12 Sport Balance Bike


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The Strider 12 Sport is the most popular Strider model. Durability and a wide range of features make the Sport perfect for itty-bitty riders starting out at 18 months to growing 4-5 year olds perfecting their balance and riding skills! With a decade of design evolution and manufacturing improvements, the 12 Sport is the best performance and value.

A step up from the entry level Classic model, the Sport includes additional features for both parents and children! The patented steel frame and puncture-proof tires require no maintenance. Seat and handlebar height are quickly adjustable without the use of tools. The popular Sport model has improved ergonomics, with built-in footrests and a padded seat sized perfectly for toddler hips. Mini-grips tailored for small hands improve control and a cushy handlebar pad looks great while improving safety. Available in an assortment of vibrant colors, the Strider 12 Sport quality and range will make your child’s Strider Balance Bike experience one-of-a-kind from beginning to end!

Strider Bikes are designed with a low seat height so children can start riding when they are 18 months old. The Sport features an extra-long seat adjustment range so it will grow with your child even longer, up to 5 years old!

Strider® Bikes have taught millions of children how to balance and ride on two wheels—without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. With over 1 million sold, parents agree Strider is the top of the line balance bike brand!

The Sport model has a seat height range from 11-19", fitting children with an inseam 12-20".

Strider Sport Features

  • Learn to ride and balance on two wheels without training wheels or pedals
  • Durable, functional, and packed with features for years of use
  • Perfect for growing kids with widest age range from 18 months to 5 years
  • Patented steel frame
  • Puncture-proof tires need no maintenance
  • Lightweight with lowest seat height for the youngest possible starting age
  • Unique, built-in footrests for smooth, easy gliding and trick riding
  • No-tool, height adjustments for seat and handlebar for perfect sizing
  • Ergonomically-designed padded seat for hours of comfortable riding
  • Mini grips with custom logo sized perfectly for little hands
  • Cushy handlebar pad for added good looks and safety

    • 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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Unique 12.7mm steel handlebar is 43% smaller than standard to allow better control with tiny hands. Custom logo mini-grips are soft urethane with protective ends. Machined-aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” height adjustment.

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.


Smaller, narrower, and lighter than a typical saddle, our padded seat allows for proper riding position and posture. The Sport model features a long seat adjustment range for growing children, allowing seat-height adjustments up to 48 cm (19 in).

Bar and seat clamps

Machined aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” saddle height adjustment for the perfect fit for your child.


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 Sport is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 266.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Granddaughter loves it!!! An absolutely great little bike. She is already learning to balance on the first day.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall Best! My son is going on 3 years old. Strider is the fourth bike we've tried in one year and a half. FINALLY, we've got a winner! Not only is my son the most comfortable I have ever seen him on a bike, but the flow of the Strider is bringing out the very best in him.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Son taught himself What a Great investment. My son was not quite 18months old and Santa brought him this bike. He rode it every where., started by walking, seated and so on. He ride inside the house and it made no marks on laminate floors, then we would go around the neighborhood. Rode it Forever, then I bought him a pedal bike and he didn’t know how to pedal. So he used training wheels for a month then I took them off and literally gave him a little nudge and he was gone, he was 4 and riding a big boy bike, full of confidence
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a cool bike!! We purchased the KTM Strider model for our 20 month old grandson who has been having everyone put him on his older brothers bike as well as every bike and motorcycle he sees!! He immediately knew what to do with this bike. He flung his leg over and off he went. He doesn't like sitting on the seat yet, but stands and steers himself. We made sure that he knows he has to wear a helmet every time he goes on, so that is not an issue. It is well made, sturdy and what great customer service the Strider company has! It was delivered quickly and easy to put together. After reading a lot of reviews on various balance bikes, we decided to go with the Strider company because they stand behind their product. I wish these bikes had been around when our kids were little!! Stride On!!
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strider bikes We bought two strider bikes for our grandchildren's 2nd birthday. They were easy to assemble and kids took to them right away. They love to ride them. We never had to help them.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike I think strider is the best balance bike on market
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the best! Bought this for our son on his 2nd birthday. We lived in a rural area with a steep driveway-not a place to teach about pedal biking! He loved using this bike indoors and out, in all the yard and side and back yard hills, he had no issues from day one figuring out what to do! My only regret is that we don't live near any indoor tracks for races!! He uses it constantly, much nicer than a stroller, and I love that he is now 4 and still perfect fine on it, can be easily adjusted for cousins or friends! We saw how many kids struggled with training wheels and he has never and will never need them!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bike My son started on the balance bike at 2 years old. At 3 years old he was able to ride a 2 wheeler bike and started racing BMX peddle bike at 4 years old he still loves his Strider.
Date published: 2017-10-17
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