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The Original Big Wheel 16 inch Trike "Spin Out Racer" with Hand Brake
Hand Brake for Spinning Out.
BIG 16" Open Front Wheel.
3 Position Adjustable Seat.
Classic "low-rider" profile makes it safer than standard tricycles.
Extra wide rear wheel base.
Steel reinforced front fork.
Angled handlebars for racing.
Weight limit is 70 lbs.
Adjustable seat grows with your child. Includes a hand brake.
For ages 3 to 8 yrs.
Assembled: 38 x24 x 22".
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21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Big wheel... bigger than I rememberMay 18, 2011
My son is turning 4 today. He loves the new Big wheel. It is much higher quality than the cheaper off name brands and should hold up for a long time. I am very pleased, but expect the following.
He is under 40 inches tall and this Big Wheel was not a good fit for his size. I drilled new holes for the seat about an inch farther forward on the frame... and now it works great. 10 minutes in modification.
**UPDATE: Now he is over 40 inches tall and the Big wheel is an excellent fit, he loves it and has only flipped it one time while spinning out. There is a risk that during a spin out a foot will come off the pedal and possibly cause a flip. I would suggest your child wear a bicycle helmet, which was unheard of back in the late 70's early 80's when I rode these things. With a helmet on... he had a little road rash on his chin and hand, but went right back to it after getting a band aid.
Build time was 30 minutes. You need a hammer, block of wood and phillips screw driver.
The instructions were not the easiest to follow, but if you are mechanically inclined it will make sense.
Difficult areas: threading steel axle through inperfect plastic frame mold. It was a close fit, but required some forcing.
Wheel installation, same issue with the steel axle, I suggest squeezing the white wear washers in after wheels and body are assembled. That gives you a little more "wiggle" room when lining everything up. Steering mechanism screws seemed slightly short and there is a small amount of play in the steering.
**UPDATE: Durability. After 8 months, everything is in proper working order, the tires are not worn out, and the steering has not had any change in the amount of wiggle. Only issue, the stickers have seen better days... after being washed several have turned into degading paper... still a 5 star product.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Assembled easyJan 04, 2012
By Alan E Munter
I've seen some reviews that say it's hard to assemble. I'd agree if I didn't read all of the steps to see what was coming next. It's just molded plastic, so the tolerances aren't super tight.
The back axle and the brake lever are hard to install if you put in all of the other screwed-down pieces first. Put all of the pieces that are supposed to go on the axle and brake level first so that it's easy to get the axle through the holes, then do the screws. Not in the order that the instructions show.
We got it for my son who is 3.5 years old and 40 inches tall. He couldn't reach the pedals. I put 1x3 blocks on the pedals to turn them into big squares and moved the seat as far as it would go forward by drilling new holes 2 inches in front of the closest ones that they provide and he can just barely reach them with my blocks on them. If you're kid is around 40 inches or less I'd advise getting the smaller model which is also sold on amazon and wait until they're bigger to get this Big Wheel. I think it won't fit a kid until at least 46 inches in height. At age five or so he or she will still have plenty of time to enjoy this one.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
My 4 year loves itSep 08, 2011
My husband put the big wheel together and did it in about an hour. He said it wasn't bad to assemble. We left it on the doorstep and then rang the doorbell. Our 4 year old was so excited when he saw it. He jumped on right away and started riding it up and down the sidewalk. My husband and I remember having these exact same ones and it brought back so many childhood memories. Overall, great quality, durable, easy to assemble and enjoyment is priceless. If you don't have one get one.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
BIG Wheel!!!Apr 12, 2011
This bike is a lot bigger than I remember them being when I was growing up but we still love it. It's recommended for ages 3-8 but we got it for our son's 2nd birthday. We should have waited since his feet can't reach the peddles yet but I can't imagine an 8 year old riding it. It was easy to put together and my son still loves to push it around. Good quality and very sturdy. Can't wait until we can get some real use out of it.
My son is about to turn 4 and has been able to reach the peddles for a couple months. He is not small in stature so I would recommend the age limit be 4-6. He could probably ride it for longer but he prefers actual bikes now so it is more for fun that function. It is still in great condition and has held up well.
5 of 7 found the following review helpful:
No assembly instructions and no help from AmazonMay 13, 2011
By Rocket scientist
Product was delivered timely. No assembly instructions. After extensive research online no instruction could be found. Amazon passed the buck by giving me the phone number for the company...no answer (on the weekend) and their web site was no help either. I left them a voicemail. No response ever. After 3 hours was able to assemble. What a pain in the butt! Will never buy from them again. How hard is it to post a PDF assembly instructions??
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