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16 Inch Ethos Bike

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16 Inch Ethos Bike

So much to love in one bike

SureStop, Easy Reach Brakes 

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.

Lightweight Design

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.

Eye Candy Decals

Our bike colors and designs were developed by kids, for kids, to make our bikes the coolest bikes on the block. Our Guardian Ethos line uses water-transfer decals with a clear coat finish, giving the whole bike a polished shine.

Kid-specific Geometry

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.

Low Step-over Height

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.

Adjustable Seat

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.

No Coaster Brake

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.

So much to love in one bike

SureStop, Easy Reach Brakes 

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.

Lightweight Design

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.

Eye Candy Decals

Our bike colors and designs were developed by kids, for kids, to make our bikes the coolest bikes on the block. Our Guardian Ethos line uses water-transfer decals with a clear coat finish, giving the whole bike a polished shine.

Kid-specific Geometry

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.

Low Step-over Height

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.

Adjustable Seat

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.

No Coaster Brake

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.

Fully Tuned Delivery

At Guardian Bikes, we assemble most of your bike before we ship it, putting it through a rigorous 34-point safety check before it goes out the door. The only things left to add take about 5 minutes, and we’ll send the only tools you need right in the box.

Watch Assembly Preview

Fully Tuned Delivery

At Guardian Bikes, we assemble most of your bike before we ship it, putting it through a rigorous 34-point safety check before it goes out the door. The only things left to add take about 5 minutes, and we’ll send the only tools you need right in the box.

Watch Assembly Preview
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01/20/2021
Nigel P.
United States United States
Best kids first bike !!

We decided to get our daughter her first big girls bike for Christmas 2020. So glad i found the Guardian bikes website as ordering was a breeze from finding the right size to fit her to placing an order and receiving delivery in less than a week. For not so handy dad's these are the easiest bike setup i have ever seen. It took less than 10 mins from start to finish as the bike is pretty much fully assembled apart from attaching the handle bars. Event the tires are already pumped up so was a quick job on Christmas eve getting her present ready for the big day. Another great tip from Guardian bikes was not using training wheels to learn. We followed their simple instructions on just learning to balance first without pedals. After only two days practice, she was riding on her own. It worked so well we even tried it with our younger daughter and she was up and riding in about the same time. Will never recommend training wheels again after this experience. Thanks Guardian bikes, we highly recommend your great kids bikes.

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01/20/2021
Ashley M.
United States United States
Best Bike EVER!

Amazing bike!! My 9-year old loves it!

A Guardian Bikes Customer
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01/20/2021
Ashley M.
United States United States
It's hard to believe there is actually this GREAT of a company!

The bike is absolutely amazing and my 6-year old LOVES it. But that is just the tip of the iceberg! The bike was a Christmas gift and the original shipment went rogue at a FedEx distribution center, so when I contacted Guardian they immediately shipped another one no questions asked (stating that if the original shipment arrives, they'll send a return label). Of course, because 2020 couldn't stop being 2020, the replacement shipment's status was changed to "Return to Sender". When I contacted Guardian again, they immediately shipped yet another replacement (and re-routed the previous back to us) so that my son would be able to have a bike by Christmas. We ended up getting the two original replacements delivered well after Christmas, but Guardian provided me with return labels and scheduled the pickups from my home. I was floored at the amazing level of customer service Guardian showed during the entire process and I'm so unbelievably impressed!

01/20/2021
Guardian Bikes

Hi Ashley, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are happy to hear your kid loves their bike. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the holiday shipping time. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here for you! Sam @ Guardian Bikes

RZ
01/19/2021
Rob Z.
United States United States
Such a great experience

I ordered the Ethos as a Christmas gift for my 4 yr old. This was her first true two-wheel bike and she had never even practiced before. First, I missed the cut-off for guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas eve so I added a little note which they responded that the elves were hard at work. The bike came early which was such a relief. the bike was super easy to put together out of the box and looked awesome! Best part was my daughter climbed on in the morning and started riding right away! The bike is set up especially for her size and experience. She just looks right at home on it and super comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will keep coming back for more through the years. Oh, and the brakes were huge as she started getting used to using them. She definitely would have bailed pretty hard a few times hitting the front brakes without them and would have set us back a few days. Thank you!!

01/19/2021
Guardian Bikes

Hi Rob, We are happy to hear about your amazing experience. That's great to hear the elves got the bike to you in time. Great job learning how to ride right away. That's a fantastic accomplishment. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here for you. Sam @ Guardian Bikes

JM
01/18/2021
Janice M.
United States United States
Excellence In All Respects

Gorgeous bike, helmet and bell. Delivered within 2 days after delivery, packed perfectly and the only question I had during process answered timely. Bike is just perfect for a child as was everything else related to transaction. Highly recommended!

01/19/2021
Guardian Bikes

Hi Janice! Thanks so much for your review and for spreading the word. It's wonderful to know that your new Guardian was a perfect fit. Enjoy!! Cheers, Laura @Guardian

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