Think of what you’re child would deem as the perfect gift and then look at the picture below. Of all of the things she asked for, for her birthday, (dress up’s, Princess slippers, and a few toys) this is the one thing she enjoys playing with more than anything else (new or old). Her new Radio Flyer Build-A-Trike has made her the “coolest” kid on the block. From the speakers on the back to the licence plate on the front, it is the most perfect and ‘totally her’ bike she could have got.
We often walk to pick her older sisters up from school and this provides a great way for her to feel independent yet giving us a measure of control over her direction. She can ride this trike like a pro and she loves every minute of it asking to go riding often. This is fun for all of us, but I think our dog almost likes the trips around the block the most 😉 She is now able to ride around our neighborhood with her older brother and sisters without feeling left out. She is really fast and everyone loves how cute she looks.
We were given the option to build our own Trike using the fun interactive builder on radioflyer.com. Not only does it show you the Trike as you build it, it also keeps track of your price and let’s you add and subtract things with out having to go back and forth. It was really easy and a lot of fun to do this. I got really excited to see her name plate there. There are really a lot of different options here to customize your trike and different color combinations as well.
The box came after only a few days (we needed quick shipping for her birthday, and it came the day before. It was perfect!). All of the pieces were wrapped good so nothing was scratched, and some of them were even padded. There was lot of instructions on how to put it together and each accessory so it made it really easy.
The bike went together fairly quickly. With me doing it and my hubby helping it took us maybe 30 from start to finish (including the bell and everything).
Even though it looked like a lot of pieces, they have great instructions and it was pretty easy. We only had to get out a few basic tools to put it together. I did most of it myself, and with that being said, you have to know that it was fairly easy. lol.
I was getting so excited by this point that I could hardly stand it. I really was thrilled at the bike we were able to make for her. Her older brother kept coming in the room (since we had them in their room playing while we put it together) and he was getting more excited every time he in.
The name plate (license plate) is the icing on the cake. No trike is complete without one – especially a customized one! How perfect!
We chose all the “bells” and whistles for her because we knew she would love it. These trikes are intended for kids ages 9 months (as you can see in the picture above the awesome tray that you can get to secure the child in and help support them) to 5 years. Our daughter just turned three and will be able to grow into this bike. We also love that the foot rest can be moved back so that as she gets older and wants to pedal more than ride that it will be out of the way. She has already made good use out of the basket with her favorite dollies and stuffed animal friends.
The options for the Trike we built included:
- You can choose from Red or Pink (For the red the fabric choices are Luxe, Sport, and Whirl. For the pink the fabric choices are Pirouette, Mosaic, clover)
- Classic or Air tires ( I would recommend air tires. That’s what we got and I love how heavy duty they are)
- Bucket storage or basket storage (we chose the basket and she loves it. There is a lot of room)
- UV Blocking Canopy (this is a must have)
- Headrest and Seatbelt with seatpad (I like how much taller it makes the seat, but she doesn’t really use the seatbelt. The seatpad is very nice though)
- Wrap around tray (we got this not sure, but realized it is for a much smaller child. It will be perfect when we have another baby. Great for smaller kids like 9mo-2 yrs)
- Safeguard Speaker (we love this. We hook the cable into our phone and we have music while we walk)
- Parent pouch (Great for holding your water bottle, keys, and other important stuff)
- Classic Bell (one of her favorite things. A must have for every child).
You can see the great quality of the bike. It is all metal construction and heavy duty. The “first day” excitement hasn’t worn off, and I don’t expect it to for a long time. This will be one of her favorite things for a while to come. It is a lot of fun for her to ride. When I feel confident that she can control it well on her own and no longer needs my assistance, the “stroller” handle on the back comes off, giving her complete freedom. Along with the foot rest that can be swung to the back to give her a big kid trike.
Here is a little video of her on the Trike.
Overall, we are very pleased with our Radio Flyer Build-A-Trike. Our daughter is very happy with the bike and the features we choose. You can build your own trike at RadioFlyer.com and check out all of the great products they have for this Holiday Season.
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