The Children of today are our hopes for tomorrow. Help them to grow with confidence, teach them balance and co-ordination for enhanced growth and development ensuring a more confident head start and a healthy and active lifestyle. 


To improve the competitiveness in the sport of Bicycle Motorcross - BMX Racing through grass roots development.  BMX Racing is the most fundemental, skill building activity for individuals of all ages. Once you learn to Race BMX what you can do on two wheels is limited only by your imagination.


X-Stream Balance was founded by Chris through his Love and Passion for BMX Racing in 2012, to reintroduce Bicycle Motorcross, BMX Racing to South African communities from grass roots level. BMX Racing in South Africa had declined greatly from what it was in the 80's and 90's. 

Astrid Strider RiderThe STRIDER Bikes were sought out after looking for a premium product for my daughter Astrid, who was one at the time. Since she was so small, she was banging her ancles on the wheels of the plastic scooter she was using. The bike I was looking for had to stand the test of time and be able to be passed onto others when done with. The product had to offer an enhanced bike riding experience with easy progression to a pedal bike as well as needed to be backed up with the appropriate maintenance and serviceability in order to allow for a great customer experience.

Chris Van Der MerweWhen I came across STRIDER Sports international and saw just how much passion was put into a campaign of introducing children from a very young age to riding a bike. I decided this would be the best platform to introduce to South Africa in order to allow children, often left out, to enjoy and grow through fun and exiting interaction.

"I love interacting with the little guys, knowing just how much they enjoy playing and and learn to love it. It is great to see Riders return regularly, showing what they have learned and display how they have grown. Having spent a great deal of time with many of the little riders, some from when they started is in itself great feedback. Astrid Riding a edal Bike for the first timeHaving had my own personal experience with Astrid at Three, getting onto a pedal bike and riding off unassisted gave me a better understanding what was needed.

Anything is possible if you put your best foot forward and stride to achieve. Happy Riding, Racing, BMX'in, Cycling, Motocross'in and Striding!

Chris Van Der Merwe
Chief Enthusiast