Strider Bikes Rolls Out A New Revamped Line of Balance Bikes

Rapid City, SD (April 9, 2014) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has unveiled an expanded line of their best-selling 12-inch bikes for 18 month to 5-year-old children.

The balance bikes responsible for teaching over a million toddlers and young children of all abilities how to ride a bike will now be available in three unique models with three separate price points. Whether a toddler is just learning to walk or has advanced to popping wheelies on an obstacle course, there is a STRIDER model perfect for any child!

All STRIDER bikes promote a natural method to learn balance and riding skills for children. Strider’s trademark durability, functionality, and easy adjustability are retained in every model of the new product line, as are the ultra light molded wheels, premium sealed cartridge wheel bearings, flat-free EVA polymer tires, and integrated footrests. New model names will assist consumers in finding the STRIDER bike best suited for their children and their budget.

The three models will be distinguished by the following product names:

12 Classic™  -  The Skill-Building, Entry-Level Model

12 Sport™  -  The Feature-Rich, Mid-Level Model

12 Pro™  -  The All-Aluminum, High-End Model

“The STRIDER 12 Classic model is a return to our roots… a super simple design featuring the core elements that make Strider the number one balance bike brand in the world, yet less expensive without some of our options of custom grips and saddles offered on our other models,” says Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. “The 12 Sport model offers every feature a child (or parent) could want with custom grips, padded saddle, handlebar pad, and quick release clamps (no-tool adjustment). It is the perfect balance of performance, options, and value. More than eight years of design evolution and manufacturing improvements all packaged into one model. The 12 Pro utilizes all the features of the Sport model, but in an all -aluminum design, making it the lightest STRIDER™ in the world. Fully featured and ultra light weight make this the top performing balance bike for the little superstar riders and racers.”

All STRIDER bikes and accessories are available through the Strider website and at local STRIDER dealers. To learn which STRIDER is best for you, visit www.StriderBikes.com.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com.

About STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bikes

If your toddler can walk, your toddler can rider a STRIDER™. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are scientifically proven to encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at http://www.StriderBikes.com.