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.
Strider balance bikes are the industry-leader when it comes to helping children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels.
The lightweight, pedal-less design allows children to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by walking or running.
This natural method puts the focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.
Strider balance bikes are scientifically proven to increase balance in children of all abilities in a fun and engaging way.
Strider Sport Features:
Handlebar: Unique 12.7 mm 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 - 56 cm (18 - 22").
Wheel: Strider-exclusive, ultra-light 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.
Tires: 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.
Seat: 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 48 cm (19").
Bar and seat clamps: Machined aluminum quick release allows "No Tools" saddle height adjustment from 28 - 48 cm (11 - 19") for the perfect fit for your child.
Footrest: 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 Kit sold separately.