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16 Inch Original Bike

309 reviews

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16 Inch Original 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.

Ultra-lightweight Design

The Guardian Original is made of ultra-lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum. It’s exceptionally durable and extremely easy to control, making it both super 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 Originals use a matte black frame with glossy heat-transfer decals, for a popping contrast that will blow your kid’s mind.

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 top tube 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.

Smooth Welding

Toughness is built into every Guardian Original, but we smooth the roughness out—of the seams, that is. Our Original frame welds are reinforced for extra strength, then polished to perfection, without a single abrasive edge to mar that stunning paint job.

Ultra-rigid Construction

Our Guardian Originals are built with a threadless headset for a much more secure assembly, especially over the long term. The bottom line? That headset—and the handlebars attached to it—won’t ever start to wiggle on your kid.

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.

Ultra-lightweight Design

The Guardian Original is made of ultra-lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum. It’s exceptionally durable and extremely easy to control, making it both super 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 Originals use a matte black frame with glossy heat-transfer decals, for a popping contrast that will blow your kid’s mind.

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 top tube 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.

Smooth Welding

Toughness is built into every Guardian Original, but we smooth the roughness out—of the seams, that is. Our Original frame welds are reinforced for extra strength, then polished to perfection, without a single abrasive edge to mar that stunning paint job.

Ultra-rigid Construction

Our Guardian Originals are built with a threadless headset for a much more secure assembly, especially over the long term. The bottom line? That headset—and the handlebars attached to it—won’t ever start to wiggle on your kid.

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.

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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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EL
04/07/2020
Erik L.
United States United States
Outstanding quality, kids love riding!

awesome, do it!

EL
04/07/2020
Erik L.
United States United States
Top notch!

Outstanding, can’t say enough about the 2 bikes we bought for our 5 and 7 year old (20” and 24”). Sizing chart is spot on, so do t hesitant when you jump from a tiny 14” bike. The larger Guardian bikes are even lighter than the ones they replaced. Shipped out quick and easy. Only hiccup is one arrived a day later than the other, you know how that goes with siblings! Kids love it and we have covered a lot miles already. Gears make it awesome to hear the little ones chanting to themselves “yes, I can” while climbing a grade. Well done!

JS
04/07/2020
Justin S.
United States United States
Simply the best value!

Great experience with Guardian. Purchased a 24” Original for my daughter who absolutely LOVES her new bike. The braking system and frame geometry is amazing. Considering the quality of the bike - the bikes offers the best value in the market. Just purchased the 20” small for my younger daughter.

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DA
04/07/2020
Dava A.
United States United States
My son LOVES this bike

I worried that my seven-year-old would have a hard time moving from his small "learner" bike to a much larger one, but he took to this in no time! It's so lightweight that it wasn't a problem. It arrived incredibly quickly, and assembly was a cinch. He figured out how to shift gears within roughly two minutes, and he loves the style so much that he recently asked us for a helmet and sneakers to match his bike. I would recommend this bike to anyone.

GS
04/07/2020
Gokhan S.
United States United States
Amazing!

I couldn’t be more satisfied with my choice. My daughter is becoming a more and more confident rider every day. Thanks!

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