So Claire got this as a gift and it’s pretty cool. I gotta tell you I did not like putting it together but once it was done then it’s been great. Radio Flyer like you and I used to know is no longer. Now they have all kinds of stuff.
Remember that movie? Radioflyer where the kids build an airplane to escape but it’s all fantasy play type of thing because of some deep rooted serious issues? Yeah, this is nothing like that. This is a fantastic tricycle that will grow with your kids for at least a few years.
As usual, let me tell you about the bad stuff first and get that out of the way. Once you put the whole thing together, The handle that you use to push the tricycle seems to have a lot of play in it.
These are some of the features:
- All-Terrain rubber air tires for the ultimate smooth ride
- Secure 3 point harness
- Adjustable push handle with comfort foam grips
- Wrap-around tray with cup holder
- Adjustable seat grows with your child
The handle lets you push and also turn the front wheel so you can maneuver the vehicle even if your kid sits there without steering. Not a huge deal but it would be nice to have a tighter turning system.
Putting it together will take you 20 – 30 minutes depending on your skill level and how difficult it is to find the tools you haven’t used in like 2 years.
Make sure you have a rubber mallet and not a hammer as suggested in the instructions. I think the hammer could damage the trike.
We have this one: Radio Flyer All-Terrain Stroll ‘N Trike Ride On, but our neighbors have the one without the “all-terrain” package You’ll find it here: Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike. You can see them both in one of the videos.
This gallery is from the last time we went to the park with the tricycle. It’s fun but I wish the trunk space was bigger. You can’t really fit much there. A few small toys.
As you can see, there is a canopy to create shade so the sun isn’t a problem. When your little one is small, you can use the wrap around bar so that your baby can’t fall off.
The seat can move up and down a few inches so that even short legs can reach the pedals. The pedals have a mechanism as I pointed out in the video which allows your kid to rest their feet without the pedals forcing them to turn.
I would be nice if you could switch that on and off. I feel like Claire could start pedaling if she felt how the pedals are supposed to work. Instead she sits back and lets me do all the pushing. What a life!
Hopefully she’ll get the hang of it soon.
If you use the three-point seatbelt, and the wrap around bar that also acts as a cup holder then you should have a safe experience as you move from the park to the house or to stroll around the neighborhood have lots of fun with your kid playing outdoors and doing fun stuff.
Another thing that was interesting as I was doing research for this review. The company, Radio Flyer has been named one of the best places to work at least a couple times. I found it on their press page. Pretty cool.