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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Strider 12 Sport. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
12 reasons to buy
- The Strider trained kids onto pedal-bikes with no need for training wheels.
- Owners said this bike was durable, lasting 4 years and as a hand-me-down.
- With two seatpost lengths, the Sport had plenty of room for growth.
- The Sport was light enough for kids to carry by themselves.
- Most folk found it easy to assemble the Sport.
- Multiple colors offer options for most kids.
- There are a lot of reports of customer service being helpful.
- A lot of kids were eager to ride the Strider, day after day.
- Many parents saw the Sport as a great way to improve balance.
- With quick-releases, adjustment of handlebars and seatpoles was easy.
- Solid foam tires omitted punctures and the need for pumping.
- It was said that the Sport was both solid and sturdy.
10 reasons not to buy
- Testing detected excessive amounts of harmful chemicals in the Sport’s grips!
- Solid foam tires were slippery and lacked traction on some surfaces.
- Rust was apparent on new bikes and quickly spread on exposed areas.
- Buyers were saddened to find bushings, not bearings used in the headset.
- For some tikes, handlebars were stiff and difficult to turn.
- A few parents felt the Sport was overpriced, considering the build quality.
- Wheel bearings failed after 6 to 11 months, in a couple of cases.
- The seatpost extended below the downtube, striking some kids’ running feet.
- In two cases, the Sport arrived with a folded-in headtube.
- Stickers on some editions came wrinkled and peeling, but rarely.