Radio Flyer 10″ Red Tricycle Review: A Classic Kids Trike
- Adjustable seat allows for the trike to grow with your child
- Rubber handles allow for extra grip on the handlebars
- Rubber tires make for a smoother, safer ride
- The back step gives smaller children a safe way to get on and off the trike
- The controlled turning radius keeps the trike from falling over
- Easy to assemble
- The rubber handlebar covers sometimes crack and break off
- Assembly requires your own tools
How it works
Radio Flyer has been producing toys in the United States for 101 years. Originally known for its wooden wagons that were created by a 16-year-old Italian immigrant, Radio Flyer would eventually produce a tricycle that would become part of the landscape of the depictions of Americana. The Radio Flyer Red Tricycle has become a staple in the toy collections of children all around the world, as the Radio Flyer Tricycle is one of the first tools in the learning of bike riding and balance in young children. The tricycle is made of durable and sturdy materials of steel, chrome, and rubber. The seat is adjustable so that as your child grows they can continue to use the tricycle until they can graduate to a bigger bike.
The wheel is also made out of real rubber and has a diameter of 10 inches. The back wheels are also made of rubber and there is a step on the back of the bike that allows for easy getting on and getting off safely without falling. The tricycle is also designed with a controlled turning radius that prevents the tricycle from tipping over during turns or causing the child to fall off the trike because of an imbalance of weight. The seat of the tricycle is adjustable allowing for a child to move the seat up and down depending on who is riding. If the bike is being shared by multiple children, then anyone can use it. If the trike is being used by only one child, the seat will be adjusted according to their growth allowing for the child to continue to use the Radio Flyer Tricycle until they outgrow it for a bigger more adult tricycle that can be converted into a bicycle.
The rear portion of the bike is equipped with a step so that smaller children can get on and off the bike with ease preventing any initial falling that could deter the child from using the tricycle and gaining the benefits of developing important balance and motor skills as well as developing the courage needed to try something new.
Once that is complete, the front wheel with pedals gets attached to the main body bar, and finally, the handlebars get placed onto the same main body rod. There are clamps and screws that get tightened as you go along assembling the bike. It is recommended using an adjustable wrench to assemble the bike. It is also recommended that you don’t tighten the screws too much as this might prevent the handlebars from being able to freely move. Having the handlebars too tight may also result in the bike tipping over and causing injury.
Because tricycle riding is an outdoor activity, kids are given a good reason to get out of the house, away from tablets, smartphones, and the television and into settings that not only give them the space to exercise and move, but also put young kids in a social setting where they may be at a park or playground and mingle with other kids. The Radio Flyer Tricycle not only helps with the physical benefits of being active but the social benefits of being active as well. Young children, through their toys, will have the ability to socialize and make friends and learn to share, play with others, and interact on a healthy level.
Motor Skill Development
Tricycle riding helps to not only develop motor skills of using the legs while balancing, but it also works on depth perception and hand-eye coordination, which is not only beneficial in the areas of learning to run and walk, but it also helps in the event that your child becomes involved with sports and other physical activities. The skills learned while riding a trike develop further into all areas of a child’s life as they begin to develop and grow.
There is always the possibility that uneven payment, other children, or the collision with other toys, trikes, or bikes could cause a child to fall off the Radio Flyer Tricycle. Because of that fact, the risk of serious head injury is possible, but the helmet will prevent that from happening. The act of wearing a helmet is also a good method to teach kids about bike safety and safety in general. Since the tricycle is promoting exercise and good health, children will get to experience what it is to take responsibility of their health by ensuring that they keep themselves safe as well as the other children that they play with. Radio Flyer sells their own bike/trike helmet with the Radio Flyer logo that compliments the tricycle by not only having the same Radio Flyer brand sticker as what is on the bike, but the helmet also comes in the same color as the trike so that your child will match.
Radio Flyer Brand
After 101 years, it is easy to trust a product that has the Radio Flyer name on it. The best part of purchasing a toy like the Radio Flyer Tricycle is that your child receives the most benefits in exercise and health from something that is rather simple to use and is extremely safe. Tricycle riding is something that will entertain your child for hours and get them out of the house and moving. The Radio Flyer Tricycle is a staple in anyone’s toy collection and a must-have for all kids.