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Classic, but hard to push.
on May 23, 2011
I bought this trike for my daughter who is almost 2, but long legged and physically agile. I really liked that there was no plastic, and it had that classic look. She obviously cannot ride a trike by herself yet, so we had to push her. I didn't know what features I wanted UNTIL I got this trike and it didn't have them. I really wish that the front pedals had a coast feature. They will pedal even if you are just pushing, so my daughter's pants kept getting caught up in them. She couldn't just rest her feet on them and got frustrated and wanted off. Also, the handle is for pushing only, not steering. If you want to steer, you have to push down so the front wheel is lifted and turn the back wheels. Like "popping a wheelie." Not fun at all. Especially since there is no seat back. And if your child moves the handlebars while you're pushing, you shoot off in that direction. There is a weird smell to the trike, like it just came off the powder coating line. Which it probably did, so I can forgive that. Just be sure not to store it in the house.
If your child knows her way around a trike and just needs some pushing uphill, this would be great. I wouldn't recommend for little guys and novices though. I returned it for a different Radio Flyer trike with the features I was looking for.