Strider Sport Balance Bike

Strider Sport Balance Bike

Strider Sport
Strider balance bike is a well known name in our house. We were first introduced to it almost 7 years ago when my oldest was getting to the age of riding a bike, that’s when we ordered our first Strider and have never looked back since.

At the age of 4 my son went from the Strider straight to a 2 wheeler and rode off.

From that day forward we knew our kids would know nothing but a Strider as their first bikes.

My daughter has since been riding a Strider and before she turned 4 she was riding a 2 wheeler bike as well.

My youngest is 18 months and is ready to begin riding his Strider.

Little Assembly Required
Strider sent me their Strider Sport, and I love the extras they have added to the sport. Taking it out of the box there is very minimal assembly required, about 5 minutes your bike is ready to go.

Seat sizes and differences
The Strider Sport comes with 2 seats, the smaller seat has a shorter post, smaller seat and is a harder plastic seat for the smaller riders.

The larger seat has a longer post, larger seat, and the seat is a nicer padded seat for the taller older riders.

Quick Release Clamp
The handle bars and the seat posts come with quick release clamps so there is absolutely no tools required for raising and lowering the bar and seat. Seat height adjustment from 18-22″.
18 Month riding
Since we have snow outside I let Mason ride his bike inside.

At first I put the smaller seat on and he walked around a little wobbly. It didn’t take him long to start figuring out his balance and soon he was walking around the house no problem.

However he was getting caught up on the seat when ever he would try to get on and off, so I simply removed the seat and it was perfect.

I have to say I have never seen a balance bike that accommodates such young riders.

Great Features of the Strider
The Strider bikes are built so lightweight for easy control and handling.

The tires are a EVA polymer (industrial foam) tire that adds to the lightweight frame. Best part of the Strider tires is you will never get a flat and need air.

The handle grips are nice and small for those tiny hands to grip easily, and below the seat on the frame is a footrest for a natural bike balance position.

4 Year old on the Strider

I think every kid needs a Strider. There is no other balance bike out there like the Strider. It has everything from accommodating young riders, super light weight, never have a flat tire again, and the colors are so bright and fun. My daughter still loves jumping on the Strider and cruising around, but for the older kids you can always check the bike size chart for the appropriate bike size.

Loves his Bike
Why start your kids out on a trike that will tip over and teaches them nothing about balance?

Training wheels… that teaches them the hard way about balance.

Instead let them learn their balance right off the start! They will begin to walk with the bike, then start to take strides, and as they get confident they will start picking up their feet and gliding.

From there put them on a 2 wheeler and all they have to learn is to peddle.

It’s amazing and fun to watch your children learn to ride a bike all on their own.

Head over to and make learning to ride a bike both fun and easy at early age.

If you have a older child that is struggling to catch on to riding a bike, Strider has you covered too with a Strider 16 that is geared for ages 6-12 years of age.

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ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Strider Sport 12 in green RV $119!



This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on March 14, 2015.


  1. My niece Lulu would LOVE this!

  2. Terra Heck says

    I learned that Handlebar height should be at the lowest setting for 18 – 24 month olds, mid-height for 36 – 48 months old, and at the highest setting for 48+ months old. Thanks.

  3. tina m says

    I love that the main thing is focusing on balance. (no pedals)

  4. heather eg kaufman says

    I like that it is adjustable.

  5. Nicole c says

    I love they focus on balance, it something my daughter struggles with.

  6. Mayla M says

    I like that they have the lowest seat height so even very young kids can use it.

  7. Jill H says

    I would love this for my sons. I think its a great idea to start out on a balance bike instead of learning to pedal.

  8. Candice says

    I love how much they give back, with their Rider Fund.

  9. Dawn Monzu says

    I didn’t know that the bikes come in 3 different types. Classis, Custom and Pro! I had no idea! My granddaughter would love the pink classic! I love that Strider makes bikes for such little ones. Those are hard to find!

  10. Amy Hall says

    I learned they carried bigger ones, I never knew that.

  11. Keara B. says

    I really like that it’s lightweight and doesn’t require tools to put it together or make adjustments. Plus, the age range it fits is awesome!

  12. amy pugmire says

    I learned that striker bikes are a no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels.

  13. Amanda N. says

    I learned that they carry different sizes–they even have them for adults!

  14. vickie couturier says

    My (Personalized) Amazing Strider Adventure that is just one of the different items they have there

  15. love that it is adjustable. thankyou, ken

  16. Cheryl B. says

    I love the balance part of this bike..I remember the fear I had as a child, learning to ride a bike.

  17. amy rouse says

    Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels.

  18. Laurie Nykaza says

    The essence of riding is balancing on two wheels and leaning through turns. Propulsion can come in many forms, the simplest of which is “striding”. So interesting reading how he came up with the bike and making it as light weight as possible too.

  19. sherry blamer says

    I read that it has taught children as young as 18 months how to ride a bike. That’s pretty amazing.

  20. Ruksana M says

    Learned about Advantages of Riding a STRIDER

  21. Rebecca Parsons says

    I learned that having no pedals it builds confidence and takes the fear away of falling.

  22. nickie says

    I like that it is adjustable.

  23. Cassandra Huber says

    I love that it takes the place of the pesky training wheel bike.

  24. Richard Hicks says

    I learned they have a 60 day guarantee on the bikes

  25. Danielle says

    The owner made the bike himself to help his boy learn!

  26. Denise B. says

    I learned that they have bikes for special needs children.

  27. KJ Skib says

    I like how easy it is to use that even an 18 month old will learn to ride with 2 wheels.

  28. Kristen says

    I like the Strider Pocket Bike.

  29. Kristen says

    entered Samsung & Dreamfields

  30. Klydra Pugh says

    I like that the bike supports children’s growing bodies while helping them gain the confidence to ride a pedal bike later.
    Thanks for the chance.

  31. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Like That Strider Has Special Needs Bikes!

  32. Alona Y says

    I like that assembly is simple and there’s no tools required!

  33. McKim says

    I like the flat free tires.

  34. Rachel C says

    I love how light-weight the bike is and it would be awesome to get a red one for my littlest ones who have not learned to ride yet!

  35. Rachel C says

    I love how light-weight the bike is and it would be awesome to get a red one for my littlest ones who have not learned to ride yet!

  36. Janice A says

    I really think my boys would love the strider balance bike. And I like that they are for toddlers too!

  37. Pamela F says

    I learned that Strider actually hosts events – how cool is that?

  38. Julie Schooley says

    Love the no pedal design

  39. Kristen says

    I entered the Simply Juice giveaway.

  40. Devon F says

    I learned that they have Strider races. How fun!

  41. Aaron says

    I learned that Strider has appropriate bikes for all children of all ages.

  42. Leela says

    The STRIDER’s simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace.

  43. Leela says

    I entered the Dreamfields giveaway.

  44. jules m. says

    i learned that STRIDER balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.

  45. Cálaeb Temple says

    i like the Strider 20 – Sport.

  46. Shannon says

    I like that you can start at 18 months!

  47. Heather Dawn says

    I want the Strider 16 – Sport.

  48. I think these are really good for kids and a great way to practice balance.

  49. Rebecca Orr says

    I learned that in 2014, Strider created the Strider® Rider Fund to facilitate getting bikes to organizations that serve children.

  50. tina reynolds says

    I love it helps them learn to balance no pedals my little guy gave up last year he has such a time with balance

  51. Brandi Giroux says

    I learned that my, unusually short, dared-devil daughter can use this. That is unlike almost anything else we’ve found

  52. Racquel S says

    I learned that they are all terrain which I think is great for my adventurous kids!

  53. Dawn Monroe says

    I didnt know there was an authorized Strider dealer at our local Dicks Sporting Goods store.

  54. Jillian Too says

    I learned that Ryan McFarland invented it because he wanted a better bike for his son.

  55. Michelle Plummer says

    I think these are great for learning to balance and developing core muscles.

  56. Jodi Kershuk says

    I love that they teach balance. My son doesn’t want to use the pedals on his bike because he is afraid he will fall. This would be fantastic for him.

  57. Trisha W. says

    I learned they have bikes for older kids too, like for 6-12 y.o.

  58. jennifer says

    I learned that this is the perfect size for my daughter! ad easy to assemble.

  59. gayle gildehaus says

    I was impressed that children so young could learn to ride their bikes.

  60. I like that young children can learn to ride bikes!

  61. Heidi Daily says

    I like that they also offer 16 inch and 20 inch bikes, which would be so great for my nephew with special needs.

  62. laura says

    love that it’s adjustable

  63. Stephanie G says

    Learned they have larger sizes!

  64. Kathy Davis says

    I really want the Strider Sport 12 bike that you are giving away. My granddaughter would love it.

  65. Donna Pyszk says

    I like the Strider 20 – Sport

  66. Demetrio bautista says

    Would make a great gift for somebody who is expecting in the family can’t wait to see who’s the lucky winner is

  67. Dierdra Byrd says

    Strider 20 – Sport is something I would love to have.

  68. I checked it out and seen the Strider 16 – Sport,I like it a lot.

  69. Gwendolyn Blunt says

    I like that it is easily adjustable for my growing girl!

  70. Angela W says

    I love the balance part, this would be great for my nephew!

  71. Kortney Lah says

    I love that they enjoy giving back with their income.

  72. Vanessa Richard says

    i love that they come in several sizes and their main focus is balance my son loves bikes but has no balance would love to win this for him so he can gain the balance

  73. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I love how they don’t have petals!

  74. I learned there are 3 different ones to fit your little child. I also love the colors.

  75. Birdie Skolfield says

    I like that the Balance 12 has XL post for taller riders my boys are both tall so this is perfect for the.

  76. Mary Dailey says

    I like the 6-12 years Striker Bike too!

  77. Mary Dailey says

    I entered iCoffee Opus giveaway

  78. Karen Drake says

    I would like to have the Strider 16 – Sport bike.

  79. Jenny Moses says

    I love that kids learn the concept of balancing first. It’s something I still struggle with!

  80. Daniel M says

    my nephew would love the strider sport 16 in black

  81. Daniel M says

    entered icoffee opus with spinbrew technology

  82. Daniel M says

    entered simply juice drinks

  83. Linda Bradshaw says

    I learned they have sold over 1 million of these. Wow!! I would love to have one for my grandkids. I know they would enjoy having them.

  84. Erica B. says

    I like that it is so adjustable.

  85. Diana B says

    We have a strider bike for my 3 year old, that my 18 month old is always trying to steal…so we are definitely in the market for a new one. One thing I learned from the website is that they make special needs bikes.

  86. Lisa V. says

    I like the Strider Racing Jersey.

  87. Ed says

    The Strider Pocket Bike is adorable!

  88. Beth Klocinski says

    I learned that Genuine STRIDER balance bikes are the lightest balance bikes in their category.

  89. Candy Adams says

    I have 10 grandchildren. The 2 newest additions are twin boys who would love the Strider. They are 1 1/2 and it would be perfect for them. Good luck to everyone.

  90. elizabeth miller says

    I love the no pedal design for balance building. I love that these can be used as early as 18 months.

  91. Laurie Emerson says

    I learned that the bike is perfect for a child with Special Needs. I really like that as my older son is a child with special needs.

  92. Shirley Hicks says

    I like that it is lightweight and easy to balance

  93. Leela says

    I entered the Karina Dresses giveaway.

  94. Leela says

    I entered the iCoffee giveaway.

  95. DanV says

    I learned that they are also useful for children with special needs

  96. melina r says

    I like that the bike is adjustable. Like the classic style.

  97. Stephanie Davis says

    I didn’t know there were over a million bikes sold!

  98. Barb Stenby says

    i like that you can put colored wheels on to customize it

  99. Kathy Pease says

    STRIDER Camp™ is a Learn to Ride Class that teaches kids of all ages and all abilities how to ride on two wheels. The Curriculum is built around five 1-hour sessions of learning, fun, socialization, and instruction sure to ignite a passion for riding. Upon completion of the course, children will have the balance and bike handling skills to ride on two wheels and never need training wheels!

  100. I liked/learned that you can purchase colored wheels to make it special.

  101. Carly D. says

    I love that the bike helps teach balance rather than pedaling.

  102. christina moore says

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter

  103. Kathy d says

    Love the balanceING part would be great for my niece with club foot

  104. Stephanie Larison says

    I really like the Nutcase Helmets they have

  105. Richard Hicks says
  106. Jennifer Herman says

    I think that the Strider 16 – Sport is a really nice bike!

  107. Peggy Rydzewski says

    I rally like that they sell special needs bikes

  108. julie moore says

    That their products increase balance

  109. Sand says

    I learned that these bikes are great for kids with special needs.

  110. Lily Kwan says

    I learned that the company is located in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  111. The balance bike seems like a great way for little ones to learn how to balance and become familiar with their weight on a bicycle. I would love to get one for my nephew so he can start the riding process.

  112. Super post with good info for the experienced.I am so impressed!

  113. Hasan says

    They are the best…and we are right on board with you re the bike-hiking in the Rockies. Balance bike = freedom.
    If I can add a Chariot tip: they make a basket that fits on the handlebars & sits forward, above the child. A light bike like the Strider straps on there perfectly, so we can do the long-and-boring part of the bike pulling small boy, but he still has his bike along for the fun parts… –

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