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  1. One more you might want to look at, though it is...

    One more you might want to look at, though it is currently on backorder, is the Commencal Ramone 16": Commencal Ramones 16" Mountain Bike | Tikes Bikes

    I don't know when it will be back in stock,...
  2. I can't speak to how Spawn achieves CPSC...

    I can't speak to how Spawn achieves CPSC regulatory compliance (they may have done it the same way Cleary has, by increasing the max seat height), but they can be and have been imported into the U.S....
  3. It's unfortunate that the Priority Bikes video...

    It's unfortunate that the Priority Bikes video doesn't show any kids riding without training wheels, so it's hard to tell whether it's possible to adjust the seat height so that kids can put a foot...
  4. How tall is your daughter? If she is very tall,...

    How tall is your daughter? If she is very tall, as you suggest, you may want to look at the Islabike Beinn 20 small. My son, who will be 5 in September, recently started riding the Beinn 20 Small (a...
  5. Your previous comment implied that hand brakes on...

    Your previous comment implied that hand brakes on small bikes are inherently dangerous, which was provided in direct response to my suggestions regarding several well-made and high-end children's...
  6. My son has been safely riding a bike without a...

    My son has been safely riding a bike without a coaster brake since his 4th Birthday, after starting on a 12" Hotrock with a coaster brake, which frustrated him. I disagree that coaster brakes are...
  7. One more you might want to look at would be the...

    One more you might want to look at would be the ByK E-350. This is an Australian brand that recently started importing to the U.S. through CycleForce. They offer an 18" single-speed, which would...
  8. The Trek Jet and Mystic kids bikes are awful....

    The Trek Jet and Mystic kids bikes are awful. They weigh a ton and they have terrible geometry--super high riser bars that lead to a high center of gravity and twitchy handling, plus a high bottom...
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    As an alternative perspective, maybe if that...

    As an alternative perspective, maybe if that little girl had had a balance bike, she would have been riding on her own already without training wheels. My son started on a balance bike (and a Micro...
  10. You might also look at the Tykesbykes 16" bike. ...

    You might also look at the Tykesbykes 16" bike. It appears they are on a super (50% off) sale, so the bike would be $105 including shipping:
    https://www.tykesbykes.com/store/bicycles/16-pedal-bike/...
  11. The 16" Hot Rock isn't a bad bike--that's what my...

    The 16" Hot Rock isn't a bad bike--that's what my daughter was on before she moved to the 20" Islabike--and if you have an option to get one used for under $100, I might go for it--since he'll...
  12. If you're willing to order sight-unseen, take a...

    If you're willing to order sight-unseen, take a look at the Dawes Blowfish: Dawes Blowfish Boys - 16" Bike | Chain Reaction Cycles It's 16.5 lbs, significantly lighter than a Hot Rock or most other...
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    This family towed a Surly Bill trailer with their...

    This family towed a Surly Bill trailer with their 90 lb dog across a large part of the Western United States: The Family Ride | Cyclo-touring with ?Man?s Best Friend??
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    The product videos would probably give you a much...

    The product videos would probably give you a much better idea of how it steers than I can, but the basic gist is that if you lean your body (and consequently, the bar) to one side or the other, the...
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    Look at the Micro Mini 3 in 1 scooter. They...

    Look at the Micro Mini 3 in 1 scooter. They didn't have the ride-on mode when my kids were young enough to use it, but it is an awesome scooter and the scooter will last until he's about 5....
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    While this is no doubt a less than comprehensive...

    While this is no doubt a less than comprehensive data set, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2013 there were fewer than 500 reported injuries of female...
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    Thought of a few others: Dry Creek Parkway -...

    Thought of a few others:

    Dry Creek Parkway - Cherry Island and Roseville Segments | California Trails | TrailLink.com

    Miner's Ravine Trail and Pleasant Grove Creek Trails in Roseville...
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    Folsom has lots of bike trails and they tend to...

    Folsom has lots of bike trails and they tend to be less occupied and more friendly for the younger set than the American River Bike Trail (e.g., you won't have a spandex-clad roadie yell at your...
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    Funny that the pictures give that impression;...

    Funny that the pictures give that impression; we're actually a pretty eclectic mix, skewing towards late 30s/early 40s professionals/business owners/stay-at-home parents and we welcome all comers....
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    Just for increased visibility, you might consider...

    Just for increased visibility, you might consider picking up a safety vest for your daughter if you haven't already: PATRULL Reflective vest - 3 - 6 years/yellow - IKEA
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    I would hold off on buying more than you need...

    I would hold off on buying more than you need because the family biking market continues to evolve very rapidly--good examples would be the Xtracycle Edgerunner and the Bike Friday Haul-a-day, which...
  22. The Burley Piccolo (and the single-speed Kazoo)...

    The Burley Piccolo (and the single-speed Kazoo) is great. They are by far the best "trailer bikes". They've very lightweight and stable. The Piccolo weighs only 18 pounds, while our FollowMe plus my...
  23. Before we bought our second FollowMe, we thought...

    Before we bought our second FollowMe, we thought we would save a little money and try a Trail-Gator instead. We couldn't get the bracket to fit on my son's Cleary Hedgehog, our CNOC 14 or our Beinn...
  24. Yeah, we started with a WeeHoo for my daughter,...

    Yeah, we started with a WeeHoo for my daughter, then moved onto a Burley Piccolo and then when my son outgrew his Bobike Mini last year, we picked up our first FollowMe tandem (found on Craigslist...
  25. The FollowMe tandem is fantastic! We love ours....

    The FollowMe tandem is fantastic! We love ours. The best place to get it is through Bike-discount in Germany: FollowMe Tandem | FollowMe Shop. It's about half the cost of Clever Cycles. Only caveat...
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