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 269.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike Great bike to learn to ride a bike with no training wheels. Great way for kids to learn to balance, get exercise and have fun!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quick to learn on Our twins received their Strider's from Santa! And they love them and go every where on them.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Kids! Bought for our little boy when he was 1.5 years old and it has been the best purchase yet.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grandparents We have purchased two Striders in the last couple of years for granddaughters age 3. Both of them love the bikes, and one has moved confidetly to a regular bike with pedals and brakes. So much better than training wheels!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute I bought this for my son's 2nd birthday it's so cute and little for him. It was nice got to talk to someone to make sure it would come on time. Ordering and delivery was super easy. Thank you
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool little bike Great little bike, only disappointment was that I paid extra for the custom Yamaha one and the stickers were wrinkled in spots and peeling up in others. But the bike itself is great.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loves it We purchased the Strider Sport for our daughters 2nd birthday. We were concerned she might be a little young and might lose interest quickly. However, that was not the case; she has played with her Strider every day since. Just one more thing for those concerned about assembly it was very easy to assemble.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome We bought this for our son on his 3rd Birthday and he took off on it that day and has never put it down. It's the coolest thing ever. Definitely would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and Purposeful It's great, works well and our kid loves to ride it!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strider great service My nephew got a strider and loves it and even races now we noticed some issues and strider was quick to help.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Fun My 2 year old loves her strider bike. It is super easy to adjust the height of the seat to her needs. The blue color is exactly as the picture showed. We love it. It is light-weight and easy to carry if she decides to get off and walk for a minute. Great purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bike! We are so excited that we got this bike! It provides a great opportunity to learn how to ride and improve coordination and balance with our toddler. It's simple and an easy transition to the next level pedal bike
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bike Our son loves his strider bike and we love that it can fit him for a long time.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best The Strider Bike is the best bike ever for the youngest riders. We recommend Striders to everyone we meet on our walks who are impressed with our 3 yr olds riding skills!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Fun! We bought bikes for both of my sons. We use them every single day. With three kids, three years old and under, these bikes allow me to get out of the house and go for walks all around town. If I could only keep one toy for each of my children, it would be their striker bikes.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful bike for our little Strider Man! We purchased our lil' man his Strider bike when he was about 18 months old! He loves his independence on his bike! His confidence in riding has soared in the last few months!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a first bike My son loves his Strider Sport. Over the winter he rode it all over the house, and once the weather improved it was the first toy he brought outside. He rode the original wheels off the bike so we have ordered a set of the upgraded pneumatic tires/wheels and can't wait to get them and try them out. I'm sure we will be moving to the upgraded seat and handle bars before long. If you area on the fence with this bike, don't be. Great product, and great customer service!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday and she loves it. She rides it almost non-stop.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! We got this bike for my (then) 18 month old daughter and she absolutely loves it. It was incredibly easy to assemble and within 10 or 15 minutes, she was riding around, turning, stopping and backing up with confidence.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike for kids I purchased this bike for an active 2 year old. He loves this and is always asking to go outside to ride his bike. He started riding only 3 months ago and loved it instantly.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Product get Kids on Two Wheels! One of the best and most successful balance bikes around. Holding event is a great way to expose your kids to easy and fun racing. Bikes are well built and plenty of options to upgrade or customize!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to get started in riding and racing! We bought the first strider for an 18 month old and he hasn't stopped using it since! We now have 3 grand kids with 5 bikes. Just love the ease of use and the kids love the speed and fun!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily adjustments for both the seat and handlebar My son has been riding his strider for the past year and he absolutely loves it.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome We actually have 2 of these models. One we rough up and the other is now the competition bike. We are a family of motocross racers and the Strider will make an awesome transition for our 2 year old. Awesome product
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun fun fun I bought this for my 23 month old grandson and he caught on right away. Great bike!!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchase Got the strider for our 18 month old grandson!! What a wonderful tool to help him balance! He does an awesome job on it!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strider to 16" no training wheels My 4 year old has been on a Strider since he was 18 months old, racing other Strider riders at the BMX track weekly. The balance and speed still amazes me. We recently upgraded him to a 16 pedal bike, before we left the store we had them remove the training wheels and install a kick stand. We knew he didn't need them, and didn't want them to be an option. Within 10 mins he was riding his bike with out help. If he would lose his balance he would lay the bike down like he would a Strider, no wipe outs. Within 3 days he was starting by himself. This was made all possible by his Strider and riding since he was 18 months old. I also have a 2.5 year old who I put on the Strider at 14 months, she has been riding at the BMX track since she was 16 months old. I believe in the Striders and promote them to everyone. My Mother In Law have a problem, we have 7 Striders between the two of us! So saying we believe in them is an understatement!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike!!! Bought for our son a few months ago and cant keep him off of it. He absolutely loves it.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bikes My oldest started with a strider at about 3 and my middle child at 2. My oldest is now 6 and STILL loves his bike and my now 3 year old zooms on her bike and is very proud of being able to keep up with her big brother. These bikes are solid. We use them almost every day and I recommend them to everyone!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike! We bought this bike for an Easter gift for our daughter how is 3 and she absolutely loves this bike and rides is every day. Great balance bike that can grow with her.
Date published: 2017-04-27
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