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STRIDER™ 12 Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike - Green at Target for $67.49

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STRIDER™ 12 Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike - Green

https://www.target.com/p/strider-...3&jb=30417

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Great Price, just what I been waiting for.
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Only in green? Frown
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that is good price.
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Can someone please explain to me why these balance bikes, which are basically just a frame with wheels are more expensive than a traditional peddle bike that has extra moving parts?

I was looking to get one for my 3 year old and was kind of baffled how expensive these are for something so basic.
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Can someone please explain to me why these balance bikes, which are basically just a frame with wheels are more expensive than a traditional peddle bike that has extra moving parts?

I was looking to get one for my 3 year old and was kind of baffled how expensive these are for something so basic.
Just take the pedals and chain off the regular bike. Then you can put them back on after they learn to balance.
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Just take the pedals and chain off the regular bike. Then you can put them back on after they learn to balance.
Good idea

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I read this article before deciding to get a balance bike for my toddler.

https://www.twowheelingtots.com/b...-the-hype/
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You don't need this product. My friend bought this and his kid stuck with this scooting wheels for a while before be able to ride a real bike. I took the training wheels off the real bikes and let my kids scoot for about a hour then they can ride real bike in a day.
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I learned how to ride on training wheels as a kid. First time riding without the training wheels at about 5 years old, boom I fell over and scraped my knee. Right after I adjusted and rode my bike like crazy with no issues.

I got my nephew a balance bike when he was 3. His transition to a real bike with pedals at about 5 or 6 went without any problems. He adjusted pretty easily.

Imo, training wheels teaches you how to pedal the bike while moving, but doesn't teach you to balance the bike. Balance bike does the opposite. Either way, it's just an extra thing to learn when they transition to the regular bike.
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Love these bikes. Anyone can figure out how to pedal, it's the balancing that is harder to master. My daughter went from this to a couple days on training wheels and has been riding training wheel free ever since.
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YMMV may on learning. Everyone is different, my kiddo just appreciated something light to take up the hill. The training wheels bikes are super heavy ~25lb.

This bike is for the 2-4 year old range IMO. But this is a good deal if you want it. The sport has the longer seat post, so older kids can also play with it later.
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These are much better than training wheels, which don't really teach you how to balance correctly when turning. However, no need to buy a special bike for this. As someone mentioned, just buy your kid a regular bike and you just take off the pedals (no need to take off the chain), plus lower the seat all the way so the kid can get big strides (reaching out with their feet) when using it as a scooter. It will only take your kid a couple weeks max (maybe longer for really young kids) to learn how to scoot around on it and balance. Then put the pedals back on, put the seat at the correct height, and you'll be amazed how quickly your kid can ride a bike.
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Highly recommend for 2+ age! Strider is at least HALF the weight of traditional 12inch bikes with training wheels. This makes it EASY to learn how to balance and NEVER rely on training wheels. It's fast too because its so light.

My son is 4 and riding it for about 6 months now. It does have a learning curve. He can now balance and keep up with me while I ride my bike with him.

For anyone wondering the transition from strider to the next bike.... I got my son a trek 16 WITHOUT training wheels. In a month or two he will be fully ready for the seamless transition.
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Used to work in a bike shop. We would teach kids to ride with normal bikes basically using the method people are talking about.

Step 1: Get a standard 12" bike (or appropriate sized) with training wheels. Let the kid use it until they can pedal and brake adequately.

Step 2: Remove training wheels and pedals (one pedal is reverse threaded). Lower seat to lowest setting. Get them to use it as a balance bike. Once they can coast down small short hills they are ready to move on.

Step 3: put pedals on and raise seat. Put seat where they still can touch both feet on the ground at the same time.

This had my son riding on his own without training wheels at 3.

Always use a helmet and other appropriate safety equipment. For both you and your kids.
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