Disclosure: I received a balance bike for review from Strider. All opinions are my own.
Mason has been itching to follow Kenzie on her bike for some time now. Although he will occasionally ride his trike, he likes the idea of two wheels. Although he's tried out the hand-me-down wooden balance bikes from Kenzie, they both were never completely fond. Enter the Strider Pro Balance Bike. When his eyes first saw the silver and black two-wheeler out of the box, I couldn't assemble it fast enough before his little legs wanted to hop on.
Not only is the design rad, it is extremely light - 5.3 lbs - which means we can take it along everywhere. The seat is adjustable (no tools needed) in just seconds which means your child can cruise immediately after putting on their helmet for safety.
The handlebars are easy to grip with Mason's tiny hands. The tires are made of EVA polymer (industrial foam) which means no need for a tire pump - hooray!
Two seats are included with the Strider Pro :: The durable, all-weather mini-saddle is designed specifically for beginning riders and their tiny hips. Smaller, narrower, and lighter than a typical saddle, this seat allows for proper riding position and posture. The Pro model also includes a padded XL saddle and long seatpost to fit kids over 3 years and allows seat height adjustments up to 48cm (19”). I put the padded XL saddle seat because Mason is almost 3 years old and he just loves it.
Mason was a natural and zooming all over the place. He definitely has the balance thing down and isn't afraid of a little wobble. I'm guessing he will be passing the training wheel stage before Kenzie!
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