Easy control interface to use the battery and motor while pedaling. The battery can last up to 30 minutes while running at speeds up to 9 miles per hour.
Motor wire connections can cut out, requiring repairs.
Good, durable design that is easy to pedal. Front wheel is designed to take extra abuse while acting as a basic bumper for safety. Easy to use for special tricks.
Too large for children around five years old and younger.
Steel frame and thick rear wheels ride well over rugged terrain. The bucket-style seat cradles the rider. Handlebars are textured for better grip. Comes with a tow hook attachment and grip tape. Sharp yellow and black design.
Maximum weight is 198 pounds. Not the most comfortable option on the market.
Easy-to-use controls over the direction and speed of the trike. Larger rear wheels are more durable than simple casters. Has better traction overall compared to thinner rear-wheel sets.
Plastic rear wheels wear down more quickly over time than other brands.
Comes with a brushless motor to assist with pedaling up hills when necessary. Smaller rear wheels help to keep control of the trike at higher speeds and turns.
Battery can drain quickly with heavy use.
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Drift trikes are heavy-duty, big-wheel style trikes that have rotating wheels on the rear end. These trikes are a lot of fun for bigger kids who can control the main wheel better than smaller children. The pedals on the front of this trike are connected to a larger set wheel. The rear end swivels around behind your child as he or she rides. These trikes sit low to the ground. Consider if you are interested in a motor-powered trike which will make it go faster. Some drift trikes have a seat that can be adjusted for leg length; others do not. Check the trike’s brake setup to see if it comes with hand or pedal brakes. While these are fun for older kids and even teens, check the weight limits before purchase.