Huffy 12-Inch Glimmer Girls Bicycle

Last updated date: December 10, 2020

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9.0

Huffy 12-Inch Glimmer Girls Bicycle

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Overall Take

Kids will love the shiny streamers on this bike, along with the colorful decals. It has a durable and sturdy steel frame. Plus, the bike comes with a handlebar bag for carrying essentials.


In our analysis of 8 expert reviews, the Huffy Huffy 12-Inch Glimmer Girls Bicycle placed 5th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

12" girls bike with removable training wheels is great for beginning riders; ideal for ages 3-5 with a rider height of 37-42 inches; details like shimmering streamers make it even more fun. This baby blue 12" bike is fully decorated with super cute decals; the durable steel frame is built to last and backed by our limited lifetime warranty; plus, the alloy quick seat release is great for fast and accurate height adjustments. This bike comes with a cloth handlebar bag to carry her favorite toys; this paired with sparkly graphics will make her feel just like a star; plus the decorated, protective chainguard looks great next to the decorated pedals and rims. The child's seat is pleasantly padded and full decorated with pretty paint strokes; the sidewalk tire tread is great for family rides around the neighborhood; while the wheels are supported by lightweight alloy spokes; time to shine with Glimmer. This bike comes with both a front handbrake and an easy-to-use rear coaster brake; simply pedal back to stop; this is perfect for preschoolers still learning their bike's balance.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

9.0
730 user reviews

What experts liked

This bike can make learning to utilize a front handbrake simple because the back coaster brake is present
- My Best Spec

What experts didn't like

An Overview On Bicycles

Learning to ride a “big kid” bike is one of the great rites of passage during childhood. Bikes bring a newfound sense of freedom for kids, helping them cover more distance in less time.

When selecting a kids’ bike, one of the most important things to get right is the size. Kids grow fast, and it can be tempting to buy a larger bike than they need because you expect them to grow into it. However, it’s important to remember that larger bikes can also be heavy, which can make it difficult for your child to maneuver the bike, and can make it more dangerous for them to navigate.

Most bikes come with age and height recommendations which are good starting points when selecting the right bike size. You’ll also want to make sure that your child can stand over the bike and have both of their feet flat on the ground on either side. They should be able to sit comfortably in the seat and reach the pedals. Their arms should be relaxed as they rest their hands on the handlebars. If your child cannot stand over the bike or has to stretch their arms to hold the handlebars, it’s likely the bike is too big for them.

The Bicycle Buying Guide

  • The most important measurement on a kids’ bike is the wheel size. The size of the wheel does not affect the frame size or the seat height. Check to see how adjustable the seat is on the kids’ bike. When standing over the bike, there should be at least an inch or two between your child and the seat for safety purposes.
  • Take a look at the material the bike is made from, as that will affect the weight and longevity of the bike. Steel is a durable option that can withstand daily rough use. However, it can be heavier than the alternative, which is aluminum. Aluminum is a light material, though it can be more costly than steel. It is rust-proof, unlike steel which can rust if it is frequently used (or left outside) in wet weather.
  • Most kids’ bikes will have either a hand brake or a coaster brake. Coaster brakes work when the rider pedals backward. This is an easy way for kids to understand how to use brakes. Many younger children also don’t have the hand dexterity or strength to use hand brakes. Hand brakes are a better option for kids over 5 years of age.