When my three-year-old woke up on Christmas morning, he was delighted to find an assembled 12" Huffy Uproar under the tree. What I like about the bike is the durability, the never flat tires and the no brake system on the bike. The bike is made of a metal frame, with hard plastic training wheels and a plastic chain guard. The handle bars are rubber and the seat is a synthetic leather material. All of these are durable enough for my rowdy toddler, inside and outside!
The wheels are also a hard plastic, with a unique "never flat" promise. Because they cannot be punctured, I do not have to mess with patching a hole or assembling a new tire to put on the bike. Kudos for thinking of parents! And, perhaps most unique on this bike, is the no brake system. Although that sounds dangerous, for a 12" bike for a beginner, brakes will actually discourage a child from learning to ride a bike in my past experience. My son can ride his bike forward and then pedal backwards for some fun, too!
If you are looking for a 12" bike for a low price, try Huffy's Uproar. If it can please my toddler, it can please any toddler!