The Story of StridegliderThe StrideGlider™ is an innovative exercise vehicle that offers greater freedom of movement, stability, balance and maneuverability than a traditional bicycle or scooter. Many kids and adult-sized scooters limit the range of movement for the rider with the down tube attached to the platform at 90 degrees; however, the StrideGlider™ has a greater angle and is specifically engineered for "freedom of movement".
Paula Ray and Ulrich Trojer along with mechanical engineer, Patrick Egan of Advanced Racing Technologies (ART) redesigned the traditional push scooter frame to create a high-tech vehicle that promotes low-impact, strength-building exercise while also maintaining proper posture.
It's U.S. patented ergonomic frame provides:
A low center of gravity which increases safety
More open architecture for greater range of movement
Adjustable height and higher load capacity for the adult rider (1000lb. static weight load capacity; 333lb. dynamic weight load)
FEA (Finite Element Analysis) rating the frame at a high level of safety
Prevention-of-injury stream line design with recessed quick-release levers and rear brakes mounted under the frame
Additionally, studies on quick and neutral steering from the Mountain Bike industry were used to determine the head tube angle to optimize handling and ride. Patrick's background in vibration studies and robotics along with ART's innovative approach to problem solving helped create a safe and durable frame and a scooter that is FUN to ride.
Industry standard bicycle parts for ease of replacement are used and continually researched for quality and performance. Specialists in the bike industry have been consulted to insure that high-pressure tires and hubs provide exceptional handling and ride and that front and rear brakes have optimal stopping ability meeting or exceeding USA standards. Additional options include a lightweight removable basket
Stride Glide™ llc is continually researching market demand and materials for future models.