I have been putting this review off for quiet sometime and in away I am happy that I did. Keep reading you will find out why. Sorry it has taken me so long to write this post.
Last year we bought our two older kids new bikes and poor Jacob was just going to use the hand me down bikes till he got bigger and was ready for a big boy bike. I was searching the internet and came across Strider bikes. I contacted them and for awhile I didn’t hear back from them so I at first thought they didn’t want to do a review with me. Yes I was bummed but also understood. Then I contacted them again and they said YES! Needless to say I was excited when I found out. The day the bike came Jacob and I were at the store and my mom was at our house. She called my phone and told me a box arrived, thinking it was something else I wasn’t very excited till she told me it was green. I wanted to grab Jacob run out of the store and leave what my mom needed at the store and hurry home. And of course on the way home Jacob fell asleep. While we were still at the store she put his bike together so it would be ready when we got home. She said it was very simple and even came with its own tool to help! I let him sleep for a bit then made him get up to play with his new bike. He was very excited to see it was green his favorite color, they have 7 different colors to choose from. At first he was a bit bewildered that it didn’t have any pedals and it was all his! Since its now winter time here and we can’t use our bike outside its small enough for Jacob to bring his bike inside and it doesn’t use up a lot of space.
Now some information about the strider bikes then I will tell you why I am glad I waited to write this review~
~designed for ages 1-5 yrs old up to 50lbs
~ you can buy a taller seat post for your growing child.
~no pedals or sprockets for your young rider to get caught in
~little assembly! just attach the handle bars, wheels and seat and ride! Loved that one
~ Light weight, just weighs 7lbs
~check out youtube.com and type in strider pre-bikes to see how easy it is for kids to learn how to ride.
The box his bike came in
Jacob’s bike all put together. The seat is in the lowest spot when mom put it together but it does go way higher
Jacob’s first ride, see we still have the seat too low.
He is trying to run the ball over.
See even in Michigan you can still ride in the winter.
Why I waited---Jacob has had many ear infections and this year he received his 3rd set of ear tubes. When he got his bike it was shortly after his tubes fell out, he did ride his bike but not much. Since he received these last set of ear tubes he has been riding his bike indoors all day long. On January 22 he received his tubes and today is February 27 and he is starting to pick his feet up off the ground for a few seconds! I can’t wait till spring comes around and we can go outside and ride more and see what he does. I don’t think he will have a hard time keeping up with his sister this year and he might get a big boy bike sooner than I think. I love this bike and would recommend this bike to everyone who is looking for a bike for their kids!
**Thanks to strider who gave me this great opportunity to review this bike**