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KETTLER Sprint Balance Bike (Frog)

by Kettler
46 customer reviews

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About the Product

  • Teaches balance and coordination
  • Limited turn radius to help prevent tipping
  • 12 - Inch tubeless air tires on sealed ball bearings
  • Height adjustable, Padded saddle.
  • Low step through frame design

Technical Details

Product Description

Product Description

The Sprint Frog Bike from Kettler has a high-quality frame of steel tubing with environmentally compatible scratch-proof, non-fading polyester coating. It has a new modern design: 12.5" wheels on ball-bearings with pneumatic tires, attractive hub covers and elegant mudguards, sturdy head with covering cap, a comfortable, height-adjustable saddle, and safety grips. To ride the bike, children need only to pedal along the ground, encouraging balance and coordination. Designed in Germany. Adult assembly required. CANNOT BE RETURNED IF ASSEMBLED.

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A safe and fun way to learn to bike, the Kettler Sprint Frog Kids 12-Inch Bike allows your child to glide and balance without training wheels. Pedals are eliminated in this "coast" bike so that kids can focus on the fundamental balance skills required for biking, and learn to steer and brake. This super cute learning bike comes with a fun bright green frog theme that will appeal to boys and girls alike and be great for multiple riders.

The Sprint Frog Kids 12-Inch Bike is safe way to teach your child to bike without getting stuck in the training wheels rut. With a low, step-through frame even very small children can easily mount the bike. Kids can simply propel the bike by scooting their feet, gradually learning to steer and then balance as the bike moves forward. The a limited turning radius helps prevent spills by helping maintain a steady course.

The Sprint Frog Kids 12-Inch Bike has an adjustable padded seat so that the bike can grow with your child, and so that multiple children can ride the same bike. A kickstand and rear handbrake are included with the bike, and the bike features a handlebar cushion and fat tires for added stability. The Kettler Spring Frog Bike will help your child develop confidence as she or he scoots along, gains balance, and learns to operate a bike.

Manufacturer's Warranty
3-year residential, 1-year institutional


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 13.8 x 32.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001A5KV30
  • Item model number: 8718-720
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,313 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A. Borchers on January 6, 2007
Color: Original Verified Purchase
This really is a cool, pedal-free bike. We got it for our three-and-a-half-year-old, and he really likes it. Friends of ours (with more disposable income) bought their daughter a Like-a-bike, which is about twice the price. I have yet to discover any big difference in performance. The Like-a-bike is certainly nice-looking, if a bit precious, since it is constructed primarily out of wood. The Kettler looks fine, however--more like a "real" bike, in fact, and less like a museum piece.

The only reasons I wouldn't give the Kettler five stars are:

1. you need to assemble it, and the instructions are not great (my husband, who is generally a handy guy, managed to get it together, but not without some swearing)

2. the wheel covers make it hard to inflate the tires
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. Diederichs on December 23, 2008
This balance bike is nice enough, and it's certainly a better option than spending nearly $300 for a like-a-bike. I went back and forth between this and the Skoot, but after reading the customer reviews for the Skoot, I decided on the Sprint.

The bike is attractive and well made, and my daughter will love it, but the assembly is the biggest pain I've had in recent memory. I am usually fine with assembling just about anything, but this bike had me spouting some very un-Christmasy words, lol The directions are minimal to say the least, basically just a few sentences and an exploded diagram. Add to this the fact that several of the pieces need to be assembled in a specific order. Once they are put together, they are next to impossible to take apart again without causing damage. You need to be certain you have it correct the first time. Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, the seat height adjuster is awkward.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ginger Holder on February 14, 2006
Color: Original
Our 5 year old hated riding her bike with training wheels because she felt like it was too tippy and we wondered if she would ever figure it out. Then we found this one & got it for her for Christmas and she *loves* it. After 3 months she can now ride a traditional bike with NO training wheels and she was the youngest on the block to do so. It is all due to this bike. I never would have believed it since she was *petrified* of riding a bike WITH training wheels before. And when the other girls on the block took off their training wheels, there were lots of tears & they screamed for their training wheels back! And their parents had to run along side them for days trying to teach them how to balance but our daughter just took off and we didn't even have to help her.

Now we are loaning out the Scoot so the other kids can learn to balance too! In fact I just ordered our 3 year old a bike with pedals & I'm pretty sure he can ride without the training wheels too, the way that he speeds around on the Scoot! It was well worth the purchase.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bix on March 22, 2009
Color: Princess Verified Purchase
I purchased the Kettler Sprint Balance Bike (Princess version) for my 4 year old daughter. I read the reviews before ordering so I was pre-warned about the poor installation directions (and they were). If you are not too handy you may want to have someone help you with the installation. But, I was able to put the bike together with little problem. I gave the bike 4 stars based on it's quality. I had to send it back however, because it was too small for my four year old (no problem at all with the return). This is a great product for a 2-3 year old however. It is a small bike however and will not work for taller children.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By P.Smith on May 22, 2006
Color: Original
We bought this bike for our bike mad son when he was 1! My hubby had to take the seat off so that he could totter around on it. By the time he was 2 he was literally racing around on it, gathering up speed and then picking his feet up and cruising along for ages. Needless to say he was cycling on a proper bike shortly before his 3rd Birthday.(He just got on the bike for the first time and cycled off) His sister is now nearly 2 and is already following ing his footsteps. Dont just think about it , buy it. And the sooner the better. Other friends have bulkier versions but the kids cant handle them like this one. And forget the versions with brakes, the kids should only go as fast as they can handle.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By RR on November 10, 2006
Color: Original
I bought this for my almost two year old. He's not quite tall enough for it but will be soon. I read that it was supposed to make you ride a two wheeler without training wheels sooner. What happened is that my 5 year old wanted to try it. (He still was riding his bike with training wheels.) He and our neighbor's kids (4 year old twins) tried it for one whole day and then they ALL decided that they wanted their training wheels off the next day. We took them off and they have never looked back. It seemed to put the 'idea' in their head that they no longer needed the training wheels. Now they still play with it sometimes, but it usually sits in our garage waiting for my younger son. I am very glad I bought it, but I only gave it 4 stars as the seat is tricky to tighten and loosen, which is what you must do to raise and lower it. It would be great to have a quick-release instead. For the money, though, it is worth it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Judith Blumhorst on September 7, 2007
Color: Original Verified Purchase
I wish I'd bought this before he got a regular bike with training wheels, but we didn't know about balance bikes back then. After three months of using the balance bike, he asked me to take the training wheels off his two-wheeler bike. He jumped on and off he went.

Here's the story: We got a regular bike with training wheels when Joe was 3 and he learned to ride it by the time he was 31/2 -- but he didn't learn to balance. He learned how to go really fast on his regular bike with training wheels but couldn't do corners fast because the bike wouldn't lean. A year later, at age 4, he loved riding his bike with training wheels, but absolutely refused to let us take the training wheels off. He would ride with us on paved paths, but he couldn't go off -road because of the training wheels.

So we bough him this Kettler balance bike. The first day, I took him to the park, with some grassy hills, and showed him how to balance on it while riding down the hill. He loved rolling downhill while balancing. Next, we took it home and he practiced scooting around the block and down driveways.

He practiced with his balance bike for a couple fo months. During this time, he still used his bike with training wheels on some days. After a couple of months, he asked me to take the training wheels off his two wheeled bike. It was that simple.

I'd rate it 5 stars for durability and design. My son is very rough on toys and this looks almost like new. And the handle bars turn only 45 degrees, so it's more stable than a regular bike.
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