Parents say kids love the Razor Rip Rider 360, an unusual tricycle designed with one large front wheel and two caster wheels in the rear. The caster wheels can swivel in multiple directions, so kids are thrilled to do spins and drifts. Parents like the Razor Rip Rider 360 mainly because their kids love it, but they also say it's easy to assemble and a good value. The Razor Rip Rider 360 is designed for kids ages 5 and older, and a 160-pound weight limit means kids can use this trike for a long time. Some parents note that taller kids (around the age of 10) can hit their legs on the handlebars, but most reviewers say their younger kids fit fine. Both boys and girls love the Razor Rip Rider 360, so many parents wish it came in more colors other than blue. Overall, parents say the Razor Rip Rider 360 is a great buy, but make sure your child has the appropriate protective gear, because this trike goes fast. For those who want a more traditional tricycle, we also found good reviews for the Schwinn Roadster Trike (Est. $70).
The best reviews of the Razor Rip Rider 360 come from Babble.com and Britain's The Sun. Both sources evaluate the tricycle in a group test, and tester comments and impressions are included in the analysis. User reviews are another good source for information, especially at Amazon.com and Walmart.com. ConsumerReports.org has an older review.
1. The Sun
Britain's The Sun enlists the help of an 8-year-old boy to test a variety of bikes, scooters and riding toys. Of the eight vehicles evaluated, the kid tester has the most fun on the Razor Rip Rider 360, calling it "his favourite."
Review: We Take Extreme Wheels for a Spin, Sam Carlisle, June 7, 2011
The Razor Rip Rider 360 earns a Babble Best award from Babble.com. "This might be the most fun your kids will ever have on a non-motorized bike," says Michelle Horton. Editors recommend it for ages 5 and up.
Review: Best Toy Bike: Razor RipRider 360 Caster Tricycle, Michelle Horton, June 2011
ConsumerReports.org asks a group of 3- to 13-year-olds to evaluate seven popular outdoor toys. Ten of the 11 children pick the Razor Rip Rider 360 as their favorite, saying that it's fun to ride and that they love doing "donuts."
Review: Summer Toys, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, June 2009
More than 170 reviewers at Amazon.com give the Razor Rip Rider 360 high ratings. Most parents say they are happy because their kids love the trike, and even older kids like to ride it -- although their legs might be too long. Some parents say the bike was damaged during shipping.
Review: Razor Rip Rider 360 Drifting Ride-On, Contributors to Amazon.com
The Razor Rip Rider 360 enjoys nearly perfect ratings after 100 reviews at Walmart.com. Parents say their kids love it, but they caution that you can't forget the protective gear.
Review: Razor Rip Rider 360 Caster Tricycle, Contributors to Walmart.com
Buzzillions.com compiles more than 100 reviews for the Razor Rip Rider 360. The bike gets high marks for durability, but parents note that taller kids may find their legs too long.
Review: Razor Rip Rider 360 Reviews, Contributors to Buzzillions.com