Friday, November 27, 2009

Strider Childrens Bike Review and Giveaway






Wow! Summer just got the coolest bike called a Strider. It's a bike that has no pedals or chains on it. The idea behind it is that small children can learn to ride a bike without pedals, chains, and cables easier as they are only focusing on the balancing part of riding the bike. As they get more confident they learn to take their feet off the ground and glide on the bike. Summer has been walking around the house with her Strider. I was so impressed that she figured it out so quickly and confidently. My 12 year old son is having a blast on it too! The seat also adjusts as your child grows and the wheels are foam so the bike is light weight. Love it!



From the website " Tricycles tip over, scrape ankles, and are difficult to pedal. Bicycles with training wheels are tall, heavy, unstable and downright scary for young riders. Both have the potential to cause painful injuries and fear.
Not true with the Strider™.



The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

And the Strider™ is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place both feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding.

The Strider’s lightweight design and low center of gravity make it easy to maneuver and control, giving your child a safe and secure feeling. And the bike’s adjustable seat height starts at 11 inches from the ground, accommodating the shortest of legs.

Control is further enhanced with a low and flat handlebar design. Kids can now reach forward rather than up, which gives them better leverage and maneuverability. And as the your child becomes more confident, the Strider’s integrated foot rests provide a place for both feet while coasting along.

The bottom line: The Strider™ running bike gives your child a safer and smarter bike riding experience.

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The great folks at Strider are generously giving away a yellow Strider bike to one lucky Simply ME Reader.

GIVEAWAY:

Required for Entry: (this must be followed or bonus entries will be voided)

To enter check out the Strider website and let me know one thing you like or learned about this bike or their company.

Bonus Entries:

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2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following:
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This contest will end on 12/12/09 at 11:59 pm PST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address with your entry. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.


Good luck,
Genevieve

PS. I have several other contests running right now! Check the giveaway box on the upperhand right corner.

I received no compensation for this review. I did receive a Strider bicycle so I could give an honest review of it.

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I learned that the Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

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I learned that The Strider teaches your child balance and coordination. These kids need that!

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I love that this bike weighs less than 7 lbs so I can carry it home easily when my little one poops out! And the colors are pretty neat, too.
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I learned about Ryan's idea: Balance and coordination should be taught before pedaling. Brilliant!

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Melissa said...

I love that these wheels don't require air and the bike is less than 7 lbs!! This bike teaches a new rider balance and coordination!

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I learned it's for kids ages 1-5. I'd love one for my kids!

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love that this gives your kids confidence!

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I like that the bike comes in a variety of colors.

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My daughter would love the Strider Running Bike - Pink.

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Mommy 2 Bears said...

I like that it teachs balance and my two year old can use it. She feels left out on the bike days.

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"If your child can walk, your child can ride a Strider." That's pretty cool!

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I like that Bike riding becomes a breeze when you teach your child balance and coordination before pedaling.
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GeorgiaChick said...

I love that this bike gives a 2 yr old a chance to ride a bike...and without training wheels! I'm so impressed.
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Lindley A said...

My son is nervous about getting a bike, so I learned that this would be great because it is lightweight and focuses on balance and coordination without the training wheels- a real confidence builder!
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The Strider is "free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child."

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Clueless_Mama said...

I learned that their first test rider -- after riding a Strider™ prototype for only six months -- was riding a two-wheel pedal bike without training wheels at age three. That is how old my son will be soon, so that is perfect.

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I learned that the bike is entirely kid-powered and encourages great coordination and balance.




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I learned that Ryan did not intend to start a company. He simply wanted his son to have the best bike riding experience possible.

Christy P said...

I love how this bike is about teaching balance before the difficult challenge of bilaterally coordinating the feet to pedal! Smart!!

Ali said...

I learned that I learned that the Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child. What a great concept!

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Katie said...

This bike eliminates the training wheel wobble!
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the tires are made of EVA polymer foam
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Melissa said...

I like that a 2 year old can learn to ride without training wheels on this!

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Andrea said...

My favorite thng about the Strider Bike is the "Glittering Confidence" my child will get! That is very Sassy! I have seen these bikes but never knew the name of them, and now I do. My children are 3 and 5 so this would be perfect to teach them to ride!

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taxchyk said...

I like the way the Strider is all about balance. Kids often fear learning new things because they haven't figured out to balance yet.

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I learned that the strider bike will give your child a safe speedy and smooth transition into a pedal bike while teaching your child balance,coordination and confidence.

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Krista said...

Learn balance and coordination before pedaling... if my son is anything like me he will need to learn one thing at a time! (can we say clumsy? :)
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Molomatic said...

My favorite thing is that the seats are adjustable!

Deb said...

They say that The Strider™ takes pedaling out of the mix so that kids can concentrate solely on learning balance, which takes more practice. Pedaling is a secondary skill that kids can easily learn within a few short minutes. I never thought about that before. Interesting concept.

Nicole D. said...

I like that children can either walk or run with the bike.

roseh2o19 said...

it has cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions

JRG said...

The bike gives your child the confidence they need to learn things.

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I learned The Strider teaches your child balance, coordination and develops confidence. Trikes and bikes with training wheels don’t. Traditional bicycles place too much of the focus on learning to pedal.

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LittleEagle said...

Strider PREBike™ recently teamed up with the Team DUKE from the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to spread a little holiday cheer to children in need. Strider™ donated two PREbikes™ to Team DUKE and we know one of those bikes found their way to the Children’s Healing Art Project in Portland. The bikes will be used in the therapy room by cancer patients and other kids who are in the hospital.

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I learned that this bike is made for kids 1-5. Perfect for both my little grandsons.

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The bike sounds great for balance and coordination!
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Mir said...

I do like the basic concept and I've never actually thought about how bikes with training wheels don't really teach you to ride a bike without training wheels. Training wheels just keep the bike upright, when you loose them, you have to start all over and learn how to balance yourself on the bike. Strider teaches you the main skill you need - how to balance on a bike and a kid can start using it pretty much as soon as they are stable walkers.

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I learned that we definitely want one of these for our 2 year old. It is the only balance bike of it's kind as it is the smallest available and has the foot rests for when they gain enough confidence to put their feet up and coast. These bikes promote balance and coordination and many children younger than 2 are able to ride these in just a short amount of time. Wow! We would love to win one for our bike loving 2 year old. He's obsessed with bikes and has been too small to get a 'normal' bike. Thanks for having the contest. Your blog is very interesting and I look forward to reading more in the future.

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I learned that they are designed for children ages 1-5.
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I like that if your child can walk, they can use the Strider. My 2 year old will love it.

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The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

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I like no training wheels. It was the first thing I learned about but the reason is that my chubby-huggy's bike keeps losing a training wheel on one side, no matter how well I think I fix it and its very annoying. This thing is fantastic.
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I think you said it all, but the fact that the assembly only takes 5 minutes will be a big plus Christmas Eve.

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I like that kids can ride it as soon as they can walk

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I learned that it's harder to learn to balance than it is to learn to peddle.

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I learned that The Strider™ running bike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops glittering confidence.

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