Made with a steel frame and solid, non-adjustable seat, this souped up trike has a hard plastic front wheel and two caster wheels in back.
Weight limit: 160 lbs
Product weight: 15 lbs
Race, ride, and spin. The back casters allow for spinning and drifting, while the front wheel’s solid plastic design makes it impervious to flats.
Getting great reviews across the board, this ride-on is durable, handles smoothly, fits a range of sizes and ages, and turns on a dime. Back casters allow it to drift as well as make full 360 degree spins.
Encourages exercise, as well as provides practice with spatial awareness and physical navigation.
For the most part, this toy is incredibly durable. We have noted a few reports of the upper half of the seat breaking due to impact. Be mindful when unloading this from a vehicle so it doesn’t fall onto the seat. Otherwise, the toy holds up well.
The seat can’t be adjusted, so children need to be a certain height to reach the pedals. We found that children around 3' 6" should be okay, but they will need to scoot up to the front of the seat. This can be made more comfortable by putting a folded towel or small pillow between the seat and their back.
Considering that even shorter adults (around 5’ 6”) are able to ride without much knee trouble, this toy should provide several years of fun as the child grows. Ages 4 to 11 are typically the most common riders, though again, height impacts when a child can successfully reach the pedals.
We recommend using a helmet with this toy. While kids don’t typically reach high speeds on toys like this, the spinning action can throw off a rider if they aren’t used to the movement. The spinning happens fast and can be quite forceful.
The large front wheel keeps the toy from getting stuck in sidewalk crevices, but flat surfaces are still best for riding. Because of the small back wheels and the hard plastic of the front, this toy can’t really handle going over rocky areas. Grass and ground are also a bit iffy.
Having a solid plastic front wheel means there is never an issue of having a flat or torn tire, but it also means it will get scuffed, scratched, and scraped with normal use.
Assembly is easy, as all tools and pieces are included. Usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes.
- Wipe down with damp cloth
- Hose off outside
Parts and Pieces
Replacement casters are available here. The manufacturer shows how to replace the casters, here.
Again, we recommend wearing a helmet when taking this toy out. The spins don’t usually throw off a rider, but they do come on sharply and can sometimes take a rider by surprise.