For Ages 4+ 7
simple twist and flip converts the Twist Trike from a tricycle to a
low-rider style Big Wheel for older riders. The tricycle
conformation is ideal for the first rider from about age 3, when
most kids are tall enough to reach the pedals and steer reliably. Older children love the
low riding chopper, which is designed for the
four to seven year age range. The chopper sits lower to the ground,
which gives a great sense of speed. The seat adjusts to grow with
the child. Both modes have a controlled turning radius, so they are
more stable than traditional tricycles. With two bikes in one the
Twist Trike is a keeper.
- Two Trikes in One, so it grows
with your child
- Patented quick release twist n' lock mechanism for easy
switch from trike to low rider
Adjustable seat grows with your child
- Durable molded construction never rusts
- Controlled turning radius for stability
We have the "Original" Big Wheel (not really the same as the
original by the way) and it is holding up fine but the kids don't
really like it much because the wheel doesn't grip so it doesn't
go fast. We bought this Radio Flyer for my four year old and he
loves it. He figured out how to twist it from a trike to a chopper
and back on the first day. He rides it everywhere. It will last
for a long, long time. It is well built and well balanced. And it
We gave the Radio Flyer Twist Trike to our grandaughter for her
3rd birthday. She's pretty girlie so ride toys have not been her
favorite. Once she got the hang of pedaling (her older cousins
showed her) and with grandma's assistance she really loves it.
She's still working on the steering, but has fun. I would
recommend this to anyone. Pedaling and steering are necessary
skills for a 3-4 year old. She is not tall but both seats allow
her to reach the pedals.
I bought this tricycle for my three-year-old and she loved it
The packing wasn't particularly attractive. The parts were simply
inserted in a large Radio Flyer cardboard box without any
protection. At least everything arrived in a good condition and
nothing was broken.
As for the product itself it seems to be made of strong durable
plastic and the tricycle is quite wide and with a low centre of
gravity. The back wheels (also plastic) squeaked initially but
then I sprayed some lubricating oil on the horizontal rod and
there's less friction now.
Considering the price paid, I think it's a good tricycle. Had the
manufacturers used ball bearings on solid rubber tyres instead of
plastic, this product would have been perfect.
Radio Flyers are known for their quality -
sturdy and well made. The only problem I had was of my own doing.
By the time I got my 2 year old one of these, she was ready to
ride it and I didn't really need the handle. It comes off easily
so that's not a big issue... just something to think about if you
want this model. There is a stub that the handle clicks on to that
I removed (simple with 2 screws) so that she wouldn't accidentally
fall on it, or whatever. Great bike overall.
This twist feature is pretty cool - a real tricycle with the
handlebars one way, unlock and twist 180 degrees and you've got a
big wheel. The lock works just like the height adjustment lock on
Razor scooters. My 3-year-old, who never quite took to our
traditional tricycle, is eager to ride the Twist Trike in big
wheel mode. Keeping my 6-year-old off it is the challenge. I'm
also quite pleased with the quality of the Twist Trike, after
reading a lot of dissatisfied reviews for the latest incarnation
of the Big Wheel.
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