Owner reviews for the 12-inch Schwinn Roadster Trike at Amazon.com and Walmart.com are positive, with many happy parents commenting on the sleek retro design. The tricycle is available for both boys and girls in blue, red or pink, and it comes with chrome fenders, a bell and a wooden standing deck. It's suitable for kids between the ages of 2 and 5. Reviewers say the rubber air-filled tires are superior to typical plastic wheels and offer a smoother, quieter ride. The tricycle has a low center of gravity and a wide bucket seat, which makes it very stable, according to parents. Owners also say they love the adjustable seat, which can grow with the child. However, the steel frame is heavier than plastic tricycles, and parents say the Schwinn Roadster Trike can rust easily if left outside. Replacement inner tubes can also be hard to find. For children over the age of 5, the Razor Rip Rider 360 (*Est. $90) earns numerous recommendations for its fun and unusual spinning motion.
The best review of the Schwinn Roadster Trike comes from Babble.com, which includes the tricycle in a recent group test. The trike also attracts a large number of owner-written reviews at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Target.com. Online retailers ToysRUs.com and TricycleKids.com have a small number of user reviews.
The Schwinn Roadster Trike earns a Readers' Choice award from Babble.com. Editors say they love the retro design and durable steel frame, but they note that it is heavier than many other tricycles on the market.
Review: Readers' Choice: Schwinn Roadster 12" Tricycle, Michelle Horton, June 2011
Owners posting to Amazon.com give the Schwinn Roadster Trike very high ratings in more than 350 individual reviews. The Roadster gets high marks for its retro style, sturdy and stable construction, and easy assembly.
Review: Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Tricycle, Contributors to Amazon.com
On Walmart.com, parents say their kids love the Schwinn Roadster and it is easy to put together. In more than 250 reviews, the Schwinn Roadster gets high marks for its sturdy, durable design. There are a few complaints about broken or missing parts.
Review: Schwinn 12" Roadster Trike, Pink, Contributors to Walmart.com
The Schwinn Roadster Trike enjoys a 4.5-star rating at Target.com. Reviewers say the tricycle is durable and made with high-quality components that keep it riding well for years. However, some say that components or parts were damaged during shipping.
Review: Schwinn 12" Roadster Tricycle, Contributors to Target.com
About 20 reviewers comment on the Schwinn Roadster Tricycle at ToysRUs.com, giving it a 4-star rating (out of 5). Parents appreciate the durability, and they say their kids love to ride it. They say the bike can rust easily, however.
Review: Schwinn Roadster Tricycle, Contributors to ToysRUs.com
The Schwinn Roadster only has a handful of reviews at online retailer TricycleKids.com. Most say their kids love it, and parents like the adjustable seat and stable ride. However, reviewers say it can be difficult to find replacement inner tubes.
Review: Schwinn 12" Roadster tricycle, Contributors to TricycleKids.com