Strider Bike Review and Giveaway!


If you have a toddler, than you know how excited they get at the sight of seeing others ride bikes and how anxious they are to ride one on their own! Riding a bike is a big step and takes a lot of time, practice, and patience. If your toddler is anything like mine, then he’ll want to skip the training wheels altogether and ride a “big kid” bike. Thankfully StriderBikes offers balance bikes available for ages 18 months to 5 years that will allow your toddler to feel like a “big kid”

We received the Strider Sport in the color red in exchange for our honest feedback. All opinions are genuine and our own.

The Strider Sport Bike is a 12″ feature-rich balance bike that is perfect for toddlers ages 1 1/2 to 5. It features a unique handle that is 43% smaller than standard, allowing for better control for your little one. The wheels are “Strider-exclusive” that is, ultralight and provides maximum strength at the lightest weight possible. The tires offer a smooth ride and they will never need air or go flat. How convenient is that!

Strider Bike Review


Our bike came with two seats, one for toddlers first starting out and the other for toddlers that are bigger and more versed. The saddle is specially designed for riders that are just starting out and the seats are smaller than a typical saddle, allowing your little one to sit properly and practice their posture. The seats are also fully height adjustable up to 19″. The frame also includes a footrest so your toddler can position their feet while gliding.


It took me about 20 minutes to set up the bike. Which is not bad at all. The bike came with tools and screws and everything you need to set it up, so I didn’t need any additional tools on my own which is very convenient. I wish the directions were a little more detailed though because I couldn’t figure out if the clamps where meant to be front-facing or rear-facing. It all came together in the end though, so I wasn’t too concerned. Zach could not wait to test this out, so we let him try it in our living room since it was too dark to go outside haha.


I’m not going to lie, Zach was pretty confused at first. He sat on it and put his feet up thinking it will just go by itself haha I supported his back and guided him through and directed him to use his legs to move, and then it clicked. He was riding by himself in no time!


I had to adjust the larger saddle for Zach on the highest height setting because he is pretty tall for his age, and after a few weeks of using it he learned how to glide. I was so proud! He would peddle his legs really fast and then put his feet up. After just 2 weeks! This is very impressing to me. I really love the idea of the Strider Balance Bike because it doesn’t require training wheels or petals. It’s important for toddlers to have confidence in their balance, and I think the Strider Bike does just that.


Zach was so happy and excited when he learned to keep his balance and now he’s learning to maneuver the bike properly (i.e making turns without getting up to turn the bike) so I am really proud of his progress. One thing we have to work on though is using the foot rest properly and I think that will come with time. When he’s trying to brake, he just uses his feet by pressing them to the ground really hard, and it’s starting to ruin his shoes. So definitely something we have to practice.


Overall, I think if your toddler is interested in learning how to ride a bike then you should definitely look into the Strider Bikes. It will help with your child’s balance, posture, and coordination and best of all, their confidence!

The Strider Bike Sport retails for $119
They have other options available as well on their website.

Giveaway – One lucky About A Mom reader will win a Strider Sport Bike! This contest is open to US residents, ages 18+, and ends on July 28, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Please enter via the form below. Good luck!

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  1. Bunny says

    I love how this innately teaches a child to refine his balance in a natural way that isn’t frightening.

  2. sheri anderson says

    I have a grandson who really would love this bike and he doesn’t have one right now and I love the design and the way the bike looks, very awesome, thanks!!

  3. Nancy says

    I like that this bike helps toddlers learn to balance prior to riding a conventional bike. I’d like this for our granddaughter.

  4. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    Not requiring pedals or brakes sounds great to me! I want to win this for my grandson–thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Maria Oller says

    I love it wish my baby was around that time again I had so much fun teaching my older ones to ride a bike

  6. Tracy says

    My toddler nephews have these and love them! And I was amazed the first time I saw them speeding around the driveway. Between these and their Big Wheels, I’m thinking no-training-wheels bikes by Kindergarten. (Although these Striders terrify me less!)

  7. Scott markman says

    Those strider bikes look awesome. I need one for my son because he’s outgrown his current bike, but doesn’t want to give it up. It takes him forever to get to the park on that thing.

  8. says

    This looks like such a nice bike. My daughter loves bike riding an has even become interested in skating! We have had one busy Summer outside.

  9. Shauna says

    Oh what fun… I have wondered how these were and if kids really liked them. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

  10. Amy Conyers says

    My son would LOVE this bike, and I would LOVE to win it for him! I think he could learn how to ride a bike on this one!

  11. Patrycja Chudziak says

    My son just got his first bike and he’s having such a hard time esp. With training wheels. I’d love to win this for him so he can learn to balance without the fear of falling and hurting himself

  12. MaryAnn says

    I like that it helps with balance. My son got a bike last year for his 3rd birthday and he never rides it because he can’t stay balanced. I would like to win this for him.

  13. Lisa Williams says

    I’m so glad this bike is available,my nephew can learn how to balance without the stress of worrying about falling and it is such a cool looking bike!

  14. says

    I like that this bike would teach my son how to balance in a safe way and would like to win because he is 3 so he would be able to start learning to ride it yet this summer!
    Ross Olson

  15. Marla King says

    Wow….children age 1.5 can ride this bike…….I want to give it to my cousins daughter because I think she would love it.

  16. Tina says

    After teaching four kids to ride a bike I know that balance is key. My youngest would learn so much faster with this bike.

  17. MarciaF says

    I have a very cautious 3 year old and he needs something like this to give him the confidence that he won’t fall. I’d love to win this and slowly teach him about riding. He sees the other kids but always says the bikes are too big. This looks just right.

  18. amy pugmire says

    I love that it comes with 2 seats and my girls are wanted to learn to ride a bike without training wheels.

  19. Cindy McElwee says

    Truly amazing design, I love how it builds confidence ♥ Perfect fit for my little sunshine ♥

  20. Tina M says

    i live that its 43% smaller than standard, allowing for better control for your little one. i want ot win this for my son.

  21. says

    I have a sister and a friend that both love their strider bikes. They said their kids learned so much faster and it was nice not having to worry about training after the training wheels.

  22. Rose Reeder says

    I like that it helps with their balance as we have as we have a small bike but our Grandson is afraid to ride it. Like to win for the balance issue. Thanks

  23. Anne Marie Carter says

    The quality of this bike looks great, and I think that it would be very sturdy. I would love to win it for my grandson.

  24. Paol Trenny says

    I would love to win this for my son who are not very athletic. I like that you would never have to worry about having a smooth ride because the tires will never go flat

  25. Kate K says

    I like how the balance bike takes the pedals out the equation so kids can focus on balance first – this would be great for my kiddo. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Tee Mcc says

    I want to win this for my daughters (2 & 3) they are in the mist of learning and this would be great for them!

  27. michelle oakley warner says

    i really like that there are no pedals so they can learn and test their balance before the pedals go on. Thats the first step right, balance, then the pedaling. thats awesome, great idea.

  28. courtney b says

    my daughters been talking about a bike forever and i’ve heard striders are amazing on many blogs. That they help your childrens coordination so i totally want this!

  29. Brandy W says

    I like that it was so easy to put together and all the tools are included. This would be perfect for my best friend’s son!!

  30. sharon fuentes says

    My grandson would like this- never have seen them in action just have seen pictures of them. If I win one I will review.

  31. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Like The Design Of The Strider Bike, I’d Love To Win So I Could Gift This To My Nephew!

  32. Cassandra Eastman says

    I love that the Strider bike teaches balance and coordination! I’d love to win for my daughter , it’d be great for her!

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  34. Christina Strapp says

    I would love to win this for my daughter because I have heard this is better than using a bike with training wheels. I like how it teaches them to balance.

  35. Jill Myrick says

    I would love to win this for my son.
    I love that the Strider Bike teaches balance and coordination and builds confidence.


  36. Michael Lambert says

    I like that they can learn to ride a bike faster. I like that they don’t have to rely on training wheels.

  37. trixx says

    I love that you can start as young as 18months. That’s great. I’d love to win this for my daughter since she’s been showing an interest in wanting to learn how to ride a bike.

  38. Shannon M says

    I love that it would allow my little boy to feel like on of the “big kids”! My son LOVES bikes. His daddy is big into biking and racing mountain bikes. Our son is always in awe of all the bikes at events. I love that this could help him feel like a bike rider, just like daddy! I would like to win this because I think it could be something special during daddy-son times!

  39. Rosanne says

    I like that it teaches balances especially when turning. I’d like towin this for my newest grandson

  40. Candie L says

    I love how easy it is for a first starter bike. I would love to give this to a family friend. Thank you

  41. RICHARD HICKS says

    What I like is that it is the perfect type bike for the little ones to learn riding. I would give this to my nephew who would really love it.

  42. Lisa L says

    I like that the bike doesn’t have pedals. I’d love to win this since it’s been a struggle trying to teach my son how to ride a bike. I think the no-pedal design would help immensely!

  43. Lisa Vanhook says

    I like the fact the rider can touch the ground easily. I want to win this for my future grandson…)

  44. T Michelle Trump says

    I have a niece who will be turning three in August and this would be the perfect bike for her to learn with.

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