Strider Bike Balance Bike Review and GivAway

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With summer in full swing here at our house my kids are ready to bolt out the door each morning after breakfast.  And once they get outside my daughters favorite thing to do is to ride her bike.

Like any typical younger sibling, her little brother wants to do everything she does, too.  The only problem with this is he doesn’t have a bike to ride around and follow her on.  So I started looking around for a good little bike for him and I found the coolest bikes ever!  My Strider Bike Dealer – An Authorized Dealer of Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes has Strider Balance Bikes. A perfect pre-bike alternative to tricycles!

The idea behind the balance bike is for the child to learn to safely balance on two wheels as opposed to starting them out on a tricycle or a bike with training wheels.  Tricycles can easily tip over, scrape ankles and are difficult to pedal.  Bikes with training wheels won’t teach your child handling skills.

The Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are free of cables, chains, sprockets, pedals and protrusions that can harm your child.  And the Strider Balance Bike actually allows the child to learn how to balance and maneuver their bike safely while giving them the confidence needed to operate their bike.

The Strider Bikes at My Strider Bike Dealer – An Authorized Dealer of Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes  are made from durable, light gauge steel tubing for the frame, the wheels are made from heavy plastic and the tires are made from puncture proof EVA Polymer.  It is definitely well-built and sturdy and weighs less than 7 pounds!   It comes in many choices of colors.  Red, yellow, green, blue, orange and pink.  The recommended age for the bike is 18 months to 5 years and up to 60 lbs.

The more read about balance bikes the more I knew I just had to try one!  So I showed the bikes to my little guy and let him pick out a color.  He of course first said pink.  Didn’t I tell ya he has to do everything like his sister!  So I asked him again if there was another color he liked and he said red.  So that’s the one we went with.  A cool fire engine red!

So here is the 2012 Strider ST3 when we pulled it out of the box.

It was so easy to put together, no tools needed!  It literally took 5 minutes to put together and it comes with paper instructions.  Plus you can watch a video online that shows you how to put it together.  My little guy was so excited to ride it but we didn’t have a helmet for him so he cruised around the house for a couple of days.  He totally got a hang of steering and maneuvering it.

He was so ready to finally get outside and ride his new bike.  We had a family BBQ at my parents house over Memorial weekend so we threw his bike in the back of our SUV and took it with us.  He and his little cousin had so much fun taking turns and riding it.  And with it being so lite and small, it is easy to take every where with us.  So much easier than our daughters big bike with training wheels!

Strider has an amazing concept going on with these balance bikes.  We take the balance bike with us when we go on walks around the neighborhood and my son is so fast on this baby he can actually keep up with us now.  It is so nice!  I don’t have to stop every couple minutes to wait for him to catch up to us like on his old tricycle.

The Strider Balance Bike is very sturdy and is designed for outdoor & off road use.  I am very impressed with the quality of the bike and how great my little guy is doing on learning to ride it.  My husband keeps saying that we need to get the extra long seat post and let our daughter use it.  She is still in training wheels and I think she would benefit from the Strider Bike.

Buy It:

If you are looking for a new bike for your child or know someone who is, you should definitely check out the balance bikes at My Strider Bike Dealer – An Authorized Dealer of Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes   They retail for $99 and are made to last.  They offer free shipping to 48 states, 60 day money back guarantee and a two year warranty!  You can’t go wrong with any of that!

Win It:

Thanks to My Strider Bike Dealer – An Authorized Dealer of Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes 5 lucky readers will win a 2012 Strider Bike ST-3!!!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike from My Strider Bike Dealer – An Authorized Dealer of Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes at no cost to myself in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and are my own.


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Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Sorry -- copied the wrong link in the first entry. Should be: Pink 2012 Strider PREbike ST-3
  2. my kids all lived on their bikes!!
  3. My niece just got one of these and LOVES it. Her dad is a cyclist and just had to get this for her. :) Thanks for the chance to win!
  4. Trasina McGahey says
    Not sure if we lv this in the RC or here so doing both! I like the Green 2012 Strider PREbike ST-3 !
  5. So excited about this give away! I'm new to your blog, but am looking forward to following it!
  6. This is really fantastic! I had used a tricycle at the start for my 4 year old, then I got him a bicycle with training wheels and it took him 5 days to learn! I was never really aware that any such bicycle ever existed! It looks so easy to assemble to!
  7. carla aldrich says
    Love the 2011 ST2 Nitro Circus Strider PREbike!
  8. Kristi D says
    I like the monster jam strider
  9. So excited for the giveaway. My son would love a bike :)
  10. I think I am looking for a bike right now for my kids because they are growing up already and wants to try riding a bike too.. Thanks for the review here..