expired Reid Cycles Indy Scooter - Quality 3 Wheel Kids Scooter $47.99 Click and Collect (ADL, MEL, BRS) or Add $8.95 Shipping

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If you're in the market for a kids scooter, this is a hard deal to walk past especially if you can get to a store, but even including shipping it's still a bargain.

I bought one of these in the Reid Cycles eBay sale earlier this year to replace a $30 Big cheapie that simply wasn't getting used cause it was a piece of junk.
The BigW cheapie was flimsy, the wheels didn't spin smoothly and the steering had a 700m turning circle. My kids touched it only to move it out of the way of something else. After seeing a Mini Micro brand scooter in the flesh, I realised the difference and was preparing my pocket for the pain of forking out over $100 for a kids toy… Until I stumbled across the Reid Indy in store with one of my kids, who for the first time since opening the BigW box was excited about a scooter and was coasting all over the store like he'd been riding one for years.
A quick OzB check reminded me of the eBay sale so we left the store with a disappointed child.

The Indy is solid, they rate it at 50Kg, but I've had a few rides whilst tidying up the yard and it seems perfectly comfortable supporting my 80Kg frame (unlike the BigW cheapie that buckles under even half my weight).
The wheels glide beautifully and the turning action is smooth. My one complaint are the handle bar grips that in my opinion are way too soft and mushy.

The handle extends down such that it should be comfortable for a typical size 3yo, and has plenty of height in it for even a tall 8yo to ride in comfort (Reid rate it up to 12yo, but I think you'd need a lot of bribery to get even a 10yo to leave their pride in the gutter and ride a 3 wheeler).
At this price you can buy 2 with change for a 6 pack over what you'd spend on a Mini-Micro on sale!

The Indy Junior is also on sale, but is nowhere near as well built, I really think the Junior is aimed at kids around 2-4 at the most. My short-ass 3yo wanted straight back onto the big one in store (despite the handles being at chin level!), even he could tell the Indy was superior.
If your kid is a tall 2yo, go the bigger one, it's better and has more years of use in it.

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    Hmmm… so tempted to get this and the bike (maybe else where on sale) for the kids.

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      I didn't like their kids bikes… it was actually to look at them that I went in store…
      Both styles are very heavy (like a BigW/KMart bikes), even their Balance Bike was on the weighty side.

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        IC they are rugged which is good! But I get what you mean as my kids probably spend more time on concrete pavements than on rugged terrains.

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          Not rugged, just heavy..
          a 7Kg kids bike is probably half their bodyweight, it's the equivalent of you riding a 40Kg bike…
          I do understand that there's a limit to how light they can make a bike, but 7Kg is nowhere near the lower limit.
          I reckon they could add $50 and take out 2.5Kg and still end up with an affordable bike that is far more easily managed by a child.
          It's defintiely possible, cause there are $400 bikes that run even lighter.

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          @scubacoles:

          Ah well i will just take the scooter then, was think if i should have buy Anaconda bikes when they were on sale on a couple of weeks ago, guess have to wait till the right deal comes around again.

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    Ah well I will just take the scooter then!

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    Great price, picked one up, thanks OP!

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    Grabbed one aswell, hopefully not too big for the toddler but he'll grow into it anyway. Cheers mate

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    Be wary of Reid Cycles, worst customer service I have EVER experienced.

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    Hi, I can't seem to find any help on their website…. how does the handle fold down and store? Do you unclip it completely, pull it out and then slot the whole handle somewhere? Please share oh wise one :)

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    Got a pink one on the last sale for $30. They are nice, but very fragile. "Recommended Weight Range: Up to 50kg" is total bullshit, 20 probably would be max and no jumping.

    My older son who is 11yo and about 50k helped little one (2yo) and I had to make a metal patch underneath and now it is restricted to probably 10 kg :-)

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    Just got the indy and the indy junior delivered. Very impressed, OP description is accurate - Junior is not as good, but can't complain for the price. Three year old prefers the indy.

    They've got a load of good quality handle bar grips cheap as well - for 2 or 4 bucks a pair. Worth getting, the ones that come with most kids bikes last about 6 months. Wish I'd bought more.

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