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Best Gift Ever
on April 4, 2014
This was a Christmas present for my little girl, 2 years 8 months old at the time. She was very excited and was zig zagging around obstacles within a couple of weeks. All the neighbors marvel about how she rides around with the big kids at break neck speed while turning on a dime to avoid obstacles. A year and four months later she is still loving it, has great balance and will make our 1/2 mile trip to the park quickly, loving the ride. A couple of weeks ago I put her on my son's 16" Trek Hardrock and she was able to ride it with help. She had the balance down, the problem is that she's very "petite" and had trouble reaching the pedals. It's great that I won't ever have to break her of training wheels like I did my older boys.
The bike is steel yet is surprisingly light, so light she can pick it up herself. The tires are hard foam plastic, very durable and more importantly don't slip on our tile or wood floor. I bought a set of tires with yellow wheels to match the bike, figuring I would replace them with the original black when they were worn out. After over a year of use there is hardly any wear. I also recommend getting the Strider Bike Stand. Makes storage a little easier. I had to convince my wife that this would be a good gift, she now concedes that this was the best gift we've bought any of our kids.