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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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KD
08/16/2019
Karanjit D.
United States

Amazing customer service!

I m really impressed with customer service and swift response to my queries . My concern was addressed and bike was delivered within 2-3 days! Bike is easy to install and looks cool too when my son rides..

KC
08/15/2019
Kristina C.
United States United States

The BEST kid bike out on the market that your money can buy!!!

We had a WONDERFUL experience with my son’s new Guardian Bike. He is 8 years old and we had an old 16inch training wheel bike from Toys R Us that he would ride on from now and again every summer since he was 4 years old, but just wasn’t into biking and wasn’t too interested in learning. With him getting older and taller this past summer I knew it was time for an upgrade from his old bike and started looking online. This Guardian bike website caught my attention and I loved reading all the information and reviews about how their bike design is so much better and safer than other kid bikes on the market! So we decided to go for it and bought the 24inch bike which I thought seemed like it could be too big after doing the online bike size assessment, but after it arrived and he sat on down I realized that was the correct size he needed especially since it predicted to last him for 5 more years! The whole process from ordering to tracking my shipment to building it together was easy! Then came time for my son to learn to ride a 2 wheeler bike. I jogged next to him up and down the sidewalk off and on for a day. By that night he figured it out in his own!! That never would’ve happened on his old bike even if I took the training wheels off because it was so heavy and too small. He loves how light and easy this bike is to maneuver! Now he wants to ride his bike almost everyday and has developed a love for bike riding!! The bike colors are beautiful and bright and it’s a really well made bike! The brake system is innovative and it’s so handy that it’s only one brake handle for him to worry about pulling to stop. Thank you Guardian Bike!!!

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DH
08/15/2019
Daniel H.
United States United States

Excellent Bike and company.

I love supporting companies like Guardian Bikes and they make it easy. They offer a great product with amazing customer service.

GM
08/09/2019
George M.
United States United States

Lane's Bike

Outstanding! I've had a stroke and what would have taken a normal person 15 minutes took me 3 hours and a totally frustrated "me" called for help and I had put the handlebars on backwards and the tires weren't balanced properly. In the end however, with the company's phone help my grandson's surprise 8th birthday present was a blast!!!

EJ
08/07/2019
Ethan J.
United States United States

Bike Fix

We bought our son a guardian bike when he was ready to begin riding a bike and have loved it! When it came time to purchase a bike for our daughter there was no question we were going to purchase another from Guardian. Our bike was slightly bent in shipping and over an hour was spent via FaceTime resolving the issue. Great customer service and our daughter loves her new bike!

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