When we were designing the Strider 14x Sport, we knew that we had to continue our tradition of revolutionizing the way children learn to ride a bike. Because we wanted a bike that provides the entire learn-to-ride process for children, we knew that the child had to be instantly successful. If the child didn’t experience instant success with the 14x Sport, then it’s highly likely that their passion for riding might not develop for a while or at all! So, we wanted to focus on features that would provide instant success for the rider and foster the passion for riding that we all share. Not only do these features provide instant success for the rider, but they also mean an instant success for the parent as well.
Like all Strider Balance Bikes, we used only the best materials for the 14x Sport. Kids can dole out a lot of punishment to their belongings, especially when it comes to something used outdoors like a bike. The quality of materials that we’ve put into the 14x Sport are the same quality materials that you’ll find in our best-selling 12 Sport, with millions sold world-wide.
Not only did we make the 14x Sport tough-as-nails to take whatever punishment your child can put the bike through, we designed the bike to be fully adjustable. The 14x was designed for young children ages 3-7. There’s a lot of growth that happens in that timeframe, and we know just how fast kids can grow! The seat on the 14x Sport is fully adjustable and fits inseams from 40-58 cm (16-23 in). Seat height is important, but so is the height of the handlebars. While the height of the handlebars on the Strider 12 Sport, Classic, and Pro have always been adjustable, with the 14x, we increased the adjustability of the handlebars so that the handlebar rotation can be adjusted for better arm reach. This maintains the most comfortable riding position for your child – no matter how fast they grow.
Built to last and designed to constantly fit a growing child, the 14x Sport is the bike that can truly offer 3-4 years of use for your child.
We built the 14x for children — Seems like a, "Well, duh!" statement, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not. There are so many bikes being marketed to parents and children that aren’t designed for kids. What do we mean? Unfortunately, there are manufacturers out there who simply take an adult bike and shrink it down. This is wrong! Adults and children don’t have the same proportions regarding their legs, arms, and body. This makes learning to ride much more difficult than it needs to be!
How does designing a bike with a child’s proportions change things? Quite a bit actually. We didn’t just make the crank arms shorter, we made them to be proportionate to a child’s legs. This makes the action of pedaling so much easier for little legs. In addition to the shorter crank arms, we designed the 14x to fit better between the rider’s hips. This narrow design works with the shorter crank arms to provide a more powerful pedal stroke and keeps the fit of the 14x comfortable.
The 14x Sport isn’t just an adult bike shrunk to fit a child, it was specifically designed for children.
Having taught millions of children around the world, we know balance bikes are simply the best way to teach your child how to ride. With the 14x Sport, we wanted the bike to provide the complete learn-to-ride process. For that to happen, we knew we had to stick to our roots and keep the emphasis on the balance bike.
So that’s what we did. The low center of gravity on the 14x allows children to keep their feet close to the ground. This gives them a sense of security when they’re learning how to stride and gain their balance and eventually pedal on the 14x Sport. The narrow form of the Stride-Around Pedals allows children to stride around them to gain momentum.
The 14x Sport is the complete learn-to-ride process in one bike and makes learning a breeze.
The Strider 14x Sport Balance Bike isn’t just a new bike. From starting out learning how to balance to becoming a pedaling pro, we’ve successfully created a bike that provides the complete learn-to-ride process. We don’t believe in bells and whistles – the sound and fury that signifies nothing. We didn’t set out to create a pedal bike that children could only use once they mastered riding a balance bike. We built a bike that provides a process that teaches a child how to ride and allows them to discover the same passion for riding that resides in all of us.
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