Strider 12 Sport

// The Original Balance Bike

Strider believes in raising kids who excel at life and always have the courage to tackle whatever comes next. That’s why the Strider 12 Sport Balance Bike has become the ultimate vehicle for kids as young as 18 months. Your tiny-legged toddler is ready to ride, thirsting for freedom, and craving adventure. Give your child the bike that set the world on fire and encourages them to experience the thrill of riding while developing confidence and coordination…before they’re even out of diapers.



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  • The Sport is Strider's best all-around model. Mini-grips mean little mitts can easily take control and make this lean, mean, durable bike the biggest bang for your buck, which is probably why it’s our best seller. The 12 Sport is the perfect bike to take your child from baby steps to big strides, all without busting out a toolkit (tool-free seat and handlebar adjustment AND tires that never go flat). The Strider Sport has a seat height range from 28-48 cm (11-19 in.), which means it fits a huge range of inseam lengths (30-51 cm [12-20 in.]). The cushy, padded seat and an additional extra-long seatpost means your child will get years out of their Strider.

    Boring specs aside, this is the bike that introduces kids to the freedom, power, and responsibility of riding. Now they have the power to keep up with you when you’re out and about. No more strollers. No more of those ridiculous kid leashes. Your child can experience the truly amazing freedom that comes with being a part of the Strider family. In our quest to turn kids into awesome human beings, we even made our Official Strider Learn-To-Ride Guide available online to anyone who registers their child’s Strider. Become your kiddo’s biggest cheerleader with the best bike out there.
    • Steel Frame
      Assembled Weight: 3.0 kg (6.7 lbs.)
      No-Tool Assembly
      Fully Adjustable with Easy-Adjust Clamps
      7 Colors: Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, and Black
      Max. Rider Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs.)

      Strider Specs - Frame
    • Handlebar Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 in.)
      Mini-Grip Handlebar with Safety Pad
      Strider Specs - Handlebars

    • Seat Height: 28 - 48 cm (11 - 19 in.)
      Includes One, Ergonomically-Padded Seat
      Includes Standard and XL Seatposts
      Strider Specs - Seat

    • Ultralight Molded Wheels with Maintenance-Free Sealed Cartridge Bearings and Flat-Free Foam Rubber 12” Tires
      Strider Specs - Wheels

    • Performance Footrests
      Strider Specs - Footrest

    • Assembled Weight: 3.0 kg (6.7 lbs.)
      No-Tool Assembly
      Fully Adjustable with Easy-Adjust Clamps
      Handlebar Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 in.)
      Seat Height: 28 - 48 cm (11 - 19 in.)
      Includes One, Ergonomically-Padded Seat
      Includes Standard and XL Seatposts
      Ultralight Molded Wheels with Maintenance-Free Sealed Cartridge Bearings and Flat-Free Foam Rubber 12” Tires
      U.S. Patented Design
      Steel Frame
      Built-In Footrests
      Mini-Grip Handlebar with Safety Pad
      7 Colors: Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, and Black
      Max. Rider Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs.)
      Ages: 18 Months to 5 Years

      Inseam and Age Fit (MUST INCLUDE BOTH):
      Fits children with an inseam 31-51 cm (12-20 in.)
      Ages: 18 Months to 5 Years
      Strider Specs - Full Specs

  • Strider Fit Guide
  • 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?
    Strider offers 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 – The Strider Classic is a skill-building, confidence-building, budget-friendly model. (Ages 18 months to 3 years)

    12 Sport – Similar to the Strider Classic but additional features! Meet the bike that set the world on fire. It’s Striders 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 Strider's high-end model and race ready right out of the box. (Ages 18 months to 5 years)

    14x Sport– 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)
    What size should I get?
    Wild Child Bikes offers Striders in various sizes. Check out this graph to determine the best size.
    Strider Inseam Graph

    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! Strider's 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.
    There are no pedals? How do they make it go? How do they stop?
    Children put their feet on the ground and push, just like Fred Flintstone.

    Toddlers' legs are strongest when used this way, rather than trying to pedal really short cranks. They are actually faster and more capable of dealing with uneven terrain and inclines on a Strider Balance Bike than a pedal bike.

    Stopping is just as easy as starting; they just put their feet down. For experienced riders, we also offer an optional foot-operated brake. We don't recommend it until about age 3 to 4 years old. For really young riders, success requires simplicity. That’s what we strive to do: Keep It Simple.
    Are the tires plastic? Foam? No-air?
    The tires on all Strider 12" models (Classic, Sport, and Pro) are made of an EVA polymer, which provides two key benefits. First, they’re extremely lightweight for easy control. Seriously, these wheels are half the weight of an air-filled tire and inner tube. Second, they require NO MAINTENANCE. They will NEVER go flat and never need to be checked; just grab and go!

    Tires on the Strider 14x are normal bike tires that will require air to stay properly inflated. You can find information on the proper inflation PSI on the side of every Strider tire.
    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.).
    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.
    What should I do, my child is big enough to pedal a bike but doesn't want to quit riding the Strider?
    Kids are focused on FUN. The transition to ANY pedal bike is a big one because most pedal bikes are two to three times the weight of a Strider. Most pedal bikes will only be able to be ridden on flat, smooth surfaces. This isn't nearly as much fun as going on an adventure with your all-terrain-capable Strider. We recommend that you offer both to your child and let them choose. Remember, ALL the skills learned and time spent on the Strider will roll into pedal bike/dirt bike riding proficiency later. So don't get in a hurry; don't feel like they are getting behind. When the pedal bike becomes more FUN to them, they will make the switch. Until that time, you want to encourage them to ride and have FUN on whichever bike they choose. That’s why we designed the 14x Sport as a balance bike that turns into a pedal bike. Switching back to balance bike mode takes only minutes, and your child has the best of both worlds.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Christian Sandoval
Haven’t even got my bike yet

Haven’t gotten my bike yet


We haven’t given it our son yet. We will in June for his second birthday but I just know he will have a blast it will be great to get him started

Jodi Fahey

Love it

Desirae Munoz

My toddler loves this bike! He can now go riding with his brother without wanting his big brothers bike! Good investment!