I didn't know about them until a number of parents mentioned them on an internet forum. They are a great way to have kids develop balance on snow with a kid-size bike. It's specifically designed for children from 18 months to 5 years.
|Strider ST3 Skibike|
The Strider ST3 Skibike consists of a metal frame with integrated footrests. Plastic wheels with foam tires are attached to the frame. Velcro the lightweight plastic skis on and it's ready for some snow.
2012 Bike Specifications:
Frame: Custom welded, thin-gauge steel alloy with integrated footrests
Fork: Welded steel, 70 degree headtube angle
Paint: Certified compliant with California Proposition 65 lead standards
Tires: All terrain, puncture-proof, molded foam... no flats, ever!
Wheels: Molded plastic with sealed bearings riding on steel axles
Saddle: Injection molded ergonomic plastic shell with padded vinyl cover
Seatpost: 7/8” dia., chrome plated steel, 70 degree seattube angle
Handlebars: 7/8” dia., one piece custom welded steel with zero reach stem
Assembled Weight: 6.4 lbs. without optional brake
Seat height: Adjustable from 11” to 16” (up to 19” with optional XL Seatpost and Saddle)
Handlebar height: Adjustable from 20” to 22
Handlebar width: 15”
Overall length: 33”
Optional brake: Welded steel, foot operated friction type with polyurethane spring
The bikes are perfect for the community sledding hill or the backyard. They aren't legal to ride at ski resorts since they don't have metal edges.
The Strider isn't just for winter either. Pull the skis off in summer and one has an introductory BMX bike for youngsters.
A complete winter Strider setup can be purchased from SkiBikeFun.com for only $179. That includes shipping.
Current frame choices are blue and red. Order at http://www.skibikefun.com/STRSNOBK001.htm
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