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
Shipping is $29 flat, and 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.
ETHOS vs AIROS
Safety is never compromised.
So what's the difference?
Our world-famous quality and safety. Most popular.
Our super-premium, lightest weight. Built for performance.
SureStop brakes prevent head-over-handlebars
SureStop brakes prevent head-over-handlebars
Up to 40% lighter than our mass market competitors
1-2 lbs lighter than ETHOS
Threaded handlebar headset provides adjustable handlebar height
Threadless, one-piece handlebar headset (stiffer and lighter)
Upgraded decals and tubing
Fabulous Little Bike
Start to finish, it was as smooth as could be. Finding the right fit, placing the order, having it arrive in less than a week. Assembly was a breeze and I'm still blown away by the braking system. My grandson absolutely loves it.
Our 4.5 year old went from a balance bike (which she’d had for 2 years) to the 16” Guardian in two days, just on her own figuring it out at her own pace. She loves it and it is a true joy to see her enjoying it so much. The fit, safety features, and design are just SO good. Worth every penny.
Well Built, with Easy Assembly
These bikes are great and the assembly was very intuitive and easy, especially compared to another kids' bike we bought at a retail store. Sturdy, well made, and all-around excellent.
Love at First Ride
We bought two 16" bikes for our 4 year olds. The bikes were very easy to put together. The boys practiced without pedals for about an hour to find their balance (They were previously on balance bikes from 2 yrs to 4 yrs old). They both took off so quickly once we put the pedals back on. Our guys can load their bikes into the van themselves. They are not nearly has heavy as other bikes found at Target or Wal-Mart. We get compliments on them all the time. I have nothing but good things to say about Guardian Bikes and recommend them to everyone who asks. I'm so impressed with the quality of these bikes!
Guardian Delivers On All
Delivery on time, well packed, no damage, easy to complete assembly of the bike. The brakes were all set up and adjusted, and granddaughter really likes the hand brake versus backpedal, and found it easier to use, and so much smoother and quieter than her bike she outgrew. Best of all it looks great, paint job high quality finish and nice colors/ patterns, all good, zero issues to have any concerns about.
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!
Improper Bike Fit
Local Mechanic Repairs
Spare Part Replacement
A Bike Unridden
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