Strider Bikes Unveils Strider 12 ST-R Balance Bike

Racing-inspired design touts carbon fiber frame along with other high-performance components

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Rapid City, S.D. (August 28, 2018) – Strider Bikes, the world’s global leader in teaching children to ride beginning at 6 months, announced the newest addition to the Strider 12 lineup, the carbon Strider 12 ST-R Balance Bike.  



With a racing-inspired design, the Strider 12 ST-R holds nothing back in the engineering and componentry of the bike. The 12 ST-R has been developed to stand apart from any other balance bike created, featuring a full carbon fiber frame, fork, wheels, handlebar and seatpost, along with a Cane Creek AER headset, a custom forged alloy stem, Schwalbe Big Apple Tires and a variety of additional high-performance components.


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“At $899, this is not your conventional Strider Bike,” noted Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast Ryan McFarland. “While the vast majority of our bikes focus on durability, function, and value for families with young children learning to ride, the ST-R is an over-the-top, no-expense-spared, limited edition race bike for the obsessed, super-enthusiast. And, man, is it cool!”


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Strider further supports racing and two-wheeling enthusiasts with the global Strider Cup race series. These family-friendly racing events introduce encouraging competition to children and allow them to put their balance bike skills to the test. Notable Strider Cup races include the regional Strider Cup Asian Championship and the Strider Cup World Championship.

The Strider 12 ST-R joins the Strider 12 lineup including the most popular, steel-frame Strider 12 Sport and the all-aluminum, Strider 12 Pro, both available as part of the Strider 12 Baby Bundle. The ST-R will be available worldwide from select Authorized Strider Distributors in limited quantities beginning October 2018.  




Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit, Facebook or Instagram.


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2018 Strider Cup® Asian Championship Coming to China

Rapid City, S.D. (Jan. 23, 2018) — Strider Sports Int’l., Inc., the world’s premier balance bike manufacturer is gearing up for the 2018 racing season. As Strider Bikes help teach more and more children how to ride, Strider Cup® races continue to grow in popularity around the globe.

The 2018 Strider Cup Asian Championship will be held on April 29, 2018 in Beijing, China. This is the third Strider Cup Asian Championship, and the first time it is being hosted in China. Tokyo, Japan hosted the Strider Cup Asian Championship in 2016, followed by Bangkok, Thailand in 2017 (VIDEO).

This event will be held at the Hong Chang Jun Sports Leisure Park ( near the center of Bejing. With the popularity of the Strider Cup Asian Championship growing each year, over thousands of racers ages 2 through 5 have a first come, first serve chance to be a part of a limited 500-entry race that will determine some of the top Strider racers in Asia. The maximum number of international participants for this event is limited to 100 entries. International translation services will be provided in Chinese, English and Japanese.

Registration for international contestants will open Feb. 1, while registrations for Chinese participants opens March 1. For more details and registration info, visit:

Look for 2018 Strider Cup Asian Championship racers to make their way to Boulder, CO for the 2018 Strider Cup World Championship.  We had many Asian Championship Racers participate in the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship in Salt Lake, UT, and can’t wait to see our global Strider family come together for this event.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports designs efficient, balance bikes for children age six months – 7 years old, and for older riders with balance and coordination challenges. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike, so proper size and weight combine to eliminate fear of riding and instill confidence. Strider Bikes allow riders to learn balance, leaning and steering; thus eliminating the need for tricycles or training wheels. Founded in 2007 in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold over 1.8 million bikes and is distributed in over 75 countries. The company has donated over $1,000,000 to charity through its Rider Fund. Visit, Facebook, or Instagram.


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