Is it wrong to be jealous of a kids bike? While I have amazing memories of tooling around on my first Big Wheel, I really wish that the STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bike would have been around when I was a kid.
I was sent the ST-4 bike to review. This bike is a lightweight 6.7 lbs and made for kids aged 18 months to 5 years old. It comes with a mini-grip Handle Bar, a mini-saddle, 12″ molded wheels. STRIDER has taken into account every detail from the tire tread pattern to help with resistance on hard surfaces to using a more durable paint finish to help with the tumbles and scrapes of toddler hood.
Ok, yes, I had to sit on this and, um, the seat was not as plush as I would like but hey it held my weight (which goes to show how well built this bike is made). The handle bars are really the perfect size for younger kids also as you can see from the photo below. Again, the Little is 20-months-old and 33″ tall and you can see how well this bike fits him.
What I love about this balance bike is that it will help teach the Little better balance and coordination skills. Right now he really loves just walking it around everywhere and is hesitant to “ride it.” I know what with time he’ll tearing up the back yard with this bike so I’m not worried.
The STRIDER St-4 retails for $109.00 and comes in some really fun colors. I highly recommend it as a first bike for your toddler.