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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Early Rider Belter 16. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
9 reasons to buy
- The Early Rider Belter 16 is attractive and sleek with its shiny, silver aluminum frame.
- With a belt drivetrain, riders do not have to worry about grease getting on clothing, catching clothes in the chain or chain maintenance on the bike.
- The Early Rider Belter 16 is lightweight, at 13 lbs., making it easy for young riders to transition from a balance bike to the Belter 16.
- The bike has Tektro handbrakes instead of coaster brakes.
- Users agree the pedals are easy to remove for those desiring to use the Belter 16 as a balance bike before a child is ready to pedal.
- The bike rides quietly. Experts and users note children’s bikes can often be noisy. This bike is not one of them.
- The bike has a freewheel hub.
- The Belter 16 has a comfortable and stylish faux leather saddle.
- The 2" Vee Speedster tires allow riders to maneuver smoothly and provide riders with stability on pavement and beginner mountain bike trails.
4 reasons not to buy
- Experts and users agree the Early Rider Belter is more expensive than other children's bikes.
- One expert noted that the brake cables are close to the front wheel. This area may easily jam with mud, causing braking issues.
- The raised pedal grips on the bike’s pedals can easily scratch the rider’s legs.
- Experts found the grips may become loose on the Belter 16.
Expert Reviews90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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