We presently have two littles, 5 and 3.5. Both children have had balance bikes since they were big enough to ride. Recently, our 5 year old was able to try out a friend's Woom. To our surprise, within moments, our 5 year old took off on the pedal bike like he'd been riding for months. He tehn promptly asked for his own. After researching, we found Guardian Bikes, and based on some of the features, decided to give it a try over the Woom. We also decided to go ahead and order one for our 3.5 year old, knowing it would only be a matter of time before she was also ready. The bikes arrived days ahead of schedule, in time for practice before a group ride with friends that our kids had been looking forward to for weeks. My son took off instantly, with smiles and satisfaction, and control. My daugther (3) allowed us to assist her for about 20 minutes when, with a giggle, she started pedaling faster and faster and said, "let go Mama!". Mama let go. :) She's still a little wobbly a week or so later (still working on keeping eyes forward), but because the bike's proportions are so excellently designed, she is able to reliably ride and is loving the freedom and ease the pedals and hand brake offer (and no, no training wheels ever)! Thanks guys! Our kids are a testament to balance bikes and bikes that are well designed for little humans! Guardian has very successfully accomplished this! I wish we'd had this opportunity with our kids that are now older. I just wish they offered more designs and colors, as we're not a blue/pink household. Don't hesitate, even if you think you're kids aren't quite ready - they might surprise you. These bikes are superb.
I submitted the contact form on the website with a question and received an email back within an hour. The bike was delivered when they said it would be and my daughter loves it. It came pretty much pre-assembled so my daughter was able to get on it within a few minutes. We had borrowed a Woom bike before getting my daughter this bike and I feel like the build quality is just as good, but costs less. I definitely recommend Guardian bikes to friends now.
Sizing recommendations were on point. And our son loves it :)
I am very pleased with the Guardian Ethos 14'. The security of the breaks makes all the difference for me as a parent. I bought it for my 3 year old girl, and I got it in pink. It is brightly colored, elegant, and the craftsmanship is evident; it catches people's attention. Although my daughter finds it a bit heavy to handle while not riding it, I know this is temporary... she turned 3 a couple of months ago. I like the kickstand too... pretty sturdy.
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