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The STRIDER 16 Sport was designed for kids who are just learning to ride for the first time and kids who are dealing with special needs challenges, as well as those who are tearing it up at the skate and BMX parks. The footrest can be fitted onto the bike when the user has started to coast, to allow feet to be tucked up out the way.
A crank and pedals CANNOT be fitted to the bike. A pedal bike for this age group, without any gears, would be a hindrance and no longer fun as it would be hard work to use over any distance. This teaches the balance BEFORE moving onto pedals if that is the aim. Of course some people may feel that pedals are not achievable so the bike offers the longevity required to grow with them.
These 16" models are the perfect balance of simplicity, safety, performance, and FUN, without the weight and complication of pedals.
A low 3 degree sweep highlight these standard 22.2mm, 600mm wide handlebars. Pressed in bearings keep the 1 1/8" stem turning smoothly.
The cross terrain tyres offer a smooth ride on all surfaces while maintaining traction in the dirt. The tire size is 1.75 - 16 and offer a 42 lb. max psi inflation rating.
The fully padded seat is mounted on a rail allowing multiple front to back and seat angle adjustments. A 25.4mm seatpost comes standard on the 16" bike.
Frame mounted front and rear v brakes grace the 16" model. These brakes offer greater stopping power compared to a standard caliper style brake.
All 16” and 20” Sport model Strider Bikes ship partially assembled from the factory and will require final assembly and adjustment by an adult with basic mechanical skills. Please read through the owner’s manual/assembly instructions and watch our assembly video prior to beginning the work (links below). After reviewing the information, if you don’t feel comfortable performing the work, we suggest you have your local bicycle shop perform the work for you.
Well Worth The Wait !By: Jaclyn H on 24 November 2016<p>My son is so happy with his new bike, it is absolutely amazing. As much as he is ready for a pedal bike he just loves the balance bike & I couldn't find one big enough for him until I came across the Strider range. I honestly feel he will take to a pedal bike with ease & transition much easier when he wants to due to the Strider bike having the handle bar brakes & as we can put footpegs on this bike he will feel more comfortable. I have already recommended Strider to a few friends & will recommend it to so many more. Well worth the wait. Thank you so much & on top of a fantastic bike your customer service & communication has been excellent too.</p>
16" Super STRIDERBy: Linda H on 17 March 2016I bought two balance bikes for my sons this Christmas. They are 3 and 6 yo. My 6yo has Tourettes Syndrome and has been unable to ride a conventional bike, even with training wheels due to his tics. He opened the bike a few days ago, got on it and could ride!! My partner and I have spent the last few days holding back happy tears as we watched him balance and ride around the garden and driveway. He is over the moon and keeps thanking us for his beautiful bike and has declared that he LOVES his balance bike! Thank you so much for stocking these bikes in a size suitable for older kids. The boost to his self esteem is priceless. It has given him freedom and joy and elevated him to a level on par with his peers. Thank you and may 2014 be a wonderful year for you all!