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Strider ST-2 PREbike Balance Running Bike

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  • Pedal-less balance bike with lightweight and durable steel frame and puncture-proof all-terrain tires
  • Teaches balance and coordination while developing confidence for pedal biking
  • Launch Pad footrests for gliding and learning advanced riding skills
  • Adjustable handlebar and seat height to fit riders from 30 to 44 inches tall
  • Designed for children ages 1 to 5; 1-year warranty
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Product Description

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With the Strider PREbike, there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" to create a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding. The Strider running bike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination before pedaling, which develops glittering confidence. Designed for children, ages 1 to 5, the Strider running bike holds several advantages over ordinary beginner's bikes.



The Strider teaches your child balance, coordination and develops glittering confidence. Trikes and bikes with training wheels don't. Traditional bicycles place too much of the focus on learning to pedal--skimping on developing your child's motor skills. And tricycles are heavy, clunky and difficult for kids to control.



Bike riding becomes a breeze when you teach your child balance and coordination before pedaling. The Strider takes pedaling out of the mix so that kids can concentrate solely on learning balance, which takes more practice. Pedaling is a secondary skill that kids can easily learn within a few short minutes.

Pure Fun, Right Out of the Box

If your child can walk... your child can ride a Strider. Even tiny little children, before the age of two, are drawn to the Strider. At first, kids will grab the handle bars, straddle the bike and walk without ever sitting down on the seat. And they're completely stable: Two wheels, front and back. Feet firmly on the ground. Hands bracing the handle bars.

Here's an added benefit for parents: Your child will become more mobile. The Strider opens up a whole world for your child to ride on. Take your child's Strider to an outdoor gathering, a nearby park, or anywhere else you walk. With a Strider, there's no more dawdling little one's. Your child will easily be able to keep pace.



The next step: Kids quickly learn to sit down, push with their feet and zip right along as they balance on two wheels.

A Safer Way to Learn Bike Riding
Tricycles tip over, scrape ankles, and are difficult to pedal. Bicycles with training wheels are tall, heavy, unstable and downright scary for young riders. Both have the potential to cause painful injuries and fear. The Strider PREbike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child. And the Strider is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place both feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding.



The Strider's lightweight design and low center of gravity make it easy to maneuver and control, giving your child a safe and secure feeling. And the bike's adjustable seat height starts at 11 inches from the ground, accommodating the shortest of legs. Control is further enhanced with a low and flat handlebar design. Kids can now reach forward rather than up, which gives them better leverage and maneuverability. And as the your child becomes more confident, the Strider's integrated foot rests provide a place for both feet while coasting along.

Specifications:

  • Weight: Less that 7 pounds (about 1/3 the weight of a typical 12-inch pedal bike with training wheels).
  • Frame Design: Unique frame design has integrated Launch Pad footrests for gliding and learning advanced riding skills.
  • Tires: Puncture-proof all-terrain tires with sealed bearings and 5/16-inch steel axles.
  • Construction: Durable welded steel frame and handlebars
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Sizing: Adjustable handlebar and seat height to fit riders from 30 to 44 inches tall (saddle height adjusts from 11 to 16 inches from ground). The optional Extra-Long Seatpost with Saddle is recommended for children 4 years and older (adjusts from 14 to 19 inches from the ground).

Product Description

Designed for Toddlers, ages 1 - 5, the Strider running bike is lightweight, easy to control and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Strider teaches your child balance, coordination and develops glittering confidence.

And the Strider is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place his feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding.

Parents will be happy to learn that the Strider's assembly is a breeze. So buy a Strider and give your child a safe, confident bike riding experience.

Please note: If your child is 3 1/2 years old or older, we recommend purchasing the Extra Long Seatpost in addition to the standard seatpost included with the Strider.
  • Weight: 6.9 pounds for ease of handling by really little riders. Note that a typical 12" pedal bike with training wheels weighs 20+ pounds!
  • Tires/Wheels : Puncture-proof all-terrain tires with sealed bearings and 8mm steel axles means no more airing up tires or searching for repair parts
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects. No questions asked!
  • Environmental: Paint certified to be significantly below the CPSIA limits for heavy metal content, including lead.
  • Frame Design: Unique frame design has integrated Launch Pad footrests for gliding and learning advanced riding skills.
  • Construction: Durable welded steel frame, fork, and handlebars
  • Sizing: Adjustable handlebar and seat height to fit riders from 30" to 44" tall (saddle height adjusts from 11" to 16" from ground; 19" w/XL Seat Post)
  • Weight Limit: Rider weight limit of 50 pounds.

Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 15 x 7 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B0018N77TK
  • Item model number: ST-2 Prebike
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (434 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,859 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

My almost-3-year old son loves his Strider.
Maryland Mom
He absolutely loves his bike and looks forward to riding it any chance that he gets.
babytau23
It was very easy to assemble, it's sturdy and light weight.
Kate

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

900 of 921 people found the following review helpful By P. Lundberg on December 9, 2008
First off, let me say that I am an avid biker, having spent thousands of dollars on my own bikes which have accumulated thousands of miles.

This bike is a great idea. The basic design is good. The quality seems to be questionable.

The Strider I bought brand new came with flaking paint and stickers peeling. The plastic and foam wheels wobbled a bit. The headset is plastic, and it's stiff and doesn't turn well. The flimsy plastic seat is covered with a very thin and soft vinyl and attached with a single small bolt. The handgrips are also very thin and soft, prone to tearing and exposing the sharp bar ends. Both seat and handlebar clamps are flimsy, cheap, and don't work well.

I do like the foot rests and the basic design. As far as I know no other bike fits smaller riders. The foam tires are great for indoor use but I would prefer real tires for outdoors. The optional foot brake is a much better idea than a handbrake for kids to use. The concept is excellent. My 19 month old took right to it. But...

Basically, every part of this bike is made as cheap as possible, typical of what I would expect of a $40 Wal-Mart bike. This is priced around $100. Now, I don't expect top quality at this price. Nor do I think a toddler needs top quality. But I do expect it to at least be comparable or better than full-size bikes in this price range (which still isn't saying much). The Strider is not.

After spending a few days with this bike I was simply unconvinced it would hold up to one kid, much less two. That's not to say it can't. I ended up taking it back and getting a KinderBike.
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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Heath on March 30, 2008
Color Name: Green
As a dad I bought this little bike hoping it would help my four year old and maybe even my 7 year old learn to bike without their training wheels and without the trauma of crashing. My seven year old already had the balance, but lacked the confidence. This Strider fit the bill perfectly! My seven year old barely fit on the Strider, but still had a blast running then sitting and gliding on the bike. She did it indoors a few times, then for about thirty minutes with it outside. It was fun to watch her quickly learn to balance and glide further and further each try. Literally within thirty minutes and even trading off with her brother, she had figured out how to balance and glide down our short driveway and out into the street. While she was playing I took her training wheels off of her other bike. She hopped on it, and with a bit of a push she was riding! She giggled as she rode and said "this is just like the Strider!" Too easy! My four year old is progressing quickly too. On our second day out with the strider we went to a large parking lot with little traffic. While my seven year old had a blast tooling around the lot without her training wheels, my four old made longer and longer glides on the Strider. After an hour he could glide over twenty feet on a gently downward sloped part of the lot. It won't be long until he is ready to try his bike. Good thing too because he's almost too big for the Strider already. What a great teaching tool! The Strider seems well constructed for what it is. It is light and easy to assemble. It has tread spots on the back fork where the kids can put up their feet. It is low to the ground. My four year old is 42 inches tall and is really too tall for it already, but he manages just fine by bending his knees and stepping out to the side a bit.Read more ›
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By S. Mulkey on June 30, 2008
My son loves this bike. We got it for him a few months after he turned 2 and he took to it almost immediately. The only thing I had to teach him was to sit on the seat.

I recommend this over the wood bikes as it is more durable, and the foam tires are maintenance free, no flats. We leave it outside except for when it rains (and occasionally when it rains if I forget) and it has held up well.

This is ideal for young or shorter kids as it has the lowest seat height (11 inches is the min height) of all the ones I researched. My son tried out the scutt bike at a toy store, and he was too short for it at 2 1/2, and he's between the 75th and 90th percentile for height. If your kid is a little older/taller, you might also look into kinderbike (13.5 inch min seat height). They look similar and are ~30% cheeper. I'm only going by the website though, don't know anyone who's owned one before. Balance/running bikes are just awesome overall as most kids don't figure out pedals until they are at least 3 years old and they can go alot faster (= more fun) on balance bikes than tricycles.

You can get replacement hand grips from stridersports.com. If your son/daughter is rough on his bike like mine is, you will need replacements at some time. They are cheap though.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By muddymanfloyd on January 22, 2012
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This bike is awesome. I got one for my son when he was about 16 months old. After a few months of scooting around, he began to put his feet up and coast all over the place. He enjoyed riding this bike everywhere and going down grass hills and even rolling around skate parks all by the time he was just over 2.
At exactly 2.5 years old we bought him a little Haro 12 inch pedal bike, and he learned to ride it in just a few days. The balance was already there and it took only a few hours of work to get him to understand pedals. My little guy just turned 3 and is turning heads everywhere he goes riding his two-wheeler up and down hills, over jumps, etc.
Skip the training wheels, and don't buy one of those weird looking, heavy, wooden balance bikes. My kid was rough on his strider and we never had to replace any parts. My second son is about 20 months old and is currently scooting around on the strider we bought for his older brother.

Great product. Really works. Fun. And preps a kid for a real bike. Makes teaching your kid to ride easy; they basically do it themselves at their own pace.

UPDATE 2013: My first son (4 years old now)now rides a Haro 16 and is a great little rider. My second son (now 3) just started riding the Haro 12, peddling all around the neighborhood on his own. My third son ( almost two years old) is walking the Strider around the house as I type this. Other dads in the neighborhood stare at my boys riding their two wheelers and wonder how I did it. Strider is now on the third kid and we have not replaced a single part yet. Granted, it is not as tight as it used to be, there is more play/wobble, but it is going strong.

VIDEO is of my oldest at 2.5 years, riding a two wheeler, thanks to the Strider.
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