Both my kids had previously ridden Easy Rider bikes, so I'd grown used to the top quality and attention to detail. This time, however, I was disappointed.
Two major issues:
1. Out of the box, the cables were routed in the front in a way that made them twisted, tangled, and even affected steering. Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo. I had to remove both grips, both brake levers, and the shifter, in order to re-route them in a way that makes sense. I might have not realized what the problem was if I wasn't into bikes myself.
2. As others have said, the shifting is quite demanding on the small thumbs. My 7yo son only manages to switch between the hardest 3 gears by himself, needs help to go to easier gears.
I'll try to remove the clutch from the derailleur, but if I fail, the bike may end up having to be re-sold.
On the other hand, if a kid has enough strength to shift through the whole gear range, it's a great bike I guess.