STRIDER® 12 Classic Balance Bike- Ages 18 months to 3 years

STRIDER® 12 Classic Balance Bike- Ages 18 months to 3 years

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Product Description


Ryan McFarland, Founder… "The 12 Classic model is a return to our roots… a super simple design featuring the core elements that make Strider the #1 brand in the world, yet less expensive without some of our options of custom grips and saddles offered on our other models."

This is the same frame and wheels that Strider is world famous for but stripped down to the bare essentials, The bike will fit from 1 year ( 27cm inside leg) and raise to a 41cm inside leg.


Customer Reviews 29 item(s)

Excellent bike , my 12 month old has it on the rocker and already is confident getting on and off it , im sure he will be using it as a balence bike in no time at all .
Review by Jadew / (Posted on 18/02/2018)
A great first bike.
Within minutes of the bike being assembled our grandson (2yrs 8mths) was sat on and wheeling it around the house. When he went outside on it, he was off up the road, uphill! Unfortunately snow and rain have stopped him getting out on it. I am sure once he gets another go, he will be off again, full steam ahead. The bike is easy to handle up the kerbs and light enough for him to lift when he toppled off it.
Review by Boba / (Posted on 01/01/2018)
brilliant product
Review by col / (Posted on 19/12/2017)
Excellent product, better than the rest on the market
Well made. Easy to assemble and seems just the right size, however we won't know until Christmas morning.
Review by Madgw / (Posted on 13/12/2017)
Would definitely recommend this producct
Brilliant customer service, no problem with response or delivery. Very simple to assemble and quality of product is excellent. All we have to do now is persuade the grandson that he can ride it rather than just push it around.
Review by G'dad / (Posted on 28/08/2017)
Fantastic Bike, Fantastic Company
Best balance bike on the market. We shopped around in lots of bike shops but the rest are very heavy in comparison. My 21 month old can pick it, ride it and loves it. Company was fantastic deal with. Placed the order at 9.30am, emailed at 11.00am to be told it was with the delivery company and it was delivered next day. Couldn't ask for anything better.
Review by James / (Posted on 08/08/2017)
A great buy
Excellent balance bike and would thoroughly recommend it.
Review by Lesley / (Posted on 23/07/2017)
Excellent bike and delivery service
Fantastic bike bought for our 2 year old daughter's birthday. Excellent quality and really light weight. Amazed at the speedy next day delivery also (which is free!) thumbs up from us, we'll definitely be ordering from you again :D
Review by DanniD / (Posted on 11/06/2017)
Review by Caroline / (Posted on 09/10/2016)
Best buy ever!
My husband and I bought this bike for our sons 2nd birthday. He absolutely loves it and was able to ride confidently within minutes. It literally is the best thing we have ever bought for him. We take it everywhere with us. It's light weight, it's low to the ground so he can get on and off it really easily, and it looks and feels like a real bicycle so he feels like a "big kid"! Thank you Strider for this fantastic bike, I know my son will get so much joy out of it! I highly recommend this product to anyone with a toddler.
Review by Jojo / (Posted on 15/09/2016)
Truly brilliant
This bike is fabulous, the short seat height has allowed my 17 month old to begin to ride with ease. Great quality for the price. I lent this to my 6 year old nephew. Who had no interest in riding a bike. But with only 3 days practice he is now riding a full peddle bike. Truly wonderful. Thanks guys.
Review by Mrs P / (Posted on 04/07/2016)
Lightweight easy to handle bike
Love this bike, it's small enough and light enough for our dinky 2 year old to handle. She was whizzing around the house as soon as she opened it on her birthday. I'd recommend this bike to anyone with a toddler
Review by Jane / (Posted on 01/06/2016)
Sizing accurate. Good quality parts. Love that you can add bits to it for larger toddles
Review by Jo / (Posted on 03/05/2016)
Fabulous bike, fabulous service. I would definitely buy strider again & will recommend to friends. My daughter has just turned 2 & is already getting the hang of it after a couple of weeks.
Review by LJ / (Posted on 28/02/2016)
Very well constructed and light bike. My son absolutely loves it - I would recommend this over others

First class customer service from Strider UK.
Review by Andrew / (Posted on 25/02/2016)
Very pleased
Very pleased with this balance bike. It looks great, is very lightweight & my nearly 3 year old could handle it straight away. Would definately recommend!
Review by Naomi / (Posted on 08/02/2016)
Thrilled with purchase.Light for child use yet sturdy & sure to give hours of fun.Xmas gift & ticked all the boxes with parents.Thank you for prompt delivery,we'll packed.
Review by Ann E / (Posted on 11/01/2016)
Recommended first bike
Well made, ideal first balance bike. Good price and quick delivery.
Review by AJ / (Posted on 28/12/2015)
10 out of 10!
Great little bike for our 2 year old. Easily adjustable seat. Great service & fast delivery. Thoroughly recommend.
Review by Caroline / (Posted on 29/10/2015)
Easy to carry
I bought the Strider bike for my second grandson, aged two and a bit, after seeing my older one on his Strider bike. It is strong but very easy to carry. The children take to it at once and learn to balance, steer and ride at some speed very quickly. They use their feet to break and are full of confidence. We take the bike for woodland walks and all love it.
Review by Mrs Blandy / (Posted on 11/10/2015)
Happy 2 year old
Bought a Strider Classic for a very small 2yrs old Granddaughter and she loves it!! The Bell helmet bought at the same time is great too.
Review by Franklin / (Posted on 10/10/2015)
Great- 2yo loves it
Light, easy to raise/lower seat and handle bars. Much cheaper than rivals offering similar product.
Review by APM / (Posted on 22/09/2015)
Very good
Great quick service with next day delivery. Easy to follow instructions & a well made solid product too. Daughter is still a little young for it really but has already taken to scooting around the living room on it so we have high hopes !
Review by Ken / (Posted on 06/09/2015)
Brilliant and highly recommended.
I've purchased 2 of these for my 2 grandsons for their 2nd birthday's and they love them. I purchased the latest one direct from Strider and they were very efficient and professional. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the service I received when i purchased the first one through Amazon because Strider were on holiday. Amazon were appalling to deal with!!!!
Review by Poppy / (Posted on 01/09/2015)
Happy customer
Great first bike for my petite 2.5 year old, the best size for his height. Good service and communication from Strider and prompt delivery.
Review by Scotty / (Posted on 03/08/2015)
Impeccable service
It's early days yet but our boy is really enjoying his bike (his only stipulation was that it be RED!!!) We had fantastic advice from you before we bought it and can't fault your service, we will certainly be recommending you.
Review by Velma / (Posted on 02/08/2015)
Bought the strider classic for my niece's second birthday, and she loves it, the ordering and delivery process was excellent and descriptions of what bike would be best suited to which are group was really helpful Would definitely recommend.
Review by Mel / (Posted on 26/05/2015)
Quality all the way!
really light and we love the quality - i can see this lasting us a long time and its nice to see we can buy spares to pass down to the next child - currently a bump. Thanks to Karen who has been brilliant and really helpful.
Review by James / (Posted on 09/05/2015)
I ordered the green bike on Friday, received it today (Monday) and I had planned to put it away for Christmas however I opened it and was so excited I gave it to my little boy today. He loves it so much! I am over the moon with it all! I can not thank you enough, you are a lovely company and I will be buying extras from you very soon and will definitely recommend you to all my friends.
Review by Cydnie and Alfie / (Posted on 15/04/2015)

Balance bikes suitable from 18 months upwards.

Classic Handlebars


Standard 22.2mm steel handlebar and soft urethane grips with protective ends.  Machined aluminum binder clamp allows height adjustment from 46-56cm (18-22”).  5mm allen key included.

Classic Wheel


Strider-exclusive, ultralight one-piece wheels sport a raised-letter, five-spoke design with 10 bearing support spokes for maximum strength at the lightest weight possible.

Top-quality sealed cartridge bearings roll smooth and never need adjustment.

Classic Tyre


EVA polymer (industrial foam) tyres are super light and durable yet offer a smooth ride. Best of all, they never need air and will never go flat.

Classic Mini Toddler Seat


The durable, all-weather mini-saddle is designed specifically for beginning riders and their tiny hips.  Smaller, narrower, and lighter than a typical saddle, this seat allows for proper riding position and posture. 

  ** riders over 3 years old may need the extra long seat post sold separately.

Classic Clamp

Bar and seat clamps

Machined aluminum binder clamp allows saddle height adjustment from 28-41cm (11-16”) for the perfect fit for your child.  5mm allen key included.

Classic Footrests


Unique, frame-integrated footrests are properly positioned directly below the saddle for natural bike balance. This position also fosters the advanced ability to stand while gliding as well as pumping and jumping the bike

Classic Brake Mount

Brake Mount

Strider-exclusive rear brake mount allows the addition of a foot-operated brake once the kids are proficiently gliding with feet on the footrests. Don't fit this to start! It adds unnecessary weight.

Little children can't control the movement required to pull lever brakes - if their little fingers can reach them to start with. 

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