Diamondback Mini Viper

  • Quick Look
  • Full Specs

Heavy, but a good bike for its price. The Viper's high handlebars make them better for tall or timid riders.

RATING: Recommended

BEST FOR: Timid or tall riders on a budget.

SEAT HEIGHT: 17.5″ to 20.5"

WEIGHT: 17.4 lb.

0
Geared Bike

No

Rating

Recommended

Weight

20.8 lb.

Seat Height

20" – 24"

Frame Material

Steel

Tire Size

16"

Brake Type

Coaster Brake Only

Suspension

None

Gain Ratio

3.5

Handlebar Height

High

Wheelbase

758

Available Colors

Blue

Pros & Cons

PROS:
  • Solid and durable
  • Long wheelbase, lower step-over height, and straight handlebars are a huge step up from other budget bikes
CONS:
  • Heavy
  • Rear coaster brake, no hand brake

Mini Review

The Viper has consistently been one of our favorite 16-inch bikes under $200!  See how it compares to other 16″ bikes in our Ultimate 16″ Bike Comparison.

The Diamondback Mini Viper is a BMX-style bike that places the rider in an upright position and is one of our top picks for budget 16″ bikes.

Like the other budget bikes, it has only a rear coaster brake and is on the heavier side at 20.8 lbs.  Its more-upright handlebars were not a problem for our experienced pedalers but could be more challenging for a new rider.  The seat height ranges from 20”–24”.

Diamondback MiniViper Kids Bike

Bottom Line: The Viper is an amazing bike for the price.  Great quality and provides a comfortable upright positioning for beginning riders.  More aggressive riders will likely find the upright handlebars problematic.

 

FTC Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this review.  No monetary compensation was provided for this review.  The product reviewed was purchased by Two Wheeling Tots and not supplied by the manufacturer. All opinions and images are that of Two Wheeling Tots LLC.  All content and images are copyrighted and should not be used or replicated in any way. View our Terms of Use.

 

 

Two Wheeling Tots
Login/Register access is temporary disabled
Compare items
  • Balance Bike (0)
  • Pedal Bike (0)
  • Bike Trailer (0)
  • Helmets (0)
  • Child Bike Seat (0)
Compare