I bought this bike for my now 3 and half year old. It is the only bike that he wants to ride out of the 3 that he has. When I first bought it he was 1 and half and we had to push his using the bar which he loved. It made walks to the park easier since he no longer loved sitting in the stroller. Around the age of two he was able to reach the peddles and started riding himself which he was unable to do on other bikes. This is a very smooth ride and he is able to go fast without tipping over. The handle bars move very easily making it easy for him to steer as well. I ended up buying another one this year for my two year old as they were fighting over it. They both love them and I know they will last. They also have a great resale value as they seem to sell on craigslist for close to the original price. If you are willing to spend the money you will get a great tricycle that will be able to be passed down.