What is a Strider Balance Bike?

Strider Balance Bikes are simple, lightweight bikes designed to teach beginning riders as young as 6 months how to steer and balance on two wheels—without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Balance bikes are designed with only foot propulsion to teach the basics of riding, and are specifically designed to help individuals learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. When the fundamentals of balance and steering are mastered using natural means of propulsion (walking and running), transitioning to a pedal bike or motorcycle is seamless.

Red Strider Sport Balance Bike

Why does Strider Education Foundation choose a Strider Balance Bike?

Strider Sports International, the world’s leading manufacturer of balance bikes, has revolutionized the bicycling industry over the last 10 years. With a worldwide presence and global sales of over 1.7 million bikes, Strider Bikes are best-in-class among other balance bikes and have a proven track record of getting people of all ages and abilities riding on two wheels.

The U.S. patented Strider frame design creates the ideal rider position for best bike handling: striking the perfect balance between wheelbase, stand-over height, center-of-gravity, footrest position, handlebar position, seat position, front-to-rear weight bias, and steering geometry. All components, such as seats and grips, are appropriately sized and shaped to fit young riders. The resulting bike is safe and easy to learn on, completely intuitive, and naturally comfortable to ride. Strider Bikes are lightweight, incredibly durable, grow with the child, and offer premium performance at every skill level.

Simply put, Strider Sports International has the greatest product lineup when it comes to the learn-to-ride process. Over the last 10 years, they’ve revolutionized the bicycling industry and continue to provide the ideal combination of passion and innovation.

To compliment the adjustable Strider Bikes, Strider provides a rocking base that turns any Strider 12 Balance Bike into a rocking base for infants and toddlers. Introducing children to Strider Balance Bikes as an infant helps develop their balance, gross motor skills, and their spatial awareness, accelerating their development.

Red Strider Sport Balance Bike

Once children learn how to walk, they’re ready to progress to the Strider 12 without the base and begin learning balance. The bikes are highly adjustable, offering up to five years of use from one bike. They work on all terrains (including snow), have passed stringent safety tests, and millions of children around the world have learned to ride and race on Strider Bikes.

Beyond the Strider 12 models, Strider also has a 14” bike, the Strider 14x Sport. Launched in the fall of 2017, the 14x Sport is a larger balance bike with the ability to be converted to a pedal bike with the included Easy-Stride Pedal Kit. Complimenting the Strider 12, the 14x Sport provides a seamless opportunity for little riders to progress from a balance bike to a pedal bike with the same familiarity they’ve developed learning to stride. With 14” tires, this bike is ideal for riders ages 3-7 who are proficient on a Strider 12 model or just beginning their love affair with bicycling.

Red Strider Sport Balance Bike

In addition to the Strider 12 models and the 14x Sport, Strider also has two larger balance bikes, the Strider 16” Sport (designed for riders 6 years and up) and the 20” Sport (designed for riders 13 years and up). These larger balance bikes are ideal children and adults with special needs, seniors looking to maintain their balance and mobility, and individuals of any age who may not know how to ride a bike or simply need to retrain their muscles.

The Strider Education Foundation values products that offer the fit, function, and performance that enables new riders to be successful in learning to ride; we believe Strider Bikes are simply the best balance bike on the market.