Babies everywhere are clapping their chubby little hands over the fact that they too can now ride –or play – on a bike. As soon as your little one begins to crawl, they’re pretty much telling you they’re ready to explore and won’t stop…at least not until it’s nap time. The Strider 2-in-1 Rocking Bike is the best way to teach balance and improve dexterity, cognitive ability, and spatial awareness (yeah, a kid’s bike company totally knows what those are).
Besides eating, sleeping, and pooping, one of the coolest things kids do is form bonds – with parents, with family members, and with toys. The Strider 2-in-1 Rocking Bike helps your little bundle of biscuits bond with their very first bike before they ever take it to the rough and tumble cul-de-sac. The rocking base securely holds the Strider Sport in place as your baby literally rocks out. Eventually, they’ll be rocking so hard you’ll think they’re about to blast off into the stratosphere. Don’t worry, we disengaged the sweet rocket engines. This baby’s (no pun intended) all self-propelled.
When your tater tot has mastered rocking and is ready to roll out, simply detach the bike. The 12 Sport is the perfect bike to take your child from baby steps to big strides, all without busting out a toolkit (no-tool adjustable seat and handlebar and tires that never go flat). We even added a cushy, padded seat and threw in an extra-long seatpost so your child can get a longer life out of their Strider.
The Strider Sport has a seat height range from 30-48 cm (11-19 in.), which means it fits children with an inseam of 30-51 cm (12-20 in.).
Strider 12 Sport Baby Bundle – Blue – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4BL, UPC: 848953002005
Strider 12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Green – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4GN, UPC: 848953002012
Strider 12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Pink – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4PK, UPC: 848953002036
Strider 12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Red – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4RD, UPC: 848953002043
Strider 12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Orange – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4OR, UPC: 848953002029
Strider 12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Yellow – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4YE, UPC: 848953002050
Strider 12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Black – SKU: PROCK-ST-S4BK, UPC: 848953001992
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What is a Strider Bike?
Only the coolest balance bike for toddlers on the market! Strider Bikes are designed to be the best way for toddlers to learn to ride by teaching balance first. A Strider Balance Bike inspires confidence for a child who has only been walking for a short time. If your child can walk, they can ride a Strider!
What model should I buy?
Great question. So many options! We offer several different models for kiddos ages 6 months - 7 years old:
12 Sport 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – Built for babies looking for fun and freedom. This is the perfect way to introduce a bike to your child. (6 months – 5 years)
12 Pro 2-in-1 Rocking Bike – An all-aluminum frame meets a rocking good time. Perfect for future racers and high-performance fans. (6 months – 5 years)
12 Classic – Don’t let its modesty fool you. The Strider Classic is a skill-building, confidence-building, budget-friendly model. (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
12 Sport – Looking for more features than you can shake a stick at? Meet the bike that set the world on fire. It’s our most popular model for a reason. (Ages 18 months to 5 years)
12 Pro – Performance meets perfection with the Pro’s all-aluminum frame. This is our high-end model and race ready right out of the box. (Ages 18 months to 5 years)
14x Sport – Instant riding success? Yeah, we went there. The 14x starts off as a balance bike and, with a little help from the Easy-Ride Pedal Conversion Kit, transforms into their very first pedal bike. This is the best bike for those younglings making the transition to pedals. (Ages 3 to 7 years)
My friends told me to buy the Strider ST-3 or ST-4 model for my toddler, but I can't find it on your site. What should I buy?
Great question. First, thank your friend for buying a Strider. Second, congratulate yourself for listening to your friend. We did use part numbers (ST-1, ST-2, etc.) to describe Strider Bikes in the past. As we’ve updated the bike and made improvements to Strider Bikes over the years, we’ve switched to model names (Sport, Pro, 14x, etc.) instead of part numbers.
The Strider 12 Sport is the same bike that was known as the ST-4, only now it includes an XL seatpost to fit 3- to 5-year-olds.
What size should I get?
Strider Bikes are available in 12", 14", 16", and 20" models (the number refers to wheel diameter in inches). The best way to determine which size is right for your kiddo is to go by their inseam. Check out our handy inseam graph below.
My child is less than 2 years old, can they really ride it?
YES! If your child is walking like a champion, they can ride a Strider Bike! Our U.S. patented design offers the perfect combination of low seat height, low center-of-gravity, and lightweight, allowing even the youngest children to find success. Not walking yet? No problem. The Strider 2-in-1 Rocking Bike introduces babies who are crawling like crazy to the wonderful world of biking. It even helps develop their core strength and spatial awareness. Cool, huh?
Are the tires plastic? Foam? No-air?
We get this question all the time. The tires are made of an EVA polymer, which provides two key benefits. First, they’re extremely lightweight for easy control. Seriously, these puppies are half the weight of an air-filled tire and inner tube. Second, and parents love this part, they require NO MAINTENANCE. They will NEVER go flat and never need to be checked; just grab and go!
How high should the seat be?
Proper seat height should have the child sitting on the saddle, with feet flat on the ground, with a slight bend in the knees. For long-distance striding on smooth surfaces, you can raise this slightly. For obstacles, tricks, and off-road riding, the saddle should be adjusted for slightly more bend in the knees. Strider offers two different length seatposts – 220 mm (8.66 in.) and 305 mm (12.0 in.). Older/taller riders will benefit by using the XL seatpost.
How high should the handlebars be?
Handlebar height should be at the lowest setting for children 6 – 24 months old, mid-height for 36 – 48 months old, and at the highest setting for 48+ months old. Typically, you want the handlebars to be about mid-torso. For older/bigger kids that still love their Striders but are getting too big, we also offer our XL Handlebar.