Kids' bike reviews

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03.What to buy

# 30cm 12”

Trek Jet 12

Trek Jet 12Price $229

Good points

  • Padding on handlebar and stem.
  • Comes with training wheels.

    Expert Comments:

  • "Solid construction and well assembled."
  • "Well-designed spokes and wheels."
  • "Mudguards."

Bad points

  • Tyre pressure stated in psi only.
  • "Poor-quality pedals."

# 40cm 16”

Dunlop Jumbo 7291760

DunlopPrice $98

Good points

  • Padding on handlebar and stem.
  • Comes with training wheels.

    Expert comments:

  • "Good quality components all well adjusted."
  • "Mount for basket or other accessories."

Bad comments

  • "Small brake pads."
  • "Basic seat."

Huffy Girls 40cm Flower Girl

Price $138Huffy Flower girl

Good Points

  • Passed all our safety tests.
  • Padding on handlebar.
  • Front pouch with drink bottle.
  • Quick release on the seat pillar allows for easy adjustment of the seat.
  • Comes with training wheels.

Bad Points

  • None to mention

Magna Summer Blast 16”

Price $119Magna Summer Blast

Good Points

  • Passed all our safety tests.
  • Padding on handlebar.
  • Front pouch.
  • Quick release on the seat pillar allows for easy adjustment of the seat.
  • Comes with training wheels.

Bad Points

  • None to mention.

# 50cm 20”

Kink Launch 20” K420

Price $549Kink Launch

Good Points

  • Passed all our safety tests.
  • Two step pegs.
  • Good amount of seat post adjustment.

Bad Points

  • Most expensive bike on test.

Magna Stranded 20”

Price $129Magna stranded

Good Points

  • Passed all our safety tests.
  • Padding on handlebar and top bar.
  • Quick release on the seat pillar allows for easy adjustment of the seat.
  • Comes with a kickstand.
  • Good amount of seat post adjustment.

Bad Points

  • Steering geometry is not within recommended limits.

Malvern Star Radmax 20”

Price $239Malvern Star Radmax

Good Points

  • Passed all our safety tests.
  • Padding on handlebar and top bar.
  • Quick release on the seat pillar allows for easy adjustment of the seat.
  • Comes with a kickstand.
  • Good amount of seat post adjustment.

Bad Points

  • Steering geometry is not within recommended limits.

Trek Mystic 20”

Price $349Trek Mystic 20

Good Points

  • Passed all our safety tests.
  • Padding on handlebar.
  • Front basket.
  • Comes with a kickstand.
  • Good amount of seat post adjustment.

Bad Points

  • Steering geometry is not within recommended limits.
 

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