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Trek Jet 16

Trek Jet 16

2013

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (28 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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    4.0 stars

    (based on 28 reviews)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Built to Last  (24)
    • Stable  (19)
    • Smooth Ride  (17)
    • Easy to Grow Into  (17)
    • Highly Adjustable  (10)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (13)
    • Quickly Outgrown  (2)
    • Grips 
    • No Need For Tw's 
    • Sprocket too small 

    Best Uses

    • First Learning  (22)
    • Street Riding  (10)
    • Light Trails  (9)
    • Big Kids  (3)
    • My son loves riding trail 

    Reviewed by 28 customers

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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

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

    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

      • Stable
      • Smooth Ride
      • Built to Last

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Street Riding
      • First Learning

      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

      • Highly Adjustable
      • Stable
      • Built to Last

      Cons

      • Chain Falls Off Alot

      Best Uses

      • First Learning
      • Bumpy Driveway
      • 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

      • Built to Last
      • Smooth Ride
      • Grandson Loves This Bike
      • 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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      (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
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Stable
      • Easy to Grow Into
      • Smooth Ride

      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

        • 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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          (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

          • Smooth Ride
          • Built to Last

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Quickly Outgrown
          • Wears Quickly

          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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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          graduated from Jet 12, smooth transition

          By a-bomb

          from Calgary

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Street Riding
            • First Learning
            • Light Trails

            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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