Top 10 Best Tricycles in 2017 Reviews
A child’s growth can be classified in different stages. There’s the crawling phase, the learning-to-walking phase, the cycling phase and others. In this review, we concentrate on the cycling stage as we believe it is a crucial stage of a child’s development. At the age of about nine months and ten months, a child has developed enough leg muscle to cycle with the help of a tricycle.
With this in mind, we decided to look at the tricycle market and compile a list of the best tricycles reviews. We believe that a suitable tricycle is one that is fun and safe to the newest cyclist in your family. And should also help them develop balance and coordination. Therefore, we looked at different models then ranked them according to their level of safety, quality, and performance. Here’s the review starting with the last to the first.
Table of Contents
- 10. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike
- 9. Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike
- 8. Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Batman Lights & Sounds Trike
- 7. Kawasaki K.0 10 Tricycle
- 6. Dynacraft Tonka Tricycle
- 5. Costzon 4-In-1 Twins Kids Trike
- 4. JOOVY Tricycoo 4.1 Tricycle
- 3. HFT All-Terrain Tricycle
- 2. Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-in-1 Trike
- 1. Big Wheel 48727 Tricycle
10. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike
The Radio Flyer is a 4-in-1 stroller and tricycle designed for children aged nine months to 5 years. The 4-in-1 feature includes an infant trike, a steering trike, a learn-to-ride trike and finally a classic trike. In a nutshell, this 4-in-1 tricycle lets children go on countless voyages to realize their childhood fantasies.
What’s more, the Radio Flyer comes in three variants to choose from. First, there’s a base model, then there’s a sports model and lastly, the ultimate model. Feature-wise, it is fitted with an adjustable seat, a three-point harness for safety, a removable tray and pedals that also act as footrests. These features are standard across all the three model variations.
9. Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike
The Schwinn Roadster is a retro-style tricycle designed for cruising around the neighborhood block. With this trike, little ones can make life-long memories with their peers. This Roadster comes equipped with a low center of gravity to give children easy on/off access.
The trike’s seat comes sculpted and is fully adjustable for ultimate support and comfort. It also features a heavy-duty steel frame with mustache-style handlebars.
8. Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Batman Lights & Sounds Trike
The Batman Super Friends is the second Fisher-Price to feature on our list. If your child is into superheroes, they will love this trike. The design of this Fisher-Price is inspired by the Batman comic series.
It features Batman colors, lighting and sound effects to give your little one the experience of riding in their own Batman mobile. Construction-wise, the Fisher-Price Batman, features a sturdy steel frame that connects an oversize wheel at the front to a wide wheelbase at the back for maximum speed and stability.
7. Kawasaki K.0 10 Tricycle
Everything about the Kawasaki K.O 10 screams motocross racing. The motocross-style design guarantees that the newest cyclist in your family will have the coolest bike on the block. Your child will appreciate the Kawasaki’s rear shock absorbers for absorbing bumps and other road imperfections.
For added comfort, the seat and the handlebars of this Kawasaki are padded. Regarding looks, it features a vibrant green color that covers the trike’s high-quality plastic frame.
6. Dynacraft Tonka Tricycle
Sixth on our list is the Dynacraft Tonka. It is a 10-inch tricycle that features three different color schemes to underline its sporty, aggressive nature. The wheels feature a red and black color scheme while the frame of this trike features a vibrant yellow color with hints of red and black colors.
The wheels of the Dynacraft Tonka are disproportional with the front wheel being a little larger than the back wheels. The front wheel also comes fitted with pedals. The larger front wheel makes the bike faster and more stable.
5. Costzon 4-In-1 Twins Kids Trike
The Costzon trike is a piece of engineering genius designed for twins and is probably the best trike you can get for your twins. It features a sturdy frame that comes fitted with two adjustable seats for your twins.
So, as a parent, you not only get to buy one trike for your twins, but the adjustable seating allows you to adjust the trike’s configuration as your kids continue to grow. The Costzon is a lot of fun for kids where the kid in the front seat does all the cycling work while the other kid enjoys a free ride.
4. JOOVY Tricycoo 4.1 Tricycle
The JOOVY Tricycoo is rated as one of the best beginners’ tricycles on the market. It provides a safe platform where kids aged as young as nine months old can learn about balancing and coordination.
For added safety, the JOOVY comes a free helmet. At its lowest setting, this trike measures 32.5-inches but is adjustable up to 38-inches to cater to your kid growth. For practicality, the JOOVY comes fitted with a large UVF canopy for sun protection, a rear storage compartment, and a cup holder.
3. HFT All-Terrain Tricycle
The HFT is a classic-looking trike designed with a sturdy frame and wheels for tackling all types of terrains. The simple, minimalistic look of the HFT features a large 13-inch front tire with pedals and smaller 10-inch rear tires fitted with ball bearing hubs.
What’s more, the rear tires are mounted on a wide rear axle to provide maximum stability for the young riders. The HFT is also fitted with a tow hitch for pulling small wagons. Overall, The HFT is a capable trike optimized for safety and performance as opposed to beauty and design.
2. Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-in-1 Trike
From the design and the color scheme, the first impression is that the Little Tikes is best suited for little princesses. The pink and white color scheme is perfect for little girls and will go well with their outfits if they own pink attire.
Regarding features, the Little Tikes offers a full shade canopy for UV ray protection, an adjustable high-back seat for comfort and support, as well as a storage compartment with a bottle holder. Lastly, the Little Tikes features a 4-stage height adjustment to allocate more room for growing kids.
1. Big Wheel 48727 Tricycle
First place goes to the Big Wheel trike. The moment you lay your eyes on it, you immediately realize why it’s called the big wheel. Proportionally, the front wheel and the back wheels are like night and day. The front wheel measures a whopping 16-inches while the rear wheels measure considerably less.
This results to a trendy looking trike that can give any other trike a run for its money in regards to speed. The sturdy frame of the Big Wheel allows a maximum weight of 70lbs for growing kids. Other than that, the Big Wheel comes with a three-stage adjustable seat to also account for the height increment of kids as they grow.
So now that you’ve read our review of the best tricycles, the truth is that there’s no best tricycle for everyone. We believe that needs vary among different families. And that is why our list is inclusive. It caters to all needs, whether your priority is design, durability, comfort, safety, practicality, etc.
That said, according to our professional opinion, the Big Wheel is our favorite trike since it meets our high ranking standards. Lastly, we hope you find a tricycle that best suits your child’s needs in this list.