While balance bikes are ultimately safer than the alternative (handicapping your child with training wheels or a tricycle, or throwing them into the world of pedal biking without any balance preparation), wearing a helmet at all times is recommended. If you’re a savvy parent who’s already caught onto the balance bike movement, however, you know that not just any run-of-the-mill helmet will do.
Thankfully, Strider’s got you.
Your child will love the cool, motocross styling of the STRIDER ST-R Full Face Kids Helmet - and you’ll love the complete protection it offers.
Despite its impressive durability, this helmet is surprisingly lightweight and comfortable. It weighs just under 1 lb. Beyond that, it’s also adjustable. You can easily remove the padded chin bar if your child needs a little less coverage, and add it back on when they want to ride hard.
Choose either Small (fits heads between 19-21 inches) or Medium (fits heads between 21-23 inches). Inside the helmet you’ll find an easy-adjust dial that scales with your child’s growth spurts. As far as color choices, this helmet comes in red, white or blue.
The STRIDER ST-R Full Face Kids Helmet is CPSC Safety Rated, so you can rest easy as your child uses their balance bike to explore both the world and their own capabilities.
2-in-1 Helmet, Full Face or Open Face Lightweight Full Face Protection 450 g (0.99 lb.) Easy-Adjust Dial
Maybe you’ve caught on to the balance bike movement already. Led by the Strider Bikes brand, this revolution is helping kids learn how to bicycle with confidence, minus the stress typically associated with tricycles and training wheels.
“But what do I do -” you may find yourself thinking, “Once my child is ready for a regular bike? Doesn’t this just mean more expense and extra purchases in the process of getting them on a ‘real’ bike?”
This is where the popular Strider 14x Sport Bike comes in. This model is designed to allow your child to transition from a balance bike to a pedal bike simply and quickly. Thankfully, the process is simple and quick for you too.
Buy a Strider 14x Easy-Ride Pedal Kit (sold separately) and attach it with a simple single-bolt installation once your child can complete the following skills confidently:
Support all their weight on the seat.
Gain momentum by running with the bike.
Balance with feet up for extended periods.
Able to avoid obstacles in his/her path.
Leans through turns with feet off the ground.
Able to find and use the footrests while riding.
Controls their speed.
Able to stop safely with only their feet.
The tools you need to attach the pedals are included with the bike.
This bike is appropriate for children ages 3-6 (or up to 80 lbs., with an inseam of 16-23 inches and height between 37” - 49”). The seat and handlebar adjust extensively, meaning this bike will take your child through growing phases and bicycling stages comfortably.
If you’re going to buy one balance bike for your child, make it the Strider 14x Sport Bike. It’s versatile, adaptable, and the perfect way to give your child the gift of bicycling for life.
Don’t let your kids fall behind - give them the balance bike advantage!
Size: 14" Wheels
Weight: (Bike without Pedal Kit)12.5 lbs
Fits Inseam: 16-23 in.
Rider Height: 37-49 in.
Rider Age: 3 to 7 years
Colors: Funky Fuchsia
Seat Height: 15-22 in.
Maximum Rider Weight: 80 lbs.
Frame and Fork: Steel
Headset: Strider Custom Polymer
Steering Clamp: Binder Clamp 5 mm Wrench Adjustable)
Seat Clamp: Easy Adjust Lever Clamp (No-Tool Adjustment)
Tubes: Schrader Valve Air Tube
Tires: 14” x 1.75” All-Purpose Tires
Wheels: Alloy Rims and Hubs, Chrome Spokes
Stem: Strider Custom Alloy/Steel, 25.4 mm Bar Mount
Handlebar: Strider Custom 22.2 mm, 68 mm rise, 25.4 mm mount, 4° backsweep/ 4° upsweep
This is the balance bike that started it all. The Strider 12” Sport Bike allows tiny kids to ride with ease and freedom, cruising around on their own before they’re even potty-trained! Forget about strollers, kids leashes, bike trailers, and other helicopter parenting props.
Get your kids moving and help them build the skills they need to succeed from an early age with a Strider Balance Bike. This pedal-free bike allows your child to use their feet (rather than training wheels or the third wheel a tricycle relies on) to develop neurological and physical balance and control. These skills transfer to pedal biking seamlessly, putting your child ahead of the curve.
For younger kids, the Strider 12” Sport Bike is the best all-around model. It’s Strider Bikes’ bestselling balance bike for good reason. Highly adjustable, this model is designed to transition with your child through both the growth spurts and developmental changes that take place between 18 months and 5 years.
This means less overall hassle and expense for you. Modifying the bike to accommodate these transitions is easy for you as well, thanks to the tool-free seat and handlebar Easy-Adjust Clamps and Ultralight Molded Foam Rubber Tires that never go flat. No more missing out on beautiful biking days due to flat tires or missing wrenches.
The Strider Sport has a seat height range 11-19 in., which means it fits a huge range of inseam lengths (12-20 in.). The ergonomically-padded seat and an additional extra-long seat post means you can adjust this bike to fit your growing child without compromising performance and comfort.
Your child will love the styling of this bike - it’s both comfortable and rugged, and comes in seven kid-friendly colors. The handlebars feature mini grips and a protective pad to help your child stay safe and in control.
Built-In footrests allow your child to develop the coasting skills necessary to transition to pedal biking eventually. Register your child’s Strider and receive the Official Strider Learn-To-Ride Guide!
Size: 12” wheels
Assembled Weight: 6.7 lbs.
Handlebar Height: 18 - 22 in.
Seat Height: 11 - 19 in.
Color Options: Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, and Black
Perfectly engineered by Strider scientists in a secret underground lab, the Strider Easy-Ride Pedal Kit is the ultimate upgrade for the Strider 14x Sport. The Easy-Ride Pedal Conversion Kit attaches to the 14x Sport in a matter of minutes and makes installation simple and hassle-free.
Children experience instant success with the Easy-Ride Pedal Conversion Kit. The Stride-Around pedals on the accessory are specially designed to serve two purposes. First, they perfectly fit a child’s foot. Second, their narrow form allows children to confidently stride around them to gain momentum. The provided chain guard delivers the safety to protect your rider from any bike chain accidents. Not only that, but it keeps the chain and gears clean from any mud or gunk that might be part of your child’s grand adventures.
The Strider 12” Pro Bike offers all of the features of the bestselling Strider 12” Sport Bike - with some extra upgrades for kids who want to push the envelope! Your child will learn key bicycling skills with any Strider balance bike, but you can add an extra sense of fun and daring by selecting this high-end model. Your kid will stand out and ride far with their awesome Pro Bike.
What additional features does this model offer, you ask?
First of all, it's ultra-light. Thanks to its all-aluminium frame, it weighs a mere 5.6 lbs., meaning increased speed and navigability for your child (and an easier time hauling the bike from place to place for you).
It also features textured performance footrests, an official Strider number plate front and center, and a comfy performance padded seat. Mini handlebar grips and a safety pad provide an additional dose of security.
This is the only Strider balance bike that’s available in a sporty shade of silver. Your little daredevil will feel cool and in-control cruising around corners and over obstacles on their Strider 12” Pro Bike.
This bike has a seat height range between 11-19 in., meaning it’s perfect for children with an inseam length between 12-20 in.
It’s appropriate for children between 18 months and 5 years - and your child will love growing along with their bike, since the handlebars and seat height are fully adjustable sans tools (thanks to clever easy-adjust clamps). The bike also comes with two seatposts of varying heights so you can adjust the dimensions even further. The Maintenance-Free 12" Foam Rubber Tires never go flat.
If you and your child have questions about how to best use your new Strider 12” Pro Bike, you can register your Strider online and receive a free Learn-To-Ride Guide.
World's Lightest Strider®: 2.5 kg (5.6 lbs.)
Fully Adjustable with Easy-Adjust Clamps
Handlebar Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 in.)
Seat Height: 28 - 48 cm (11 - 19 in.)
Performance, Padded Seat
Maintenance-Free 12" Foam Rubber Tires
Premium, Sealed Cartridge Wheel Bearings
Engineered Ultralight Molded Wheels
Lightweight, U.S. Patented Design
Unique, Performance Footrest
Mini-Grip Handlebar with Safety Pad
Racing Number Plate with Pro Graphics
Available in Silver
Max. Rider Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs.)
Ages 18 Months to 5 Years
Inseam and Age Fit (MUST INCLUDE BOTH):Fits children with an inseam 30-51 cm (12-20 in.) Ages 18 Months to 5 years.
Looking for a budget-friendly way to try out a balance bike with your little rider? The Strider Classic is the perfect fit. With its lightweight steel frame, All-Weather Plastic Mini-Seat, and 12” Flat-Free Foam Rubber Tires, it’s durable and ready to ride at a moment’s notice. You heard tha
Balance bikes offer what training wheels and tricycles don’t - a chance to develop the innate sense of balance and control necessary to transition to pedal biking with ease and confidence. This model includes Built-In Footrests so your child can practice coasting as they feel more and more confident in their newfound skills.
Keep your balance bike journey simple, fun, and affordable with the Classic model. While it doesn’t include the bells and whistles you’ll notice with our other 12” models, it still offers everything your child needs to improve their balance, coordination, spatial awareness, and enjoyment of the great outdoors.
At 11-16 inches, the Strider Classic has the lowest seat height of any balance bike. It’s perfect for kiddos with an inseam between 12-17 inches. This low seat height promotes a sense of stability and control for your child.
The main difference between the Strider Classic and the Strider Sport is that the latter includes an XL seat post, making it adjustable for children up to 5 years of age (you can buy the XL seatpost separately to modify your 12” Classic as needed). The Strider 12” Classic Bike features a Standard Handlebar and Grips and comes in four kid-friendly colors: Blue, Green, Pink, and Red.
Register your child’s Strider online and receive a free Learn-To-Ride Guide with answers to all of your balance bike questions!
Assembled Weight: 2.9 kg (6.5 lbs.)
Handlebar Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 in.)
Seat Height: 28 - 41 cm (11 - 16 in.)
All-Weather Plastic Mini-Seat
Ultralight Molded Wheels with Maintenance-Free Sealed Cartridge Bearings and Flat-Free Foam Rubber 12” Tires
U.S. Patented Design
Standard Handlebar and Grips
4 Colors: Blue, Green, Pink, and Red
Max. Rider Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs.)
*Ages 18 Months to 5 Years with XL seatpost (not included)
Inseam and Age Fit (MUST INCLUDE INSEAM AND AGE):31-43 cm (12-17 in.). Ages 18 Months to 3 Years*