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Learn to Ride With the Strider PREbike ST-4 #Review


Disclaimer:  I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. 
I was not paid in any way to write this review.
All opinions are my own.


I'm a girl but a very adventurous girl. Whatever the boys have I want to have as well. I want to be able to ride with my brothers by the time I'm 3 years old. When I say I want to ride, I mean without training wheels. When the good people at Strider Bike decided to send me their Strider Prebike ST-4 to review, it was my chance to become one of the big kids. My chance to ride with the big boys so to speak! According to Strider, If your toddler can walk, your toddler can ride a strider. You will never need a tricycle or training wheels ever! I couldn't wait to get my new pink bike and get on with my riding.


When my Strider PREbike ST-4 arrived I could wait for it to be put together. Daddy as usual was the one to do it and once again he did it while mommy was fast asleep. I woke up to my bike being all set up and ready for me to go. Daddy said that it was very easy to put together. I couldn't wait to get on and start riding. Now before I show you all the neat features of the Strider PREbike let me tell you a bit about it taken from their website.


The STRIDER ST-4 employs the famous STRIDER No-Pedal concept, but utilizes a variety of new parts and features to elevate the bike to a whole new level. From enhanced mechanical parts like sealed cartridge bearings to more comfortable handlebar grips and improved tire tread, the new STRIDER ST-4 addresses every aspect of a child’s riding experience.

The STRIDER ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike is a scientifically proven tool for encouraging the development of spatial awareness, balance, and basic motor skills that all children need to reach their maximum riding potential faster, better, and more safely.

$109.99 - Recommended age: 18m - 5y


I wanted to put my Strider PREbike to the test so off we went for a practice run. Mommy of course had to take a picture. Do you know what that picture says? Think helmet safety! Even though my Strider PREbike isn't that big, mommy always insist on me wearing a helmet. You never know what can happen. 

Now you may be thinking, "no pedals? won't your toddler tip over?". Well it is possible that your toddler may tip over on his/her own, but that's what the Strider PREbike was built for. The Strider PREbikes are made so that toddlers like me can learn balance and coordination before we start pedaling. That builds up our confidence so that when we are ready for the real thing, we'll definitely be ready. Notice how I am in that picture below? I think know that I'm ready! 

Now the great thing about my Strider PREbike ST-4 is that there is nothing to it but to hop on and start riding. Their motto "If your child can walk, your child can ride" is oh so true. You would never have known that I was new to this. And yes I was new! You may have seen me review other balance bikes but this is in a whole new generation of balance bikes. If you notice, the wheels aren't wide but are more of a regular bike that we would ride on when we get older. The wheels are a durable EVA polymer tire that is maintenance free and will never need air. According to Strider Bike these are suppose to ensure hours, days, and even years of riding.



Now take a look at my handlebars. Strider Bike decided to give them that motorcross look and they are padded. Perfect for me to lay my head against when I'm tired. The handlebars are also perfect for toddler hands. Notice my tiny hands is able to grip it perfectly. Yeah Strider Bike really did think of us when they designed this. Even my seat is adjustable. It starts at 11" off the ground for those who are shorter will be able to make it last for a very long time. The seat is also made of weather proof plastic and was created as well for little ones like me who have smaller and narrower hips. 


Now here is the cool thing about the Strider PREbike ST-4. It has a launchpad footrest! What is that you ask? Well when I'm older and have totally figured out how to do this a lot better, I will be able to put my feet on that footrest while I coast down the street. Pretty neat right?! I sure do think so. 


The Strider PREbike ST4 only weighs 6.7 pounds making it super light and easy to handle by young riders like me. With there being no pedals, chains or cables it makes it the perfect balance bike for toddlers. This has become my favorite and also mommy's. We love that it is more like a regular bike and less like a tricycle. Mommy decided to do a little video of me learning to ride my Strider PREbike ST-4. Check it out! I'm definitely going to get better. 



Now you can purchase your very own StriderBike on their website. There are even Strider Bikes for the bigger kids up to age 10 for those who are having difficulty balancing. If that wasn't enough, they also have co-branded bikes as well. How about a Harley Davidson? Yeah Strider has those too. We think it makes the perfect gift for the holidays which is why it's on our Holiday Gift Guide.

Now here are the many ways you can connect with Strider Bikes:


Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  1. That's really expensive for a toddler toy. I think I paid about $30 for their first bikes new at Walmart, but looks like she had fun.

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    1. Well they're not the regular "toddler toy". They're balance bikes and it enables me to learn how to balance before I can ride those $30 bikes at Walmart. ♥ Madison

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  2. I have the exact same Strider Biker for Ava and she loves it. It was super easy to put together too!

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    1. It really was super easy according to daddy. I'm so happy that Ava loves hers because I love mine as well. ♥ Madison

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  3. I have interested in these and its great to see a first hand look at the Strider bikes

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    1. I'm so happy I was able to let you see how easy it is. Maybe you will pick one up now? ♥ Madison

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  4. What a great idea for new/learning bike riders. Looks like a very safe way for little ones to learn how to ride a bike. Great pics, looks like she is really enjoying her new toy.

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    1. I really am loving this. I know that anyone learning to ride on these would get it as easy as I did. ♥ Madison

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  5. That's perfect for new riders.My little man just learned to ride this summer (he's 6) and he just did it out of no where one day. We were shocked.

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    1. Well I think I have a head start. Hopefully I'll be able to do it before I'm six. ♥ Madison

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  6. I see these new bikes that help with riding when little and trying to learn to ride this seems like a very easy and safe start! So cute!

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    1. It really is and you get to learn how to balance at an early age. ♥ Madison

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  7. Those are so cute, I always wondered if they worked for teaching them to ride. I love that you do not have to worry about them rolling out of a slanted driveway.

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    1. They really do work. You don't have to worry about that. ♥ Madison

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  8. Our neighbor has this and I was so confused at first since I couldn't figure out how it would help a child learn to ride a regular bicycle. How wrong I was! The scariest aspect for kids learning to ride is the sensation of balancing it. Training wheels actually encourage them to tip to one side. The strider allows them to get accustomed to balancing without the same risk as ordinary bicycles.

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    1. I agree with you 100%. It is also very safe and since I've been riding mommy hasn't had to worry about me. I'm getting much better at it as well. ♥ Madison

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  9. Man, my son sure did miss out! He learned with training wheels. This looks like an excellent tool for balance and fun at an early age. Balance is so important in building a strong child!

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    1. Yes your son sure did but I'm sure he's now riding like a pro. ♥ Madison

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  10. Now I see how it teaches them to balance for when they're actually riding. What a neat concept!

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    1. I'm so happy I was able to let you see it. It really is a neat concept. ♥ Madison

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  11. great way to have little ones feel like big kids!
    I would be so worried :-)
    Your little one is adorable, love how much fun she seems to have.
    Love how you don't need to worry about the tires

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    1. You won't have to worry. It's like taking the training wheels off the bike but I get to do it at a younger age. ♥ Madison

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  12. Look at her go! I think this is a great concept for learning how to ride a bike, and I love that it comes in pink. :)

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    1. They do have other colors as well. I got pink because I'm so girly. ♥ Madison

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  13. My special needs 6 year old goes to Ot and Pt out side of school and I would love to get her a bike just like this in the exact same color. It's excellent to help build leg strength. keeps kids out of trouble too

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    1. This would be great for your 6yr old. I hope you're able to get her one. ♥ Madison

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  14. Those bikes look so awesome! I really want to see how my girls will do with them. I may have to get them one for Christmas thanks!

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    1. That would be so aweseome Amberlee. It would really make the best Christmas gift ever! ♥ Madison

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  15. my son would love this in green.

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    1. I think so too April. I think everyone should have one for their kids. ♥ Madison

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  16. My little guy LOVES his Strider bike! I like that the seat is adjustable so I can switch it up for both kiddos. They have a blast riding this and it really helping my youngest with balance :)

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    1. That's great Savannah! My brothers are too big for mine so I have fun riding mine by myself. I even ride indoors. ♥ Madison

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  17. One of my friends got one of these bikes for her daughter and she zooms all over the neighborhood. These are great first bikes.

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    1. They really are the perfect first bikes. I can't wait until I start zooming all over the neighborhood as well. ♥ Madison

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  18. I'm loving this bike, Its so cute. B would love this. She's more into electric cars than bike though.

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    1. Electric cars are fun too. I don't have anything electric as well. I might have to tell mommy that I need one. ♥ Madison

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  19. I need one of these for my children. My daughter relies on her training wheels WAY too much.. She is so eager to take them off, but she just isn't ready... This bike would help so much with that!

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    1. I definitely agree Ashley. This bike would really help her with balance. It's why they're the perfect first bike. ♥ Madison

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  20. This is a great idea. I can see how wonderful this would be for kids and how it would take the "scary" out of learning to ride a bike.

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    1. Once you've learned to balance on this then a bike would not seem scary at all to you. ♥ Madison

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  21. That is so cute! I love that kids can go on them and feel secure. Madison sure looks like she had a good time on her bike.

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    1. Oh I really did have fun on my bike. I'm actually still having fun! ♥ Madison

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  22. I would love to get a balance Nike for my kids.

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    1. I think you meant you would love to get a balance "bike". I think you should get one. ♥ Madison

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  23. I've seen this bike around a lot and it looks great!

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    1. It not only looks great but it is great! Perfect for those just learning how to bike. ♥ Madison

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