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Strider Sports International Introduces All-New

STRIDER ST-4 Balance Bike

Red ST-4

Revolutionary Children's Bike Upgraded With Wide Array Of New Features

Rapid City, SD (February 4, 2013) - Strider Sports International, the world's premier manufacturer and marketer of children's no-pedal balance bikes for toddlers learning to ride, is changing the game again with the STRIDER ST-4 balance bike. Years of testing and real-world experience have resulted in the most advanced children's balance bike to date.

The STRIDER ST-4 employs the famous STRIDER No-Pedal concept, but utilizes a variety of new parts and features to elevate the bike to a whole new level. From enhanced mechanical parts like sealed cartridge bearings to more comfortable handlebar grips and improved tire tread, the new STRIDER ST-4 addresses every aspect of a child's riding experience.

The STRIDER ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike is a scientifically proven tool for encouraging the development of spatial awareness, balance, and basic motor skills that all children need to reach their maximum riding potential faster, better, and more safely.

The new STRIDER ST-4 sports revamped, updated packaging to streamline the STRIDER look. The full list of enhancements will please parents with their safety features and quick assembly out of the box:

  • Sealed Cartridge Bearings
    • Smooth Rolling & Maintenance-Free
  • New Tire Tread Pattern
    • Improved Traction & Rider Control
  • Powder Coat Finish on Frame
    • Longer-Lasting, More Durable Paint Finish
  • New Graphics on Footrest and Handlebar Pads
    • Complements the Racing Style of the STRIDER
  • Softer Durometer Grips
    • More Comfortable Feel on Toddlers' Little Hands
  • Seatpost with Black Electrodeposited Finish & Black Anodized Quick Releases
    • Increased Durability, Ease of Use & Sleeker, Uniform Design

"The STRIDER ST-4 is the culmination of many years of design improvements," said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. "We take the rider experience very seriously at Strider Sports and think the latest iteration of our flagship product is the best performingand safest balance bike to ride on the market. Setting the standard with design and rideability has made STRIDER the most popular no-pedal bike in the world. I'm proud to say we've hit the mark again with the STRIDER ST-4. There simply is no better bike for inspiring a love of riding."

The ST-4 model balance bike will be available for shipment March 1 of this year, and sells for $109.

To see the STRIDER ST-4 in action, visit

Media Contact:

Name: Kyla Wright

Phone: 605-342-0266


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Note to Editors: Strider logos are available High-resolution images of children riding STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes can be requested by emailing:

About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed in over 35 countries. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler can rider a STRIDER™. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance, and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at

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