Can you imagine riding a bike that is 75% of your weight? Unfortunately, most kids bikes use heavier materials and components making it extremely difficult to balance and control. This results in a frustrated and tired rider, and often the reason kids don’t want to ride their current bike.
Kids Don’t Enjoy Riding Their Current Bike
Kids Bikes are Designed like Cheap, Junk Toys
In order to make mass market retailers happy, bike brands need to take huge quality shortcuts to sell high volume / low cost bikes.
A cheap, poorly made bike leads to a poor biking experience, a frustrated rider, and a bike that never gets used.
Mass market bikes often use generic frames from the factory that are created to cut costs in both materials and shipping. These bike frames will have shorter wheelbases and a higher center of gravity, making the bikes unstable and harder for a kiddo to ride.
To cut costs, many bike companies use cheap and sometimes very unsafe components including: brakes that are hard to operate and don’t slow the bike down fast enough, pedaling mechanisms that are hard to rotate, steering that is difficult to control, and on larger bikes, gear shifters that are not reliable and hard for little hands to operate.
A bike your kid actually wants to ride!
Guardian Bikes are made to be ridden, taken on adventures, and passed down from kid to kid. Our bikes are made specifically for your child, with high-quality components, a safer braking system, and the perfect size and specs for their growing bodies.
If your childs Guardian Bike isn't the perfect fit, needs a bike repair, or a spare part replacement we've got you covered for an entire year with our 365-day Smooth Ride Guarantee. If returning your bike, we just ask the bike be given to a local charity or a child in need. (Pretty awesome, right?)
With just a single lever for your child to operate, our patented SureStop Brake System helps your child stop faster and with more control. During “panic stop” situations, SureStop will intelligently stop your child’s front tire from locking up, eliminating the chance of a head-over-handle bar accident.
One lever means it’s easy to learn and easy to use, all while building confidence.
Guardian Bikes are up to 10lbs lighter than most kids’ bikes on the market. With a lighter bike frame, kids have more balance and control while riding. This results in a more enjoyable bike riding experience for your kiddo. (Especially when they are first learning to ride).
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Kids Don’t Feel Confident and Safe
A bike that is hard to get going, difficult to control, and doesn't stop easily leaves a kid scared and with little to no confidence.
Did you know? Over 200,000 children go to the emergency room each year from bicycle accidents.
Stamped steel caliper brakes commonly found on mass market kids bikes are hard to pull for a small child resulting in an even weaker breaking performance and a longer stopping distance. These brakes are NOT even ALLOWED on adult bikes. Pedal brakes also offer long stopping distances as only the rear tire is activated. They are also very unintuitive for kids.
Linear pull brakes result in stronger braking and are found on most larger mass market kids bikes. BUT these brakes make it easier for your child’s front tire to lock up and loose control often resulting in head over handlebar accidents.
Untrained employees assemble your kids bikes in most mass market stores with no education on proper kids bike set up. This can result in unforeseen accidents and a very unsafe bike rider if the bike is set up improperly.
Tip: Guardian Bikes are 99% assembled by trained technicians and sent directly to your doorstep so you know your kids bike is assembled correctly and safely.
A Safer Bike for Kids.
Over 10 years ago our team began working on a bike with all the right specs and features for a kid. Along with our patented SuerStop brake system, Guardian Bikes have helped prevent dangerous accidents, and created a faster and simpler way for kids to stop and control their bike.
Today, found only here at Guardian Bikes our SureStop Brake System is the safest brake system on the block.
By dynamically controlling the braking power on both wheels, SureStop provides your child with a faster and more controlled stopping distance. Like anti-lock brakes on your car, SureStop also prevents your child’s front wheel from locking up, eliminating the chance of head over handlebar accidents.
The SureStop Brake System automatically distributes the right amount of braking power to both wheels for a smooth and controlled stop. If a “panic stop” situation occurs and your child’s weight moves to the front of the bike, as mentioned above, the SureStop Brake System will intelligently let off the force to the front wheel allowing your child to come to a safe stop without going over the handlebars.
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Worth the extra expense
Having bought many big store bikes over the years, I got tired of shoddy craftsmanship and safety concerns. While the expense for a 5 year olds bike she will outgrow is sizable, this is NOT like the usual kid’s bike. She controls it better. Shows more confidence. And as a trained surgeon who has cared for and lost pediatric patients to trauma from bicycle, scooter, skateboard accidents, I have far more confidence in her safety due to the design allowing her to be a better operator.
I have 5 little ones and as they have grown into “bike riding time” we always turn to Guardian. The fact that I can keep coming back and the quality and service is consistent and reliable is an achievement in today’s current business model. They are my go-to, always worth it, letting-me-breathe-a-little-as-I-watch-my-children-grow-their-wings bike source. No regrets. Do it!
My son was able to skip training wheels and after a little practice he was ready to go! I love the safety features and he has definitely been saved a few times by the sure stop system. I cannot recommend this bike enough to help develop a passion for cycling.