Radio Flyer Radio Flyer Tailspin Trike Reviews
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Comments about Radio Flyer Radio Flyer Tailspin Trike:
I actually bought this for my son because I found it on sale cheaper than the plastic big wheel type trike we had been considering. I am so glad we went with this!
It true Radio Flyer fashion it has the traditional look of a red tricycle in the sense that it's a pretty standard looking basic trike. It has a big wheel on the front, which is plastic and not rubber which is one of my only complaints, and a low sitting high backed seat. The back "main" tires are wide, but again the hollow plastic type, that provide great stability. Then there's the fun part. Inside the back "main" wheels is a set of rubber wheels, which look like inline skate wheels to me, that serve as casters. Once the trike is moving with some decent speed your child pulls the lever that's mounted to the frame and protrudes up just to the inside of their right leg and the caster wheels lock down. This picks the "main" back wheels up off the ground and sends the trike into a tailspin, thus the name.
The description on this says it's for kids ages 5-8, but I find that it's not too big for some three and four year olds if their legs are long enough. It also could easily hold most kids who are nine or ten.
I would also like to mention that a helmet and a clear area are a MUST for this trike. It's a lot of fun, but it can also get dangerous if being used near parked cars or other objects that you could spin into. The seat helps to keep the rider stable, but a helmet is a must just in case. This also works much better on pavement than on grass, though it's fun on grass as a regular trike.
This really is a great item. I wish they had made these when I was little!