Nothing but the best for my toddler’s first year birthday – A $200 tricycle that doesn’t work!
I differ from my minimalist friend Rob who’s spent $100 on all his bikes combined. Don’t get me wrong, I’m cheap – but I also like and appreciate quality gear.
However, there was no excuse for this silly expenditure. Kettler’s marketing got me. Made In Germany. Quality construction. Maximum weight 150lbs.
My daughter’s almost 3 and weighs 26lbs. Therein lies the problem. This tricycle, made from solid steel, capable of carrying an adult, weighs 20lbs. That’s akin to me riding a 175lbs bicycle. She’s never powered this bike more than a few feet.
It’s supposed to be adjustable, it’s set at it’s smallest size and my daughter who’s almost three can only now just bearly reach the pedals.
The Kettler’s deficiencies stood out even more when we were in a bike shop and she was suddenly able ride around on a Trek Mystique with training wheels — I’m now going to be looking on kijiji in the spring for a similar bike. (Or ask Rob if his kids have outgrown their bikes.)
What’s your worst bike purchase?