I certainly hope you aren’t keeping score, but in case you are, I will disclose myself right away. My ~two~ kids received ~three~ tricycles this past holiday season. Why, you may be wondering? I don’t even have a great explanation. But they did, and here we are 🙂 My 3.5 year old son received the Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle this year. It’s been a couple of months that he has been putting it to use, and I think I can fairly review it now. Enjoy!
Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle
My son is in his first year of preschool, and at their playground they have tricycles to ride. Now, I thought we were “skipping” the pedals and jumping straight to a Strider balance bike. Several mom friends of mine introduced me to the balance bike and swore my son would learn to ride a bike on one. So, we skipped the tricycle. But, one day I was observing my son on the playground at school. I noticed he liked to sit on the tricycles like the other kids, but couldn’t get it moving on his own. When I asked him about it, he said he couldn’t figure out how to make it move! Feeling like a total mom failure, I called my mom to vent. (Why is it the smallest things that seem to set us over the edge?)
Sure enough, three days later the Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle appeared on our doorstep. No grandson of hers would struggle at school! 🙂 My mom chose this particular tricycle because it reminded her of her childhood. It was such a classic design and she just loved it. It even comes with a charming little bell!
Assembly was straight forward. It took us about a half hour, maybe a little more. The entire tricycle is make with steel. It looks really sharp, but keep in mind that with steel comes that ‘screeching’ noise every once in awhile.
The seat is adjustable, which helps get more life out of the tricycle. It is easy to adjust with a wrench. My son is average height for his age and I still have at least 6 inches that I can adjust the seat up. The double deck acts as a step for the child to climb onto the seat. My daughter (1.5) likes to try to hang on the back to hitch a ride, but that’s not recommended.
The tricycle is designed with a low center of gravity, which makes it difficult to tip or flip. Win! It has a controlled turning radius that adds extra stability. Definitely a great feature for an early learner. The 12″ front tire does not require air! Hooray!
The Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle is designed for kids 2.5 to 5 years. It weighs roughly 17 pounds and has a weight capacity of 49 pounds. It comes in red or pink, and is currently available on Amazon for $69.99.
Elizabeth J. Johnson
Monday 6th of March 2017
Awesome vintage trike, even my 1-year-old girl could ride with ease. Incredible balancing, safe, smooth ride. I read some reviews that said this tricycle is durable, will last for years and could be passed down to grandkids (seriously?) Anyway, my baby loves the little bell on handlebars. It's so adorable, and not annoying at all.