While the saying goes, “nothing substitutes for experience,” most of us would rather find ways to protect our kids from some of the more “preventable experiences” some of us have gone through while growing up.
And one famous dad can certainly attest to that.
“DaddyTube” from the hit Youtube Channel EvanTube has had his fair share of bike accidents – especially the infamous “head-over-handlebars” kind.
A Perfect Match
“When Guardian Bikes approached the famous YouTubing family, we had no idea about DaddyTube’s previous accidents,” said Kyle Jansen, Co-Founder of Guardian Bikes. “While we don’t like seeing anyone go through that experience, DaddyTube calling us The World’sSafest Bike is that much more meaningful to us.”
In November 2016, EvanTube, a YouTube channel with more than 3.4M subscribers, that features kid fun, toys, challenges, animals, video games, and more, featured Guardian Bikes among their reviews. The video highlights unboxing and setting up the kids’ new Guardian Bike. “It’s so easy that a kid can do it,” little sister Jillian says as she sets up her new bike.
“These bikes come pre-installed with the SureStop brake system. This completely prevents head over handlebars accidents caused by braking mistakes,” Dad explains, highlighting that while there are still two brakes on the bike, there’s only one controller, which prevents braking mistakes from happening.
Speaking From Personal Experience…
As it turns out, DaddyTube knows just how easy it is for accidents like these to happen. “I actually know first hand how it feels to go over your handle bars,” DaddyTube said.“A couple of summers ago, we were in Hawaii and we were riding down the side of a volcano with MommyTube, and I actually hit the front brake by accident,” as his helmet cam shows him literally going head over the handlebars and onto the pavement (thank goodness for helmets!).
“There was DaddyTube laying there on the ground,” MommyTube shared, “A bloody mess… Just frightening.”
Test-Driven. Parent Approved.
“With this bike (Guardian), it’s impossible to do that (go over the handlebars)” DaddyTube concluded. Mommy and DaddyTube even “test drove” the new Guardian bikes down their steep driveway, slamming on the brakes to show just how “fool proof” the braking system is.
“We believe bikes should be a normal part of childhood,” Brian Riley, Guardian CEO continued, “but accidents like these shouldn’t… Especially now when we have the capability to eliminate this common type of biking accident.”
And Riley would know. Fifteen years ago, Riley’s grandfather, Lee Bowman, was biking when a car cut him off, Bowman panicked, and hit the front brakes just a little too hard, sending him “head over handlebars” into the road, and into a lengthy visit to the hospital.
“I will never forget how I felt when I got the news,” Riley said. “No one, and especially no parent, wants to think about their kids being in a life-altering accident like that. We want everyone to be able to ride free from having to overthink the braking experience, and just enjoy the ride.”
See the review below or visit EvanTube Raw.