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STRIDER® 12 Sport Balance Bike - Feature Rich, Mid Level Model

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STRIDER® 12 Sport Balance Bike - Feature Rich, Mid Level Model
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The 12 Sport Strider Balance Bike offers every feature a child (or parent) could want. It is the perfect balance of performance, options, and value, featuring more than 9 years of design evolution and manufacturing improvements.


Featuring the NEW performance padded saddle,ergonomically designed for young children and two seat posts this bike  will fit all children from ages 18 months (27cm inside leg) to 5 years plus (48 cm inside leg).


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Product Description

Details

Our best selling balance bike suitable from 18 months to 5 years has now got better! New perfomance padded mini seat with two seat posts to adjust the height!

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Handlebars 

Unique 12.7mm steel handlebar is 43% smaller than standard to allow better control with tiny hands. Custom logo mini-grips are soft urethane with protective ends. Machined-aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” height adjustment from 46-56cm (18-22”).

Wheels

Wheels

Strider-exclusive, ultralight one-piece wheels sport a raised-letter, five-spoke design with 10 bearing support gussets for maximum strength at the lightest weight possible. Top-quality sealed cartridge bearings roll smooth and never need adjustment.

Tyres

Tyres

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

New perfomance Seat

Seats - Introducing the NEW performance padded seat

The durable, all-weather padded 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 and is ideal for children from 18 months to 5 years. The Sport model also includes an extra long seatpost to fit kids over 3 years and allows seat height adjustments up to 48cm (19”).

Bar and seat clamps

Bar and seat clamps

Machined aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” saddle height adjustment from 27-48cm (11-16”) for the perfect fit for your child and for handlebars to be set at the perfect height for your child as they grow.

Footrests

Footrests

Unique,Patented frame-integrated footrests are properly positioned directly below the saddle for natural bike balance. This position also fosters the advanced ability to stand while coasting and has Strider exclusive tape for grip

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.Brake sold separately. We never suggest fitting this to start as it can confuse - the ideal is that your child learns to stop using their feet as in an emergency that is the safest way to stop 

 

We don't endorse finger pulled lever brakes as our research shows that kids can't always reach then nor control them uniformly

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Customer Reviews 66 item(s)

Great balance bike
Really quick delivery. My four year old loves it and got the hang of it in now time
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Review by Aidlol / (Posted on 09/07/2017)
Great purchase
Excellent purchase, 2yr old took the bike to bed on his birthday and has ridden it every day since! 2 weeks on and he is using it every day and almost balancing. Very pleased with the quality of the bike and the quick release makes it easy to adjust the seat when out and about. Would definitely recommend this.
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Review by Tractor Boy / (Posted on 05/06/2017)
Great 2nd Birthday gift
Great bike, really lightweight and easy to assemble. The colours are fab too (we chose red and yellow for our b/g twins). Highly recommended.
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Review by Donna / (Posted on 20/04/2017)
Fantastic bike!
We decided to buy this model after our 2-year-old tried a friend's balance bike and enjoyed riding it. It is a fantastic, sturdy bike which will grow
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Review by Justme / (Posted on 01/03/2017)
Very good bike.
Very pleased with bike bought for my granddaughter having previously bought one for my grandson they are great thanks.
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Review by Ruth / (Posted on 20/02/2017)
Brilliant Bike
This was a Christmas present for my 16 month old boy, and he absolutely loves it. It's a brilliant first bike. Great product, great service, highly recommended
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Review by Cycling Mummy / (Posted on 10/01/2017)
Excellent product, strong and well made
Just like photo on website, delivered with speed and well protected. Very lightweight so my 3 year son to lift with ease. He was given it for christmas 2016 and within two days is very confident riding it. Durable and sturdy.
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Review by Shell / (Posted on 29/12/2016)
Brilliant product which has gone down a storm with my grandson who is almost 3
My grandson who is almost 3 absolutely loves his strider bike and was handling it really well within an hour of receving it on Christmas Day. I really impressed with the quality of the product and it was delivered very speedily after placing my order so a good service too
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Review by A Brown / (Posted on 29/12/2016)
A quality item but quite pricey.
My grandson loved this balance bike which was a present for his 3rd birthday. But his feet were initially "searching" for pedals.
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Review by The hobbit / (Posted on 07/12/2016)
Absolutely brilliant
Bought for my little boys 2nd birthday and he absolutely loves it! He has been on it every day it is his pride and joy, he even fell asleep on it while I pushed him down the street when his legs got tired!! I cannot praise this product and the quick delivery highly enough. This bike looks fab and is so lightweight it is brilliant, thank you!
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Review by Bingbong / (Posted on 29/11/2016)
Very good quality just need the boy to start using it!
So I probably bought this bike way too early as my son is only just two and up till now showed no interest in cycling what so ever!
Being 2 he was more excited about the box and hitting things with the extended seat post (helpfully included in the price!) than he was about the bike itself. However im sure this will come in time.
So for the purposes of this review let's assume he can ride it! Really this is just an is it worth it review.
Short answer yes I think it is.
From a parents point of view:
1. The bike is very light he can easily drag it around.
2. The bike is very well made amd finished and feels very solid. Clamps are solid once closed, bearings are decent and have no play, everything is painted nicely and the welds look good. No complaint at all.
3. He can get on and off it himself and at least get in the right position for scooting about with no help from us.
4. I think it's absolutely worth the money. I just need the boy to take more interest in it!
5. It's very adjustable and easily goes low enough for the average 2 year old.
6. I can confirm the average 37 year old is too big to "just have a go".
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Review by Pete / (Posted on 15/11/2016)
Great - our grandaughters love them.
We bought 3 of these for our granddaugters (twins and a singleton) who are all just two years old. They love them and are getting to grips with learning how to ride them. Putting them together was easy and adjusting the seat height couldn't be simpler. So light that the girls can pick them back up again when they need to - inevitable while they are learning!
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Review by Granny Kathy / (Posted on 13/11/2016)
Great light bike
Great little bike! Lovely lightweight design! Very adjustable for riders height! Not sure the polymer tyres are a plus! I'd take rubber and air anyday!
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Review by Aidan / (Posted on 02/11/2016)
Excellent and recommended.
I bought this for my son. it was his 2 years birthday present. He took to it really well. The bike is well made and easy to put together. I would and have recommend this to other parents. An excellent buy. I wish I had something like this when I was a kid.
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Review by EZ / (Posted on 23/10/2016)
Very good purchase
My son just turned 3 and fell in love with this balance bike straight away. On the first day he was a bit unsure about how to manage it, but on the second day he was already very confident with it. He wants to take it with him everywhere we go.
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Review by Maria / (Posted on 27/09/2016)
Very good purchase
My son just turned 3 and fell in love with this balance bike straight away. On the first day he was a bit unsure about how to manage it, but on the second day he was already very confident with it. He wants to take it with him everywhere we go.
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Review by Maria / (Posted on 27/09/2016)
Excellent bike
It extremely lightweight and is an excellent product for our 2 yer old
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Review by Gary / (Posted on 13/09/2016)
Very good bike.
A great little bike. Bought this for my daughters birthday and she loves it. We tried a few other balance bikes but they were too big as she couldn't sit down and reach handlebars where as the Strider fits her size perfectly. Light weigh design also means it's easy to carry when she's had enough.
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Review by Martyn / (Posted on 22/07/2016)
Great bike -we are on our 2nd!
Having bought a Strider bike 3 years ago for my first grandchild, I recently purchased another, a STRIDER® 12 Sport Balance Bike 2016 Model for my grandson who lives nearby.
The delivery was very prompt.

It has been a great joy to see him at 2½ years old, grow into using this Strider bike. It is light-weight enough for me to carry (when he sits on the ground and won’t ‘stride’ any more!) The handlebars are perfect for little hands to grip. He comes round and wants me to ride my bike with him on his Strider bike which gives us great pleasure.
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Review by G Colburne / (Posted on 14/06/2016)
brilliant bike
On the bike, my son (who is 3) really likes his new bike. When it arrived, it was easy to put together. It has a very nice feeling of being made well of good quality materials and, as good bikes should, it just works. I like that it will grow with him and that adjustments are easy to make without the need for tools.

The service that we received was excellent. Before ordering the bike, I called to make sure that it would be possible to deliver the bike before my son's birthday. I spoke to Karen, I think, who checked the scheduled delivery and confirmed that it was possible to get the bike in the colour that I wanted on time. Karen gave me complete confidence and the service that we received was consistent with that. The bike arrived exactly when she said that it would.

Thanks very much for a lovely bike and excellent service
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Review by John G / (Posted on 06/06/2016)
A brilliant gift for our grandson!
The Strider was delivered on time in very sturdy packaging, so no worries about damage in transit, it was perfect. It was a birthday gift for our 2 year old grandson. He is just beginning to push himself about on it, and as the weather improves he'll get more opportunity to practice outside on the grass. Will recommend the Strider and your company to other grandparent friends!! Thank you for your excellent service.
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Review by Ave / (Posted on 23/05/2016)
Worth the money, don't buy cheap! 2 year old loves it and can manage well
Brilliant bike. Light so my two year old can lift and turn it herself. She can't already handle it quite well and the seat is low enough for her small frame. Excellent quality and long lasting also with thee extra seat etc. Hope to have many years out of it.
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Review by Lorna / (Posted on 19/05/2016)
Brilliant
We bought this for my very active 3 yr old on a recommendation from a friend, we are so pleased we paid the extra money for a strider, the bike is so well made, easy to put together & so light, its brill from a parents point of view. The main person, my 3 year old son absolutley loves his bike, within hours of opening it he had grasped the whole balance concept & wizzes down our lane with one foot resting and one foot pushing him along. The service we received was exceptional too, the bike was despatched and at our door within 3 days of ordering, brilliant service, thank you
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Review by Vicky&Jakey / (Posted on 19/05/2016)
very happy with this bike!
Great bike! My 2,5year old loves it!
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Review by Mum / (Posted on 12/05/2016)
Great Product
A brilliantly designed product that strips away any complicated unnecessary features allowing my daughter to concentrate on what's important, having fun.

The main plus point is the weight, some balance bikes we have tried are heavier than an adult bike, but this is very light meaning even very small children can push it along with ease. The consequence of this has been that after a couple of hours my daughter was able to coast along with her feet up for 10 to 15 feet.

All in all I would thoroughly recommend this bike without hesitation to anyone looking to purchase a balance bike.
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Review by Marshpagla / (Posted on 10/05/2016)
Very good bike
I bought this bike for my son for his second birthday. He is not riding it as he has no confidence yet. I'm very happy with bike itself very good quality and very light. I'm sure my son will love it when he is ready. Very good customer service and fast delivery. Should be more companies like that on the market.
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Review by Mum of oliver / (Posted on 06/04/2016)
Excellent!
Superb balance bike! Bought for my daughter's 4th birthday and it's been an absolute hit! Only slight criticism is that there aren't any breaks and she's a bit of a speed demon!
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Review by Melissa / (Posted on 21/03/2016)
Great concept, well executed
A perfect introduction to cycling - intuitive and non intimidating. Our 2year old grandson was on it and pushing himself round in a matter of minutes. Just need the better weather so he can go out and really give it a good test, but so far, so good.
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Review by Eric / (Posted on 18/02/2016)
Love it!
Brilliantly strong bike, perfect gift for my 2 year olds birthday. I know its going to take a lot of practice (a good few months for my eldest to get the hang of his 2 years ago), but straightaway he starting walking his feet whilst sitting on it, and enjoys being pushed whilst his feet are up on the bars provided. Good looking bike, easy to put together, and so easy to adjust the handlebars and seat for him.
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Review by Den / (Posted on 05/02/2016)
The only balance bike you should buy
I have bought two of these now and they are the best balance bikes on the market. Such a simple lightweight design with a very low saddle height meant my boys were striding from 1 years old. My eldest went straight from his Strider to a pedal bike without stabilisers at 18 months.
Strider UK are a great family run business with a fantastic ethos and are all about getting kids active and into cycling.
When I ordered they offered superb customer service and kept me up to date throughout the whole ordering and delivery process.
Order a Strider bike for your child, you will not be disappointed!
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Review by JD / (Posted on 04/02/2016)
Brilliant product and exceptional service
My 20 month old Grandson loves it. Sturdy, well made and easy to assemble. Worth paying a bit extra for a top quality product.
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Review by Albert / (Posted on 31/01/2016)
Bought for grandson, nearly 3. Excellent product, light, easy to assemble and very well received
The bike received a great reception from our Grandson. Excellent product.
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Review by A.B. / (Posted on 09/01/2016)
very pleased
bought this as a christmas present for 3 year old daughter. she is taller than average for her age and it was important to have the saddle post and handle bar height adjustable for her. she rides the bike to and from school several times each week and seems very happy with it. i also liked that the bike was light weight and had the option to add a brake at a later stage. the only item that concerns me sightly was that the foot rest has little to sto.p the heel of the shoe from coming into contact with the rear wheel. aside from that i would highly recommend this product
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Review by crispi / (Posted on 09/01/2016)
Great
I bought it for my nephew. I hear he is really happy with it. Very good delivery service as well.
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Review by George / (Posted on 07/01/2016)
Excellent service & brilliant bike
After a terrible experience using Amazon to buy this product, I have to say strider were fantastic. Excellent communication via email and brilliant efficient and quick trackable delivery. Then when the bike arrived pre Christmas as promised, it went together like a dream.... Extremely easy. A lovely bike, great quality and a very happy customer.

Thankyou
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Review by H STANLEY / (Posted on 05/01/2016)
Fantastic balance bike
Fantastic bike, my son is 2.5 and its perfect, he looks so proud that he can go along on it. Packaged excellently really simple to put together. No faults at all on service or product. There are cheaper balance bikes about but I definitely agree that you get what you pay for - the quality of this bike is brilliant and I can see it lasting years. So light as well so I dont mind if I end up carrying it!
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Review by kc / (Posted on 05/01/2016)
Very pleased
Bought as a Christmas present for out nearly 4 year old daughter. She loves it and has been riding confidently over the last week. It's very light, so when she gets tired, it's easy to carry. Great buy.
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Review by Paula / (Posted on 04/01/2016)
Good buy
Perfect for little legs (20 months) getting to grips with his first bike
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Review by Grandpa / (Posted on 03/01/2016)
Great bike
Fantastic bike. Perfect size for our 2.6 year old boy. He is 104 cm at the moment and we are sure he will be able to use it for a few years. It is very light, so easy to carry around when he gets tired! Lovely shape and colour. He loves it!. Service was good and delivery fantastically quick. Really easy to assemble and quite sturdy.
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Review by Enca / (Posted on 05/12/2015)
Cracking little bike
Excellent little bike. Soooo light. "Santa" got it for my 2yr old Grandson for Christmas so it hasn't been delivered yet!!!
Santa said it was easy to set up too.
Great service & communication. Fast delivery & packed well. (Santa's opinion of course)
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Review by Nannie Smith / (Posted on 16/11/2015)
Excellent product and service.
Good strong product. The service was exceptional from Karen herself. A good company to buy from.
Took the bike to my Granddaughter in Germany for her 2nd birthday. She loves it.
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Review by Barry / (Posted on 03/11/2015)
Great little bike, ideal for toddlers
Nice looking bike, very sturdy. Assembly was straightforward and the delivery was very prompt. It was bought as a birthday present and has not been tried and tested yet but I'm sure my grandson will be delighted with it when he gets the hang of it.
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Review by Eddie, Wirral / (Posted on 31/10/2015)
Brilliant purchase
Bought this for my 3 year old son and he loves it! Already helping his confidence and balance. Brilliant
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Review by Lee / (Posted on 28/10/2015)
Fantastic bike
Bought for my son's 4 birthday only wish I got one sooner as he loves it. Fantastic bike
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Review by Julie / (Posted on 28/10/2015)
Awesome for nursery schools
The Strider bikes are fantastic! Children who were having difficulty pedalling have taken to the new technique very quickly. Parents have told us that their children have graduated to pedalling without stabilisers in no time, as their balance has improved. We have six for the Nursery children and will look to buy more when these are ridden into the ground.
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Review by Buttercups Day Nursery, Mold / (Posted on 21/10/2015)
Great service, fast delivery!
The bike was well packed and arrived very quickly. Excellent service !

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Review by DianaK / (Posted on 12/10/2015)
great great great
Just great. My 3 years old son LOVES IT. He was never a great fan of the scooter and this bike is a hit.
I love the fact that is light so when he gets tired (if he ever gets tired of course) we can easily carry it with one hand.
The first days he used it so much he started complaining about his crutch, now he is used to it and he is fine.
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Review by Julia / (Posted on 21/09/2015)
Great
Bought for my 5yr old daughter to build balance and confidence - longer seatpost works really well and she's now motoring along. She's on the short side so this size is perfect for her. I can now see how she would move from this direct to a bike without stabilisers. Really pleased with the bike.
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Review by TJB / (Posted on 20/09/2015)
Excellent
My son loves his bike. It's light weightt and he took to it right away. Very happy with it. Quick delivery and excellent customer service.
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Review by Njem / (Posted on 06/09/2015)
Great product
I purchased this for my daughter's 2nd birthday - she has not had the chance to ride it yet but that will change this weekend....if it stays dry.

The bike looks great, I purchased a red one. All parts appear present and correct. It was VERY easy yo assemble just as Strider promise. I am also please with it's weight - or lack of it.

I did order the bike on a Thursday after your mentioned time, which meant it was delivered on the Monday, which was fine as we were ordering early to avoid disappointment and it was just as the tracker service advised.
Since then I have ordered the stand, the gloves and the pads (pads - arrived today). Your delivery is very efficient, thank you.

thank you for a good looking product (soon to be tested) and for your great service.
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Review by Cowther-Light / (Posted on 02/09/2015)
excellent product
Excellent product quick delivery..One happy 3 year old
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Review by dave / (Posted on 28/08/2015)
The best, light weight balance bike
After searching the planet for the ideal balance bike for my 2 years birthday I decided on the strider 12 sport. I looked at all the pros and cons to all kinds of bikes. The strider was one that we couldn't test in person but after reading hundreds of good reviews from all over the world and watching many videos we took the chance. As I write this review my boy hasn't received it yet as it is still not his birthday but after testing other bikes and being very much into bikes myself I can tell this one is perfect for him. The hardest choice was choosing the colour. We chose green. Combined with light weight and small design but with a very strong looking frame, this is perfect. This bike in my eyes is perfect. If there was one thing I would of liked would of been the option to have had air tyres. However I can tell the foam ones will be fine while he is so young and at least I don't have to worry about fixing punchers like his pushchair.
I would give this 100% on price, quality and looks. And would recommend it to anyone and will be :)
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Review by Ash / (Posted on 24/08/2015)
Happy son.
Great service, great product. My son loves his bike. And his elder sister who is on a standard bike is very jealous.
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Review by njhr / (Posted on 23/08/2015)
Best balance bike by far
Fantastic bike, so light weight that my son (just 2) was off straight away without a moments hesitation. We had tried a few other makes and they all seemed to pull him. Since then he's gone from strength to strength and is doing really well on it. Plus with the larger seat and longer seat post he'll be able to use if for a good few years yet (my tall just 5 year old can use it with the bigger seat). In fact she loves it so much that in 3 months she has gone from having no confidence on a bike to being able to ride a peddle bike with no stabilisers. This bike is fantastic value too. Can't praise the bike highly enough.
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Review by Ali / (Posted on 23/06/2015)
Really pleased
Just a post to say how pleased I have been with the Strider Bike I recently ordered for my 4 year old son. He suffers from unilateral talipes and has muscle weakness in one leg and foot. This has meant that he struggles with any activities such as hopping and balancing. Even riding a bike with stabilisers was a struggle. He has been riding the Strider bike for a little over 2 weeks and this week we have had a fabulous breakthrough when he started riding his pedal bike without stabilisers! The customer service I have received has also been second to none. Thanks!
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Review by Ailidh / (Posted on 22/06/2015)
Congrats on creating such a fantastic product!
We have a nearly 12 year old son and a 2 year old son (who the bike was bought for), both of whom are very active and so we have tried lots of activity/outdoorsy products over the last decade. Without doubt, this has topped them all. The build quality is great, the design makes it super accessible to our two year (who now loves trying to keep up with our 11 year old on his bike!), and your staff couldn’t have been lovelier when we spoke to them on ordering the bike.

It has made weekend walks so much easier (like, ridiculously so!) as the boys can now go at more or less the same pace, and for the same length of time. Plus we can go along the seafront/beach, to the park, through the woods. I can’t think of any other bikes or trikes that can be used equally as easily on all of those terrains. Finally a way of burning off some of that energy without the kids moans of just going on ‘another boring walk’!

I’m really impressed with how light the bike is, though have to say that we haven’t actually needed to carry it back from a walk yet as our little man loves riding it so much!

In a nutshell… happy kids + healthy and fun activity = very happy parents!
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Review by Emma R / (Posted on 21/05/2015)
Fantastic bike
I brought a Strider Sport for my daughters second birthday. It was really easy to build...took about 5 mins! When she saw it she was so excited... She is so happy to have her own bike that's the prefect size for her. The bike is light and really easy to steer. It won't be long before she is whizzing around on it :)
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Review by Lea / (Posted on 15/05/2015)
Super little bikes
These bikes are perfect! Hours of endless fun. My son has a short inner leg and this was the only balance bike that could go low enough for him. Easy to control and lightweight so we can take it anywhere.
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Review by Jess / (Posted on 22/04/2015)
First class
I seldom leave feedback but had to on this occasion because the service was first class. Such swift delivery with the added bonus of using a courier service which give an hours delivery time slot. Balance bike looks cool and we are really excited to give it to our daughter for her birthday. First class service all round from this seller so would definitely buy again recommend
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Review by Cartwrights, Lancashire / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Awesome bikes
Bought a Strider bike for my son when he turned 2 years old. Within 3 months he learnt to balance and ride on the bike. At 2 and half years old now he whizzes up and down the garden path. It is his favourite playtime activity and it has even changed the opinion of the pessimistic members of my family who thought a bike without pedals or stabilisers was a crazy idea. Best toy/bike i got for my son so far
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Review by Arvi / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
wonderful company
Fast delivery thanks quality product. Really nice people to deal with
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Review by Becky / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Great
Just wanted to say a big thank you and congratulate you on great service.I thought the communication and delivery options were great.I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family and use your service in the future
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Review by Rob Wills / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Fab
Fabulous service, fantastic bike - big smiles all round, thank you!
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Review by The Gruer Family in Norwich / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Perfect bike
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your brilliant customer service and to tell you that my wee boy, age 3, absolutely loves his bright yellow Strider Sport. He pretty much 'got it' straight away and hasn't looked back.....literally! The bike is excellent quality, so easy to put together/adjust and we've had so much fun out and about with it since Christmas. Big cheers!!
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Review by Jeni / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Brilliant
Brilliant products, brilliant company
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Review by Tom G / (Posted on 14/04/2015)
Amazing Bike
This bike is amazing
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Review by Sarah Adams / (Posted on 25/02/2015)
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