Over in the any-topic-is-on-topic thread (otherwise known as Rue’s MMP thread), I was saying how my 8-year-old son is longing for a Schwinn Stringray. He has announced he’s saving up to buy one.
This is fine with me because I’m rather disinclined to get one for him. I don’t think he’d enjoy it, for one thing. They don’t appear to be designed for normal bike-riding (especially jumping or riding in the grass, which my son is likely to do), they’re heavy and designed for looks and (I said) are shoddily constructed. I base this opinion on adult reviews on amazon. This one is typical.
Homebrew’s son has one, and he says that while the bike is “heavy and takes a bit of adjustment to ride. But shoddy doesn’t enter the equation.”
Anyone else own a child with a Stingray? What can you tell me about it?