Are All Tricycles Created Equally?

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Once your child reaches a certain age, there is no getting past it – you need a tricycle. There are quite a few choices out there for you when you do decide to make the jump.

When I was a kid you had two choices if you wanted a tricycle. The “Classic” or the “big wheels”. Times have definitely changed. Here is a cross section of what is out there.

The Classic Radio Flyer

If you look back at pictures of yourself when you are 2 or 3 chances are you will see this tricycle. It is a true classic and has not changed much in the last 30 years because it was virtually perfect when it was initially designed. Some of it’s features include:

• Classic tricycle styling
• Chrome handlebars and fender
• Sturdy steel construction
• Durable steel spoked wheels with real rubber tires
• Adjustable seat
• 10″ front wheel

$45

The OKO Tricycle

This tricycle will turn heads when your child is playing with it. Extra large wheels with pliable tires, Ample padded saddle, and a sun shade – with a flexible and removable frame – which shelters both the sun and rain. A pushbar can be slipped into the frame. A 3 point safety belt, lever brake on the front wheel and 45° right and left topple-proof steering stop. All this guarantees even more safety. A pushbar and steering lock for adult control can be utilised for younger children and OKO also has a three point safety belt, lever brake on the front wheel and 45 degree right and left topple proof steering stop.
$124.95

Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike XL

This tricycle is awesome! It is made by Fisher Price and it incorporates 3 toys into 1. This trike transforms from a rocker into a tricycle into a two wheeler with a handle for mom/dad to steer. I love that you only need to buy one toy that will grow with you child. Unlike some of the bigger tricycles this one is good for babies 1 year and up.
$35

Kettler HKS Air Happy Kettrike

This tricycle is definitely getting some buzz online. The Gold Seal winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award has a system for greater safety with or without a parent’s supervision.

  • ON/OFF Switch – Patented 3 in 1 Auto-Freewheel™ – integrated automatic NO CABLES free-wheeling allows children to rest their feet on the pedals while parents guide them.
  • Patented Limited Turn Radius
  • Internal mechanism restricts front Frame wheel from turning more than 45 degrees left or right, reducing the danger of tipping.
  • Patented Parental Control® Steering Lock Steering Lock
    $170
  • Sky Princess Air Flow Tricycle

    For your little princess this tricycle is a replica of a classic that are currently selling for over $3000. Made for girls aged 3 and up.

  • 26″ High
  • Beautiful Pink Powder Coat with Chrome insignias
  • Solid Rubber Tires
  • Adjustable Spring Seat
  • Working Light
  • Reflectors
  • Rubber Handle Grips
  • Sealed Ball Bearing
  • All Steel – Slight assembly required
  • Toy Safety Approved
  • Lead FREE Paint
  • $230

    Radio Flyer Twist Trike

    This tricycle remins me of toy my parents bought me when I was 3. It came apart and became a “big wheels” when I wanted something different to roll in!
    • Two trikes in one!
    • Twists from trike to chopper
    • Patented quick release twist n’ lock mechanism for easy transformation
    • Adjustable seat back
    • Grows with your child
    • Durable molded construction
    • Controlled turning radius for stability

    $70

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