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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Glide Bikes Go Glider. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
14 reasons to buy
- The Glide Bikes Go Glider has 16" wheels. This makes it ideal for taller children, aged five to ten, that have not transitioned to a pedal bike.
- The bike helps children develop balance and coordination skills necessary for progressing to a pedal bike.
- Glide Bikes offers a pedal kit that attaches to the bike to transform it into a pedal bike.
- The bike has a turning limiter. This is a safety feature that prevents children from overturning and crashing.
- The rims on the wheels are plastic. They can crack over time.
- The Go Glider is offered in five bright colors.
- The bike has pegs. Children that have mastered balancing find them useful for doing tricks.
- The rear hand brake helps kids learn to use brakes and stop with more than their feet.
- A kickstand is included on the Go Glider.
- The frame is constructed of durable steel. Most users agree it is well-built.
- The seat has 9" of adjustment. Seat height is adjustable from 16" to 25".
- Children with learning disabilities and sensory disorders agree the bike allows them to improve their balance.
- The tires are air-filled and provide better traction than plastic or foam tires.
- The handlebars adjust. This helps maximize rider comfort.
8 reasons not to buy
- Glide Bikes include tools with the Go Glider. These are not the correct sizes needed for assembling the bike, according to several consumers.
- Many users found the instructions for assembly poor-quaility and impossible to decipher.
- The seat easily breaks off.
- Several users describe issues with the valve stems braking on the included tubes.
- The kickstand caused riders frustration. It can be over-tightened, hard to secure or even snap off.
- Consumers find it difficult to contact Glide Bikes if they have issues or questions concerning their balance bike.
- The band brake is hard to adjust to ensure it engages on demand.
- One expert found the handlebar position is higher than competitors. This makes it uncomfortable for children below 3'9" to ride.