Strider 12 Classic

// The Classic Strider

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 Classic 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 budget-friendly Strider Classic comes equipped with our no-flat tires, which are ready to take any punishment that your little renegade can dole out. The lightweight, steel frame was specifically constructed for child-level durability (that’s the highest level of durability BTW). Oh yeah, it also has the lowest seat height of any balance bike (28-40 cm [11-16 in.]) on the market, so it fits an inseam of 30-43 cm (12-17 in.). Why? Because those little legs need to perfectly fit the bike they’re riding to build up that confidence. The Strider Classic is a great, unembellished choice for those that want to jump in the pool but aren’t quite ready to cannonball. If you are ready to cannonball and make a splash, we recommend the Strider 12 Sport (it’ll grow with your kiddo even longer).
    • Steel Frame Assembled Weight: 2.9 kg (6.5 lbs.)
      3 Colors: Blue, Pink, and Red
      Max. Rider Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs.)

    • Handlebar Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 in.)
      Standard Handlebar and Grips

    • Seat Height: 28 - 41 cm (11 - 16 in.)
      All-Weather Plastic Mini-Seat

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

    • Built-In Footrests

    • Assembled Weight: 2.9 kg (6.5 lbs.)
      Handlebar Height: 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 in.)
      Seat Height: 28 - 41 cm (11 - 16 in.)
      All-Weather Plastic Mini-Seat
      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
      Standard Handlebar and Grips
      3 Colors: Blue, Pink, and Red
      Max. Rider Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs.)
      *Ages 18 Months to 5 Years with XL seatpost (not included)

      Inseam and Age Fit (MUST INCLUDE BOTH):
      31-43 cm (12-17 in.). Ages 18 Months to 3 Years*

  • 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 5 reviews
Jose Ramirez
Great toddler bike

My son loves the bike Easy to put together simple for him to learn on happy with this bike all around just wish the seat wasn’t so hard but his diapers helps that lol can’t wait to upgrade it

ashlee badowski

great little bike.

Lindy Bergeron
It’s adorable!

I got this for my grandson for Christmas he is 18 months and extremely smart so I figured he’d learn to use this fast. It’s so sturdy and easy to put together and the cutest size so adorable 😊 I’m happy with it. He hasn’t received it yet but I’m sure he’ll love it.


Strider 12 Classic


Exactly what we wanted, shipped fast even with coronavirus slowing everything down. Thanks!