Strider Bike Review and Giveaway!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Comments

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

  2. That is an awesome bike and what a great way to learn!! I love it.

  3. 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!!

  4. This looks awesome. I have a 4 year old little boy that would love one of these.

  5. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Perfect intro to bike riding for little ones! Awesome looking bike.

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

  7. 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!

  8. thuy vu says:

    I really like the tires, and I would like this for my son.

  9. 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

  10. I would be so interested to see how my 3 year old would do on one of these! They seem so cool!

  11. 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!)

  12. 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.

  13. Now that’s a great looking bike! Your son looks like he’s having a blast!

  14. He looks so comfortable and confident! That means a lot in terms of starting kids out on bike riding by themselves.

  15. 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.

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

  17. What a great way to learn how to balance and to practice at the perfect size!

  18. I LOVE THE EASE OF BEING ABLE TO TEACH MY GRANDCHILDREN HOW TO RIDE THE BICYCLE

  19. These are so great for helping kids get the balance down!

  20. This is brilliant! Cannot WAIT to try this when my daughter is big enough!

  21. 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!

  22. 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

  23. Judith S says:

    Great way to learn to ride a bike by getting your balance first.

  24. That is a fantastic bike for youngsters. Love that it was easy to assemble.

  25. What a little cutie, the bike looks awesome for a little one, looks like a good bike to get started on.

  26. i like that it helps with balance and coordination

  27. kim burnett says:

    I like that it teaches balance without training wheels and would love to win this for my daughter!

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. Vivian Sun says:

    I love that it teaches balance!!

  31. My boys would love this bike! It looks perfect for learning to balance!

  32. 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!
    Thanks!
    Ross Olson

  33. Not having training wheels or pedals is great. We have a regular bike for our son, but a friend told us to remove the pedals when he was learning and it’s a much better experience.

  34. 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.

  35. Sandra davis says:

    love that it helps with balance and posture

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

  37. I like the kids learn balance. I would love to win this for my grandson

  38. Anne Perry says:

    I like that it teaches balance. I’d like to give this to my son for his birthday.

  39. 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.

  40. I bet my little boys would love one of these! Love the balance feature!

  41. 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.

  42. tara darity says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter!

  43. Cindy McElwee says:

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

  44. Heather Mckenzie Carter says:

    I love that it teaches balance, I want to win one for my son Luke!

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

  46. 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.

  47. It would be great for both my boys to learn how to ride a “big boy” bike and learn how to balance.

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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!

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

  53. I have a young brother who would love to have his own bike!

  54. Angela W says:

    I like that it will help with your child’s balance, posture, and coordination

  55. 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.

  56. 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!

  57. 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!!

  58. 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.

  59. Chelsey Zeltner says:

    Fingers crossed

  60. I need to enter this, my son would love it!

  61. 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!

  62. 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!

  63. This would be a great first bike for my toddler son!

  64. DORTHY MEHMEN says:

    WOULD LOVE TO TEACH MY YOUNGEST GRANDCHILD HOW TO RIDE A BIKE WITH THIS. LOOKS MUCH BETTER THAN TRAINING WHEELS, THAT THEY LEARN TO DEPEND ON AND THEN STILL HAVE TO TEACH THEM TO RIDE A BIKE.

  65. Perfect for him

  66. 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.

  67. courtney mccarty says:

    My girls love playing on their friends bike and beg me to get them one.

  68. 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.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. I like the Big kid look of the bike. I would give it to my neighbor. She has three autistic boys.

  72. There is a family who could not afford this and I would love to win it for them.

  73. I like how sturdy they are, and that the tires can’t go flat. I’d like to win this for my grandson.

  74. 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!

  75. Beth Klocinski says:

    I love the quick set up time and the small toddler size.

  76. Rosanne says:

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

  77. 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

  78. 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.

  79. 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!

  80. Lisa Vanhook says:

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

  81. 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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