Strider 12 Balance Bike Review


My son is 4 years old, and it is a good time to start to teach him how to ride a bike. I have been hearing about Strider bikes from friends, and how much better they are for teaching your children to ride right away without training wheels. When I was asked to review a Strider bike for my son, I was very much looking forward to seeing what this bike can do for him.

Strider 12 bike in color red

Strider 12 bike in color red

Strider 12:

  • Super light weight: 6.7 lbs
  • Durable, U.S. Patented steel frame
  • No-tool assembly and handlebar clamps
  • Quick release saddle and handlebar clamps
  • Puncture proof EVA polymer tires (no flats!)
  • Engineered ultralight molded wheels
  • Premium cartridge wheel bearings
  • Mini-grip handlebar with safety pad
  • Ergonomically shaped padded saddle
  • Launchpad footrest with grip tape
  • Available in 7 colors

Available to purchase online and through a network of Bicycle, Motorcycle, Hardware, Sporting goods and Toy retailers. Retail price: $119.

He loves his Strider!!

He loves his Strider!!


My son was so excited when we put together the bike for him. He got right on it and started riding. He has picked up speed on it in the last week and is starting to pick his feet up. I do believe that he will be riding it perfectly soon, and will advance right to a bike with no training wheels.

I must say, the bike is excellent quality. Nice size tires, it comes with 2 different sized seats, and the handle bars and seat is adjustable. This bike is meant for children ages 18 months – 5 years old. They have different models, Strider 16 is meant for ages 6+ and Strider 20 is meant for ages 13+.

On Strider’s website, , you can check out the different models and colors these bikes are available in. You can also see the different parts and apparel they have for sale.

In conclusion, this bike is a great option to start children on, especially if you want your child to learn to ride a bike without training wheels.



My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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