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Strider ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike

Strider ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike

2012

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2012 Strider ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike

Start your youngsters on the right path early with Strider's ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike. They'll quickly and confidently learn to balance and steer as they comfortably put their feet on the ground to push off and run, while also using the built-in footrests for coasting. With a quick-release seatpost and handlebars, this sturdy steel bike comfortably fits kids from one to five years old, and the lightweight steel frame and small-diameter handgrips make it a breeze for them to maneuver. You'll love the durable, smooth-rolling, one-piece molded wheels with no-flat EVA polymer tires, too.

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    5.0

    Love this for my independent son!

    By Playdate Crasher

    from Kentucky

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          We love our Strider Balance Bike because it’s teaching our already-independent son to work hard at what he wants (riding on two wheels) and problem solve how to get from point A to point B! He has already moved from sit-walking to sit-running! We aren’t quite ready to coast down a small hill yet, but when it warms up, we will work on it more! Strider Bikes are an excellent Christmas or birthday gift for any child who needs to learn to ride a bike with confidence!

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          5.0

          Perfect First Bike for Kids

          By Crystal Green

          from Orangeburg, SC

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                Zeva (our soon to be 3 year old) loves her Strider Biker. She jumps on it every chance gets. I love how it teaches her balance without much fear of her getting hurt. It definitely gives her a great deal of independence. Disclosure: I was given this bike to review in exchange for an honest review, but that in no way shaped my opinion of this product.

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                5.0

                Adorable and easy to put together!

                By Lisa

                from Undisclosed

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                      This has got to be one of the coolest bikes for kids out there! I've compared the other balance models, and this one is the best, hands down!

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                      5.0

                      Best way to start little ones

                      By bobwalter223 Instagram

                      from Orlando, FL, United States

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                            As a rider myself I understand the concept of forward progression and balance. We started our 18 month old boy on a Strider and within a few tries he grasped the idea. Now on our 2nd child she has reached the same age this time for our little girl we again chose the Strider with its low stand over height, easy adjustments and of course it's pink color we are excited to watch Team Walter stride together!

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                            5.0

                            2 kids one srider: on pedals by 4 yrs and by 3 yrs

                            By Mark

                            from Moab, UT, United States

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                                  Hello Strider, We love the balance bike! It’s awesome that the concept driving the first bikes, over 200 years ago, have come back for the wee tots. We have two boys, nearly five and nearly three, and both learned their two-wheeled balance on a strider. It was my vision that each kid would learn balance on the strider, and pedaling mechanics on a tricycle then the two would marry at the right time. Theo (born Jan, 2010) got his Strider for Christmas before he turned two and walked on it for nearly 6 weeks until he had his first glide â€" “weeeeeâ€� he said. He tried pedals (on a 12â€� bicycle) at 3 yrs. 5 months, and while he could do it, he wasn’t comfortable with it just yet. I borrowed the strider concept and removed the crank and pedals from that 12â€� bike, so that he could have a taller balance bike and so his 2 year younger brother (Owen, born Jan, 2012) could take over the strider (about 18 months). Theo transitioned onto a pedal bike at 4 years without ever experiencing the crutch of training wheels! Owen (adept at the strider, fully six months ahead of Theo), took to the strider practically instantly!! Just two months ago, having ridden a strider for over a year, Owen was exposed to a pedal bike. At 22 months old, I put him on a 12â€� pedal bike, walked with him saying, “pedal-pedal-pedal little guy, just like the tricycleâ€� and he took off! He used his handle bar balance checks and rode a pedal bike, without training wheels at under 3 years!! He can also ride Theo’s 16â€� bike, albeit his feet are a good 6-8 inches from touching the ground, but he can RIDE it! I’ve included a video compilation (it’s 8 min but stick with it ;) of Owen’s bike-learning year. Oh, and Owen was born with a critical congenital heart defect requiring open-heart reconstructive surgery at 10 days old. He also has an underlying neurological condition affecting the stability of his eye muscles, so while he now has glasses to correct astigmatism and myopia, he mostly only uses one eye for all his antics. He pretty much goes all-in all the time, smiling! Thank you strider!! While there are other balance bikes on the market, I strongly feel that the design and engineering behind Strider is superior. It has the lowest minimum seat height yet extends high enough for an older toddler; with the narrower handlebar, smaller grips and light-weight frame geometry, it allows very small children to manipulate and maneuver the bike with little effort, more of a reflex than a process. I feel it is the best balance bike on the market. Mark Weissinger Moab, Utah http://youtu.be/NrCr_3nYkeE

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                                  5.0

                                  Everything I expected

                                  By kory

                                  from Houston, TX, United States

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                                        Bought online. Delivered quickly. Opened the box and had the Strider put together, with ease, in a couple of minutes. Sons birthday soon, so haven't used it yet. But I am sure it will handle any abuse he will be able to dish out!!

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for Special Needs!

                                        By Anne

                                        from Undisclosed

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                                              Our son has special needs including motor apraxia, which means he has great difficulty imitating learned purposeful movements. His balance is a struggle, too. Even at age 5 1/2, I still need to physically support his body in some respects as if he were an infant. We have a tricycle for him and while he can balance sitting on it and do seated walking, he is so far unable to coordinate the movements to pedal it. At school they say he can do up to 5 revolutions on his own, but there, his feet are strapped to the pedals and at home they are not. Size-wise, this 12" Sport bike is perfect since our son is about the size of an average 3 yr old. He has Down Syndrome; it's normal for him to have shorter legs, so he will fit this size bike for a long time to come! Features I like: •Smaller handle bars! His fingers are shorter than average, too, and he can actually grip the Strider handle bars. •Narrow seat - with his low muscle tone, he has a very small rear end and narrow hips. The narrow seat helps him to focus on balancing. •Padded handle bar. Kids are accident prone, and having motor apraxia makes it even moreso. My son also used to have Infantile Spasms (benign myoclonic seizures) which would throw his head/upper body forward violently, which caused him to slam his little head into anything in his way. While he hasn't had a seizure in over 4 years, that parental fear never goes away. •Easy size adjustments! The quick-release clamps are super easy to work with, making size adjustments a snap! •Wheels - the Strider balance bike's wheels will NEVER go flat. One less worry! It took him a few tries over the course of two days to learn to hold the bike upright by himself for Standing Walking. Once he had that mastered, he had fun intentionally crashing into EVERYTHING in the house with the biggest smile on his face! Boys. Gotta love 'em!! So far he's having too much fun with Standing Walking to move onto Seated Walking, but I'm glad it's getting to be winter so he can master the balance bike inside the house (where I can keep a close eye on him!). Then it will be so much fun for him to ride it outside next spring! My husband loves bike riding and I know he hopes to be able to have our son ride along with him someday. *Free bike provided in exchange for review*

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                                              5.0

                                              Well worth the money for a quality product! ! $

                                              By motoxnut2

                                              from York, PA, United States

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                                                    I bought this for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday & she loves it!!!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    A must have for all kids!

                                                    By Shanda

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                                                          Everything about this bike is fabulous! From the quality of materials to the ingenious concept… this is a must for all children who are learning to ride a bike! Why learn to run before you walk? Why pedal before you balance!?! :)

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Great first bike

                                                          By trimom

                                                          from Gainesville, FL, United States

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                                                                This is a great first bike for toddlers who are too small for standard bikes. Our daughter is just warming to the bike after a couple of months. Others have said it may take kids a few times of trial rides before they really get excited. I like the adjustability of the handle bars and seat. It's one of the few bikes that would actually fit her at such a young age (2 years).

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