There is such a wide variety of bikes to choose from so how will you know your child will fit on a balance bike ? With most bikes not detailing stand-over height, and just estimating on child's age, then it isn't surprising that a lot of bikes can't be reached by the smallest children and are easily outgrown. With a balance bike it is important that the seat can be sat on, whilst the child's feet are flat on the floor with knees slightly bent.
The Patented Original Strider frame design creates the ideal rider position for perfect bike handling for all ages. The Strider design is the perfect balance between stand-over height, wheelbase, footrest position, centre-of-gravity, handlebar and seat position, front-to-rear weight bias, and steering geometry so you can be sure we have the best fit on a balance bike. Strider just make balance bikes and all components such as seats and grips are appropriately sized and shaped to fit young riders. The result is a bike that is easy to learn on, completely intuitive to a 1 year old, and naturally comfortable to ride. A Strider grows with your child and offers premium performance at every skill level. All of which lead to your child's increased confidence and ultimate success.
Riding a Strider Bike is such a natural and intuitive next step after learning to walk that it can happen at an extremely young. A tall stand-over height delays the start age and misses critical development years. A 12" Strider can be ridden from as soon as your child can walk and will take them through to their nearly 5 years plus, for just four pence a day!
Children grow rapidly during these early years so the adjustability is also very important. A small adjustment range, such as those on wooden balance bikes or cheaper copy bikes, cuts short the product usage and reduces the products value. The unique shape of the genuine Strider Bike frame has earned a U.S. design patent. Not only does it allow for an early start age, but it is designed to be highly adjustable as the child grows.
Further, the bicycling/motorcycling/racing enthusiasts at Strider have built subtle performance capabilities into the design that let it not only be a safe starter bike, but also an amazing, high-performance, skill-building bike that provides up to 5 years of use. The perfect fit on a balance bike regardless of age.