By DiamondBack

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2010

Want to encourage your kid to give up the training wheels? Leave a Diamondback under the tree. One of the only brands to bridge the gap between cheap and exorbitant, this manufacturer consistently churns out affordable bikes with quality features like heavy duty steel frames and forks, aluminum rims, and high class hardware, all with beautifully designed bodies that have adult-like features but in frames meant for kids just learning to ride. The Viper is a mini BMX model with a cool big kid vibe and the Mini Della Cruz is a beach cruiser with coaster brakes, custom fenders, and absolutely adorable beachy graphics. This is one sweet ride for the kinder in your life. (Diamondback, $144.99)