Hammacher Schlemmer The Lever Steering Pedal Go Kart Review & Giveaway

On the ninth day of Christmas, Mom Powered Media brought to me a Y-Bike Explorer from Hammacher Schlemmer. Yippy!

The Y-Bike Explorer is a Lever Steering Pedal Go Kart that provides smooth rides and enables hairpin turns during neighborhood excursions. Children steer the go kart by pushing the right or left lever, ensuring simple control for carving rapid turns or avoiding obstacles. The dual 11″-diameter front tires and 8 1/2″-diameter single rear tire are made from solid, puncture-proof treaded rubber and roll smoothly across pavement or gravel as children blaze new trails. The durable yet lightweight aluminum frame, solid plastic handgrips, and molded ABS seat withstand years of sidewalk racing.

Features an adjustable seat to accommodate riders 5 and up. Supports riders up to 110 lbs giving it the ability of use into the preteen years and possibly beyond. Size: 43″ L x 25″ W x 17″ H.

This is not as simple to put together as it looks. Yeah there was some heave hoin’ going on.  The finished product was worth it though. This go cart is tough stuff. All ready to be banged up by the best of them and I have no doubt the simple design will last through both of my younger boys.

The Explorer is pretty heavy {right at 28 pounds}; so don’t be expecting your child to move it without actually being in it pedaling. Most importantly do not allow in wet mud where they can get stuck. Other than that the tires can go on dirt as well as pavement with ease.

Also keep in mind that the steering is similar to zero turn riding mower. So it may take a few tries before they get the back and forth movements. No worries though as most kiddos let it sink in quickly.

Depending on how active your child is, this pedal go kart can really move. Image a bike zooming through the open fields, then add the go style and quick turn radius. Can you tell I think this thing is pretty freaking cool? Yeah, well it is and I want one in my size!

One lucky reader will receive The Lever Steering Pedal Go Kart {Y-Bike Explorer}!

Giveaway ends December 16th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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