The Guardian Ethos has a lightweight steel frame, making it easy to control while still durable enough to outlast your kid. Like every Guardian bike, it’s kid-tested to be safe and fun to ride.
Why Kids LOVE Guardian Bikes
With SureStop, there’s only one brake lever, so your kid can’t get confused when things happen fast. Our patented brakes won’t ever flip the bike, and the lever is in just the right place for kid-size hands.
Guardian bikes never have coaster brakes. Period. New riders backpedal to keep their balance. If a bike has coaster brakes, this stops the bike, just when they were getting the hang of it. Our brakes stop faster, with much more control.
Kids don’t just need smaller bikes. They need different bikes. With all the right proportions. They need smaller grips. They need less distance between the pedals. They need shorter crank arms and a low center of gravity. All Guardian bikes are designed for kids, from the ground up.
The low cross bar makes our bikes easy to get on, and a lot safer if your kid comes off their seat in a hurry.
Every Guardian bike seat is both easily adjustable and easy to lock down. You can adjust the height to fit your kid as they grow up with the bike.
We Make It Easy on the Parents Too
Flat Rate Shipping
Free Shipping & Returns
Shipping is $29 flat, and orders leave our warehouse within 1 business day.
Free shipping is included with every bike order in the Continental USA. Most orders leave our warehouse within 1 business day.
365 Smooth Ride Guarantee
We want to make sure the bike is perfect for your family, so we give you a FULL YEAR to test it out.
Quick and Easy Setup
Get the bike from box to pavement in 5-10 minutes. So easy a busy parent can do it with ease.
Bike came scratched and front brake not installed correctly. The front wheel would not even spin. The front brake cable came frayed. The bike looks like it was ridden already or return. The weight is a lot heavier than advertised. Not sure how they get 16 lbs but it is more like 27 lbs. The bike brakes work well and as designed. The bike is probably 100% made in China. The shipping was quick. I would not buy this brand again.
Hi Tom, Thanks for relaying your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Every Guardian bike should arrive in perfect shape. Please reach out to us directly so we can help make this right! I can certainly understand the confusion about the weight discrepancy. The weight displayed on our website is our bike without the pedals, reflectors and kickstand. This is an industry standard which you will find other bike companies. -Laura @Guardian
It took my kid 5 min to ride the bike once we placed the pedals in!
I love the whole concept! Their customer service is incredible and super helpful. My kid used the bike without pedals for a few days and once I noticed he was cruising on it, I placed the pedals, and voila! He has been riding his bike ever since and he is super happy! My only comment would be on the colors. Blue and pink only? Why? How about other less gendered colors? Orange, red, teal, green, etc.
Awesome service and bike!
Fantastic! Was shopping for a Christmas present for my 3 year and came across guardian bikes for the first time. Loved what I saw and noticed the bike I wanted was backordered until November which is totally fine and understandable but thought I better order early. Ordered mid September and received first week of October, super cool. Also got in touch with customer service who were very friendly and helpful. Thank you!
Worth every penny
I don’t give 5 stars easily. These are earned. The bike is quality all around. Worth the money because it can be used as a balance bike and then pedal bike. I was relieved to FINALLY have found a bike for my 3.5 year old niece. We are currently using it as a balance bike (simply didn’t add pedals upon assembly), and can’t wait to add the pedals. She was too advanced for a typical balance bike because they don’t include hand brakes and she’d get too much speed to stop with her feet. Now she’s nearly ready for the pedals! Very excited to see her transition without training wheels. We’ll definitely be sticking with Guardian as she grows.
Best Purchase EVER!
Our experience with Guardian Bikes has been incredible. I am so beyond impressed with this company and can't say enough great things about their product. My son had just turned 3 years old and was crushing his balance bike. I didn't really know until a friend told me that kids can go directly to a bike without training wheels if they had the balance bike down. I got to work doing my research and landed on Guardian Bikes. The set up of this bike was incredibly easy and my son picked up riding it in two days. The confidence boost and pure bliss he experienced made this purchase 1000% worth it. Thanks Guardian Bikes!
Aluminum is our lightest weight frame. Built for performance.
High-end 6061 T6 grade aluminum
1-2 lbs lighter than our steel frame
Threadless, one-piece handlebar headset (stiffer and lighter)
Upgraded decals and tubing
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365-Day Smooth Ride Guarantee
Put our bikes to the test for a FULL YEAR
At no cost to you we’ve got your little “Bike Star” covered for an entire year! Spare parts, local bike shop repairs, and unhappy bike riders are all on us!
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