Strider 12 Classic

Entry-level Strider model

The Strider 12 Classic is our traditional entry-level balance bike. This simple and durable model is lightweight making learning to ride easy for first time balance bike riders. The Strider Classic utilizes the basic characteristics as the top-selling Strider 12 Sport at an affordable price for the budget-minded family.


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The 12” Classic is great for skill-building with features including adjustable seat and handle bar height, built-in footrests, and a plastic all-weather seat. Available in a selection of vibrant colors, the Classic is a great entry into the genuine Strider brand. Watch in amazement as your child transitions to a pedal bike without ever needing a tricycle or training wheels!

Strider Bikes are designed with a low seat height so children can start riding when they are 18 months old. The Classic, with a seat adjustment range from 28 – 41 cm (11 – 16 in), is designed to fit children with an inseam 30 – 43 cm (12 – 17 in), or up to 3 years old. If you are looking for a full-featured bike that can grow with your rider even longer, check out the Strider 12 Sport.

Strider Bikes have taught millions of children how to balance and ride on two wheels—without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. With over 1 million sold, parents agree Strider is the top of the line balance bike brand!

The Strider Balance Bike Difference Designed to ensure riding success

Headset Tension Bushing for Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike


3rd generation headset bushing is specifically engineered to be lightweight and durable. This self-tensioning, self-lubricating polymer headset bushing will give years of smooth steering.
Wheel of Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike

Ultralight Wheels

5-spokes with support gussets for strength and precision cartridge bearings that roll smoothly provide a lightweight, stable wheel that requires no maintenance.
Tires of Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike

EVA Polymer Tires

Super light puncture-proof tires provide a smooth ride while never needing air or going flat. The EVA Polymer material is designed for the weight and traction needs of a toddler.
Brake Mount of Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike

Brake Mount

Strider-exclusive rear brake mount allows the addition of a foot-operated brake once the kids are proficiently gliding with feet on the footrests. Brake sold separately.
Footrests of Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike


Frame-integrated footrests are properly positioned directly below the saddle for natural bike balance and advanced riding skills.

Strider Classic Features

  • Learn to ride and balance on two wheels without training wheels or pedals
  • Patented design is simple and durable for years of use
  • Maintenance free puncture proof tires
  • Lightweight with lowest seat height for the youngest possible starting age
  • Unique, built-in footrests for smooth, easy gliding and trick riding
  • Durable, all-weather plastic mini seat won’t rip or tear
  • Easily adjustable seat and handlebar height—tool included




Lowest Seat Height
No-Flat Tires
Handlebar Pad
Padded Seat
Toddler-Sized Grips
No-Tool Adjustment
Number Plate
Performance Footrest
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Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 7 × 13 in

Green, Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow

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We love riding bikes and we love inspiring kids to ride. Our mission is to build lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Genuine Strider Balance Bikes are the result of 10+ years of development, manufacturing improvements, riding, observation, testing, and even racing.