One thing that makes Strider Balance Bikes so unique is that they make learning to steer on two wheels smooth and easy. By focusing on balance first, Striders allow riders to learn how to lean through turns, physical skills that can’t be accomplished on training wheels. It’s important that kids learn balance first and once they are proficient, adding pedals is the next step. The act of physically learning how to pedal only takes a short amount of time but learning to balance on two wheels is the part that takes practice.
Trying to determine which Strider Balance Bike is right for your kid? Here is a full feature comparison chart. The lightest weight Strider is the Strider Pro.
Strider Classic vs Sport vs Pro
|Strider Models:||Strider Classic||Strider Sport||Strider Pro|
|Suggested Retail Price||$119.99||$139.99||$179.99|
|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 seat post||✔||✔||✔|
|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,GY, BK||Silver|
* Fits 4 - 5 year old with optional xl seat post.