When repairing the bicycle of his son, Ryan McFarland removed pedal parts to create the model bike Strider which helped his company gain 10 million dollars in last year.
When his son was 2 years old, Ryan McFarland (in South Dakota, US) bought him a three-wheel bike and a bike with 2 training wheels. However, he quickly was furious when he saw his son coming through hardship due to weight and complication of bikes that were labeled “for kids”.
Therefore, McFarland – a former dirt bike racer thought about improving traditional bike to make it suitable for his son. At the beginning, he intended to drill some holes or cut components. But McFarland got the idea of removing pedals after that. The bike will run simply by propulsion of human feet. From then, a new bike named Strider or smart gear balance bike was born.