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Schwinn SmartStart bikes are made to fit your child’s proportions

What is Schwinn SmartStart?

It is a complete redesign of bike geometry to better match a child’s body type to create a more comfortable, ideal riding position. This includes a lighter bike frame for added control, smaller grip diameters to match smaller hands, and a more narrow pedal position to match children’s smaller hips. Other kids bikes are just shrunken down versions of adult bikes.

On a SmartStart bike, there will be less wobble while the child pedals so they will feel more confident and comfortable while going through the learning process. Plus, the seat angle was changed so as the seat is raised the reach distance to the handlebar also increases; meaning that the bike will fit your child longer.

Schwinn Koen with 12-Inch WheelsFits children 2 – 4 years old, or 28 – 38 inches tall. Adjustable saddle and a slack seat-tube angle allow the bike to grow with your child and comes with training wheels.Schwinn Koen with 18-Inch WheelsFits children 5 – 7 years old, or 42 – 52 inches tall. Adjustable saddle and a slack seat-tube angle allow the bike to grow with your child.Schwinn Koen with 20-Inch WheelsFits children 6 years old and up, or 48 – 60 inches tall. Adjustable saddle and a slack seat-tube angle allow the bike to grow with your child.
  • mart Start design features a durable steel frame and kid specific proportions for easier pedaling and handling
  • Includes both rear coaster break and front caliper brake; easing the transition to a bigger, hand brake only bike when they’re ready
  • Full coverage chain guard to protect little hands, feet, and clothing
  • Fits children 3 – 5 years old, or 38 – 48 inches tall. Adjustable saddle and a slack seat-tube angle allow the bike to grow with your child
  • Includes training wheels, saddle handle for towing and storage, number plate, and limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike

Daniel T. Grifo 5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome bicycles for young kids

March 30, 2019 Color: Red Style: 20″ Wheels Verified Purchase

Our son is special needs and has a hard time with learning to ride a bicycle. We researched and came upon this bicycle. As soon as I put it together, our son was peddling away down the road. It has made him more confident in riding and pedaling. The design of the bike makes it easier for him to peddle and keep his balance. He even is using the hand brakes. As a parent of a special needs son, seeing him riding a bicycle with the other kids in the neighborhood was the best!!

MGill 4.0 out of 5 stars18″ Great bike for my 5 year old!

April 19, 2019 Color: Blue Style: 18″ Wheels Verified Purchase

We were in the trenches with the first two kids and bought used and cheap bikes. But for the 3rd kid it’s nothing but the best! 😉 He started on a Strider and then a 14″ RoyalBaby brand bike (LOVED that bike for an early learner/Strider transition bike at 3!!!) He is 5 now and needed something bigger and it was a debate between a bigger RoyalBaby or this Schwinn. I read reviews for both and decided to take a chance on this one. We’ve only had it for two days but so far so good. My husband put it together but it was pretty easy. He didn’t even look for directions until it came time to get the handlebars on and had a question. Docking one star due to it not coming with an allen wrench and we couldn’t find ours at the time. So that was a tad inconvenient. Assembly took about 20 minutes max.

Pros: 18″ Great size for my average size 5 year old. Debated between the 16″ and 18″ and went with the 18″ and glad we did! The handlebars will also raise up to continue to grow with my child and the seat raising!

Caliper handlebar brakes AND coaster brake!

Kickstand! Not all that come with training wheels have this and since we don’t need the training wheels, I was happy to see we didn’t need to buy an additional kickstand.

Feels sturdy. Nice weight- not too heavy in bike standards and not too cheap feeling.

Cons: No allen wrench included for convenient assembly. Kickstand is very hard for my 5 year old get in position, though I’m not sure that’s a con for the bike or just my child’s age/ability.

I will update this review if any of these thoughts change, but so far so good! My son HAD to have a blue bike and I’m glad we went straight from a 14″ to this 18″ model as he can handle it well now and it will continue to grow with him. He’s been riding it two days straight!

DrAwkwArD 5.0 out of 5 starsPerfect Proportions

June 13, 2019 Color: Red Style: 14″ Wheels Verified Purchase

I bought the red version from Amazon Warehouse (Like New). The box had been opened before but the bike was not put together before. The number plate was missing a screw and the sticker on the front was scratched and ripped. Not a huge deal.

The bike went together easily however some things needed adjusted. The steering tube had a notchy feeling so I backed off the top nut a half turn and that fixed the issue. The chain and rear wheel (pre-assembled) were also very tight but I was able to loosen that up a bit. The rest of the assembly was simple and I didn’t need the manual (it’s a bicycle, not a rocket engine).

As for the ergonomics and the SmartStart system, I think it’s fantastic. This bicycle looks like it was made for a child’s body. It’s not all scrunched up like most children’s bikes and the proportions are perfect for my son. Really impressed.

My son is 42″ tall and has an inseam of ~17 inches. The 14″ bike is perfect for him AND he has room to grow. He’s able to put his tippy toes down which gives him confidence and he still has enough room to comfortable pedal. VERY happy with the purchase. This is the perfect child’s pedal bike and the price is likely the best on the market.

HIGHLY recommended.

Daniel T. Grifo 5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome bicycles for young kids

March 30, 2019 Our son is special needs and has a hard time with learning to ride a bicycle. We researched and came upon this bicycle. As soon as I put it together, our son was peddling away down the road. It has made him more confident in riding and pedaling. The design of the bike makes it easier for him to peddle and keep his balance. He even is using the hand brakes. As a parent of a special needs son, seeing him riding a bicycle with the other kids in the neighborhood was the best!!

Daniel T. Grifo 5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome bicycles for young kids

March 30, 2019 Color: RedStyle: 20″ Wheels Verified Purchase

Our son is special needs and has a hard time with learning to ride a bicycle. We researched and came upon this bicycle. As soon as I put it together, our son was peddling away down the road. It has made him more confident in riding and pedaling. The design of the bike makes it easier for him to peddle and keep his balance. He even is using the hand brakes. As a parent of a special needs son, seeing him riding a bicycle with the other kids in the neighborhood was the best!!

MGill 4.0 out of 5 stars18″ Great bike for my 5 year old!

April 19, 2019 Color: Blue Style: 18″ Wheels Verified Purchase

We were in the trenches with the first two kids and bought used and cheap bikes. But for the 3rd kid it’s nothing but the best! 😉 He started on a Strider and then a 14″ RoyalBaby brand bike (LOVED that bike for an early learner/Strider transition bike at 3!!!) He is 5 now and needed something bigger and it was a debate between a bigger RoyalBaby or this Schwinn. I read reviews for both and decided to take a chance on this one. We’ve only had it for two days but so far so good. My husband put it together but it was pretty easy. He didn’t even look for directions until it came time to get the handlebars on and had a question. Docking one star due to it not coming with an allen wrench and we couldn’t find ours at the time. So that was a tad inconvenient. Assembly took about 20 minutes max.

Pros: 18″ Great size for my average size 5 year old. Debated between the 16″ and 18″ and went with the 18″ and glad we did! The handlebars will also raise up to continue to grow with my child and the seat raising!

Caliper handlebar brakes AND coaster brake!

Kickstand! Not all that come with training wheels have this and since we don’t need the training wheels, I was happy to see we didn’t need to buy an additional kickstand.

Feels sturdy. Nice weight- not too heavy in bike standards and not too cheap feeling.

Cons: No allen wrench included for convenient assembly. Kickstand is very hard for my 5 year old get in position, though I’m not sure that’s a con for the bike or just my child’s age/ability.

I will update this review if any of these thoughts change, but so far so good! My son HAD to have a blue bike and I’m glad we went straight from a 14″ to this 18″ model as he can handle it well now and it will continue to grow with him. He’s been riding it two days straight!

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