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    Cheap Striders.

    http://www.theclymb.com/brand-event/4322/Strider

    This is by far the best deal I've seen in a couple of years , around $65, verses $100. It's all about getting little kids on a bike. I am NOT associated with the website in any way.
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    Most shops have Strider ST3 on closeout between $69 and $85 now, if you have a shop local to you stocking them....

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    I picked mine up on Amazon a couple of months ago for $61. It has since gone up to $69.
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    Are the sealed bearings on the ST4 worth the price hike?

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    Re: Cheap Striders.

    Not really, but if you have the cash or plan on cycling it through several kids then maybe. I think replacement wheels with new bearings are $10.

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    Guys I know who are worried about cheap striders just take the cranks off a normal 16" bike and slam the seat. Get the kid riding on that and then add the cranks to get the kid pedalling.

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    Re: Cheap Striders.

    Striders are around 12" and are great for the wee ones. But yes, taking the pedals off just about any kids bike is a viable option. We recently did just that with a 24" bike for a little girl who showed up to bike club and had never ridden a bike, nor had training wheels. She made excellent progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Guys I know who are worried about cheap striders just take the cranks off a normal 16" bike and slam the seat. Get the kid riding on that and then add the cranks to get the kid pedalling.
    Thatís what I did with my sons, and exactly what I was going to suggest. We got a 12" wheeled kids bike for $5 from Craigslist, removed the cranks and training wheels, and my boys learned to ride on it. When they graduated to using the pedals (without the training wheels, of course) we sold the bike on Craigslist for $10.00. Nice 50% return on investment.
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