My six year old is wanting a new Schwinn Stingray. He's tried a Trek and we looked at a Specialized, but he didn't get excited about either of them. He's seen the TV commercial with the gang of kids on Stingrays and that's what he says he wants.
My guess is this bike is very difficult to ride anywhere except on flat land. Also, since he's not yet well balanced on a two-wheeler will the Stingray be more difficult to ride and therefore frustrating? Should we wait until he's proficient on his upright bike before considering the Stingray?
Opinions are ok, but I'd prefer to hear from those with young kids who are riding a chopper bike.