360 degree trikes are the cornerstone of any great childhood. They’re great for so many reasons. For one, they let any kid of basically any age get a feel for safely riding a bike. It’s nice because they lack all the usual standards of a trike, like falling or unavoidable tire punctures. At the same time, they let the rider exert lots of energy to zoom around wherever they want. Many come with epic designs and cool flags. It’s not commonly talked about, but learning to ride 360 drift trikes is a big moment in any child’s motor skill development. The learned ability to pedal 3 wheels typically comes a short while a child learns to walk proficiently.
This means that riding 360 drift trikes is a big step in any child’s independence. However, during such a big change, it’s important to be aware of some big safety tips for young ones (as well as their parents) learning to ride 360 drift trikes. Here are some:
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There’s a lot to love about this awesome little tricycle. Here are some of our favorite features:
This cool trike has a lot to offer, and it gives a classic look to 360 drift trikes. The design is super cool, with a super generous seat, and thick extended wheels. This trike is like the Batmobile of 360 drift trikes. Here are some features that customers particularly love:
If you have a young one focused on a stylish ride, look no further. This is a sweet trike, plus it’s electric. Nicknamed a “car”, this ultimate toy can seem like it has the power of a small automobile. Needless to say, its power shouldn’t be taken lightly. Let’s go over some of the best reasons to get this awesome electric trike:
Similar to number three, this electric trike offers the finest in design and the newest in performance on the trike market. This includes:
Another classic trike model, this brand really can’t be beaten for quality or originality. Plus, it’s got a really special design that will be great to ride during the holiday season, or whenever. Here’s why we love it:
As you look at trikes for your little ones, there’s a lot of options & a lot of things to consider. We’d like to conclude with some major things to think about and factor in when purchasing 360 drift trikes:
1. An easy riding experience.
It shouldn’t be that riding (or even setting up) your trike is a difficult feat. Riding a trike for the first time is all about a fun, enriching experience for the tot. It’s the antithesis to the horrors and pains of learning to ride a bike. Trikes are all about going easy and moving fast. If the trike you’re considering is meant to be ridden in some sophisticated, complicated way, you’re probably doing it wrong. Choose something that is not only easy for your kid to ride, but easy to set up. Not only does this show brand integrity from whoever you decide to purchase from, but it also lets you enjoy this big milestone, rather than having to deal with a long, difficult setup.
2. A GREAT suspension
The easiest way to getting the best ride is to find what was built with the best design. It seems like a no-brainer, but many parents look for what’s shiny and flashy, rather than what was crafted well. This is where it’s smart to look into the specifics of what you’re buying. One of the best ways to look at that is through the rear suspension. This is the big secret to a good ride, and its quality can tell you pretty much everything about the quality of the trike itself. Look for any reviews that mention suspension at all. If people are consistently talking about how bad it is, don’t even think about buying it. If there are a large number of people praising how well built the suspension is, you’re basically guaranteed to be getting a good trike.
3. Good Wheels
The previous tip is extremely effective when you can find a lot of information on the suspension, but that’s pretty rare. It’s more common to hear people talk about the quality of the wheels, and they’re usually the most noticeable part of 360 drift trikes. After all, these kinds of trikes are basically known for their flashy, oversized wheels.
So what should one look for in a wheel anyway? For one, most people who discuss or review a trike will talk about the wheel in some way, so it’s just a matter of doing your homework. Other times, the product description or picture itself can give you a pretty solid idea of what the wheel will be like. You’re basically looking for something that’s as like a car wheel as possible. If it’s big and rubbery, great. If the manufacturer brags about how safe and authentic the wheels are, that’s also a good sign. What you don’t want to see are plastic-looking, fake wheels. The back ones are good as plastic, but they should be as large and outstretched as possible. The more coverage and friction the wheels can get, the smoother the ride.
4. The know-how to do your homework and install correctly.
Not all tricycles are created equal, and you may be looking for one that isn’t some “pre-installed” piece of junk. While we can assure you that there are some good pre-installed trikes on the market, you’ll have better luck with ones that require a little work, like the ones above. That being said, properly setting up a trike is more important than setting up most products. If you fail to set up a canoe trailer, you might lose a canoe, but if you fail to properly set up a trike, you could injure someone. This is where the intuition is in your hands, and it’s always good to double check.
Speaking of that, we recommend doing as much research as possible before actually making a purchase. There are so many 360 drift trikes to choose from, and that’s a good thing. By getting specific with your wants and needs, you can narrow down your choices more easily and select something that fits your exact needs. Things like safety, size, budget, style, and accessories are all good starting points.