Cleary Hedgehog

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Cleary Hedgehog. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • The Cleary Hedgehog has a durable steel frame.
  • Wide, low-rise handlebars allow riders to steer the bike with ease.
  • The bike has angled cranks with a wider Q factor than its competitors. This configuration offers riders stability for performing tricks on the bike.
  • At 16 lbs., the Hedgehog is lighter than most children’s bikes its size.
  • The adjustable Tektro brake levers are small and easy to reach for young riders.
  • Cleary offers a second freewheel option. This allows an adult to set young riders up best for flat or hilly terrain, before riding the bike.
  • Kenda Kontact tires give riders an excellent grip on pavement and beginner trails.
  • The bike is more affordable than other high-quality children’s bikes in its category.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A tool is needed to adjust the height of the seat on the Cleary Hedgehog.
  • Experts found that the bike's standard gear ratio limited riders' maximum speeds.

Bottom line

The Cleary Hedgehog is a high-quality bike for children. Kenda Kontact tires allow the bike to roll smoothly on pavement and dirt. Low-rise, wide handlebars place riders in a comfortable and controlled riding position. Some experts found the standard gear ratio was low, limiting their child's top speed. With small handbrakes, a freewheel and child-specific cranks, experts found the bike comparable to 16" bikes by Woom and Prevelo. This bike may be similar to its competitors, given its use of child-specific features. But fortunately for buyers, it comes at a more affordable price.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Two Wheeling Tots

Cleary Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog is an excellent 16″ bike for beginning to advanced riders.

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Rascal Rides

Cleary Hedgehog 16″ Kids Bike Review

For a parent that wants a nice-looking bike, and for a kid who wants a nice-riding bike, the Cleary Hedgehog is a winner.

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Tales of a Mountain Mama

Cleary Hedgehog Bike Review

The Hedgehog is Cleary’s 16″ kids bike, perfect for kids with an inseam of 17-21″.

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User Ratings

98/100 based on 20 ratings
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