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$129.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Balance bikes are proven to teach kids to learn to ride faster than training wheels.
  • The seat and handlebar heights adjust to accommodate ages 18 months to 5 years.
  • The 11-inch seat height allows your toddler to easily straddle the bike at a young age.
  • Never flat, no-maintenance, 12" foam rubber tires will ensure safe and steady riding over any terrain
  • Rubber mini grips and handlebar safety pad provides extra protection.
  • With a seat height range from 11-19 in. (28-48 cm), the Strider 12" Sport fits children with an inseam of 12-20 in. (30-51 cm). Maximum Rider Weight: 60 lbs. (27 kg).
  • The 12" Sport has a lightweight steel frame that weighs in at 6.7 lbs. (3.0 kg).
  • Easy, no stress assembly with all tools included.

Description

The Strider 12 Sport is the perfect bike to take your little one from baby steps to big strides while developing balance and coordination. It is highly adjustable and comes with an extra-long seat post, so you can start them tiny and keep them riding while they grow. We constructed this bike to meet all your kiddo’s needs, right down to the Mini-Grips that fit their little hands perfectly.It’s no wonder this is the best-selling Strider Balance Bike world wide!
Dimensions (Overall): 34.0 Inches (L), 22.0 Inches (H) x 14.5 Inches (W)
Weight: 6.7 Pounds
Holds up to: 60.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 18 Months and Up
Bicycle Frame Material: Steel
Seat Material: Polypropylene
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, No Tools Needed
Wheel height: 12"
Bicycle frame size: 22"
Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
TCIN: 16965578
UPC: 848953000759
Item Number (DPCI): 082-03-0687
Origin: Imported
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Bike Wheel Size Average Height Average Age
12" 26"-38" 2-5
14" 28"-42" 2-5
16" 38"-48" 3-7
18" 42"-52" 5-9
20" 48"-56" 7-13
24" 54"-62" 10-15
26" 5'2"+ 14+
27" 5'2"+ 14+
27.5" 5'2"+ 14+
28" 5'2"+ 14+
29"+ 5'2"+ 14+
Folding Bike 4'6"+ 10+

All sizes in inches unless otherwise noted.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 27 inches length x 5.9 inches width x 12.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 9.75 pounds
This item ships in its original packaging, revealing what’s inside. ·Details

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Is this too small for my 5 year old-she’s about 42” tall

submitted by Shanson - 3 years ago
  • A: The 12 Strider Sport is designed for the "general" age range of 18 months - 5 years. Instead of total height, to determine the best fit for your little rider you will want to know their inseam measurement. This model fits an inseam range of 12" - 20" and weighs 6.7 lbs. The Strider 14x is the next size up and is the only Strider that transitions from balance bike to pedal bike. This model fits an inseam range of 16" - 23".

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 3 years ago
  • A: I would reccomend the next size up the Strider 14x this balance bike has an additonal add-on pedal kits that can be purchased separatley which will create the riders first pedal bike. It fits kiddos from Ages 3 – 7 years old with an Inseam between: 40-58 cm (16-23 in.) Rider Height: Approx. 95-125 cm (37-49 in.) Maximum Rider Weight: 36 kg (80 lbs.)

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this bike come with training wheels?

submitted by Guarino13 - 5 years ago
  • A: No. It's designed to teach the child how to BALANCE on two wheels without the added complexity of pedals to push forward. Kids can put their feet down at any time, but the point is to "walk / run" forward and lift their feet to balance for short periods until they've mastered the ability.

    submitted byHawks18 - 5 years ago
  • A: We don't ever suggest using training wheels on a STRIDER, Training wheels are an out-dated form of learning to ride a bike. They only create a false sense of security.....Our bikes break down riding into the simplest of forms starting with the foundation of Balance, control, confidence and steering. Kiddos learn to glide and steer at their own pace and almost seamlessly transition to pedals.

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this attach to the strider rocking base?

submitted by Cristina P - 3 years ago
  • A: YES!!! All 12 Models will fit the rocking base. If you have more questions you can email customer service at Customerservice@striderbikes.com

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: how do you brake on this bike if going too fast?

submitted by Cynthia - 3 years ago
  • A: Cynthia, Kiddos use their feet to stop, so good shoes are important when Striding. If they are getting to the skill level of big hills and fast gliding please check out the Strider 14x it has a coaster brake. Let us know if you have any other questions

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What is the age range for this model?

submitted by Jacqui - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for the question - Age is just a general range - the Strider Sport 12 fits kiddos 18 MONTHS - 5 YEARS but the best way to measure a rider for a bike is the inseam. The 12 in Strider fits a range of inseam lengths (30-51 cm [12-20 in.]). Ann H. Strider Customer Service.

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this bike have a kickstand?

submitted by mstevenson - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for your question, the 12 inch bikes do not have a Kickstand, we don't want anything to get in the way of the riders feet and ankles. There is a plastic floor stand for storing the bike.

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does it come with pedals to attach at later time

submitted by Jana t - 4 years ago
  • A: Janet, No the 12 inch Striders do not have an add-on pedal option. The only Strider that has an add-on pedal kit is the 14x. Ann - Customer Service Team.

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What makes the sport different than the classic?

submitted by TZ - 4 years ago
  • A: The Sport has quite a few "upgrades" It comes with 2 easy to adjust clamps on both the seat and handle bars. It has both a short and tall seat post so the Sport accommodates a rider with an inseam from 12-19 inches. It also has a handle bar pad and the newest version includes a molded performance footrest.

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can pedals be added later on for the kids

submitted by Barbara - 5 years ago
  • A: The Strider 12 Sport Balance bike is for our youngest riders and will not have the option to add pedals. Once the kiddo is ready, the next step in the progression is the Strider 14x, that is the perfect transition bike for the older toddlers 3.5-7 years old.

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 5 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Do you have a strider model that has air filled tires?

submitted by Megan - 5 years ago
  • A: Hello, Jessica from Strider here. Our standard models come with our EVA Polymer foam tires, but there are air-filled tires that are available as an accessory on the official Strider page. Thank you!

    submitted byStrider Bikes - 3 years ago
4.9 out of 5 stars with 517 reviews
98% would recommend
62 recommendations
quality: 4.77 out of 5
comfort: 4.49 out of 5
value: 4.54 out of 5

Great First Bike

5 out of 5 stars
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Mary Kate - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Such a great first “big kid” bike for kids. Our boys love these bikes!
comfort: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Poor customer experience, selling used as new

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Avoid at all cost - 3 months ago
Bought a new from store. Went home and found out it’s very heavily used. Customer service doesn’t care , will avoid target in store purchase
value: 1 out of 5
comfort: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Toddler loves it

5 out of 5 stars
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E - 6 months ago
I was skeptical of balance bikes at first, but our 2 year old LOVES this bike. Within a few weeks, he went from walking it to cruising down hills.
value: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great bike!

5 out of 5 stars
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Kplane - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Perfect size for my 2 year old.
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Cool balance bike

4 out of 5 stars
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Lotis91 - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
My two year old seems to love this bike. my only complaint is that I wish the tires were made better, they are peeling after only a few uses.
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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AMAZING BIKE

5 out of 5 stars
Landyn C - 1 year ago
originally posted on http://www.striderbikes.com/
My son loves his new yellow Strider 12 Sport bike! It was easy to assemble and easy for my son to learn how to ride it. Now he comes home every day asking if he can get his yellow helmet and yellow bike. He's only been riding for a few weeks, but is already getting faster and coasting longer. Thanks for an amazing product!
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Great, light weight, just one complaint

4 out of 5 stars
Lily - 1 year ago
originally posted on http://www.striderbikes.com/
I wish there was some way to keep the seat and wheel straight when adjusting the height. It lets you turn them leading to a misaligned wheel or seat.
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Perfect toddler bike!

5 out of 5 stars
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Caitlyn - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 3 year old loves this bike, he zooms around and feels like such a big kid. We got this one for my second son who is about 18 months and has been non-stop fixated on “bi-icles!” The only thing I would change would be to make the seat out of a different material because when my younger one was playing with the wheels he bent down and took a big bite out of the seat ( second kids, am I right?) we were able to glue the chunk of foam back in, but still a bummer it was so easily ripped apart.
comfort: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Bright green

5 out of 5 stars
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Jang - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I like the heights adjustments and loved the bright green color.
quality: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Need practice

4 out of 5 stars
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Jolie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for my child's 2nd birthday. It was a bit difficult for him to ride, so need to practice more. It's light which I felt safe when he falls from it.
comfort: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Love Strider bikes!

5 out of 5 stars
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Cat - 2 years ago
My five youngest children all started off with Strider bikes. The youngest one received hers at two years old and within weeks she was trailing behind her older siblings. Every one of the kids went directly from a Strider to a pedal bike at about four years old with no training wheels in sight. They all continued to ride their Strider for a few more years because they’re able to easily go over rough terrain unlike most kid’s pedal bikes. Striders are also awesome because they’re so lightweight you can easily throw them into your vehicle and take them along whenever to go to the park or trails. I would recommend Striders to every parent of young children.
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Strider bike

5 out of 5 stars
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Anonmom - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Came on time, just as described. My kid will love it come Christmas!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
comfort: 4 out of 5
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Favorite Toy

5 out of 5 stars
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kweise - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easily my two-year-old’s favorite birthday gift! He rides it every day and took to it quickly. It’s a good weight, feels very well made, and has adjustable handlebars and seat. It’s easy for him to get on, and the footrest will definitely come in handy as he becomes more proficient. Love the padded handlebar as well. This bike should last us a long time!
comfort: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great little bike

5 out of 5 stars
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Dmarie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 18 mo old is catching on really quickly. It’s really sturdy while still being light weight.
comfort: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Would recommend.

4 out of 5 stars
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Nicole - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Gift for 3yo. Like the adjustable bar heights along with seat heights. Lightweight and fun. Wish the different color options were different prices. Same exact bike different color. Handlebar grips have a large edge. Makes for tight space for hands to hold, I understand probably so their hands wont slip off the handlebars, but a little tight for our kiddo.
quality: 5 out of 5
comfort: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Great bike!

5 out of 5 stars
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TLC - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Our son loves this bike, light weight and easy for him to handle.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
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Know your little ones interest first before buying! Because thia product really does work. Its Key that they are showing you they are ready to pearn how to ride.

5 out of 5 stars
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JK - 2 years ago
My youngest sons birthday is just around the corner, my husband and I knew he really wanted a bike of his own. Our oldest son has his own balance bike so our youngest has seen what it does, how to use it, and shows he’s eager to learn if he had one. SURPRISE! he got his very own strider bike. Needless to say he is incredibly happy. He went right on his new bike and strides away lol. Super fast he zooms left and right. Confident little guy. Now he can ride along with his older brother. I seriously recommend this product because it makes it a super easy transition to a pedal bike. My oldest son used a balance bike and learned how to pedal very early. The strider bike is quite the game changer in helping parents with teaching their little ones to ride. It’s easy, easy to assemble and you get such a joy from just watching your little one go go go!! I give this rating a 10 out of five if I could.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
comfort: 5 out of 5
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Great Learning Bike for 2 year-old

5 out of 5 stars
mtnmama - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a great bike to start a 2 year old on. Makes transitioning to a real bike much easier.
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Loved by our boys!

5 out of 5 stars
- 2 years ago
originally posted on http://www.striderbikes.com/
We bought strider balance bikes for all 4 of our boys. Every 2nd birthday our boys got to choose their color. Our youngest is now 3 and he has the blue sport edition. He has rode it 2-3 times daily and it's his favorite thing ever! During the pandemic our family has rode bikes and took walks 2x as much as we did daily! The Strider sport is simply amazing quality and so easy for kids to use. Last week unfortunately someone stole our blue one and left our youngest son super sad. We will have to for sure get another bike ASAP as it's his favorite. We love strider bikes so much we tell all our friends about them! Even the preschool that our boys have all went to, have multiple Strider bikes! If you're looking for something durable, well made and loved by kids, Strider is the best choice!
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Great customer service response

5 out of 5 stars
Krista - 3 years ago
originally posted on http://www.striderbikes.com/
Great customer service ;) your info on Friday 7/16 helped me get in contact w/ Strider and purchase the item desired via phone conversation. Thank you so much for the quick response.
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