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Wild Child Bikes

Wild Child Headset



Give your Strider Bike buttery smooth turning with the Wild Child Headset. By replacing the stock plastic bushing in the Striders head tube (the part of the frame where the fork goes through), our lightweight sealed bearing headset gives the bikes steerer zero resistance. The Wild Child Headsets gives the bike the same performance steering action as high-end adult bikes.

Strider Bike must have either a stem adapter or quill stem to be able to work properly. 


It is highly recommended to have a professional install this headset.

Some older style Striders you must use a spacer. Those can be found here.

The installation of this headset is the same as an installation of a regular pedal bike.  Special tools and/or knowledge for the installation is a must. It is recommended to take the bike to a bike shop for installation or if you are a handy person. 

By buying this part you agreeing that Wild Child Bikes is not responsible for any damages done to the headset or bike for, but not limited to, improper installation or removal of the headset. When installing or removed properly it does not harm to the bike or part. 


Here is a video of a typical install.

Please read the "MUST READ" tab before attempting to install this headset. 


 Material Alloy Aluminum
Diameter 29.6mm (Head Tube)
Coloring Anodized Aluminum
Weight 63+/- g
Bearing Steel Sealed Bearings
Fits: Strider 12 Classic/Sport/Pro & 14X

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Headset Headaches

Nice quality but could use an instruction sheet as the video link on the website was not much help.
I had to go back to the website and look at the pictures to see which one went where.
Also should come with a spacer . The stem came with one but the inside OD was way too large. is nice and took my kid a little while to get used to it as it no longer has any drag like the plastic bushings that comes standard on the striders.

Not all Striders are built equally. Steering tube length can vary depending on the production run of the bike, even within the same model number. While some need a spacers, others don't. Due to the technical install and the need to adapt to unforeseen problems, we recommend having a bike shop install the headset. We are sorry the install gave you a 3 star impression for the product but are happy you are pleased with the outcome and performance of the product after you got the install sorted!
Wild Child Headset

Received my product and was very impressed with the quality of the product. Installation was easy and smooth. If I had to buy it again I’d definitely buy it again. Thank you guys!

Smooth and Precise

The Wildchild headset is one of the most significant upgrades for your strider. The headset is very high quality, like the rest of the Wildchild parts I have ordered, and makes the steering much more controlled and precise. I would recommend the headset for confident riders as, combined with the Daddylab stem and bars, it does make the steering more sensitive. It transforms the Strider and makes it handle like an adult bike. Combine this with the Wildchild Pro Wheel set and the Strider becomes a totally different bike.

Thanks to Wildchild for taking the time to answer my questions and we now have the coolest Strider in Scotland.

Kortel’s review

Was happy with my order unfortunately I didn’t know that the headset wasn’t compatible with the stock strider bars

We are happy to hear you are happy with your purchases. The headset does indeed eliminate stock handlebars. We are sorry the product description was not clear. We will add emphasis to that in the product description to avoid any future confusion.