My son is almost 6 now. He recieved this bike for his birthday two years ago to replace his 10 inch bike. He rides with me a lot on road and off. Lately its been mostly offroad. Usally about 4 to 8 miles a day once or twice a week. To give you an idea, he is almost through his second front tire. I am just surprised how well this bike has held up. I'd guess he has over 100 miles on it.\n\nThe only maintance was oiling the chain and keeping air in the tires.
Our boy got this bike last summer. He was 3 1\/2 and he couldn't pedal it. I figured maybe he was just too young. So, fast forward to this year (4 1\/2 now) he still couldn't get it. When he tried to make a whole revolution it would stick at the top and he would go back into the brake. This time we tried it and it was the bike not him. We went to our local Walmart and looked at other bikes this size and they ALL did this. The associate told us to loosen the housing that hold the pedals. When we did that the pedals were very loose. I was worried about safety but thought it might last the summer. Then we went to raise the seat and the bolt broke only for us to discover that the seat stem is really short and would not have raised much anyway. this has set our boy back as he now thinks bikes are too hard for him. I hate that it is nearly impossible to find a bike that is made in the USA. I will shell out serious coin for one that is, even though he will outgrow it. It's better than supporting this mess!
Nice looking bike. Great tires. Training wheels work perfectly. Easily maneuverable. It took one afternoon for my son to become more confident riding. Within 2 weeks he is riding like a pro. Walmart assembled this for us. I am very happy with the quality of the bike, the look of the bike and the price of the bike.
Overall this was a good purchase for a relative in FL. He loved the bike, it took a bit longer to put together than stated in the ad.....and one of the brake pads were missing but other than that, its a good bike at a good price. He uses it everyday.