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KTM Strider Kids PREbike ($121)

Introducing the KTM Strider PREbike, built to teach balance and coordination before pedaling. Strider Sports International

This isn't just another dirt bike. This one is for the young crowd. The KTM Strider PREbike is the product of a licensing deal between KTM North America and Strider Sports that enables toddlers as young as 18 months to learn how to ride and balance on two wheels -- years earlier than if they used the conventional tricycle or training wheel method. Featuring KTM styling, the KTM Strider allows for the aspiring dirt bike rider to safely and easily transition to riding both a pedal bike and a Sport minicycle when that time arrives.

WHAT IT IS:
Built for off-road and paved terrains, the KTM Strider PREbike features dirt bike inspired KTM styling, an overall weight of 6.9 lbs., an adjustable seat that can accommodate riders from 18 months of age all the way up to age 5, a custom-welded steel frame with footrests to enable children to learn advanced riding skills like gliding, standing, manual wheelies, and bunnyhops (making the transition to dirt bikes that much easier) and puncture-proof, lightweight tires to keep the bike maintenance free.

WHY IT RULES:
The KTM Strider PREbike gets young kids on two wheels at a younger age. The Strider teaches balance and coordination before pedaling, which develops confidence and bike handling skills in the young rider. According to KTM North American president Jon-Erik Burleson, "KTM has invested in young motorcycle riders for many years with our large line-up of minicycles, and now, with the KTM Strider we can welcome riders into the KTM Family at a much younger age. We believe wholeheartedly that learning to ride on a PREbike will develop strong riding skills and have kids Ready To Race when they graduate to our minis." So maybe you're toddler is too young for a dirt bike, but that doesn't mean they can't be preparing for the next step.

WHERE TO FIND IT:
The KTM Strider PREbike is available directly from the KTM online store and the Strider Sports online store.