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Strider Balance Bike vs Prevelo Alpaha Comparison

A balance bike is simply the best way for a toddler to learn the basics of balance, steering and overall bike handling required to ride a pedal bike.  If you are deciding which balance bike to purchase for your child, here is a chart comparing some of the best 12" balance bikes to help you review the details side by side.  Read additional information about what to look for to choose the best balance bike for your child.

Strider 12 Classic Strider 12 Sport Strider 12 Pro    Prevelo Alpha 0  Commencal Ramones  Frog Tadpole Mini 10” Frog Tadpole 12” Frog Tadpole Plus 14” Strider 14x Sport Yedoo Too Too Yedoo Too Too Aluminum
Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike Strider 12 Pro Balance Bike Prevelo Alpha Zero Balance Bike Commencal Ramones Balance Bike Frog Tadpole Mini Balance Bike Frog Tadpole Balance Bike Yedoo Too Too V1 Balance Bike Yedoo Too Too Aluminum Balance Bike
Child's Age
18 mo - 5 years
18 mo - 5 years
18 mo - 5 years
18 mo - 3 yrs Kids 35”-41” tall (~2 yrs+) 1 - 2.5 yrs 2 - 3 yrs 3 - 4 yrs 3 - 7 yrs
2 - 4 yrs
22 mo - 4 yrs
Bike Weight
6.7 lbs
6.7 lbs
5.3 lbs 8.5 lbs 9.9 lbs 7.6 lbs 9.2 lbs 9.2 lbs 12.5 lbs 8.1 lbs 7.5 lbs
Wheel Size 12” 12” 12” 12” 12” 10” 12” 14” 14” 12” 12”
Hand Brake No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Seat Height
11-16"
11-16"
11-16"
11.5-14.6” 9” - 13" 11.5”-15" 15-20” 15-22” 12-18" 11-19"
Tire Type EVA Foam EVA Foam EVA Foam Air Air Air Air Air Air Air Air
Padded Seat No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price $89.99 $119.99 $169.99 $199 $198 $200 $210 $250 $189 $159.95 $199.95

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