Gear Review: Stampede Bikes Charger 12″ Bike Review

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    • Reviewed by: Amelia
    • Price (MSRP): $110
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    • Best Use: Multi-use
    • Where to Buy: Amazon
    • Testing Location: MT and WY
    • Testing Environment: N/A

    The Stampede Charger 12″ (also available in a 16″ and 16″XL size) is one of our favorite balance bikes for young riders. It is beefy and tough, without being too heavy (our 25 pound 2.5 year old can easily handle it on her own).


    The geometry of the bike allows riders to have a low center of gravity, which helps especially with timid riders, to feel confident and stable.


    Stampede Bikes Charger 12" Bike Review


    The Charger has THE widest tires on a balance bike that we have seen. This allows for easy trail riding and comfort on loose gravel too. It also adds a little extra weight to the bike, but nothing that unreasonable.


    The Stats:

    Weight: Sub 10 pounds

    Max Weight of rider: 110 pounds



    What we love:

    – Low center of gravity

    – Wide handle bars for stability

    – Wide tires (the widest we have seen on a balance bike), also for stability

    – Handbrake for practice

    – Very sturdy frame

    – Comfortable saddle

    – Adjustable seat

    – Affordable price point


    What we aren’t so crazy about:

    Really, nothing! This is a fantastic bike for the price-point!!


    Stampede Bikes Charger 12" Bike Review

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    The Bottom Line

    The Charger is a fantastic bike, especially at a very affordable price-point. It's best for kids wearing 2T pants or larger and riding on all kinds of surfaces.

    Stampede Bikes generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review.  However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. A few of these  links are affiliates.  Thank you so much for clicking through them to make your purchases – it helps offset the cost of this blog in a (VERY VERY) small way!

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