Shop for Tricycles and Riding Toys from Hayneedle.com! The Strider 12 Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike - Blue is an excellent choice for kids just making the transition to a two-wheeled bike. Because the bike has no pedals, your child's feet rest on the ground, and the bike moves when he walks or runs. This design allows your child to learn how to balance on a bike without having to master the pedals at the same time. Strider bikes have been scientifically proven to improve balance in young children.The Sport model has all the features of the Classic model, including soft urethane hand grips, EVA polymer tires that never need air, and a mini-seat made to fit the smallest riders. With the Sport model, an extra-long seat post with attached larger seat is included, allowing for a maximum seat height of 19 inches from the ground. Also, height adjustments for the seat and handlebar are even easier on the Sport model - a machined aluminum quick release means you don't even need a wrench. The handlebar itself is 43% smaller than the Classic handlebar, which is easier for small hands to control.When your child has mastered balancing with his feet on the ground, he can move up to pushing off and gliding with his feet on the frame-integrated foot rests.Help ease your child's transition to a big-kid bike with the Strider 12 Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike. It'll grow with him until he's ready to master the pedals.About Strider Sports A love of bicycling and motorcycling is what binds Strider Sports' core management together. In addition, Strider boasts over 20 years of experience in business law and patents, successful development and sale of other cycle industry products, 20+ years in the bicycle and motorcycle industry, and well over 50 years of general business management experience. The people behind the Strider balance bike combined these varied experiences and abilities to create this incredible educational vehicle designed to eliminate fear of riding and provide a tremendous amount of pure fun for children.