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Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike

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Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike

  • Mid-Level Model
  • Super Light Weight: 6.7lbs
  • Quick-Release Seat and Handlebar Clamps.
  • Premium cartridge wheel bearings.
  • Launchpad footrest with grip tape.
  • Durable U.S. Patented Steel Frame
  • Puncture Proof EVA Polymer Tires.
  • Mini-Grip handlebar with safety Pad.
  • No-Tool assembly and adjustment.
  • Engineered ultralight molded wheels.
  • Ergonomically-Shaped Padded Saddle (Includes Standard and Extra Long Seatposts for Various Heights)

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Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike
 
4.9

(based on 60 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

2 kids one srider: on pedals by 4 yrs and by 3 yrs

Hello Strider, We love the balance bike! It’s awesome that the concept driving the first bikes, over 200 years ago, have come back for the wee tots....Read complete review

Hello Strider, We love the balance bike! It’s awesome that the concept driving the first bikes, over 200 years ago, have come back for the wee tots. We have two boys, nearly five and nearly three, and both learned their two-wheeled balance on a strider. It was my vision that each kid would learn balance on the strider, and pedaling mechanics on a tricycle then the two would marry at the right time. Theo (born Jan, 2010) got his Strider for Christmas before he turned two and walked on it for nearly 6 weeks until he had his first glide â€" “weeeeeâ€� he said. He tried pedals (on a 12â€� bicycle) at 3 yrs. 5 months, and while he could do it, he wasn’t comfortable with it just yet. I borrowed the strider concept and removed the crank and pedals from that 12â€� bike, so that he could have a taller balance bike and so his 2 year younger brother (Owen, born Jan, 2012) could take over the strider (about 18 months). Theo transitioned onto a pedal bike at 4 years without ever experiencing the crutch of training wheels! Owen (adept at the strider, fully six months ahead of Theo), took to the strider practically instantly!! Just two months ago, having ridden a strider for over a year, Owen was exposed to a pedal bike. At 22 months old, I put him on a 12â€� pedal bike, walked with him saying, “pedal-pedal-pedal little guy, just like the tricycleâ€� and he took off! He used his handle bar balance checks and rode a pedal bike, without training wheels at under 3 years!! He can also ride Theo’s 16â€� bike, albeit his feet are a good 6-8 inches from touching the ground, but he can RIDE it! I’ve included a video compilation (it’s 8 min but stick with it ;) of Owen’s bike-learning year. Oh, and Owen was born with a critical congenital heart defect requiring open-heart reconstructive surgery at 10 days old. He also has an underlying neurological condition affecting the stability of his eye muscles, so while he now has glasses to correct astigmatism and myopia, he mostly only uses one eye for all his antics. He pretty much goes all-in all the time, smiling! Thank you strider!! While there are other balance bikes on the market, I strongly feel that the design and engineering behind Strider is superior. It has the lowest minimum seat height yet extends high enough for an older toddler; with the narrower handlebar, smaller grips and light-weight frame geometry, it allows very small children to manipulate and maneuver the bike with little effort, more of a reflex than a process. I feel it is the best balance bike on the market. Mark Weissinger Moab, Utah http://youtu.be/NrCr_3nYkeE

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stiff handlebars

I took it to bike shop because the Handlebars would not turn after I put it together. They got it loosened up a bit but my daughter still can't turn it.

I took it to bike shop because the Handlebars would not turn after I put it together. They got it loosened up a bit but my daughter still can't turn it.

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5.0

awesome!

By shelly

from McPherson, KS, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

We bought this bike for our 2 yr old grandson and he Loves it! He rides it everywhere, inside and outside. He has already learning to balance And tries to do tricks its so cute. Wish the seat had some padding. When he outgrows this one which will be a few years from now we will buy another. I also like the accessories you can buy for it too.

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5.0

Awesomeness on Wheels!

By Randi

from Undisclosed

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

This bike is absolutely fantastic! Prior to trying out the Strider brand, my little one was scared of the traditional children's bike. Not only did Strider provide the opportunity to learn and master balancing first but its lack of all the complicated pieces made it less scary. Our older child learned how to ride a traditional 2-wheeled bike within a week of being on a balance bike and I am thrilled that, with Strider, our youngest now has the opportunity to perfect the skills and do so on his own time. Strider bikes give children the ability to control their own destiny by making learning not only more simple but more fun. These bikes are absolutely fantastic and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone hoping to learn how to ride, no matter your age!

 
5.0

PERFECT for learning to ride!

By MeredithS

from Philadelphia, PA, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

My kids are still struggling to learn to ride and this was such a blessing! Would recommend this to all parents of young children

 
5.0

User friendly

By Paige

from Minneapolis, MN, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

We bought this for our 2 year old Grandaughter. She hopped on it at her birthday party & road it around the house ! And she hasn't stopped. Great product. Her 14 month old cousin even loved it, assisted by her Mom.

 
5.0

The BEST of the BEST

By MEBYEWIN

from Carlsbad, CA, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

What a cool bike! What a cool concept! My 2 year old little granddaughter just loves this bike. The tricycle is now from the stone age - move over tricycle the STRIDER BALANCE BIKE IS NOW HERE!

 
5.0

Easy and Good

By bobesch

from Colorado, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

I bought the strider for my 2 year old grandson as a birthday present. It was very easy to order and ship to them. He is riding it in the house right now. His older sister uses it also. (She has a bike with training wheels) A nephew had gotten one at the same age and really enjoyed it. His folks would take him to the local dirt track and he loved going up and down the hills. At 3 they got him a small motorcycle that he rides.

 
5.0

Amazing! Best thing we ever bought!

By KT09

from Connecticut, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

My husband was searching the internet for a local repair shop for our bike trailer when he saw the Strider Bike. He called me over to watch a video of your (Ryan McFarland) son riding his Strider at age 2 and then a two-wheel pedal bike at age 3. My husband, a huge bike/riding enthusiast, couldn't buy the Strider fast enough. I honestly was a bit (a lot) skeptical, but went along with it because he was so excited. We got the Strider shortly after our son's 2nd birthday. It was winter, so he rode it on the hallways inside our house. When we let him loose outside, he was TEARING up every kind of terrain. I would honestly laugh in amazement by how he was able to whip around curves and fly down hills, all the while balancing with his feet up...at age 2! Fast forward one year to age 3. He is so coordinated, balanced, has excellent core strength... and he is RIDING A TWO-WHEEL PEDAL BIKE! AT AGE 3! I honestly believe if we lived in a place that was bike-friendly year round, it would have been even sooner. He simply adores his Strider, and the transition to a pedal bike was seamless. The very video I was skeptical about proved it's way into our home and my heart. I cannot recommend Strider enough to my relatives and people whom I know. As a speech-language pathologist (and an occupational therapist wanna-be), I recommend Strider highly to all parents to help their children develop balance, overall core strength, stability, and bilateral coordination. Accessible to all and very cool looking ("real bike!"), Strider Bikes also promote social interaction and incredible confidence. My parting words to anyone considering a Strider Bike: Even if you never, ever care if your child rides a bike, getting him/her on a Strider is the one of the BEST things you can do for his/her development! Buying a Strider was the best money we spent on anything developmental, hands down. And as a bonus, our 3 year old is cruising the town confidently on two wheels, so happy to ride like Daddy, and is LOVING it! Thank you for this great product. Baby Brother is 4 months old now, and we can't wait to get him on the Strider!

 
5.0

We love this bike!

By mns719

from Columbus, GA, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

I bought this for almost 3 year old for Christmas and definitely wish that I had gotten it for him sooner! He absolutely loves it! He started riding Christmas morning and by the end of the day he was going down the small hills in our backyard without tipping over. I definitely recommend this bike and will make sure that all of my friends with small children have one before they even think about a tricycle :-)

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5.0

amazing customer service!

By rosie

from California, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

Ordered for our granddaughter for Xmas and was concerned about it arriving on time so spike to a customer service rep who assured me it would be shipped from a warehouse close to us and it arrived as promised. Also received follow up from 2 different people. I have told many people how impressive this co.is. I have heard wonderful things about the products. I am sir we will be happy.

 
5.0

Great for my active son!

By Tresmommy

from Columbus, GA, United States

Comments about Strider - 12 Sport No Pedal Balance Bike:

My 21 month old son received this bike two days ago for Christmas and has only put it down to eat and sleep. He got on it and was off riding with his first encounter. I was skeptical to purchase because of naysayers saying it would be a waste of time and money. They couldn't have been more wrong it was money well spent. Tre loves it and rides indoors and outdoors and that makes this mom very happy

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