Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike Review

If you were ever looking for a great deal on a tricycle for your toddler, this bad boy is it. There’s something iconic about the little red tricycle that is famously known by Radio Flyer. It’s a timeless classic. Well, here’s a really neat spin on this trike that will give you plenty of miles. Read on to hear more in my Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike review.

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The Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll n’ Trike has a lot to offer. There are more features and gadgets on this thing than a Swiss army knife. Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

The tricycle is designed to accommodate children from 9 months to 5 years with a maximum weight capacity of 49 pounds. It is constructed of a durable steel frame and features removable push bars, sun canopy, and wrap-around tray to convert from a stroller, steering tricycle, learn-to-ride tricycle to finally the traditional tricycle.

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There are so many advantages this trike has to offer I don’t know where to begin. As the name implies, it is like having 4 products in one. During the first stage, it can serve as a stroller for a child that is at least 9 months old and up. There is a 3-point harness for safety as well as a tray that goes all the way around. The tray features a cup holder and two small spots for snacks. The seat can adjust to grow with your child during each stage! A removable sun canopy protects little ones’ delicate skin while out on a stroll. There’s also a plastic ‘trunk’ in the back where you can store items.

The push bars make it easy for parents to push the trike and steer it along when your little one is big enough to pedal on their own. You can adjust the height of the push bars to accommodate your height level. The tricycle’s wheels are constructed of rubber material for a quieter ride as opposed to plastic tires.

As much as I love this trike, there are a couple of drawbacks. For starters, there is no foot rest for babies and younger toddlers that can’t quite reach the pedals. Instead their feet just drag on the sides. My kids are both on the lower end of the growth chart but for taller children that aren’t quite ready to pedal yet, their feet may drag along the ground.  The other drawback is that the pedals don’t go backwards or brake. This can be somewhat problematic when your toddler is old enough to ride the tricycle alone. They will have to use their feet to stop it.

 Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike Reviews by Others

Because everyone usually has various opinions about a particular product,  I’ve included some comments that other actual owners shared to my Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike review. Here is what they had to say:

The Good

I am pleased that Radio Flyer, Inc. is maintaining their reputation of making durable and sturdy products. I love the heavy steel frame and the other steel elements.

This trike has a little tray that my daughter uses for a drinking cup. Very comfortable if you are going for a long walk.

The handle controls the steering–brilliant and useful. I am in complete control of where we go. Love it.

The Bad

The reach on the peddles is too far for an 18 month to reach so the idea the child will learn on the go is quickly lost.

The straps for the harness cannot be removed unless the seat / trike is disassembled and the straps taken off.

The nuts/bolts were the trickiest part to assemble and I had to use several different wrenches to get them tight enough.

My final thoughts on this is that it is a really cool tricycle to have for a growing child, especially if you have more than one to pass it down to. As for the problem many stated about not having a foot rest, I have since read a few Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike reviews that claim a newer model now has a foot rest included. Also, I’m not sure if newer models have this option, but the seat on the trike can be adjusted to move further back for older children with longer legs so they can pedal more comfortably. In my opinion, I find this a great value especially for the quality it is made with. It’s hard to find toys that are well-made with a sturdy design these days. I would recommend this to parents for young toddlers.

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