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smarTrike® Spirit 4-in-1 Touch Steering System #Review



Disclosure: I received a smarTrike for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own!

I think I know a thing or two when it comes to bikes and trikes. After all I have had the opportunity to review quite a few of them. I've also owned a few before I was even reviewing them as well. I'm a bit of a daredevil and when it comes to any outdoor toy I'm all over it. When given the opportunity to review the new 4-in-1 Touch Steering Spirit  by smarTrike, I was excited. This was different from what I normally review. I have done mostly balance bikes and while my balance is getting there, I will be there by this summer I can assure you, I still didn't know how to pedal. Sure balancing is great and I can cruise for a bit but regular bikes have pedals and I needed to learn how to use them.

Here's a bit about the smarTrike Spirit 4-in-1 Touch Steering System:

The Smart Trike 3-in-1 Trike grows with your child by easily converting from a safe and comfortable baby tricycle to an independent tricycle. The Smart Trike 3-in-1 Trike features telescopic steering and adjustable removable handle, press out clutch for freewheeling and has a detachable adjustable canopy. The Smart Trike 3-in-1 Trike also features a long back support, a seat belt and a safety bar, non slip pedals, a removable hand rest protector, tipping bucket and a foldable footrest. The Smart Trike 3-in-1 Trike is constructed of full metal and has blow molded plastic wheels with rubber coating for better road performance. 

$99.99 - Recommended age: 10-36 months
The box wasn't too big so if you're planning on gift wrapping since this makes a great gift then this is the actual size of it. Everything was packaged very nicely on the inside and mommy had daddy take it out and this time mommy was able to take a picture of what was inside. Usually daddy takes it apart and before mommy knows it, my items are set up and I'm ready to ride.


As you can see from the jumbled pieces, there aren't really too much to set up together and daddy was actually able to set it up in less than 15 minutes. He used an electric drill which really wasn't necessary but daddy loves his tools. The instructions were merely illustrations and very simply done. We didn't need all the parts since step 1 included the padded seat with seat belts and a safety bar. Totally perfect for the smaller ones.


If you're still having trouble getting your smarTrike Spirit set up then there is a very easy assembly video that can help you. Thank you smarTrike for making that very easy video.


Now as I mentioned before this smarTrike Spirit is great for babies 10 months and up. There are actually 4 different combination of uses starting from 10 months. Since I'm almost 24 months old mommy decided to do step 3 which is for 24 months and up. Step 4 which is shown in the photo below is great for when I'm independently riding without help. That I can't do as yet so we had to go back a step. That includes the parent handle which mommy uses to push me around.


Now it was time for me to take it outdoors and go for a test run. Check out Step 3 which includes the parent handle that mommy will use to push me around. The smarTrike does come with quite a few features that parents would be happy to know are there. They thought about everything when they made this.


Here are some of the features that are included with your new smarTrike Spirit which I will show you below but there are so much more. 

Shock absorbing rubber wheels that comes with built in suspension making for an easy smooth ride. There is also a storage basket on the back that can actually hold quite a few things. 


The parent grip handle comes with a parent bag that is also detachable. It is perfect for mommies and daddies to put their wallets, cell phones and keys while out and about pushing their little one in the smarTrike Spirit. The steering handle is also adjustable for those shorter or taller parents, or even siblings.


The smarTrike Spirit does have quite a bit of storage. If the parent bag and the storage basket wasn't enough they even decided to add a cup holder for us as well. Now I can have my drink right in-front of me. It is also pretty big and able to hold either your bottle, sippy cup or a store bought bottle of water. The handle bars are padded and the grips makes it easy for me hold on to.


Now for the little ones who already know how to pedal that is awesome. Pedals are non-slip which is great! For the ones who don't the smarTrike Spirit has fold out footrest that folds neatly under the bike. You can see it in my very first photo.


Now that isn't all. The smarTrike also have these other rather cool features:

  • Pull out clutch for free wheeling
  • UV sun protective canopy
  • Washable padded seat cover with shoulder pads 
  • Long back support seat
  • Safety Bar
  • Seat Belts


The smarTrike Spirit is made of full metal construction so you know you're getting a quality product. So I bet you're asking. Was there anything that Madison or her mommy didn't like about the smarTrike Spirit? Actually there was. Mommy had a difficult time steering this. This was supposed to be as easy as pushing a stroller but we found that it wasn't that easy.

Mommy took a video of my brother Kyle pushing me so you can see what we are talking about. Maybe we got a defective model and the others are much better. We like to think the best of our products so we really do hope so.




Besides that slight issue we had of turning the smarTrike Spirit everything was smooth, set up including.  I would suggest watching the set up video as the instructions are merely illustrations if you're having a  difficult time.

The smarTrike is sold exclusively at ToysRUs and retails for $99.99. They are available in two trendy designs; red & blue and grey & pink. Your child and you would be sure to fall in love with the stylish new smarTrike Spirit!

Here are the ways to connect with smarTrike:




What is Madison wearing? Get the look:
Sweater: Ralph Lauren
Jeggings: Joes Jeans
Shoes: Nike
Safety Helmet: Giro


Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


Annmarie John
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  1. Hm..I'm sorry it wasn't that easy to push. We have a bike like that and the steering is very weird so I get nervous pushing it too near the road. I'm afraid it will veer off the sidewalk.
    Very cool concept, though - a bike that grows when you grow!

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  2. I definitely like the concept of a tricycle that grows with you. The steering would worry me as I would be afraid it might tilt over as who ever I gifted it to tried to steer it (tricycle or not!) Maybe you could mention it to the company in a private email-they would probably be grateful and might be able to fix the design!

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  3. Being in vegas having that sun canopy would be so helpful. I also love that it has the handle for parents to help push the little ones. Very cute!

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  4. What a cool little trike. I wonder why it wasn't easy to push? You would think on a paved sidewalk it would be fairly easy to steer. I like that it has shock absorbing wheels.

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  5. It's such a complicated thing to learn how to switch feet at just the right time to push the pedal and move. This is a great way to ease into the whole process.

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  6. That is fantastic. I feel like I say this all the time, but where was this when my kids were little? My youngest is only six and I would have bought him one of these in a heartbeat. He had that Red Flyer trike that he proceeded to fall off of more times than I can count.

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  7. Hubby and I are planning of buying a bicycle for our 23 month old boy on his birthday. He likes his big sister's bicycle. This Smartrike looks safe to drive for his age.

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  8. This looks like a great concept for learning how to ride a bike and being able to keep the little one safe. You can tell in the video the difficulty your son has with the turns but it doesn't seem too bad. I think the good far out weighs the bad. I love this.

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  9. I love this! My toddler would think he went to heaven if he had this lol.

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  10. This looks perfect for my toddler. He has issues with pedaling and balancing is not his strong suite yet. I will keep a look out for this. As always, great pictures :)

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  11. I love this and the fact that it can grow with the little one but shame it has problems with the steering my oldest had one like that before it was horrible to steer ended up getting rid of it for a better one lol.

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  12. I love how it grows with the child. Awesome.

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  13. We had something similar when my boys were little - minus the sun shade. That would have been a welcomed addition. I loved taking my little ones for a walk with these, when they got tired, you did not kill your back trying to get them home.

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  14. omg i wish they had one of these when my son was little he would have loved it. so cute and i love it grows wth them so it's so worth the investment

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  15. Wow!! That is so neat!! I love that it converts to many designs to fit the need!

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  16. I am so in love with this trike! I need one for my daughter! She has a weak leg and her therapists use one of these tricycles with her therapy. This way they can help her steer and push if she needs just a little extra help. And it is awesome for helping to build up her leg's strength.

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  17. I want one of these for my daughter! Looks like a well made trike!

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  18. I also want one of those bikes for my 6 year old with her special needs her ot and pt recommend we get it for her but I haven't been able to afford one. I love a chance to review some bikes.

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  19. I love bikes and trikes that grow up with your child. And it looks like it's Madison aproved also, lol. Glad she liked it and had fun :)

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  20. that is soo cool! wish i had one of those when my son was little. Also good thing they have a video on how to set it up because I nearly had a panic attack when i saw all those pieces in your second picture 0.0

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  21. This looks like such a great way to teach a toddler to ride a trike. Now they can start moving their legs and controlling the trike even earlier than ever without worries of accidents.

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  22. I really like that it's adjustable for age. The others we had wasn't like this at all and my nieces and son got tired of it real quick.

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  23. Oh, that bike has so much personality! I love that I could use it through both of my kids. Good investment.

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  24. I think this bike looks super cool! It does come in a ton of pieces though, but you did say assembly was easy so that is a plus!

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  25. We had a bike similar to that. it always hurt my wrist to steer it right. They are very cute!

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  26. I like the fact that the bike grows with your child. Sorry about the steering....that's not good. It is a cute bike, though!!

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  27. this is so cute. My daughter would love it. I like how it has a setup video

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  28. That is just too darn awesome!

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  29. nice wheels, madison!! looking good!!

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  30. This is so cute and I love that it has touch steering. Bikes like this have certainly gotten fancy since my boys were little.

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  31. Awww, this is so cute - I love the color too. My niece would definitely love this one!

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  32. Love it and more particularly that it can grow with the little one!

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  33. We had something similar for our 4 year old a few years ago but this looks like a better product.

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  34. I would love this for my girls! It would make walks 1000 times easier!

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  35. Wow! Little ones could start bike riding way before they ever could with this! I love it! Madison looks so cute on it too with her helmet. I should show this to Daddy so he can see if we could get it for JR. :)

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  36. How ingenious is this! I love products that grow with children to save on clutter and cost!

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  37. THe issue with the steering is a bummer but over all, it looks like a fun one to use for tots.

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  38. This really is a great bike! So great that it will "grow" with you. Sorry that you had a couple issues, but overall great!

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  39. That is so awesome, love all the bells and whistles. My son would love this!

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  40. I like products like these that grow with the children. It seems so much more practical than one use products.

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  41. Ingenious! I'll have to pass this along to some of my friends who have little ones!

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  42. My name had a metal push trike. I love the idea but the metal got heavy

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  43. This is so cool for the little ones. I wish my little guy would have had one of these!

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  44. That is a really cool bike, I'm sorry it wasn't that easy to steer. Maybe there was an issue with your bike but she seem to still have a lot of fun. BTW I'm loving the What is Madison Wearing at the end of the posts. I'm always wondering what she's wearing and now I know. Joe's Jeans? Madison you are really styling!

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  45. This looks like such a fun trike! I think maybe something like this would be fun this summer for our 3.0 :)

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  46. This looks such a fun little trike for kids. I know my son would absolutely love it. I wish there was better steering on any of those types of bikes.

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  47. How neat! I think a friend of mine has one, and her toddlers LOVE it. They are always wanting to go on walks with Mommy.

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  48. Very cool! That would have been nice to have when my guys were little.

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  49. What a great trike! And such good early training without the dangers!

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  50. Oh my goodness! I'm so forwarding this to my sister-in-law for my nephew!! He's going to LOVE it!!!

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  51. Kid's toys are getting better and better! I will be sure to forward to my friend!

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  52. I love this. I wish this was available when my daughter was this small. She would have had a blast on that thing.

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  53. What a cool little tricycle! I love the cup holder.

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  54. How fun! It's amazing how many new things have come out for littles in the last few years!

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  55. OMG - if a bike showed up like that here where it had to be put together I think my Hubs would have a nervous breakdown. I love that it has a cupholder - it's fancier than my bike!

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  56. What a nice trike! I love that it's designed to grow with the little one's!

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  57. That s an awesome bike. I love how it grows with your kids from 10 months to 4 years!

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  58. What a nice trike! I wish that I had something like this for my daughter when she was little.

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  59. Wow, I think that is the most high tech trike I've ever seen! LOL! What a fun little ride for the kids!

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  60. What a cute trike for kids! I want something like this for my baby as he grows up. I like that the handle can be removed as the rider gets older.

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  61. What a cute bike! My 2 yr old would love it!

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  62. Oh I have this bike for my daughter and we both love it! It makes pushing so easy!

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  63. What a great trike for kids. I love all the different ways it can be used.

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  64. I love that this is from madison's point of view as all of your reviews are...so cute! Thanks for all the amazing pictures!

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  65. This is a cool option for kids. I love the sunshade! Thanks for sharing at Sponsored Sundays with Sweet Silly Sara

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  66. My preschooler is going to be four in a couple of months and we have already been through 2 bikes. I like the value that the 4 in 1 offers.

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  67. How cool! I love toys like this that can grow with the child and be used for years and years!

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