|Big Wheels, with the outsized front wheel
and two smaller rear wheels, were the most popular
riding toys of the '60s, '70s and '80s. Their low to the
ground profile made these kid's trikes more stable
than any other three-wheeler made. It was almost
impossible to tip a Big Wheel, however hard you tried.
Because the seat was mere inches above the ground,
there was a real sensation of speed and daring as you
rode this bike down the drive and around a curve.
Unlike older metal tricycles, the all-plastic Big
Wheel never rusted when it was left outside in the
rain. If it got muddy or dirty a simple blast with the
hose cleaned it right off.
Although the original manufacturer Marx, and later
Empire Plastics, is no longer in business, the Big
Wheel brand is still popular. While today's "original Big Wheel" may not
be quite as sturdy and well-made as it's predecessors
it is still extremely popular among both Big Wheel
riders and parents.
Happily for those who like choices, there are now many versions of the big wheel
tricycle to choose from.
Most Popular Big
Recommended For Ages 3 to 7
Even better than the ones you remember, the Radio Flyer Big
Flyer is also the
"coolest looking" big wheel tricycle around. This is an exceptionally stable big
bike that rarely tips over, even at
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Perfect for the younger big
wheel bike rider who isn't quite tall enough for a full-size
Big Wheel, the Fisher Price Batman trike will be the
of the neighborhood with
working signal lights and sound effects.
Like all Fisher Price
products this big wheel bike is incredibly stable and sturdy and
should stand up to even
most active young super-hero . . .
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For the 3 to 8 year
old boy or girl, a big wheel bike is the piece-de-resistance of
or birthday gifts. Every other gift pales in comparison
to a new big wheel
it's pouring rain or you're
having a blizzard, the big wheel will absolutely,
go out for a ride that very minute!
Don't forget to throw in a good
bike helmet, which you never had
to wear, but kids
do. Just for safety's sake. . .