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The Classic Model is a throw back to the ST-2 model of a few years back. It does not come with quick release levers on the seat and handlebar posts. This means you need a tool to adjust the height of the seat and the handle bars. It does not come with the smaller handle bar grips nor the handle bar pad. It comes with just the standard seat that can be adjusted between 11" and 16" in height. Most kids out grow this seat around 3 or 4 and require the additional XL seat. Both the standard and XL seats are available on all other STRIDER 12 models.

The Sport Model the most popular style. It comes with both the standard seat that can be adjusted between 11" and 16" and the XL seat that can be adjusted between 16" and 19". It comes with quick release levers that allow you to change the seat and handle bar height with no tools. It also comes with the smaller diameter grips and the handle bar pad. The quick release levers come in very handy if you have more than 1 child riding the bike and for easy adjustments for different terrain and to keep up with a child growth. Most kids require the XL seat around the age of 4 but some tall 3 year olds require it earlier. You can bring your child in to test ride or you can measure their in seam from floor to crotch with shoes on to help determine which seat they will need. An easy way to measure is to place them, with shoes on, back to a wall with their legs together as if you are measuring their height. Slide a book skinny ways through their legs up against their crotch like a bike seat and mark the wall. Then measure the height on from floor to the mark on the wall. When they have an in-seam of 16.5" or more they require the XL seat.

The Pro Model is the high end model. It is an aluminium frame so it is the lightest STRIDER out there at just 5.3lbs. It is great for those who want to ride year round through slush and snow as the aluminium frame will not rust. It comes with white rimmed wheels, a white standard seat and a number plate. Like the sport bike it comes with both the standard seat that can be adjusted between 11" and 16" and the XL seat that can be adjusted between 16" and 19". It also comes with the mini grips, handle bar pad and quick release levers as found on the sport.

The KTM model is the same as the Sport model in terms of features. In addition to the sport features it comes with the KTM logo, motocross branding and a number plate. KTM is a company that makes motocross bikes. They have partnered with STRIDER to have their brand name on a STRIDER bike.

The Husqvarna model is the same as the Sport model in terms of features. In addition to the sport features it comes with the Husqvarna logo, coloured grips, coloured standard seat and a number plate. Husqvarna is a company that makes outdoor power products such as chainsaw, tractors and lawn mowers . They have partnered with STRIDER to have their brand name on a STRIDER bike.

To find out more, schedule a test ride or to purchase please email me at info@ottawabalancebikes.com or call 613.843.8435

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