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    Garmin Edge 500 Bike Computer Features A Highly Sensitivity GPS

    May 5th, 2011

    Small product picture of garmin bike computer review.

    Riding a bicycle isn’t an activity just for kids, but is in fact a great way for adults to get outside and get some good exercise. Those who take their cycling seriously enjoy knowing how far they’ve gone, how many calories they’ve burned, and other details about their exercise. Previously, the only ways to do this were to ride a stationary bike inside or punch the information manually into a computer program after your ride. Now you can enjoy a good ride outside while getting instant feedback on your exercise with the Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS. This Garmin bike computer is specially designed for use on bicycles and features a lightweight design.

    The unit is capable of tracking your distance, speed, location and elevation courtesy of its highly-sensitive GPS. When teamed with a heart rate monitor, the Garmin is even capable of monitoring heart rates and tracking calories burned. There are a variety of GPS units available on the market these days, ranging from larger mounting units like this to smaller, wrist watch sized models. Choosing the one that is right for each individual will depend on their individual needs. While most online reviewers were pleased with their Garmin Edge 500 bike computer, a handful of reviewers found a major problem with their unit. Several reviewers commented that their Edge unit would appear to track all their data during a ride, but none of the information was there to download when they got home. This happened to a number of users and is a crucial error in a system designed to provide information for analysis later on. Although most users were happy with their purchase of the Garmin Edge 500 Cycling GPS, it is worth taken extra caution before spending a hefty chunk of change given multiple users experienced data loss on their units on several occasions.

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    Schwinn Bike Computer Tracks Speed, Distance And Calories Burned

    May 5th, 2011

    Small product picture of bike computer review.

    Riding a bike is great exercise, but it’s hard to improve your workout routine when you don’t know what it involves. The Schwinn Bike Computer has 17 functions that allow you to track speed, distance, time, calories burned and more. It’s small and lightweight, attaching easily to the handlebars. The screen flashes large numbers so it’s easy to read, and a backlit screen allows for easy viewing at night. No longer do you have to anticipate what your workouts include; with this bike computer, you’ll know each time! There are a variety of bike computers on the market, but this particular model is made by Schwinn, a name synonymous with quality bikes and parts.

    The Bell Bike Computer is another popular product, as it’s less expensive than the Schwinn and offers dependable readings. However, the Bell bike computer only has 10 functions and a portion of product owners complained about its interference and inconsistent readings. The Schwinn wireless bike computer did have negative reviews regarding the mounting capacity. Some product owners found that the computer fell off easily and kept interrupting the workout. And while some product owners loved that the bike computer was intuitive, others wanted more control over the settings and remembering their workout information. The majority of online ratings was positive however, and focused on the computer’s dependability and number of features for the price. Even with satisfied customers, many offered helpful tips in their reviews for ensuring that the computer is installed correctly and has consistent readings. Overall, this is a suitable bike computer and offers many functions for the modest cost.

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    Schwinn Roadster Tricycle Has An Adjustable Seat For Comfort

    October 26th, 2010

    Product review of schwinn roadster tricycle.

    Are you looking for a fun way for your kids to get some exercise and do it in style? Does the name Schwinn evoke memories from your childhood? If so, then the throwback style of a Schwinn trike may just be what you are hoping to find. The Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike has retro styling and chrome handlebars with long tassels and a bell. It sports a wide design that contributes to it having a low center of gravity. This low center of gravity helps to prevent the trike from tipping over. It does not have brakes but does boast an adjustable, sculpted seat that provides comfort and support, which is a nice addition.

    The trike has rubber tires with tubes in both the front 12-inch and the two back 8-inch tires. Online reviews have reported numerous problems with the tires going flat and replacement tubes being hard to find. The frame is made from full steel heavy-duty construction, but a poor quality finish on some have led to a premature rusting of the trike. The Schwinn Roadster Tricycle can provide hours of fun and miles of smiles for any child. They will be peddling their way to fun in no time.

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    Disney Princess Kids Bike Horn Mounts On Both Bikes And Trikes

    October 26th, 2010

    Product review of kids bike horn.

    Every little princess needs a chariot to ride in and every chariot needs a way to announce its triumphant arrival. There is no better way to proclaim the arrival of a princess than a trumpeting horn. The Disney Princess Horn is very lightweight and easy to assemble. It comes adorned with a big satin bow. While there are no pictures of the Princesses printed on the horn, they are represented by the special charms that are attached to the ribbons. The ribbons can come loose and need to be reattached as can the charms. Glue or tape can quickly remedy the situation. The horn mounts well to both bicycles and trike’s.

    One unique use for the horn is to add a little style by mounting it onto a walker. The horn is loud and works extremely well. On occasion, the reed in the kids bike horn my come loose and need to be reinserted, but this is not overly difficult. The pink and purple colors of the horn lend themselves well to a Disney Princess theme. This horn will make a great accessory to any princess’s coach.

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    The Diamondback Mini Viper Kid’s BMX Bike Is Well Suited For Kids

    October 26th, 2010

    Product review of cycles for kids.

    When your child is ready to upgrade from a trike to a big kid’s bike, consider the Diamondback Mini Viper Kids’ BMX Bike. A smaller version of the full-sized Diamondback Viper, this cycle for kids is geared specifically for kids aged four to eight. It has a compact frame and training wheels for those youngsters just learning to ride. Not a cheaply made bike, the Mini Viper features a heavy-duty steel frame and fork. The aluminum wheels have twenty-eight spokes, and the seat is padded. This cycle for kids also has junior, “mushroom” style grips perfect for the smaller child in your family which will put a smile on their face.

    Overall, customers on Amazon gave positive reviews of this model, noting the sturdiness and durability of the whole bike, including the training wheels. However, while the Diamondback Mini Viper does come with an owner’s manual that gives tips on safety, how to ride, and the like, customers were unhappy with the lack of assembly instructions. Designed with younger children in mind and with all the features and specifications of its larger counterpart, this is one bike that is sure to last and keep both parents and children happy.

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    Raleigh Diamondback Octane Is A Top Notch Kids Mountain Bike

    October 26th, 2010

    Product review of kids mountain bikes.

    If your son is outgrowing their bike and you’re in the market for a newer, sturdy upgrade, consider the Diamondback Octane Jr Boy’s Mountain Bike. With twenty inch wheels, this high-quality bike is sure to satisfy both parents and sons alike. The frame is constructed of aluminum that’s been heat-treated and features a replaceable derailleur hanger. Boys can learn to shift with the Octane’s six-speed Shimano shifter. This Diamondback model also boasts a derailleur, freewheel, and thirty millimeter suspension fork. The wheels are encased in aluminum rims, and alloy linear pull brakes ensure safety and ease of stopping.

    An excellent lifetime warranty on the frame plus varying warranties for other parts makes this bike a smart buy. According to the reviews I’ve researched, this model is highly liked by customers who have purchased it. Overall, the customers have noted it is more expensive than some brands and models, but the durability, safety and ease of use outdoes any less costly kids mountain bikes. Whether for hitting some new trails with dad, or just biking to the local park or ice cream stand, this bike will get plenty of use from your son.

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    The Delta Airzound Bike Horn Is A Loud And Effective Horn

    October 26th, 2010

    Product review of delta airzound bike horn.

    It’s inevitable if you’re riding a bike: some car, not paying attention, with pull a crazy maneuver that puts you in danger. In a situation like this, a tiny, polite ding from a traditional bike bell is simply not going to do the trick; in this case, you need a loud attention grabber like the Delta Airzound Bike Horn. There are three main factors that make this product worth checking into. First and foremost, the Delta Airzound Bike Horn promises loud sounds at the touch of your finger. In fact, the Airzound can reach up to 115 decibels, but also comes with a control for volume which helps in different environments. This is important when considering biking around quiet neighborhoods.

    Next, the Airzound requires no batteries or cartridges and is refillable with any standard bike pump. Third, Delta offers a lifetime warranty on manufacturer defects. Also, installation is easy as the unit fits right on your bike’s handlebar. Customers on Amazon felt this product really contributed to the safety of their bike rides, and noted the unit does produce very loud sounds. It should be noted, though, that several reviewers have noticed the loud sound can scare pedestrians and felt this product should be used by mature, safety-minded adults.

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    Radio Flyer Big Flyer Is A Fast And Cool Big Wheel Bike

    October 26th, 2010

    Product review of radio flyer big flyer.

    There’s nothing cooler to a little boy than his very own big wheeled bike. If you have a son who is anywhere from three years to seven years old and are in the market for a tricycle, then check out this Radio Flyer Big Flyer 79S tricycle. Radio Flyer has given this bike a big wheel update for today’s little boys. Probably the greatest feature that parents will like is the adjustable seat that allows the tricycle to grow with your little guy. The three adjustable seat positions ensure your son will get years of enjoyment out of this trike. The tires, too, are ideal for riding; the large front tire has a gripping tread, and the rear tires are wide for an added tip-resistant bonus.

    The racing pendant will make the trike cool in your tyke’s eyes, but more visible to passerby’s and cars. Real chrome handle bars with molded handgrips round out the features on this Radio Flyer tricycle. Overall, customer reviews on Amazon noted the bike’s well made durability. Most commented on its ease of assembly, great look, and strong construction. However, some reviewers did note their children had trouble pedaling up even small hills.

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