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$129.99When purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Schwinn SmartStart geometry creates the perfect fit and provides more control and stability for young riders
  • Seat and grips are designed smaller to fit a child's proportions for a more comfortable ride
  • Kid-specific saddle and relaxed seat tube angle allow proper leg extension for easier pedaling
  • Rear coaster brake with front hand brake helps young riders learn to use big kid brakes
  • Removable training wheels and tool-free adjustable seat post help your child learn to ride and grow with the bike

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 43 Inches (L), 29 Inches (H)

Weight: 21 Pounds

Holds up to: 100 Pounds

Suggested Age: 3-7 Years

Bicycle Frame Material: Steel

Gear Speeds: 1

Rim Material: Steel

Pedal Material: Resin

Seat Material: Vinyl

Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, Tools Not Provided

Includes: Training Wheels

Wheel height: 16"

Tire Type: Smooth

Bicycle frame size: 12"

Front Brake System: Caliper

Rear Brake System: Coaster

Tire Width: 2.12 Inches

Bicycle Frame Type: Step-Through

Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869

TCIN: 52775459
UPC: 038675169012
Item Number (DPCI): 082-03-0253
Origin: Imported

Description

Help your child learn to ride with the 16" Schwinn Piston kids sidewalk bike! This rad little ride has a sweet "big kid" look, thanks to the laser-printed seat, gnarly p-wrap chain guard and a fun handlebar number plate. Since fit is key, the Piston features all new Schwinn SmartStart geometry, a complete redesign of bike geometry that matches a kid's body type to create a more comfortable, ideal riding position. This includes a lighter bike frame for added control, smaller grip handles to match smaller hands, and a more narrow pedal position to match narrow kid hips! Other kids bikes are just shrunken down versions of adult bikes, so typically the grips are too large, the pedals too wide, and the seats are too big. Thanks to the tool-free adjustable seat post, your child won't need a new bike after their next growth spurt. Combine the great riding experience with the Schwinn limited lifetime warranty (for as long as you own the bike), and the Piston is a parent and child favorite. You probably learned how to ride on a Schwinn all those years ago. Now it's time your child does too. Enjoy the freedom of riding a Schwinn.
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.1 inches length x 37 inches width x 18.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 30.203 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)
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Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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3.1 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
49% would recommend
69 recommendations
comfort: 3.67 out of 5
value: 3.24 out of 5
quality: 3.09 out of 5

He loves it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Domestic Goddess - 1 month ago
My grandson has taken the training wheels off and is now riding without them. He loves this bike, had it 2 years and is now 6 yrs old. It was for our house so they wouldn’t have to keep carting it back and forth.
quality: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Looks good but terrible design

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Anna - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love the look of the bike but the actual mechanics are terrible. The connection where the number shield goes broke before even getting it on and the breaks don’t even touch the tire to stop the wheel from spinning.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 2 months ago
Hello Anna! We are so sorry to hear this has happened! For more assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. We can also be reached on social media via Facebook and Instagram. For faster service, please have your model number and date code from our Pacific Cycle sticker on the frame. Thank you for reaching out!
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
comfort: 3 out of 5
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Bike

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ca - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I ordered (2) I have twins one of the bikes came slightly damaged
comfort: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mimi - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
My kid loved it super comfortable affordable etc
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
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Great Bike

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
tsp - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Had a smaller huffy and he couldn't peddle it at all. The bike is so much better and nicer quality. My daughter has had the girl version for almost 2 years and it is still working great.
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Fantastic bike

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Cathy s - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Bike was great ! easy to put together great looking my grandson loved the bike he has been riding it every day since he got it. Wonderful bike yes I recommend this bike to anybody Who has a little boy !! Who has a lot of energy!!
quality: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Do not buy unless you want to get disappointed with assembly

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Avoid at all cost - 4 months ago
I purchased this item today for my son's birthday. I got home and started the assembly only to realize that the front wheel bar is wider than the frame hook. I even sought the help of other pros. Nothing helped. It's a poor design, but I am not taking a chance to get an exchange. I am returning it and will choose another brand.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 4 months ago
Hi there! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are glad you were able to successfully return the item. We will inform our quality team of your experience. Additionally, our Consumer Care Center is always happy to help. We can best be reached at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm CST. Thanks for reaching out!
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
comfort: 1 out of 5
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Good but annoying

3 out of 5 stars
8742758 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Nice bike just annoying because training wheel bolt keeps loosening up after riding. Also, some of the bike pieces that were already pieced together was put together the wrong way so it was confusing when trying to put together.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 5 months ago
Hi there! We are sorry to hear this happened and we would be happy to look into this with you. Our Consumer Care team can best be reached at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. Thanks for reaching out!
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Subpar quality

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Steve - 8 months ago
My 2yr old at the time received this bike as a gift from his Grandfather May 2021 and it was too large for him. We stored it in the basement and took it out this past weekend and noticed the seat shrunk and split in 3 areas. I contacted Schwinn and they told me "The seat is a wearable part that has a 30 day warranty". Wearable, the bike was never used. They told me I can purchase a new one. If I buy the new part, will that shrink and crack in a few months also? The bike was never used and it cracked under no wear and tear conditions, how long will it last when my son starts using it? Little upsetting the product failed with no use and Schwinn will not stand behind a product. It's not the cost, it's just it was never used, it's a matter of principle and sometime a manufacture should just do the right thing. I tried uploading pics but I this website says it "your file could not be uploaded. I was trying to post pics of the seat and the condition of the bike and if you look at the tires you can tell it was never used.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 8 months ago
Hello Steve! We are so sorry to hear this has happened! For more assistance, please reach out on social media via Facebook and Instagram. For faster service, please make sure to have your model number and date code from our Pacific Cycle sticker on the frame. Thank you for reaching out!
comfort: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Broke within 1 week

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
AmandaL - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a pain to put together and it Also broke within 1 week of mild use. The chain kept coming off. When my husband fixed it, it came off again. Then we realized it was because another part of the bike that couldn’t be adjusted was loose/broken. We took it back.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 8 months ago
Hello AmandaL! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are glad you were able to successfully return the item. We will inform our quality team of your experience. Additionally, our Consumer Care Center is always happy to help. We can best be reached at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm CST. Thanks for reaching out!
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
comfort: 2 out of 5
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Kids bike

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Dub - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Nice kids bike. Assembly was simple if you’re even sorta decent with tools.
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great Kids Bike!

5 out of 5 stars
LanaT - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
This bike was the perfect upgrade for my son. He loves it!
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Too heavy

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Kinder - 11 months ago
This bike is way too heavy for a child to operate. The training wheels are clunky and broke after a while.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 11 months ago
Hello Kinder! It looks like you could use some assistance from our Consumer Care Center! We can best be reached at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. For faster service, please have your bike’s model number and date code available. This can be found on a black and silver sticker on the frame near the pedal area with PACIFIC CYCLE across the top. Thanks for reaching out!
value: 3 out of 5
comfort: 2 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
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Good Kids Bike

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
EC - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good Size For 4 Year Old And 5 Year Old. Easy To Assemble.
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Great Value

5 out of 5 stars
SaintLouisNative - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
While I can see how the instructions are confusing, the assembly was rather intuitive. I would absolutely purchase this item again for my 4yr old. My son is 40" tall on his 4th birthday, the seat can accommodate someone even shorter than him. Affordable first bike that should last until near adolescence.
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
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Read the bad reviews, there's a theme...

1 out of 5 stars
Lack of quality control - 1 year ago
Front tire did not fit the fork, having to return. Instructions are generic, and there's apparently two different types of bikes with different setups which makes it even more confusing. Couldn't find any walk through videos and it was only after scanning the reviews and finding several others with the same problem that I realized it was a quality control problem and not my not understanding the instructions. Seems there's other complaints, so hoping with the second one I don't encounter any other land mines.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 1 year ago
Hello there! We are so sorry to hear this has happened! For more assistance, please give our Consumer Care Center a call at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. We can also be reached on social media via Facebook and Instagram. For faster service, please make sure to have your model number and date code from our Pacific Cycle sticker on the frame. Thank you for reaching out!
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Would not buy again

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Julie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Just a few weeks after purchasing, the bike started to make a noise. It’s something to do with the chain. We have not been able to fix.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 1 year ago
Hello Julie! We are so sorry to hear this has happened! For more assistance, please give our Consumer Care Center a call at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. We can also be reached on social media via Facebook and Instagram. For faster service, please make sure to have your model number and date code from our Pacific Cycle sticker on the frame. Thank you for reaching out!
value: 1 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Very disappointed

1 out of 5 stars
unhappy customer - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Didn't even finish the installation. The front wheel did not fit the front fork. How is that possible?... very poor quality control. Wasted my time and it's going back to the store tomorrow.
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 1 year ago
Hi there! We appreciate your feedback and are glad you were able to successfully return the item. Additionally, our Consumer Care Center is always happy to help. We can best be reached at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm CST. Thanks for reaching out!
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Do Not Buy

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Target123 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Very hard to peddle makes a constant noise, would not recommend
1 reply from SchwinnCustomerSupport team - 1 year ago
Hello there! It looks like you could use some assistance from our Consumer Care Center! We can best be reached at 800-626-2811 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. For faster service, please have your bike’s model number and date code available. This can be found on a black and silver sticker on the frame near the pedal area. It will say PACIFIC CYCLE across the top.
comfort: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Good bike IF assembly is successful

2 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Great set - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Assembly instructions are the worst Once u get that done. Its a good bike
value: 3 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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