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The 2 stars says it all.
on January 17, 2013
My daughter turned 3 this year, so we decided to get this cute Dora bike because she is absolutely in love with the character. The bike is super cute; however the big wheel turns horribly on any ground surface. To practice we allowed her to ride the bike in our fully finished basement with Berber carpet. The big wheel barely turned when she tried to pedal and It had a hard time gripping the carpet. So I said okay, let’s take it to the asphalt street, and to no avail, same issue. The big wheel would not grip the street properly causing my child to think she was not pedaling correctly. This bike is confusing for the 1st time rider. Visually the bike is pleasing to the eyes; however it is not functional at all for my 3 year old. As a result, this bike is a complete waste of money. I really hate to write a bad review, and I try to give every product the benefit of the doubt, but this bike is not functional at all. As a gesture of good will, my neighbor has a 5 year old who has several bikes, and she also could not figure out how to pedal without the wheels sliding. As a result of frustration and several days of a 3 year crying to ride her bike; I purchase a red rider trike and my little one has been a happy camper since. I believe that this product is completely faulty to say the least. But this is just my opinion, hope my review helps a potential buyer think twice before purchasing this product.