What is a balance bike? Balance bikes are a very simple bike designed to teach young children how to steer and balance on two wheels. Balance bikes are designed with only foot propulsion to teach the fundamentals of riding. Because they have no pedals or other complicated forms of propulsion, most children find riding a balance bike as easy as walking. When the fundamentals of balance and steering are mastered, transitioning to a bicycle with pedals or motorcycle is straightforward.
Strider Balance Bikes are the result of 10 years of development, manufacturing improvements, riding, observation, testing, and even racing. The patented design of the Strider is lightweight and allows for a very low minimum seat height. This balance bike was designed for 2 year old children to learn to ride. Many parents even experience their children riding as young as 18 months, or younger! Strider also offers 16" and 20" balance bike models for older kids, adults just learning to ride, as well as those with special needs.
When learning to ride, a child must be allowed to experience the feel of leaning and how steering affects the balance of the bike. When a child learns to ride without leaning, such as on a tricycle or bike with training wheels, they aren't really learning to ride at all! By starting out on a balance bike, your child will develop balance, coordination, and confidence!
A balance bike is simply the best way for a child to learn balance and learn to ride a bike! From toddlers and young children to teenagers and adults just learning to ride, and those with special needs, there is a Strider balance bike to get them on two wheels.