The RatRod 20-inch boys' bike—it's all about fun, easy riding for young lads with hotrods on their minds.
With a single speed and coaster brakes, the kids-size RatRod is simplicity itself; there are no shifters and hand brakes to concern a new rider
Flame graphics on the black frame, fenders and chainguard suit a young man's sensibilities; he'll love the look of the spring-cushioned saddle as well
Custom red rims set the look off nicely
Integrated coaster brake is both effective and intuitively simple to use—just have him pedal in reverse
Sturdy steel frame withstands all sorts of abuse; metal chain cover and fenders help protect child from grime and moving parts
Flat Foot Technology lets a child to rest both feet on the ground while seated on the saddle
Ergonomic saddle helps balance the child atop the bike in comfort; handlebar design accommodates an upright ride and enhances control
Wide balloon tires enhance stability and traction
Fitting an Electra bike is easy. Start by setting the saddle to its lowest position and then stand over it with both feet flat on the ground. Next, simply raise the saddle until it rests in the crotch. Tighten it in place, and that's it— you're done!All bicycles sold at REI include a free warranty tune-up. New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which readjustment is important for longevity and performance. Bring your new bike in to your local REI for its free tune-up within 20 hours of use or 6 months from purchase, whichever comes first. Contact your nearest REI bike shop to schedule this important service.
Electra bikes purchased on REI.com can only be shipped to the REI store of your choice for pickup. The bikes are fully assembled and the shipping is free!
We cannot ship Electra bikes to your home or other addresses.
Comments about Electra RatRod 1 20-Inch Boys' Bike:
I am really hopeful that this ends up being a great bike. Our first 24 hours has not been good, though. This bicycle rattles like we are pulling empty soda cans behind it.
Service and delivery comments:
When we bought this bicycle we had to wait an hour for the mechanic to give it a thorough once-over. No problem, we were happy to wait. Then we went home and took it out for our first ride. The fender rattles horribly. There may be other loose parts causing the noise, but this one was easy to identify. Given the shop is 45 minutes I will be pulling off the back wheel to tighten the fender myself. On a $300 kids bike with an expert mechanic check-out, I'm not impressed with our first 24 hours.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend