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Trek Jet 16

Trek Jet 16

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (30 Reviews)
 

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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    4.5 stars

    (based on 30 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Built to Last  (24)
    • Stable  (20)
    • Easy to Grow Into  (18)
    • Smooth Ride  (18)
    • Highly Adjustable  (11)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (13)
    • Quickly Outgrown  (2)
    • Sprocket too small 
    • Grips 
    • Chain Falls Off Alot 

    Best Uses

    • First Learning  (23)
    • Street Riding  (11)
    • Light Trails  (10)
    • Big Kids  (3)
    • Kids First Bike 

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Son loves his "Super Red racer"

    By Super Red Racer

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me

    Pros

    • Smooth Ride
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Easy to Grow Into
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light Trails
      • First Learning
      • Street Riding

      Comments:

      Our son started riding a pedal bike when he turned three. No training wheels!!! We can thank his balance bike for that. A family friend offered their son's "first bike" to our son. He rode it for a summer but the 12" wheels created more work when pedaling and the weight of the bike itself was too much. We finally found a bike that would work in the 16" Trek Jet. Our son, now 4 years old, loves it and took off like a pro the second he sat on it. Again... NO TRAINING WHEELS required. We look forward to using this for all of our kids. He calls it his super red racer.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Starting My Son Off Right!

      By Turbo One

      from Charlotte, nc

      About Me

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Kids First Bike

      Comments:

      This is a great first bike for a child. My son is have so much fun with back

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      5.0

      Best 16" bike for a 4 year old!

      By First time Trekker

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        I bought this for my 4 year old and he has ridden it many times and it is a huge step up from the ordinary "big box" store bikes that sell for a lot less. I would say it is worth the money and I can easily see my son taking the training wheels off very soon due to how well this bike was made. He feels very comfortable on it. Only draw back on it is the weight which is typical for this kind of kids bike so it is not a disadvantage compared to the rest of the market, just something I wish they would change for little kids bikes as an industry.

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        4.0

        Good Looking and Well Built - But Heavy

        By Dez

        from Bermuda

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Smooth Ride
        • Stable
        • Built to Last

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • First Learning
        • Street Riding

        Comments:

        Kid loves riding it and does so constantly. His first two-wheeled bike was a wooden balance bike, so I expect it won't be long before the trainers come off. He appeared to be very confident from first ride and learned the foot brakes very quickly. It appears to be easily maneuverable, despite its weight. However, my son appears to struggle to get up even the slightest of grades. I had to carry the bike uphill and through the city streets to get to my car - trust me, it's heavy. Otherwise, it is a very good investment so far.

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        4.0

        can ride off road

        By scott

        from Southern Colorado

        About Me

        Pros

        • Stable
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Built to Last

        Cons

        • Chain Falls Off Alot

        Best Uses

        • Bumpy Driveway
        • First Learning
        • Dirt

        Comments:

        highly adjustable training wheels make it possibe for my 5 yr. old boy to ride on our bumpy dirt and rock driveway. chain slips off easily which is quickly becoming a hassle. overall a well built investment. This bike might aviod the growing pile of junk bikes my 3 kids have created over the years.

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        5.0

        Great Little Bike

        By jbanik

        from Winona, MN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Smooth Ride
        • Grandson Loves This Bike
        • Built to Last
        • Stable

        Cons

        • No Need For Tw's

        Best Uses

        • Street Riding
        • Light Trails

        Comments:

        Got for Grandsons 5th birthday. Had bike shop remove training wheels. The kid wants to ride this bike all the time.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this bike!!

        By Kell78

        from Grande Prairie Ab

        About Me

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • First Learning

          Comments:

          This is my son's first 2 wheeler (he's 4), this is the first 2 wheeler he has been able to pedal with ease and we have tried a lot of bikes. Because of the extra weight it is more stable and he feels safe. Just to note my son has an eye condition that effects his depth perception and he is not very coordinated and has bad balance so if my kid can ride this bike anyone can :)

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great starter bike!

          By Trekkie2000

          from Riverview, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Stable
          • Built to Last

          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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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Heavy and difficult to pedal

            By lakeforestil

            from Lake Forest, IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Built to Last
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

            • Quickly Outgrown
            • Wears Quickly
            • 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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            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (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

            • Smooth Ride
            • Built to Last
            • Stable

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Light Trails
            • First Learning

            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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