Here’s something for the kid that has (or needs) everything. Meet the new Strider 12 ST-R balance bike, which features a carbon fiber frame, high end components, and an $899 price tag.
With a racing-inspired design, the Strider 12 ST-R holds nothing back. It’s been developed to stand apart from any other balance bike, featuring a carbon frame, fork, wheels, handlebar and seatpost, along with a Cane Creek AER headset, a custom forged alloy stem, Schwalbe Big Apple Tires, and a variety of additional high-performance components.
“This is not your conventional Strider Bike,” said Strider founder Ryan McFarland, stating the obvious. “While the vast majority of our bikes focus on durability, function, and value for families with young children learning to ride, the Strider 12 ST-R is an over-the-top, no-expense-spared, limited edition race bike for the obsessed, super-enthusiast. And, man, is it cool.”
Strider further supports racing and two-wheeling enthusiasts with the global Strider Cup race series. These family-friendly racing events introduce encouraging competition to children and allow them to put their balance bike skills to the test. Notable Strider Cup races include the regional Strider Cup Asian Championship and the Strider Cup World Championship.
The Strider 12 ST-R joins the Strider 12 lineup including the popular, steel-frame Strider 12 Sport and the all-aluminum, Strider 12 Pro, both available as part of the Strider 12 Baby Bundle. The ST-R will be available worldwide from select Authorized Strider Distributors in limited quantities beginning in October.