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12 Classic Balance Bike


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The budget-friendly Strider Classic comes equipped with our no-flat tires, which are ready to take any punishment that your little renegade can dole out. The lightweight, steel frame was specifically constructed for child-level durability (that’s the highest level of durability BTW). Oh yeah, it also has the lowest seat height of any balance bike (28-40 cm [11-16 in.]) on the market, so it fits an inseam of 30-43 cm (12-17 in.). Why? Because those little legs need to perfectly fit the bike they’re riding to build up that confidence. The Strider Classic is a great, unembellished choice for those that want to jump in the pool but aren’t quite ready to cannonball. If you are ready to cannonball and make a splash, we recommend the Strider 12 Sport (it’ll grow with your kiddo even longer).

In our quest to turn kids into amazing riders and awesome human beings, we made our Learn-To-Ride Guide available online when you register your child’s Strider. Become your little rebel’s biggest cheerleader with the best bike out there.

* 4 - 5 years requires separate purchase of an XL seat post.

User Manual

Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike Red - SKU: ST-M4BL-SPECIAL , UPC: 848953000643
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Strider Classic Features

  • Learn to ride and balance on two wheels without training wheels or pedals
  • Patented design is simple and durable for years of use
  • Maintenance free puncture proof tires
  • Lightweight with lowest seat height for the youngest possible starting age
  • Unique, built-in footrests for smooth, easy gliding and trick riding
  • Durable, all-weather plastic mini seat won’t rip or tear
  • Easily adjustable seat and handlebar height—tool included

    • Lightweight
    • Lowest Seat Height
    • No-Flat Tires
    • Handlebar Pad
    • Padded Seat
    • Toddler-Sized Grips
    • No-Tool Adjustment
    • Number Plate
    • Perf. Footrest
  • Classic

    • 6.7 pounds
    • 18 months to 3 years
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  • Sport

    • 6.7 pounds
    • 18 months to 5 years
    • Added safety
    • Better comfort
    • Better control
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  • Pro

    • ONLY 5.6 POUNDS!
    • 18 months to 5 years
    • Added safety
    • Better comfort
    • Better control
    • Racier look
    • Larger ride-on platform
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Wheels & Tires

Ultralight wheels have a five-spoke design with 10 bearing support gussets for maximum strength at the lightest weight possible. Cartridge bearings roll smoothly and never need adjustment.

EVA polymer tires are super light, durable, and have a smooth ride while never needing air or going flat.


Unique, frame-integrated footrests are properly positioned directly below the saddle for natural bike balance. This position also fosters the advanced ability to stand while gliding as well as pumping and jumping the bike.

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.

Strider 12 Classic is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 79.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than a bike! I came across the Strider just surfing online. Bought my son (then two) one. He has been on two wheels pedal bikes since 3! But more incredible was his scores for his kindergarten assessment. They were amazed at his balance which is part of the assessment. He’s 9 now and has maintained being on honor roll every quarter except one since preschool. A doctor told me that the Strider makes him work more of the left side of the brain. Maybe maybe not but his development skills are way more advanced than my other kids who rode training wheels. I tell everybody about it!
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase!! We bought this for our son and he absolutely loves it. He wants to ride it everyday! Money well spent!! Great bike and customer service!!
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment!!! We bought this balance bike for my son when he was 18 months. At first he just walked around with it and eventually he was sitting on the seat and cruising. He really picked it up by 2 and by 3 he was pedaling a peddle bike! Now he’s riding his pw50 dirt bike with NO training wheels and he’s only 3. I seriously have to give SO much credit to his strider bike for that. Such a great investment! :)
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and customer service Bought a Strider Classic 12 for my 18 month old and he’s picking it up slowly but surely. Very impressed by the build quality and functionality, it exceeds my expectations. Found that the headset was missing a part and the customer service representatives helped me quickly and efficiently to find the perfect replacement. Thanks Jenn! Kind regards, Simon.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bike Great Bike My son was approximately 20 months old when he started out on the strider bike. At age 2 my son started riding his pedal bike (no training wheels) like a pro. Now I have to try to keep up with him.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! My son was born without a fully formed right hand, I actually doubted he’d be able to ride a bike without a full grip. I bought him the strider when he was 2 1/2 and there was no stopping him!! At 3 years and 2 months old, he jumped on a 2 wheeled pedal bike and without any assistance, he rode halfway down the block. It was just amazing. I tell everyone I know with young kids to buy a strider and only a strider!!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best first bike ever!! We gave this bike to our son last Christmas (2016) when he was 2.5 yrs old, he loved it from day one and was trying to balance by day 3! Thanks to this bike he has learned to balance quickly and just enjoy the outdoors! He rides it around the park, to school, and even down the mountain hills when I go hiking. This Christmas he received the 14X Strider and he was able to go straight to the pedals the first week at 3.5 yrs old! We are thrilled with his balancing skills and his overall confidence. Thank you Strider!!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great gateway bike and way to burn off energy. I got this for my son at 16 months, and at first he just walked with this between his legs then at 22 months it clicked and he was looking for hills or any other excuse to keep his feet up. Now at 3 years old he loves to go mountain biking with his strider. Just watch out as there are no brakes other than feet.
Date published: 2017-12-26
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