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Radio Flyer Big FlyerTM
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149 of 157 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2007
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I wanted to replace a tricycle, because our son was wheeling downhill too fast for me and I wanted him on a more stable, less likely to tip over three wheeler. Now four and at 42" tall, he is just big enough to pedal it. He has a bit of a problem going up our slight hills, but I think that will improve as he gets taller. The adjustable seat works well, and overall is well made and easy to assemble. The flag makes him more visable, but I do not let him ride without me along side on my bike anyway. For me, it is the coolest looking Big Wheel out there. With two more adjustments left in the seat, there's plenty of room for him to grow.
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140 of 151 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2009
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My 2 sons needed the big wheel experience. For the education minded parents, they needed the thrill of their heightened imagination as they learned the laws of physics. This toy is perfect in size-1 child is 6y, 46.5 inches and has his seat placed in the last of the three settings with legs fully stretched. His feet arent trying to reach and yet he will still have plenty of room for more growth. I was nervous with the size since the box picture child is younger and the other brands build theirs more for nine year olds or the really tall kids. In stores, he never came close to reaching the others pedals. My 4y old is 44 inches and enjoys the seat at its second setting. He has his knees more bent and gets more leverage and control. The front tires softer red rubber adds the much appreciated extra traction that others neglect. The back are the typical smooth tires, not great for bigger inclines, perfect for big wheel spin outs. The first one took this mom with no power tools 40 minutes to assemble, the second one 20 minutes. Requires hammer, phillips screw driver and a cresent wrench or pliers. I think both is a plus for tightening. Simply achieved for ecstatic children.
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88 of 97 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2007
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I bought this for my son's 5th birthday and he loves it. I was a little hesitant due to the price versus some of the other "big wheel" bikes but I am so glad I decided on this one. It is very well made and sturdy. I like how easy it is to change the seat positions so my 7 year old daughter can ride it too. My son has mastered how to spin on this and he rides it everyday. I am happy that it has a safety flag on it too, these bikes are so low to the ground it helps cars see him and makes me feel that he is safer than the bikes without flags. I am extremely happy with this purchase and would recommend buying this bike.
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85 of 95 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2009
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My 5 year old son received the Big Wheel for his 5th birthday. After returning it once for missing parts I finally got it assembled. He loved it when we gave it to him UNTIL he tried to ride it. My son only weighs 46 lbs and upon sitting on it for the FIRST time the forks holding the front wheel collapsed and the bike folded. It was unusable. This is not the "Big Wheel" of my childhood. They were indestructibe (I tried when I was his age). I don't know how they can use the Big Wheel name. This is a cheap Chinese piece of dung. Target was gracious enough to return it for a full refund.

Now for the Radio Flyer. We bought this on Amazon for the same price the stores wanted, but with free shipping and no tax. Assembly wasn't that bad, just follow the pictures (no words). When my son rode it, he was like lightning!!! He loves it and rides it almost every day. He goes fast and turns to spin and laughs crazily. This bike is VERY stable and does not tip over, even at high speeds. It is very durable and actually has some METAL parts, I know, unheard of right?

Buy the "Radio Flyer" if you are even thinking about this kind of toy. You won't regret spending the extra few bucks.

Chuck
St. Louis, MO
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2009
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Extremely well made and durable. Looks cool too. It is great on flat surfaces but it's hard to make it up a hill. Your weight is all on the back so the front wheel spins when you try to climb up slanted surface.

Holding up quite well since Santa brought them to two 5 year old boys. Grandma especially likes the tall flags on the back. Since they are low to the ground, this is great for visability.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2008
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My son is very hard on his Big Wheels. In fact, he has gone through 2 Big Wheels. Because he skids, or his sister stands on it behind the seat when he is driving (isn't that how you are supposed to ride it??), he always flattens the Big Wheel tire and or it literally cracks.
This Radio Flyer 'big wheel' is much more stylish, much easier to put together, and feels/looks stronger. While he only got it one month ago, I don't see the tell-tale flattening of the front wheel. All my kids love the flag (so much easier to spot him!) and the 'real metal' handle bars. He loves it!! Should've bought this 2 Big Wheels ago.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2009
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Our 3 year old son is a rough and tumble little boy. We had originally purchased one of the fold-n-go trikes but it was constantly tipping over and he was getting hurt. We wanted something he could enjoy riding at top speed without falling off, as well as something of lasting quality. Boy has this big wheel ever delivered! He loves it, as do even the "big" kids on our street! We love that the seat is adjustable for when he gets bigger, or when a bigger kid wants a turn. It moves back very quickly and easily. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for a great ride for their kids that will grow with them and last. Awesome!
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2009
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Excellent Quality and should give years of fun to my grandchild.

However, he in not yet big enough for it. Other reviews said the minimum height to ride is 3'2". They seem to be right. My grandson is only 3' and can't really do what the toy is designed to do. He's not frustrated as his dad tells him how much fun it will be when he grows a little more and he is anxious to eat more and grow fast.

Advice: wait till your child is 3'2"!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2009
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My kids are ages 5 and 6.5 and they both love this bike. I bought one for each and they whiz around in them. I like the flag for when we are on the sidewalk, for safety reasons, and they just think its cool. The 2 downsides which I had read before I purchased them were 1) They do not go uphill easily. Our driveway slopes and the kids have to walk it up. 2)The back seat rest is very uncomfortable + hurts their back. My 6.5 year old just removes it, but if it is cold outside, a large jacket seems to cushion it. Overall, for the price, I would have bought it again. The kids really do like it.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2008
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I bought two of these for my 3 and 5 year old boys. They race them down a small steep hill and around our cul-de-sac and into the driveway. The adjustable seat allowed me to fit one for each of them. They and their 7 year old friend agree that they look really cool too because the symbol has a flame that looks like Hotwheels. They all love the flag too. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because we have had issues with the flag pulling off or bending down because of the way its holder is screwed into the chassis. Not yet sure how many times we can re-screw the holder back in before it will be broken for good. The bike is built very solid and stable although I still make them wear their bike helmets when riding down the hill, but no tip overs yet.
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