The ST-R is an $899 carbon balance bike from Strider

2.5kg performance balance bike

Strider has just launched the ST-R, an $899.99 all-carbon performance balance bike that claims to offer “two-wheeled luxury” that is “better than fresh avocado toast”.

That is quite the build...
That is quite the build...

The ST-R is built around a custom carbon frameset, which is matched with a build that most grownups would be jealous of — highlights include Cane Creek’s super light AER headset, a custom toddler-friendly stubby stem, carbon bars, a carbon seatpost and 12” carbon wheels fitted with Schwalbe Big Apple tyres.

The whole package weighs just 2.5kg and costs a (knowingly) ridiculous $899.99. The waitlist for pre-orders is now open.

Balance bike racing is a thing now so there will no doubt be an audience of keen parents who won’t settle for anything but the best for their athletes-in-waiting. For them, the ST-R might just be the balance bike of choice.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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