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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Priority Start 16". In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- The Priority Start 16" comes with a kickstand.
- The bike has dual handbrakes that are easy for small hands to reach.
- The instructions for assembly are detailed.
- Tools are included for assembly.
- The color offerings of the bike are appealing to boys and girls. Users describe them as gender-neutral.
- Touch-up paint is included to fix any damage to the bike's paint as one uses the bike.
- The belt drive is grease-free. Children can not stain their pants as they might on a bike with a chain.
- Training wheels can be easily attached to the bike.
- The Start 16" comes well-packaged. There are no complaints of the bike arriving damaged.
- Priority's customer service is quick to respond to questions.
- The aluminum frame is durable.
- The bike is designed with quality components. Many users found it could be passed down to younger family members or friends when they grew out of it.
- The Start 16" is lighter than other children's bikes.
- The Q-factor on the Start 16" is narrower than other children's bikes. This prevents leg splay and promotes greater efficiency in pedaling.
- The belt guard keeps the rider's pants from getting caught in the belt.
- Children can pedal back on the bike, as there is no coaster brake. This helps children regain balance.
- The rear dropout on the bike makes it easy to adjust the belt's tension, if necessary. Belt drives rarely need adjustments.
2 reasons not to buy
- The Start 16" only has one gear.
- The bike is more expensive than some of its competitors.