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Strider ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike

Strider ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike

2012

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5.0 stars
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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

    User friendly

    By Paige

    from Minneapolis, MN, United States

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          We bought this for our 2 year old Grandaughter. She hopped on it at her birthday party & road it around the house ! And she hasn't stopped. Great product. Her 14 month old cousin even loved it, assisted by her Mom.

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          5.0

          The BEST of the BEST

          By MEBYEWIN

          from Carlsbad, CA, United States

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                What a cool bike! What a cool concept! My 2 year old little granddaughter just loves this bike. The tricycle is now from the stone age - move over tricycle the STRIDER BALANCE BIKE IS NOW HERE!

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                5.0

                Love the name

                By Sgkearney

                from Palm Desert, CA, United States

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                      I bought this for my 2 year old grandson and will be giving it to him later in the month. I just wanted to mention after I received this product my second grandson was born New Year's Day. His name is Strider Scott Smit. Just wanted you to know that the name is in good use

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                      5.0

                      Easy and Good

                      By bobesch

                      from Colorado, United States

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                            I bought the strider for my 2 year old grandson as a birthday present. It was very easy to order and ship to them. He is riding it in the house right now. His older sister uses it also. (She has a bike with training wheels) A nephew had gotten one at the same age and really enjoyed it. His folks would take him to the local dirt track and he loved going up and down the hills. At 3 they got him a small motorcycle that he rides.

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                            5.0

                            Amazing! Best thing we ever bought!

                            By KT09

                            from Connecticut, United States

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                                  My husband was searching the internet for a local repair shop for our bike trailer when he saw the Strider Bike. He called me over to watch a video of your (Ryan McFarland) son riding his Strider at age 2 and then a two-wheel pedal bike at age 3. My husband, a huge bike/riding enthusiast, couldn't buy the Strider fast enough. I honestly was a bit (a lot) skeptical, but went along with it because he was so excited. We got the Strider shortly after our son's 2nd birthday. It was winter, so he rode it on the hallways inside our house. When we let him loose outside, he was TEARING up every kind of terrain. I would honestly laugh in amazement by how he was able to whip around curves and fly down hills, all the while balancing with his feet up...at age 2! Fast forward one year to age 3. He is so coordinated, balanced, has excellent core strength... and he is RIDING A TWO-WHEEL PEDAL BIKE! AT AGE 3! I honestly believe if we lived in a place that was bike-friendly year round, it would have been even sooner. He simply adores his Strider, and the transition to a pedal bike was seamless. The very video I was skeptical about proved it's way into our home and my heart. I cannot recommend Strider enough to my relatives and people whom I know. As a speech-language pathologist (and an occupational therapist wanna-be), I recommend Strider highly to all parents to help their children develop balance, overall core strength, stability, and bilateral coordination. Accessible to all and very cool looking ("real bike!"), Strider Bikes also promote social interaction and incredible confidence. My parting words to anyone considering a Strider Bike: Even if you never, ever care if your child rides a bike, getting him/her on a Strider is the one of the BEST things you can do for his/her development! Buying a Strider was the best money we spent on anything developmental, hands down. And as a bonus, our 3 year old is cruising the town confidently on two wheels, so happy to ride like Daddy, and is LOVING it! Thank you for this great product. Baby Brother is 4 months old now, and we can't wait to get him on the Strider!

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                                  5.0

                                  We love this bike!

                                  By mns719

                                  from Columbus, GA, United States

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                                        I bought this for almost 3 year old for Christmas and definitely wish that I had gotten it for him sooner! He absolutely loves it! He started riding Christmas morning and by the end of the day he was going down the small hills in our backyard without tipping over. I definitely recommend this bike and will make sure that all of my friends with small children have one before they even think about a tricycle :-)

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                                        5.0

                                        amazing customer service!

                                        By rosie

                                        from California, United States

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                                              Ordered for our granddaughter for Xmas and was concerned about it arriving on time so spike to a customer service rep who assured me it would be shipped from a warehouse close to us and it arrived as promised. Also received follow up from 2 different people. I have told many people how impressive this co.is. I have heard wonderful things about the products. I am sir we will be happy.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great for my active son!

                                              By Tresmommy

                                              from Columbus, GA, United States

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                                                    My 21 month old son received this bike two days ago for Christmas and has only put it down to eat and sleep. He got on it and was off riding with his first encounter. I was skeptical to purchase because of naysayers saying it would be a waste of time and money. They couldn't have been more wrong it was money well spent. Tre loves it and rides indoors and outdoors and that makes this mom very happy

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Love it!

                                                    By Vee t

                                                    from Beaufort, SC, United States

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                                                          My older daughter (now almost 6) got a balance bike at age two and learned to ride right away. She was balancing herself after about a week. At first she walked the bike because she did not understand she could sit on it and move her feet to make it go. In no time she was ridding around with me while My husband and I would run. Eventually she was ready for a bike with peddles she was just fine. Never needed training wheels. I wouldn't recommend investing in a balance bike only to turn around and put your kid on a bike with training wheels anyways. After all that said, our youngest is now 18 months and we just got her strider balance bike!!! Was so excited to get it open and put her on it!! She tried it and at the first stage if figuring it out. With our experience with the first balance bike, she will be speeding around in no time on it :-)

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Awesome Balance Bike!

                                                          By Kisa J

                                                          from Coeur D Alene, ID

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                                                                I got the Strider Sport (12") for my 2 year old Nephew "D", and he loved it the moment it was put together! Instantly deciding it was time to get on any play, as well as consider it his Motorcycle! He improves his skills in balance every time he uses it, and will probably be riding a bike by summer time with how well he's doing! I am considering getting the bigger Strider Sport for myself now! Considering it's been 18 years since I could last ride a back, and the last time I attempted to I had terrible balance and got scared! Great quality, awesome bike, quick to put together and just get up and move. I wish I could have had something like this when my oldest four kiddos were smaller!

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