That’s right, the designers at Strider Bikes have finally done it… They’ve created a full carbon balance bike, the ST-R! There’s now an option for parents who want to pass down the same level of light-weight performance they have, to their kids.
From the ground up, the Strider ST-R is built with speed and ease-of-use in mind. It gets carbon fiber rims, seat post, fork & steerer tube, frame, and handlebar. But they didn’t put the lid on the sauce yet! They’ve included a smooth Cane Creek AER headset along with a set of 12×2.0″ Schwalb Big Apple tires. The complete build weighs in at 5.6lbs, or 2.55kg for those UCI racers, and comes with the additional 293mm seat post for growing riders.
Other specs include:
- 22.2mm grips
- Forged aluminum stem
- Aluminum thru-axle
- 10-spoke aluminum hubs
Strider knows the $900 price tag and outlandish specs make the ST-R a bit extravagant, but it’ll only be standing next to its steel and aluminum siblings for a limited time. And though it may not meet UCI weight requirements, riders can compete in the Strider Cup series including the Asia and World Championships.