RoyalBaby Space Shuttle

74/100
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Facts

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Number of Gears
Weight
20.0 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the RoyalBaby Space Shuttle. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

5 reasons to buy

  • The monocoque magnesium frame is lightweight and looks funky.
  • 120mm disc brakes increased confidence and kept working in wet conditions.
  • Many parents found assembly to be easy and quick.
  • Fat, 2.4” tires kept the Space Shuttle firmly grounded.
  • Customer service was responsive, swiftly replacing faulty pedals and forks.

8 reasons not to buy

  • Buyers found that their bike did not come with dual disc-brakes, as pictured.
  • In a number of instances, chains were radically over-tensioned.
  • Pedal bearings were sometimes so shot that, they wouldn’t turn.
  • Wheels occasionally arrived untrued.
  • One owner received uneven forks and sent them back.
  • A couple of parents were unable to fully lower the seat tube.
  • An owner reported rust inside the headtube and headset of their new bike.
  • One parent said that the magnesium frame snapped in half while their child was riding the Space Shuttle.

Bottom line

Praise be to RoyalBaby for innovative attempts at weight-reduction and performance braking on a child’s bike. A heavy bike is a common factor in discouraging a child from learning to ride. Dual disc brakes are an amazing addition on a bike aimed at toddlers and small children. But… at least five buyer reviews reported that they did not receive a bike with dual disc brakes, despite it always being pictured in that configuration. Instead, the Space Shuttle was often fit with a rear coaster brake. There is only one report of a frame breaking in two while a child was riding it, but if true this is a great concern. Consider both positive and negative reviews and approach with caution. It definitely is a great-looking machine, though.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 expert reviews

User Ratings

78/100 based on 85 ratings
  • 5 star
    62%
  • 4 star
    14%
  • 3 star
    9%
  • 2 star
    4%
  • 1 star
    11%

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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#80 Best Kids
Bottom 20%
#45 Best Toddlers
Bottom 20%
#290 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 20%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
RoyalBaby Space Shuttle
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