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Trek Jet 16
  • Color: Dark Blue/Gloss White
  • Color: Red/Metallic Black

Trek Jet 16

2013

Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
$194.99
$209.99
Dark Blue/Gloss White
Availability:
  • This item is available, but is not allowed to be shipped. You can purchase it online and pick it up at our retail location. There are no exceptions. Our retail store is located at 1337 N Wells St Chicago IL, 60610
 

Product Details

2013 Trek Jet 16

Trek's Jet 16 delivers a great ride plus rugged durability and reliability you'll really appreciate. And, your child will love the cool looks and sharp moto styling. The racy frame and fork are all steel and the components are sized just right for your tyke. It also comes with safety pads, tough tires, heavy-duty training wheels, and a confidence-inspiring coaster brake.

 
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    3.5 stars

    (based on 8 reviews)

    62%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Built to Last  (7)
    • Stable  (6)
    • Smooth Ride  (5)
    • Easy to Grow Into  (4)
    • Low center bar 

    Cons

    • Heavy  (3)
    • Wears Quickly 
    • Quickly Outgrown 
    • Sprocket too small 

    Best Uses

    • First Learning  (7)
    • Street Riding  (4)
    • Light Trails  (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Great starter bike!

    By Trekkie2000

    from Riverview, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Built to Last
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • First Learning

      Comments:

      This bike is being ridden by my two year old son who outgrew another brand of bike. The Jet 16 is well-made, sturdy, and can take the abuse of smaller children. My son zips around the neighborhood on this thing like he is an old cycling pro. Some say the bike is heavy, but you have to consider the riding audience which are small kids who would likely destroy lighter materials. If my two year old can ride this Jet 16 with no problem, yours can too! This is a good bike!

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      3.0

      Heavy and difficult to pedal

      By lakeforestil

      from Lake Forest, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Smooth Ride
      • Built to Last

      Cons

      • Wears Quickly
      • Quickly Outgrown
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • First Learning

      Comments:

      Like a lot of the other reviews say, this bike is so heavy. As a result, I think it makes it difficult to pedal up even slight inclines. My son learned to ride on this bike, so it served its purpose, but it's just an average quality bike - not worth the price premium. Now he's riding it faster, and he has to pedal it so fast to just ride at an average speed. I'm guessing Trek put a small sprocket on it to compensate for the massive weight. Also, the grips wore out rather quickly and had to be replaced. And not on the ends from being laid down, in the middles where your hand rests. I'm pretty surprised that the grip quality is so low.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great if you like sherman tanks

      By bigskymudflaps

      from Salt Lake City

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stable
      • Smooth Ride
      • Built to Last

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • First Learning
      • Light Trails

      Comments:

      This is a good bike. It works well. The problem is that it weighs more than my 56cm road bike with 20 speeds. This thing is a tank. I'd be glad to pay more to get less, if you know what I mean. Another issue is the crank length, I'd make them a little longer for more uphill leverage. Please consider making "nicer" children's bikes. I'm about to go out and buy a tig welder and a bike jig and make my own. Try and ride this thing up a hill. Well, I have--kind of. I just have to push my kid. He can't go up the slightest incline and he's a good rider with strong legs.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      graduated from Jet 12, smooth transition

      By a-bomb

      from Calgary

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy to Grow Into
      • Built to Last
      • Smooth Ride
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • First Learning
        • Light Trails
        • Street Riding

        Comments:

        This is our second bike in the Jet series as my son moved up from his Jet 12, which is now finding new life with my youngest son. These bikes are bomb proof, my kids take these on light single track, little jumps, trips to the park, camping etc etc. If Trek ever needed a pilot group to test its durability look our way, these bikes have held up! Yes these bikes are a little on the husky side but that is for good reason and by design, they maintain the riders centre of gravity. I've seen my kids rip on light weight Canadian Tire specials and you see why Trek built these on the heavy side, the cheap bikes get thrown everywhere, steering and control especially on bumpy sections are all over, the Treks weight keeps them centred and controlled. At times you do wish there was another gear as the kids look like they're rockin a spin class, but on the other hand do you want to be fussing with gears on a 4 yr olds bike...nah. If you want a solid qulaity bike for your kid then this is a bike you should look at. The price might turn some people away and that s too bad, but I am sure Trek parents who've spent some dough on their own bikes appreciate and understand why the cost is a little more. Happy riding everyone!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great for my 3 year old

        By Karl

        from Canton,Ga

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Built to Last
        • Easy to Grow Into
        • Smooth Ride
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light Trails
          • Street Riding

          Comments:

          see for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6QA6SP3vE

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good quality but not for good riders

          By Bergy

          from Indianapolis

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Stable
          • Built to Last
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

          • Sprocket too small

          Best Uses

          • First Learning

          Comments:

          Great learner but once the trainers come off, my son is peddling 3x as fast for half the speed. He's faster on his 12" that has slightly larger sprocket. It's almost dangerous as he pedals so fast. Called Trek and few options. He won't be able to use it longer. Would love to hear options as it wasn't cheap.

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          2.0

          Solid build, but too heavy.

          By Pako

          from Kalispell, Montana

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Built to Last
          • Easy to Grow Into
          • Highly Adjustable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Street Riding
          • First Learning

          Comments:

          We bought this bike for our 3 yr old son to replace a cheap bike we had gotten him before. This bike is a lot better build. Seems very solid and will take the beating my son is prepared to deliver on it. My main concern at this point is the weight. This thing weighs more than my full size mountain bike. If he falls over and it lands on him, he is stuck, he can't even get out from under it. This bike is just on the edge of being to big for him at this time but expect by summers end it will fit him better, but I still can't get over the weight. It's unreal for how small the bike is. I will say that everything else about the bike gleams with quality constuction. Gearing is smooth, guards are funtional and well placed, I think it will be a great bike for him for many years to come. The upside to the weight is that he will have some monster quads by the summers end. I would recommend this bike, but only after warning them about the weight. Our intent was to get him a bike that he could navigate up hills better. Although the stroke and tires of this bike are better, the weight is counter productive, and I find that he needs more help now than before.

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          4.0

          great first time bike

          By Jacknbox

          from Durham, NC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Low center bar
          • Easy to Grow Into
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Street Riding
            • First Learning

            Comments:

            Our just turned 6 year needed a larger bike. He was still using training wheels on his 14 inch bike. It was a very heavy bike a was hard for him to keep stable without the TWs. We got the Jet 16 and he was doing large circles, stopping and starting after 1 morning on this bike. He loves it! Says it makes him go really fast!

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