Strider 16 Sport Balance Bike - Red
Designed for Ages 6-10 Years
- Perfect bike for individuals with disabilities, as well as those who are tearing it up at the skate parks and BMX bike parks
- Seat-Height Range: 49.5 - 64.8 cm (19.5 - 25.5 in)
- Fits Inseams of 52.1 - 67.3 cm (20.5 - 26.5 in)
- Simple Lightweight Design (8 kg/17.7 lbs)
- Max Rider weight - 85 kg/187 lbs
- Warranty: 2 years
To activate the warranty, register your bike's serial number through this online form: Strider Philippines Serial # Registration Form
A low 3 degree sweep highlight these standard 22.2mm, 600mm wide handlebars. Pressed in bearings keep the 1 1/8" stem turning smoothly.
The cross terrain tires offer a smooth ride on all surfaces while maintaining traction in the dirt. The tire size is 1.75 - 16 and offer a 42 lb. max psi inflation rating.
The fully padded seat is mounted on a rail allowing multiple front to back and seat angle adjustments. A 25.4mm seatpost comes standard on the 16" bike.
Bar and seat clamps
Machined aluminum quick release allows “No Tools” saddle height adjustment.
Unique, footrests can be added or removed to adjust to the rider's size and ability.
Frame mounted front and rear v brakes grace the 16" model. These brakes offer greater stopping power compared to a standard caliper style brake.
It is rare that ONE single activity can provide so many varied benefits and that the activity is available to the whole family!
- Improves focus
- Develops learning skills
- Enables riding time with family and friends
- Increases mobility
- Creates a mode for independent transportation
- Physical and Health Benefits:
- Provides cardiovascular and strength conditioning
- Develops balance and coordination
- Improves bilateral motor coordination
- Supports a healthy lifestyle
What is a Balance Bike?
STRIDER Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help individuals of all abilities learn to ride on two wheels by focusing on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distraction and complications of pedals.
The STRIDER Bike’s simple no-pedal design:
- Builds confidence
- Eliminates fear — riders have their feet solidly on
- the ground
- Allows rider to progress at his/her own pace
- Teaches balance on two wheels right from the start
- Eliminates need for a tricycle or training wheels!
Learn to Ride
1. Adjust the bike to fit the rider.
Proper fit is key! Set the saddle height so feet are flat on the ground and both knees have a slight bend when seated.
2. Be a cheerleader, not a coach.
Encourage and praise the rider while they learn to balance and ride on their own.
3. Let the rider set the pace.
Walking with the bike is the first step! As confidence builds, riders will naturally progress to sitting and then gliding with their feet up.
4. Support the rider - not the bike.
Don’t hold onto the bike to keep it from tipping. By feeling the bike tip, riders will learn how to keep it upright.
Transition to a Pedal Bike
Balancing on two wheels IS riding, whether pedaling or striding. The more time spent on a STRIDER Bike, the easier and more successful the transition to a
pedal bike will be. So, don’t rush the transition to a pedal bike, simply encourage the child to enjoy riding on whichever bike they feel most comfortable.
Some key points to consider:
- Apply the four Learn-to-Ride steps, the same as with a STRIDER Bike.
- A STRIDER rider knows how to balance, so don’t use training wheels.
- Be aware that a pedal bike is 2-3 times heavier than a STRIDER Bike, limiting where a rider can go and what they can do.
- A pedal bike is more work than a STRIDER. Bike initially, so switch to playing on a STRIDER. Bike now and then.
- The best way to keep a child engaged is to keep riding fun and exciting!