Strider Balance Bike {Review and #Giveaway}

SAMPLELearning to ride a bike is a right of passage.  I think every one has a memory of riding their bike.  I had a bike that I loved cruising on through my neighborhood with reckless abandon.  Oh to be a kid again… It was a Barbie bike and had pink, yellow, and silver tassels coming out of the handle bars.  It was pink and glittery with a white basket in the front (aka pretty much the most amazing bike my little heart could dream of).  Now that I have kids I want to pass down those fun bike memories to them.  Hayden just turned 5 in December.  We had tried the typical bike and training wheel route with him.  He loved the idea of riding a bike but he HATED those training wheels.  He didn’t trust them at all and so he would refuse to ride his bike.  It was emotional and frustrating for him because he really wanted to ride a bike, and heart breaking for me as his mom to see him absolutely terrified of his bike.

Luckily I found an answer to all of our bike troubles.  The Strider Balance Bike.  It is a super light weight bike that has zero pedals.  When I first learned about the bike I thought it was so strange that a kid could learn to ride a bike without pedals.  But the absolutely brilliant idea of no pedals is that kids can trust their own weight to balance and pick their feet up when they are ready.  There is no false security from training wheels.  When Hayden rides his Strider Bike he is in total control.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

First he slowly just walked with it, and then eventually he was committing his weight to the seat and running with it.  When he first picked his feet up it was such a proud moment for both of us.  He had accomplished something he was absolutely terrified of  and now he can ride a bike with all of his friends.  I wondered if he would be able to keep up with other kids because it has no pedals but he cruises on it!  He pumps his legs and runs with it, then coasts with is feet up until he needs more speed.  It is amazing.  I have even caught myself telling him to “be careful” as he speeds down our driveway.  A few months ago I never would have thought I would be telling him to “be careful”  on his bike.  He learned how to ride it so quickly!  Now when he is ready for a pedal bike we won’t ever have to use training wheels.  He has already learned how to balance on a two wheels, and adding in pedals will be a piece of cake.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

It is super light weight.  The Strider Balance Bike is 6.7 lbs!  Hayden can easily pick it up and maneuver it where ever he needs to go.  Up the curb, over rocks, through grass, or to totally pick it up and move it.  It is crazy light and easy to move around.  I also love that we can throw it in the car and go to the park, or a friends house.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

Even though it is light weight, it is super durable.  We have a few little walking trails in our neighborhood park.  The bike can handle all the bumps, rocks, and rough terrain while we are on our walks.  It goes from the grass to gravel easily.  The wheels are a light EVA polymer tire that are maintenance free.  These tires will never need air!  Hayden has fallen a time or two while riding, nothing major, but the bike has held up amazing to a 5 year old riding it here, there, and everywhere.  It is such a high quality bike.  I know it will last him a really long time, and probably longer!  We can pass it down to our other kids.  That little bike will last a long, long time.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

It is the perfect size bike for a huge age range of kiddos.  It is made for 18 months-5 years old.  The maximum weight of the rider being 60lbs!  The seat is adjustable to fit all size of kiddos.  Hayden is obviously at the oldest age range and we were able to receive a XL seat post.  The seat adjusts really easily and quickly.  Zero tools are required.  Also when it is adjusted I know that the seat is super tight and secure.  I am 150% confident that seat post isn’t moving unless I want it to.  The large age range of this bike makes it an awesome investment.  We don’t have to keep buying bike after bike to fit our quickly growing kids.  Our cute neighbors also have Strider bikes for their 4 and {almost}3 year old.  The Strider bike fits both of them great!  It is so fun for our kids to ride together.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

Strider Sports Balance Bike

Hayden loves how cool it looks!  It really does look pretty awesome.  It has a padded handle bar and he loves the shiny red color.  Strider bikes come in lots of different fun colors.  It has a LaunchPad footrest that Strider has put in the perfect place for kids to set their feet on to coast.  The whole bike has the look of a real competitive racer bike.  Hayden often pretends to rev it up and race around on it.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

I can tell that Strider Bikes were made with kids in mind.  Strider wants kids to have FUN on their bike.  I love how much confidence Hayden has riding his Strider bike. It is a night and day difference.   I am definitely planning on putting Halli on her own Strider bike.  It helps teach important motor skills that she will be able to master at an earlier age.  Then her and brother can ride bikes together!  I love that with the Strider Bike we can skip training wheels all together and my kids will both be able to ride in confidence.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

Strider is a really great company as well.  Their customer service is quick and helpful if you ever have any questions.  They want kids to be successful on bikes just as much as parents do.  They also have a 60 day “love it or return it” policy and there is a warranty on each bike for 2 years.  Strider also wants kids to be safe while riding.  They have done their research and have created the best and safest bike for kids.  They do extra research to guarantee that it will be the safest bike for your littlest rider at 18 months and stay safe for your oldest rider.  So what was already a great bike was made even more awesome by such a great company.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

I honestly can not say enough good things about the Strider Balance Bike.  It has been amazing seeing what a difference it has made for Hayden.  You must check out Strider Balance Bikes for your kids.  We won’t ever use anything else to teach our kids to ride a bike. The Strider Sports Balance Bike retails for $109 and you can find it available for purchase from our affiliate Amazon for under $100.

Strider Sports Balance Bike

Right now one (1) Mom Spotted readers has the opportunity to win ONE (1) Strider Balance Bike. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

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Contest ends 4.7.14 at 11:59pm. For Official Giveaway Rules click here. U.S. Residents Only
About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. Becky Greenly says

    I have a 3 yrs old, he would love the red and black.

  2. Jessica Beard says

    My son is 3 and he would love blue.

  3. JLin says

    My daughter is 3, would like color green

  4. Kerri says

    My daughter is 4 and would totally love this bike!

  5. Christine Mayfield says

    My son is 3 and he would choose a blue or red bike

  6. Beth W says

    She’s 3 years old and we love the Orange one.

  7. Kimberly Bauer says

    My 2 year old daughter would love the pink Strider Bike:)

  8. darci says

    4 and pink!

  9. maria carrasco says

    My 2 year old son would love the red strider bike.

  10. Kim Pollock says

    She is 3 and would love red!

  11. Ashley N says

    My peanut turns 2 this month, and the bike would be for her. She would love the pink color!

  12. I think this is what our daughter needs. She’s in the stage where she wants off training wheels but hasn’t gotten the hang of balance on her big sister’s bike yet.

  13. Elsie says

    Well, there are two little girls, they are 2 and 4, , and would both like pink!
    These bikes seem to be excellent.

  14. Looks like so much fun. My son turns 4 today and he has the same grey shoes as your son!

  15. Stephanie Olmsted says

    My four and a half yr old daughter would love a Strider. She said she likes the blue, her favorite color.

  16. Ann B. says

    She is 4 and I would choose Pink

  17. sandra says

    3 and she would love pink

  18. vickie couturier says

    I have a grandson almost 4 that would love this in red

  19. Nancy says

    Our son is turning 3 and would love a green one

  20. Tracie Trump says

    My niece is 3 and she would love the pink!

  21. Alina Hahn says

    My son is 4 and he would love the red but isn’t pick when it comes to colors 🙂

  22. We’ve been wanting to get one of these for our two year old daughter!! I love the green, but she would probably choose pink lol

  23. We have a balance bike and my oldest son LOVES it! Unfortunately, he and his younger bro fight over it a LOT. It would be awesome to win one for my 3 year old. Red would be his choice!

  24. Courtney says

    My daughter is 15 months and she would choose pink.

  25. My son is 2 and would probably pick red!

  26. Andrea says

    My 2.5 year old daughter would love to pink bike!

  27. Natalie S says

    My 3 and 5 year old boys would love this! And we would choose the green color.

  28. My 5yo loves her brothers green strider bike, but would love a pink one of her own.

  29. brooke t says


  30. Leann L says

    He is 6 & would love either a blue or red bike.

  31. Cassandra Eastman says

    This would be for my 2 & 4 year old to share, they’d love Blue!

  32. Tara says

    Tate is 3 1/2 and this would be a dream – he’d love any color of bike, let’s go with blue.

  33. Keara B. says

    My daughter is 2 1/2 and LOVES her Strider bike! If we won, we’d love to give this to a friend of ours with a 3-year-old. 🙂

  34. Keara B. says

    Oops- forgot the color. We like yellow because it’s nice and gender-neutral. 🙂

  35. barbara n says

    My granddaughter is almost 2 and would love the pink balance bike

  36. Katie S says

    My son is 5 and only has a tricycle. He’d love this as a step toward a pedaled bike without training wheels. I also have a son that is almost 2 that would love to use this when his big brother outgrows it! We’d get lots of use out of it at our house. I think my boys would like the green or orange!! Thanks

  37. I have a 5 year old that still needs to learn. Is that too old? I hope not. I think he’d like the green one!

  38. nickie says

    My son likes the yellow one.

  39. Rebecca Orr says

    My daughter is 2.5 and she would adore the pink if mommy won! Thanks for the chance!

  40. Mary Casper says

    My grandson is 5 and I think he would like the red

  41. trenda t says

    My son is almost 4 and he says RED like daddy’s firetruck!

  42. Katy P says

    My daughter is four and would love the blue one!

  43. Tarah says

    My son is three and I would pick the yellow one.

  44. Kari Flores says

    It would be for my 2 year old son and I like the lime green color.

  45. harolde says

    4 years old and they probably would pick red.

  46. Brittney House says

    My nephew is 4 and he would love the red.

  47. McKim says

    My grandson is 3 and I bet he would like the orange one.

  48. ken smith says

    My daughter is 2 she would love the blue one!

  49. jamielee kimball says

    My daughter is 5 and she would love the pink one! 🙂

  50. Xty Cruz says

    she is 3 and id like the black one

  51. Stephanie Bonck says

    My daughter is about to turn 4 and she loves orange.

  52. My granddaughter will be 3 in April. She would want green.

  53. Ann O says

    My nephew is 4 and would love the red one!

  54. Denise B. says

    This would be for our six-year-old son, and we would get it in red.

  55. Lauren U says

    My son is turning 2 and I would like the yellow

  56. Tamar says

    She’s almost 2.

  57. Robyn says

    This would be for my 4 yr old and he would choose either blue or orange!

  58. Terra Heck says

    My niece is 6 and she’d like the pink bike. Thanks.

  59. gayle gildehaus says

    my daughter is six and pink is her favorite color

  60. My boys are 5, 4, & 2 (almost 3) and would totally fight over this. I think Yellow would be our color of choice.

  61. Mrs.Padilla says

    My Son is two, and he wouldn’t mind either the Red or Blue, he would have so much fun!!

  62. Carol says

    My granddaughter is 2 years old. I’d like to win the Red one for her.

  63. Samantha says

    This is such a neat toy! My son is 5 and my daughter is 17 months and this is totally something they could share and enjoy together. Red is the preferred color.

  64. Karen T Gonyea says

    I would LOVE this for my Great Nephew who is 4 !!! He would LOVE the Blue !!

  65. Jenny Lloyd says

    my kiddos are 4 & 5 and they would both love a strider bike. i would choose the orange bike

  66. G says

    Son is 2 and would love this!

  67. Jessica says

    My son is two and he would like the red one

  68. Laura Brooks says

    She is 3 and would love one in pink

  69. My neighbor’s son is 4 and would love the blue bike.

  70. Laura J says

    Carter is 3 and would love the Blue!

  71. Rebecca Parsons says

    With just getting ready to learn how to ride a bike this would be a great first one. I would say he would choose the red one.

  72. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I would love to win this awesome giveaway for my niece Stella she is almost 2 1/2. I would like the Orange color bike.

  73. Patricia says

    My little one is 3 years old and she would love a blue or red Strider Bike! Thanks so much.

  74. Katie Rose says

    He’s 5 and would love red!!

  75. Lesley F says

    She is 5 and would love yellow

  76. vickie couturier says
  77. Rachel C says

    I would choose a red one for my little ones third birthday!

  78. polly says

    My grandson is 5 and he would love the red!

  79. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I would pick the SUPER 16 in Red for my niece who is 9 years old.

  80. yvette says

    my son is 3 and would love the red one!

  81. Sara says

    My 2 year old would love a yellow one

  82. greg says

    My son, who isn’t born yet, but I would save it for him! And I would pick the red one in the photos

  83. israel y says

    i like the blue

  84. lana says

    he is 5 years old

  85. Amanda says

    My lo is 2 and green would be his choice 🙂

  86. Connie Van Veghel says

    I would love a strider bike for my newest little grandson!

  87. MARIA simon says

    my son would love..would be perfect for his age thanks for offering

  88. sara giresi says

    My little guy would love the red one!

  89. Shanna says

    Almost 2!!! WIll be saving for my twin daughters =) PInk !

  90. Anja M. says

    My niece turns 4 and I would choose pink for her. She loves pink 🙂

  91. Micah Reynolds says

    My nephew would love this!

  92. tina reynolds says

    My three almost 4 year old would love the green or blue

  93. Terri S. says

    My 3 year old granddaughter would love the Strider balance bike in Red. 🙂

  94. Terri S. says

    I love the Dream Catcher Collection especially the Yellow Tutu Dress and it comes in sizes to fit both big and little sisters (my granddaughters). Wish they sold the pretty Dream Catcher they show in photo – I would love to hang it in their bedroom. 🙂

    I hope I was supposed to leave comment here?
    I could not find place on Taylor Joelle Clothing site to leave comment.

    • Terri S. says

      I think I finally figured out where I was supposed to comment (on your review of Dream Catcher collection). 🙂

  95. Kristen says

    She’s 3 and might choose green.

  96. christine jessamine says

    my daughter is almost 3, she would love red.

  97. Heather Dawn says

    My three year old son would love to have a red bike!

  98. Shayna says

    My son will be 3 yrs old in May and he would love the blue bike 🙂

  99. stacey says

    My daughter is one and would love the pink

  100. Kim says

    mine is 3 she’d love pink!

  101. Kerry G. says

    My three year old son would love the green one.

  102. stephanie muth says

    My soon to be 4 year old son would choose red.

  103. Maile says

    My 5 1/2 year old would love something like this. He’s outgrowing his bike now and this would be awesome!!! <3

  104. cheryl says

    My four yr old would absolutely love the red one!

  105. Julie says

    3 and red

  106. Mihaela Day says

    My five yr old would absolutely love the red one 🙂

  107. Mindy DeLisi says

    My 4 year old son would like a red color one.

  108. My son will be two in June. I’d like to start getting him using one this summer if possible!

  109. Shannon says

    My kiddo is 4 and he would love green

  110. virgil poore says

    little one is 2 and this would be great! wouldnt have to mess with training wheels and stuff.i think it awesome nike!

  111. Brenda Burgess says

    my son is 4 and he would like red

  112. Lisa V. says

    My grandchild is 5 and would like the red.

  113. Daniel M says

    four and the blue

  114. Sarah C says

    My son is 17 months old and eventually he would love the red! lol

  115. I think my 2 year old nephew would like the green one

  116. Misty Lunceford says

    My 6 year old would love this! He would love the blue one.

  117. Chelsea B says

    My little guy is three and he would choose blue. I love the balance bike.

  118. Jackie says

    My girls are 4 & 2, and im sure theyd fight over a pink strider

  119. Sharon C says

    My daughter’s family is one of serious bikers and she is pregnant now. I would like to get this bike for the little one so she can join the family in biking at 18 months

  120. Kimber Leigh says

    My boys (5/4) would love the blue one!

  121. Erica C. says

    3 year old & green!

  122. vera says

    My year year old would like the green.

  123. Sky Evans says

    My 5 cousin would love this in blue

  124. Zoey Smith says

    5 and blue

  125. Karen Drake says

    My daughter is 3 and she would like the yellow balance bike.

  126. bryan clark says

    my six yr old said red

  127. krystal wethington says

    8 and red

  128. Lisa McClernon says

    My 6 yr old said she would like the pink bike!

  129. melina r says

    My daughter is 7 years old and she would like a pink colored strider balance bike.

  130. Charlene S. says

    My 5 year old nephew would love the blue one 🙂

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  132. Vicki Wurgler says

    my grandson is 3 and I like the green color

  133. Brenda Robinson says

    My Grandson is under 1 and he would like red when he’s ready to ride.

  134. sarah says

    My almost 3 year old would like the pink one

  135. yana ryjova says

    My best friends daughter just turned three. She would love the blue.

  136. Nichole S says

    my step daughter is 4 and would love blue

  137. amy f says

    6 in blue

  138. Katie Marks says

    My daughter is 3, and I think she would like the pink bike.

  139. rose paden says

    My cousin Alyssa would love this she is 6!

  140. Carolyn Daley says

    Four years old. We like the blue bike.

  141. amy deeter says

    4 years old and she would like a pink one

  142. christina says

    5 years old and pink or red

  143. debbie miller says

    my grandgirl maddie is 3

  144. Kathy Pease says

    id love this for a friends 3 year old ST-4 Orange STRIDER

  145. Jenny Q. says

    My son is 4, he would love red .

  146. Rachel Ellis says

    My son is 2, he is very jealous of his older brother’s bike. I would pick green (if it’s available.. the site was down for maintenance).

  147. Kelly Britton says

    My niece is three and would love to learn to ride on the pink bike! 🙂

  148. lilshuga2001 says

    3- and we would love the red 🙂
    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  149. Sarah Harding says

    My son is 4 and would like red.

  150. vivian blevins says

    5 years old red.

  151. My grandson is only about 15 months now, but I have seen that kids around 18 months can use these so would love to have a green one ready for him as soon as he is ready 🙂

  152. Cheryl Reinhardtc says

    Kiddo’s are all different ages and I am sure any of them would love the Red one!!!

  153. cassandra says

    3, and I love the red.

  154. Jennifer Hess says

    We have an almost four year old girl who would LOVE a pink one!

  155. susan smoaks says

    out son is 2 and he would choose the blue. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  156. Hollie Jahnke says

    My daughter just turned 5 and she would love a pink one.

  157. My son is 7 and would like the red.

  158. Lisa L says

    My son is five and would be happy to have the blue one

  159. Julieh says

    My son would love a blue bike

  160. Tara Richardson says

    My son is 3 and would love a blue one! Thanks

  161. Laura Unger says

    I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old who could both use this, and I know they would love blue!

  162. ioana c. says

    I have a 4 year old and a 3 month old. My 4 year old would use it for now and it would be passed on to the little one after so i need a neutral color. Maybe green since its my favorite!!

  163. trixx says

    My daughter is 4 and would like the red color

  164. Christian Alejandro says

    My niece is 4. I would go with red.

  165. Sam says

    My son is 25 months and absolutely loves anything with wheels. He doesn’t really have a favorite color, but I would love to get him the green one.

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