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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.
Bottom lineThe Start 16" is a bike for children that are ready to pedal. It has dual handbrakes and a kickstand. Its belt drive is easy to maintain. There is a composite belt guard that keeps baggy pants from getting caught in the belt. The bike's Q-factor is low, which works well for little legs. It prevents leg splay as children ride the Start 16". The aluminum frame is durable. It can withstand abuse from more than one child's use of it. The bike is higher in price than some competitors. It only has one gear.
Expert Reviews90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Priority Start 16″ Review
Lightweight, upright positioning, a maintenance-free belt drive, dual-hand brakes, and no coaster brake – the Priority Start 16″ is a wicked first bike for a very decent price.