Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978


16" Original Big Wheel

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Manufacturer: Kids Only, Inc.
Price: $59.99

Parents of young speed demons, and especially ones between ages 3 and 5, will find the 16" Original Big Wheel to be a great outdoor ride-on toy. Testers said the bike was easy to pedal and steer, giving children full control over where they ride. In addition, child testers were thrilled that that they were able to go much faster on the Big Wheel than they can on regular bicycles. While this new speed might sound nerve-wracking, one parent tester said that she "feel[s] much safer having [my boys] tackle the hills in our neighborhood on the Big Wheel because they are so low to the ground."

The Big Wheel did not come assembled, but it was easy to put together. All the parts needed are included, and the directions are easy to read and understand. Construction took less than thirty minutes. After a few weeks of heavy use by two very active boys, the bike held up well. And since there are 3-seat positions, parents can look forward to many years of fun with the Original Big Wheel.

Kelly Schaffer   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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