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12 Sport Balance Bike


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We believe in raising kids who excel at life and always have the courage to tackle whatever comes next. That’s why the Strider 12 Sport has become the ultimate vehicle for kids as young as 18 months. Your tiny-legged toddler is ready to ride, thirsting for freedom, and craving adventure. Give your child the bike that set the world on fire and encourages them to experience the thrill of riding while developing confidence and coordination…before they’re even out of diapers.

The Sport is our best all-around model. Mini-grips mean little mitts can easily take control and make this lean, mean, durable bike the biggest bang for your buck, which is probably why it’s our best seller. The 12 Sport is the perfect bike to take your child from baby steps to big strides, all without busting out a toolkit (tool-free seat and handlebar adjustment AND tires that never go flat). The Strider Sport has a seat height range from 28-48 cm (11-19 in.), which means it fits a huge range of inseam lengths (30-51 cm [12-20 in.]). The cushy, padded seat and an additional extra-long seatpost means your child will get years out of their Strider.

Boring specs aside, this is the bike that introduces kids to the freedom, power, and responsibility of riding. Now they have the power to keep up with you when you’re out and about. No more strollers. No more of those ridiculous kid leashes. Your child can experience the truly amazing freedom that comes with being a part of the Strider family.

In our quest to turn kids into awesome human beings, we even made our Official Strider Learn-To-Ride Guide available online to anyone who registers their child’s Strider. Become your kiddo’s biggest cheerleader with the best bike out there.

User Manual

Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike Blue- SKU: ST-S4BL , UPC: 848953000759
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike Green - SKU: ST-S4GN , UPC: 848953000766
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike Pink - SKU: ST-S4PK , UPC: 848953000780
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike Red- SKU: ST-S4RD , UPC: 848953000797
Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike Yellow- SKU: ST-S4YE , UPC: 848953000803

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 328.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grandaughter's Smile My granddaughter just turned 2 and is having a great time with the bike.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In our family since he was 19 months! This bike is admired everywhere we go and when our boy was really small, people could not believe he was zipping around like he loved to do!! He has just turned four and it is still his favorite daily entertainment. Photo--2.5 years old. I am so glad the bike comes with two seats. He grew out of the smaller seat at three. The STRIDER company is also very helpful if there is ever an issue. Thank you STRIDER!!
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY COOL! Bought this for my granddaughter's second birthday! Great concept - she loves it. Ordered one for my other granddaughter who is also turning 2 - SO much fun!!!!
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Product Ever! Best thing I could have purchased for my child. A late bloomer in crawling and walking, he was riding his Strider at 2.5 and his pedal bike at 3.5! The bike is lightweight and very adjustable. He is so proud of himself. We now use both bikes depending on the type of trip we are taking. The Strider is still better for longer and more technical rides.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing We bought our son his for his first christmas a month before his first birthday and it was the best money spent. He rode it until 6 yrs and didnt wanna give it up then so im glad to see now u can buy the one to add pedals. He started riding at about 11 months and by the end he could zoom all around. We used ours indoors n outdoors and never had a problem at all. So excited to buy one next december for our son on the way for his first christmas. Bestmoney ever spent on a toy. We love striderrr.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best teachers are experienced children. Gave this to my son for his second birthday. He enjoyed it, but was very clumsy and out of control. His progression was very slow, but he still enjoyed it. I knew if he could just master it they would be best friends forever, like I was with my bike. At 2 1/2 he had new friends. 1 friend was 4 and had a Stryder, the other 8 and had a big bike. He wanted to ride with them, and them with him. They really pushed his abilities. Within days of riding with the big kids he was balancing 10' at a time. We recently elected to get him a helmet because he now finds the biggest hill he can and goes as fast as he can down them. With higher speeds comes bigger falls. The moral of the story is to get your child involved with kids/ adults better than them on their bike to push their abilities. Cannot wait to buy the 14 and get pedals. It is seriously eating me up. Probably Christmas or 2 months after on his Bday.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greetins from Colombia!! Thank you for this magical creation! has allowed my son to get closer and closer to the bmx!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have a new Strider in the family! Our 2-yr-old grandson is learning on his Strider and we observe that he gets better by the trip. I think he'll learn his biking from this early start. Thanks!
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this bike! I bought this bike for my son for Christmas, about 3 months before his second birthday. My husband kind of rolled his eyes at me about it. We had a slow start because we couldn't get out soon to wear a helmet, but by his second birthday, he was loving it! We started with the seat low so he was basically walking with the bike between his legs, then gradually raised it so he had to reach for the ground more little by little. We love that the Sport can be adjusted on the spot with no tools. My son caught onto the idea that a higher seat meant he could go faster, so he'd stop every once in a while to tell us to raise it. Now that he's been riding for about 4 months he can glide for about 100yds, and even turn while gliding. He loves it, I love it, and my husband -the former eye roller- is singing the bike's praises to all our friends!
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best kids bike A great gift for my niece. She is very happy Thank you
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bike! I bought this a month ago for my 3 year old son and he absolutely loves it. All he talks about is his bike and we go outside to play every day because of it. He is gliding down hills and impressing us with his balance. We are going to take him to a BMX track now because he all he talks about is going fast on his bike. If you are thinking about getting one, do it! It's worth all the smiles.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strider bike My grandson who is 3 years old loves his bike. It has taught him balance and coordination skills, he ask everyday to ride his bike. His friend has one to and they live riding together.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Feature! For a parent, easy to carry, compact, light weight. For kids, so fun!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My baby loves his strider
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strider taught my grand sons to ride ! I bought the 12 sport model six years ago for my grand son for his second birthday at age4 he was riding a regular bike with no training wheels and we passed the strider to his brother who was riding a regular bike wth no training wheels at age 4 the key to there early ability is definitely because of the balance learned on the strider. The bike has performed perfect and will be passed on to my 11 month old grand daughter other than cosmetics the strider still works like New I couldn’t be any happier you guys make a great product and it’s a great learning tool Thank you Ryan Redifer Paonia Colorado
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought a strider for my grandson and he loves it. Woke from his nap and said bike ride
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strider the best We were given a strider for my son. At 18 months to now 2 1/2 he rides his bike for multiple hours of the day. It has been great to see him ride and gain confidance on his bike. Love you guys
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bikes I have taught a lot of kids how to ride bikes. I bought two Strider 12 Sport bikes for my almost 3 year old twin grandsons. They took off like crazy kids. A year later they are pros and this is still their favorite activity! We are on our second set of wheels and our 10th pair of shoes!
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this as a gift for my 2-year-old grandson and I don't think that he has figured it out yet. I bought it for him on the recommendation of my niece as she had one for her son and they loved it.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the bike for my son when he was 2 and he loves it
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I bought this for my grandsons 2nd birthday last month. He loves it and rides it all the time. He is getting where he coasts more than walks. It’s super light, he can pick it up and carry it himself if he wants. My 5 yo granddaughter has used it too and it’s helped her learn to ride her bike. The seat and bars are easy to adjust to it’s easy for them to trade off. Very happy with it!
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Best! This balance bike is the best on the market. We have used it for two kids. The first never had training wheels and everyone was so impressed with his bike riding skills. The second is just getting to the point of gliding some.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She wont stop crying when I put her bike away! My daughter loves it so much. But wants me to push her over running with it. 19 months!!
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Love Strider!! Bought this for my 12 month old granddaughter, she's obviously not ready for it yet but my grandson was going strong on his by 15 months so I wanted her to have it early : )
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balance Bikes Work! We bought the 12" sport for our daughter 2 yrs ago. She has now outgrown it. We bought her a pedal bike this weekend, and in 12mins. she was off peddling on her own. The Strider hands off system is great, it really made learning to ride a bike fun.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this product! This is the second strider bike we have owned. First child could ride a bike without training wheels at three. The second child is riding at two. Amazing product!! He has rode a strider bike since he was about a year and a half.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so GOOD! I bought this for my son who just turned 3 and so far, I can't get enough of all of his smiles and antics on the Strider 12 Sport! Up until now, he's been on 3-wheeled scooters and trikes, but now he's really moving! When we presented it to him on his birthday, he wasn't sure what to make of this new surprise, despite the fact that it was his favorite color (love all the color options, by the way). But after he opened up his other gifts, he threw a leg over and started chasing us around the house with it - Just like that! No coaching, no explanation; he got on and immediately got it! Now he and his older sister are in constant competition (weather permitting) outside in the driveway and on neighborhood sidewalks! Design and assembly are very simple and the quality is robust - perfect for little ones who are hard on their gear. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike for the hesitant kid! I bought this to get my 4 year old on a bike. He wasn't able to ride a bike with training wheels on the gravel roads where we live. He was hesitant at first, but now ia doing great at balancing the bike. It won't be long before he'll be on a regular bike, then I can put my 2 year old on thr balance bike! Also, I got this bike at a great price!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I bought this for my 2 year old granddaughters birthday, she loved it! We were impressed with the quality of the materials, it looks like it will take a lot of "love" and last for years! I plan to buy another soon for our next birthday girl!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "MO" as a Popo I bought this in December, for my granddaughter's second birthday. That's my "MO" as a Popo. Grandchild turns 2, they get a Strider of their color choice. 7 of my 9 grandchildren have reached the age of two so far. The bikes are a great tool for teaching them balance, steering and fun on a bike, and when they reach "pedal age", they can really take off. My older G-kids are now getting pedal powered bikes and have no problem riding them, thanks to Strider.
Date published: 2018-02-18
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