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A trike and bike all in one.
on 22 April 2013
I rarely give feedback but this item deserves it. I give it 5 stars for design, quality and value for money even though there are many cheaper trike/bikes on the market.
I wanted it delivered to Portugal. No problems, arrived when stated. and well packed.
Assembly was easy and the quality was exceptional in both finish and design.
I wanted a design that was safe and capable of modification from a trike to a bike as my grandchildren grew and could meet the current size requirements of both my 1 year and 3 year old grandsons.
The large wheel size plus its back axle length, the beautiful wooden body design that added not only a low centre point of gravity for stability but was also capable of adjustment for ages from 1 to 6 and its ability to modify to a bike makes this design a winner.
But would it fly with my grandsons, which is always hard to judge?
My eldest grandson already had a small peddle bike with stabilizers which he could ride but the youngest had never tried to ride a trike or a bike before.
We have a wide 15 meter patio and with two pots of geraniums placed one at each end we made our own race track.
Day 1, getting either of our grandchildren to ride the trike was disappointing as they both got on with our encouragement and pushed it with our help for 6 meters and then got off and chased each other on foot as running was faster! Typical boys!
Day 2, the eldest preferred his bike because he could already peddle and could ring his bell but he did show the youngest that the trike works. The peddle bike was too big for our youngest to even get on and although he sat on the trike now and again he kept going to the bike to ring its bell.
Day 3, I added a bell to the trike. It was like magic, both fought over who should be on it.
By day 5 the youngest had mastered both steering and pushing the trike around the circuit unaided and the eldest was putting in faster lap times than he could achieve on his bike and just loved it.
Day 7 the youngest could keep up with his older brother's bike and they enjoyed chasing each other around the patio.
It was a great success and both went home to UK from their 2 week holiday in Portugal competent in both steering and propelling the trike, which I attribute to the sense of security and stability that this trike design provided. It is a beautiful design which not only looks good but functions brilliantly.
The only proposed improvement and essential add on is a bell.
It's a bit like owning a Dyson, not cheap but worth every penny.