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Smart Trike Explorer

Smart Trike Explorer

2.5 from 18 reviews

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Lauren

Lauren

  • 14 reviews
  • 3 likes

Suits us well

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We purchased to take bub back and forward to park and beach along roads both sealed and gravel. A little bumpy on gravel but all part of the fun ride for our little boy.
Easy to maneuver if front wheel locked properly to avoid bubs changing course.
Can steer off course if bub puts feet on wheel. This will be avoided once he is taller.
Does not reverse which means a larger turning circle than a pram.
Cover can blow up with wind but we have avoided by lowering below 90 degrees.
Good amount of storage across pockets and bags. Easily fits change of clothes, shoes, hats etc. High storage with zip helpful for valuables.
Easy to build. Doesnt fold but doubt we would if given the option.


SaraHS

SaraHS

  • 5 reviews

Perfect

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It’s a life saver! My daughter hates her pram, and she enjoys this trike so much! although she has gotten abit bigger now , so she kicks her feed on the paddles ? it makes it a bit harder to manoeuvre when she does so, but other than that , it’s light weight and has a lot of storage!
My daughter started using it at 9months and she is 17 months now ;)

Abigail

AbigailPerth, WA

  • 9 reviews
  • 4 likes
  • Verified purchase

Simple, light, easy to transport

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Most annoying product!! Waste of $$$

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Purchased $129 smart trike groove, can’t use it. Constantly having to stop and adjust steering, impossible to steer straight. If baby grabs handle bar bike is dangerous just careers off or across road. Biggest waste of money on baby product and that’s saying something!! Wish I had read reviews before purchase, would have spent more money. You would think nearly $130 would be enough.


Michael F

Michael FCentral, SA

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

great for little ones

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it's easy to steer, get around the shops easily with it. doesnt fold down to easily very frustrating as takes up a bit of room in the car. but other then that great my kids love em prams/strollers get boring for little ones, but with this they are very entertained at all times. great harness and shade cover. very sturdy and strong frame.


Rach

Rach

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Save your money

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Doesn't steer well. Hard to fold and the bike stage of it is useless. I would never waste my money on one of these again and I'd suggest other do the same. I bought full price and sold for $20 as the trike is useless. Don't bother. Just skip this and get a proper bike.


Gary A

Gary A

  • 7 reviews
  • 5 likes

Ours is the newer model and works well

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Purchased two for our twins from baby bunting and the results are very good, use them all the time over our pebble Crete driveway. Our girls love riding in them, sun shades are very sturdy on ours and nothing has broken. They steer well forward but not good at reversing


Sam L

Sam L

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Can't even use it. Terrible product!

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You'd think for the price you pay you'd get something you can at least use! The worst thing for me was the sun shade does NOT work - with the slightest bit of breeze it flips up exposing baby to the hot blazing sun. I'm sure it worked well in the factory though with no wind blowing. It's a serious design flaw! Other than that I really liked this bike but can't even use it now.

I personally found it easy to maneuver and had no problems there, and yes I think it was quite easy to unfold and pack away in the car. Quality is ok but could be better for what you pay (mine was $170)

Does what it should. Little one loves it. Don't be fooled by poor reviews, just be reallistic

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Unpractical piece of plastic

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This is by far the worst thing we have ever purchased for our daughter- and unfortunatly this was a first birthday present. Every second walking with it is frustrating and unpleasant; the front wheel swivel on its own making it hard to stear, the suncover flaps up and down with the slightest breeze, it has even tipped over with my little girl in it; and did i mention how hard it is to steer with the front wheel locking all the time. I jus got home after another unpleasant walk and literally through it out the door. If i still had a receipt i would demand every cent back.


Great. Easy to use

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Love it

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I find this trike amazing !!!
I haven't had any difficulty with steering or with the front wheel. We Love this trike and so does my son !! also very easy to assemble and great quality. I love how much storage it offers too. Would highly recommend to other families.


ash burns

ash burnsVictoria, Australia

  • 8 reviews
  • 6 likes

Could not possibly hate this thing more then I do

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Where to even start with this overpriced piece of junk. The sunshade cannot be locked into place so the wind just pushes the sunshade up rendering it usless. The front wheel has a mind of it's own and is quite dangerous, almost resulting in toppling the trike on one occasion. The handle is flimsy and cannot be secured properly. The hubcaps occasionly come loose despite being fitted correctly. Honestly could go on for hours about how disappointing this thing is. Great idea, but in this case very poorly designed and executed. Anyone considering purchasing this trike I strongly urge you to reconsider.


JazzyB

JazzyBAU

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Awful - impossible to steer

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The front wheel careens around wildy - tipping the trike and making it impossible to steer. My 12 month old son can reach the front wheel and if his foot barely touches it that also sends you careening off the path. You can't locate the brake with the bag attached. I am so so disappointed in this trike. Its almost unusable and the biggest waste of $200.

Rhonda. P

Rhonda. POfficer

Complete waste of money. Do not buy!!!

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This trike is virtually impossible to steer in a straight line. The handle is made from cheap plastic and feels very loose so steering is difficult. The front wheel has a mind of it's own. The sun shade keeps coming unattached. The brake is hard to locate when bag is in place. Extremely dissatisfied with this trike.

mumofsam

mumofsamnewcastle

what a waste of money

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Absolutely terrible. The canopy does not lock into place and pops out of place in the wind. My son can easily reach the front wheel at 12 months and can push the trike in either direction by pressing down. The tiny plastic lever that changes the front wheel from independent to child controlled also malfunctions all the time. The handle has so much movement in it that it doesn't feel secure at all. You cannot see the brake with the bag on the back of the trike.


Tara

TaraVICTORIA

Terrible Trike- Not worth $250

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Purchased for my daughters 1st bday & we are EXTREMELY disappointed! The trike is very difficult to steer, the front wheel has a mind of its own and if going over bumps the wheel decides to lock itself. Sun shade is useless and always becomes unclicked. The overall product is tacky plastic. Most def not worth $250.


appalling

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I've had 3 of these for my 10mth old first 1 the wheel kept falling off wouldn't lock in 2nd one missing wheel guard at front 3rd one kept pulling and jerking to the right I have a replacement 4th one but unsure if its safe enough not worth the RRP of $249 would never by again

Questions & Answers

Laura D.

Laura D.asked

Can someone PLEASE tell me how to LOCK the steering mechanism? I am having a very difficult time trying to do this.

No answers

Appleeye

Appleeyeasked

Help!! I just purchased this but the front wheel just spins when moving forward in stroller mode and then when it does stop sometimes it's facing crosswise so it's impossible to move the trike forwards. How do I stop this from happening? I've even tried taking it apart & putting it back together. I thought I just upgraded, as I had the model with the flat canopy but that blew up in the wind all the time, BUT the steering was amazing!! And there was something attached to the wheel from the parent handlebars that actually turned the wheels. While it didn't have a huge turning circle, you quickly learnt to get around that. This one as it is at the moment is impossible to steer... feeling like I've made a huge mistake!!

1 answer
Alex
Alex

Hi,
I had the same experience with that model.
So I contact smartike costumer service and they explained me that they had a specific problem with that model.
Contact them at their web site. They are great. They will find a solution for you, I'm sure.


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Details

Category3-Wheel Prams & Strollers
Price (RRP) $249.00
Seating Type Single
Convertible No
Suitable Age0+ months
Seat OrientationForward-facing
Bassinet Compatible No
Capsule CompatibleNo
Wheel MaterialSolid
Weight8.43 kg
Folded Dimensions66 x 22.3 x 44.1 cm

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