurely rides, and light off-road adventures.  

These adaptable rides come equipped with features such as wider tires for stability. From exploring city streets to tackling gravel trails, hybrid bikes provide the freedom to roam wherever the road takes you. We have hybrid bikes in a range of wheel sizes, so you can find the best bike for your child.

Frog 73 

The Frog 73 is a 26-inch hybrid bike for 12 to 14-year-olds. It has a lightweight aluminium frame, 8-speed Shimano gears, and Kenda small block eight tires.  

The Frog 73 is a high-quality bike that is known for its performance and ease of use. Like all Frog bikes, it is lightweight and easy for boys and girls to manoeuvre.

This makes it an excellent choice for commuting to school or for long rides on the trails. The Frog 73 is also equipped with all the features that kids need for a comfortable and enjoyable ride. This includes age-specific components and a comfortable riding position.  

If you need a high-quality hybrid bike for a 14 year old, the Frog 73 is a great option. It is lightweight, easy to ride, and has all the features you need for commuting, trail riding, or just having fun. 

frog 73 in forest - bike club

Road Bikes 

For speed enthusiasts and those craving long, smooth rides, road bikes are the answer. These sleek machines are designed for efficiency. They feature lightweight frames, drop handlebars, and narrow tires that cut through the air with minimal resistance.  

Whether it's solo adventures or group rides, road bikes offer an unmatched sense of freedom and control

Forme Calver Junior 700c

The Forme Calver Junior 700c is a fantastic road bike designed specifically for young riders aged 11 to 14 years old. This 700c wheeled bike boasts a lightweight and robust alloy frame, perfect for helping young cyclists develop their skills and confidence on the road.

Key Features for Growing Riders:

  • Lightweight Alloy Frame: The Calver Junior prioritises maneuverability with its lightweight aluminum frame. This makes it easier for young riders to handle and control the bike, fostering a more enjoyable riding experience.
  • 1 x 9 Speed Drivetrain: A simple and reliable 1 x 9 speed drivetrain offers a wide gear range for tackling hills and maintaining speed on flat terrain. Fewer gears also mean less maintenance for young cyclists and their parents.
  • Disc Brakes: Powerful and reliable cable disc brakes provide confident stopping power in all weather conditions, ensuring safety on every ride.
  • Junior-Specific Geometry: The Calver Junior features a compact geometry specifically designed for the proportions of young riders. This ensures a comfortable and efficient riding position that grows with them.
Forme Calver Junior 700c

BMX Bikes 

For teenagers looking to defy gravity, BMX bikes are the perfect fit. These compact, sturdy bikes are built for tricks, jumps, and stunts in skate parks and dirt tracks.  

With their smaller frames, wide handlebars, and strong brakes, BMX bikes provide the agility needed to perform jaw-dropping manoeuvres. Whether it's mastering aerial tricks or navigating challenging terrain, BMX biking is all about pushing limits and unleashing creativity. 

Wethepeople Thrillseeker Series

The Wethepeople Thrillseeker bikes are an all-around BMX designed to launch your riding passion. The bikes cater to both beginners and progressing riders with their comfortable fit, dialed performance, and timeless designs. 

Durable Hi-Ten steel construction ensures a confidence-inspiring ride, while the simple single-speed drivetrain keeps things low-maintenance and lets you focus on pure fun. The Thrillseeker comes in three frame sizes and they are ready to conquer parks, streets, or pump tracks, carrying on the Thrillseeker legacy of perfect fit for young riders. 

The Medium and Large models are great for children 12 and older. 

Wethepeople Thrillseeker Medium in Sea Foam Green

Mountain Bikes 

Adventure beckons for those who choose mountain biking. Engineers design kid's mountain bikes with robust frames and wide knobby tires to conquer rugged trails and steep descents.

From cross-country rides to adrenaline-pumping downhill descents, mountain bikes are the ultimate companions for those seeking a challenge.  At Bike Club we have mountain bikes for 12 year olds, mountain bikes for 13 year olds, and more.

Forme Curbar 1  

Conquer any terrain with the Forme Curbar Pro 27 M, a mountain bike built for off-road adventure. This agile trailblazer strikes the perfect balance between stability and speed with its lightweight 17-inch frame and 27.5-inch wheels.

Experience maximum control on rough rides thanks to the high-quality suspension fork and trail-ready tires.

The Curbar Pro 27 M is packed with performance-focused features, including a dropper seatpost for quick adjustments and a reliable Shimano drivetrain for tackling any climb. This is your gateway to epic single-track adventures.


Forme Curbar Pro 27 M in Black - Bike Club

Questions We Get Asked About The Best Bikes For Teenagers 

What type of bike is best for a teenager: mountain, BMX, or hybrid? 

Whether to get a mountain bike, BMX, or hybrid bike for a teenager depends on their preferences and intended riding style. Mountain bikes are great for off-road adventures and rugged trails.

BMX bikes are perfect for those who love tricks and stunts in skate parks. Hybrid bikes offer versatility, ideal for commuting and light off-road use. Consider the teenager's interests – whether it's trail exploration, thrilling tricks, or diverse riding – to choose the most suitable bike.

How do I determine the right size of bike for my teenager? 

The best way to determine the right bike size for your teenager is by measuring their inside leg. Have them stand without shoes against a wall, and measure from the floor to the crotch.

This inside-leg measurement is a crucial tool in selecting the correct frame size. Match the measurement to the recommended measures on our product pages. A properly sized bike ensures comfort, control, and safety, allowing your teenager to enjoy their rides to the fullest.

What maintenance and care does a teenager's bike require for optimal performance? 

To ensure peak performance, maintain your teenager's bike with these steps: 

  • Regular Cleaning: Remove dirt and debris. 
  • Tyre Care: Check and adjust tire pressure. 
  • Lubrication: Apply lubricant to moving parts. 
  • Brakes: Inspect and adjust brake pads and cables. 
  • Gears: Monitor and adjust gear shifting. 
  • Wheel Care: Check for true wheels and spoke tension. 
  • Storage: Keep in a dry, sheltered area. 
  • Safety Check: Verify brakes, tires, and components. 

What are the benefits of a bike with gears for a teenage rider? 

Bikes equipped with gears provide teenage riders the flexibility to adapt to diverse terrains and challenges. Gears enhance efficiency, allowing them to maintain a comfortable pedalling rhythm while managing varying speeds and inclines. This ensures reduced fatigue on longer journeys and optimised control for uphill climbs and downhill descents. 

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