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Strider Sport 12" Balance Bike

Strider Sport 12" Balance Bike

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Product Description

The Strider bike is a revolutionary new learning vehicle for children ages 1 to 5 years old. Besides providing great fun and exercise, the Strider also teaches steering, balance, co-ordination and builds self-confidence.

At 6.7 pounds, the Strider is less than half the weight of a tricycle or small pedal bike with training wheels. The adjustable seat height starts at 11 inches to accommodate the shortest of new riders (about 30 inches tall) and extends to 16 inches to allow the Strider to grow with the child.

With its welded steel frame and foam-filled, puncture-proof tires, a Strider is capable of handling off-road ventures into grass, dirt, gravel, and even mud puddles!

Super durable, and with a wide variety of accessories to extend its use range (XL seatpost, brakes, even skis!), the Strider is the best bike option on the market for kids 1 to 5 years old.

This model is similar to the previous ST-4, but includes two seats, one for smaller riders, and the XL for ages 3 and up (bigger and with an extra-long seat post).



Unique 12.7mm steel handlebar is 43% smaller than standard to allow better control with tiny hands. Custom logo mini-grips are soft urethane with protective ends. Machined-aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” height adjustment from 46-56cm (18-22”).



Strider-exclusive, ultralight one-piece wheels sport a raised-letter, five-spoke design with 10 bearing support gussets for maximum strength at the lightest weight possible.

Top-quality sealed cartridge bearings roll smooth and never need adjustment.



EVA polymer (industrial foam) tires are super light and durable yet offer a smooth ride. Best of all, they never need air and will never go flat.



The durable, all-weather mini-saddle is designed specifically for beginning riders and their tiny hips. Smaller, narrower, and lighter than a typical saddle, this seat allows for proper riding position and posture. ** The Sport model also includes a padded XL saddle and long seatpost to fit kids over 3 years and allows seat height adjustments up to 48cm (19”).


Bar and seat clamps

Machined aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” saddle height adjustment from 28-41cm (11-16”) for the perfect fit for your child.



Unique, frame-integrated footrests are properly positioned directly below the saddle for natural bike balance. This position also fosters the advanced ability to stand while gliding as well as pumping and jumping the bike.


Brake mount

Strider-exclusive rear brake mount allows the addition of a foot-operated brake once the kids are proficiently gliding with feet on the footrests. (Brake sold separately, see Balance Bike Accessories)


Product Videos

STRIDER 12 Sport Assembly Video (03:17)
Assembly video for the STRIDER 12 Sport: http://www.striderbikes.com/product/bikes/12/sport/sport Ryan McFarland, Founder... "The 12 Sport model offers every feature a child (or parent) could want. It is the perfect balance of performance, options, and value, featuring more than 8 years of design evolution and manufacturing improvements." This model is similar to the previous ST-4, but includes updated graphics and an extra-long seat post.
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Warranty Information

STRIDER® products come with a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Bottom line: we want you to be happy with your Strider products, we want your child to be successful at riding, and we are motivated to resolve any issues in a very timely manner. Simply contact us by phone or email through our website at http://www.striderbikes.com/contact-us.

Please include this information if possible:
The date of manufacture of your bike (located on your frame tag)
The serial number from your bike (on the same tag)

We want to make sure your ownership of a STRIDER™ Balance Bike is the best experience it can be. To this end, we request that you register your bike’s serial number through http://www.striderbikes.com/warranty-registration. This will activate your warranty, allow us to track your bike, and allow us to send you technical updates and helpful tips. PLUS, for every bike registered, we donate $3 worth of Strider products to Special Olympics through the Strider Rider Fund.

If you have warranty questions, please feel free to contact Strider at http://www.striderbikes.com/contact-us

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