A number of pedal-less push bikes have been hitting the market here, but they’re mostly Euro imports. Now a South Dakota man has launched Striders, and he’s very cleverly positioned his push bikes as dirt-ready and urban-savvy (though I’m inclined to think maybe a single handbrake wouldn’t be a bad idea if you live anywhere near a hill, and you don’t have a huge budget for new tennies every two weeks).
The other huge advance? These little suckers weigh just 7 pounds, making them about 1/10th the weight of your average kids’ bike. See ’em yourself at www.stridersports.com.