STRIDER® 12 Balance Bikes
Model Comparison Chart
|Suggested Retail Price||$109.99||$139.99||$199.99|
|Age 18 months - 5 years||✔ *||✔||✔|
|Seat height 28-41cm / 11-16in||✔||✔||✔|
|Handlebar height 46-56cm / 18-22in||✔||✔||✔|
|Maximum rider weight 27kg / 60lbs||✔||✔||✔|
|U.S patented, high performance design||✔||✔||✔|
|Simple 5 minute assembly||✔||✔||✔|
|60-day satisfaction guarantee||✔||✔||✔|
|Flat-free EVA polymer tires||✔||✔||✔|
|One-piece ultralight wheels||✔||✔||✔|
|Premium cartridge bearings||✔||✔||✔|
|Mini-saddle on 220mm seatpost||✔||✔||✔|
|Extra-long seatpost (up to 48cm / 19in)||✔||✔|
|Front number plate||✔|
|Aluminum alloy frame||✔|
|Weight||3.0kg / 6.7lbs||3.0kg / 6.7lbs||2.4kg / 5.3lbs|
|Colors||BL, GN, RD, PK||BL, GN, RD, PK, OR, YE, BK||Silver|
* Fits 4 - 5 year old with optional xl seatpost.
STRIDER Bike Scientifically Proven To Increase Balance Skills in Pre-School Age Children
A study of the Strider bike at the University of South Dakota's Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science showed "significant improvement" in the Limit of Stability scores (the subject's ability to lean in different directions without a loss of balance) for the experimental group after four weeks of targeted training with the STRIDER bike. The study concluded that society could benefit from the knowledge that pedal-less bicycles are a tool for improving stability in three to five-year-old children and are possibly a safer alternative to using training wheels for bicycle riding acclimatization.
"We think the results of this study are fascinating," says Dr. Andrew Shim, Department Chair of the University of South Dakota Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science. "According to our data collected from the study, the STRIDER bike product really does increase balance in 3-5 year old riders. Ultimately, this increase in balance may eliminate the need for training wheels and tricycles."