What is a balance bike? Balance bikes are a very simple bike designed to teach young children how to steer and balance on two wheels. Balance bikes are designed with only foot propulsion to teach the fundamentals of riding. When the fundamentals of balance and steering are mastered, transitioning to a bicycle with pedals or motorcycle is easy.
When learning to ride, a child needs to experience the feel of leaning and how steering affects the balance of the bike. Without leaning, such as on a tricycle or bike with training wheels, they aren't really learning to ride at all! By starting out on a balance bike, your child will develop balance, coordination, and confidence!
There are several licensed Strider Balance Bikes available featuring custom graphics to match some of the most popular motorcycle brands.
Strider also offers 16" and 20" balance bike models for older kids, adults just learning to ride, as well as those with special needs. Strider balance bikes have turned individuals with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, arthrogryposis, and cerebral palsy into bike riding enthusiasts!
Strider Balance Bikes are the result of 10 years of development, manufacturing improvements, riding, observation, testing, and even racing. The patented design of the Strider is lightweight and allows for a very low minimum seat height. The Strider Balance Bike was designed for 18 month old children to learn to ride.