Priority Start 20″

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Priority Start 20". In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • The Priority Start 20" is a great introductory geared bicycle. Children do not have to be moving to shift gears.
  • The bike has an average geometry. It is not too aggressive or too relaxed. Riders find it easy to maneuver on pavement and dirt trails.
  • The belt drive is rust and grease-free. It needs little maintenance and requires less cleaning than a chain.
  • The seat is easy to adjust. It has a quick-release seat post clamp.
  • The bike is available in attractive colors including Blue, Charcoal, Ultra Violet Purple, and limited-edition colorways.
  • The bike has a comfortable padded seat.
  • Touch-up paint is included to cover chips and scrapes on the frame.
  • The grip shifters are easy to use.
  • The Kenda K-Shield tires roll well on dirt and pavement.
  • At 19.5 lb, the Start 20" is light and easy for children to maneuver.
  • The brake levers are sized appropriately for child-sized hands.
  • Assembly is quick and easy. Priority provides online videos to assist riders in assembling and making adjustments to their bike.
  • Priority is very responsive to customer questions or issues.
  • A kickstand comes with the Start 20".
  • An included reflector set helps increase rider visibility.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The bike only has three gears. A greater gear range would make it easier for riders to climb steep hills.
  • Tools are required to remove the wheels. One expert noted they would have preferred quick-release skewers.
  • The external cable routing can easily get dirty. It is not as sleek-looking as a bike with internally routed cables.

Bottom line

The Priority Start 20" is a child's bike with a belt drive and Shimano Nexus internal gear hub. It has three gears. Children do not need to be moving to shift gears. The bike has a kickstand. The Start 20" is attractive and comes with touch-up paint. Some testers desired a greater gear range. Tools are required to remove the wheels. Experts note that quick-release skewers would make this an easier process.

Expert Reviews

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

Priority Start 20 Review

Combined with a lightweight frame and grease-free belt drive, the Start 20 is the perfect “Goldilocks” bike for the average everyday rider – not too basic, not too complex, but just right.

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Rascal Rides

Priority Start 20 Review

What makes it so great for school commuting and around town riding is that it has a belt drive.

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User Ratings

99/100 based on 24 ratings
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