A guide to buying a second-hand Frog bike
21 November 2023
Cycling is a fantastic way to keep your child active and healthy while having fun, but we understand that buying a brand-new bike can be an investment, especially in today's economic climate. That's where the concept of "Green Friday" comes into play, offering a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative. Instead of rushing for the latest deals on Black Friday, why not consider the benefits of buying a second-hand Frog bike?
By opting for a second-hand Frog bike, you not only make a responsible choice for the environment by reducing waste, but you also enjoy significant cost savings while ensuring your child gets the same high-quality product and durability.
In this blog, we'll explore the advantages of second-hand Frog bikes and provide you with essential tips on how to make an informed purchase for your child's cycling adventures. Join us in embracing the spirit of "Green Friday" and discover how to find the perfect second-hand Frog bike for your little rider.
Benefits of buying a second-hand Frog bike
Benefits of buying a second-hand Frog bike
Buying a second-hand Frog bike can offer several benefits:
- - Help to reduce waste and promote sustainability
- - Cost savings compared to purchasing a new bike
- - Get the same high-quality product and durability for less
- - Great resale value when you decide to sell in the future
- - Take advantage of our free 10-year manufacturer's warranty
- - Where to buy second-hand Frog bikes
- - Frog Bikes’ factory outlet
Where to buy second-hand Frog bikes
Frog Bikes’ factory outlet
Here at Frog, there are several routes to buying a second-hand Frog bike. We offer factory outlet bikes in the UK, which are refurbished or ex-demo bikes from our factory in Wales. The bikes are fully built*, quality-checked and shipped straight to your front door.
Factory outlet grading and discount
Our factory outlet bikes are categorised using the following criteria:
GRADE 5 - Good as new
Grade 5 bikes have 30% off the original RRP. They are often unridden bearing a minor flaw or imperfection in their decals, which could be attributed to damage during transportation.
GRADE 4 - Good condition
Grade 4 bikes have 35% off the original RRP. They often have one or two small imperfections but the majority of the frame and components will be unblemished.
GRADE 3 - Used condition
Grade 3 bikes have 40% off the original RRP. They may have scratches and/or cosmetic imperfections as the bike has been ridden, and signs of use will be evident.
*Handlebars need to be turned and pedals attached. Visit www.frogbikes.co.uk/newbike for simple step-by-step instructions.
Frog Bikes’ stockists
Some Frog Bikes stockists offer a range of pre-loved Frog bikes that are in excellent condition and have been fully checked over by qualified mechanics. These bikes are a great way to get your child on a high-quality bike without breaking the bank.
There are several online marketplaces where you can find pre-loved Frog Bikes, such as Facebook pre-loved Frog Bikes pages, Gumtree, and various marketplaces. These websites offer a range of options, including different models, colours, and sizes, allowing you to find the perfect bike for your child's needs.
Checklist for buying second-hand Frog bikes
Before buying second-hand be sure to do your research, inspect the bike thoroughly, and check that it's safe and in good working condition before making a purchase.
Here’s our guide to buying a second-hand Frog bike so that you can make an informed decision and get the best bike for your child.
1. Consider the riding style
Firstly, consider your child's riding style when buying a second-hand kids' bike. If your child is a beginner, look for a bike with stable handling and easy-to-use brakes. If your child is more experienced, consider a bike with multiple gears and a lightweight frame. A mountain bike may be more suitable for children who enjoy off-road riding.
2. Determine the size of the bike
Choosing the right size for your child is the next thing you need to do when buying a second-hand kids' bike. A bike that is too small or too big can be dangerous and uncomfortable to ride. To find the right size, measure your child's inseam and consult the Frog bike sizing chart to establish the best-fit bike size for your child's age and height.
3. Check the condition of the bike
It is important to check the condition of a second-hand kids' bike carefully before purchasing it. Look for signs of wear and tear, such as dents, cracks, or rust. Make sure the brakes, wheels, and gears are in good working order. The handlebars and pedals should be securely attached, and the tyres should be inflated and not worn.
Frog’s factory outlet bikes go through a full pre-delivery inspection (PDI) before being dispatched.
4. Test ride the bike
Before you make a purchase, it's important to test-ride the bike. Your child can then experience how the bike handles and if it is comfortable to ride. Make sure that the brakes and gears work smoothly and that the bike feels stable and secure.
5. Consider the price
The price of a second-hand kids' bike will vary depending on its condition and age. Despite this, it's important not to compromise on quality to save money. Choose a bike that is in good condition. A good quality bike may cost more upfront, but it will last longer and be safer for your child to ride. The value of Frog bikes remains stable over time, so if your child grows out of the bike and you decide to resell it, you won't lose much value.
6. Check for safety features
When buying a second-hand kids' bike, it's important to check for safety features. Look for a bike with reflectors and lights to make it visible in low-light conditions. Make sure the brakes are working properly and that the tyres have good traction.
Second-hand kids' bikes can be a great way to save money while still providing your child with a quality bike. Following these tips will help you find the right bike for your child at the right price. Check out Frog Bikes’ factory outlet for ex-demo and refurbished bikes >>
We offer a FREE extended warranty of 10 years on frames, handlebars, stems, seat posts, cranks and forks (excluding the suspension forks on MTBs) if you complete and submit the Warranty Plus application form within 28 days of purchase. This extended warranty is non-transferable and also applies to factory outlet bikes.
Apply here: https://www.frogbikes.co.uk/warranty/apply