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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.

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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07/13/2019
RJ V.
United States United States

Amazing service!

I had an issue with sizing and they amazes me with their service. Natalie and Kyle were awesome and continue to be awesome as I keep asking questions about my son's new bike.

TT
07/02/2019
todd t.
United States United States

Great Bike

The set up was simple, and I am a guy who doesn't use tools normally. I have two sons, the youngest is a daredevil and coordinated at 8 years old, his older brother at 10 is not coordinated, nor a risk taker, The 10 yr old loves the bike, it is a ton lighter than a department store bike, which allows him to keep up with his younger brother, and go faster because of the gears. The safety system of the brakes is perfect for my son as well not having to think about which brake to use. As a family we are now able to bike together, without having to stop every five minutes to wait on the slowpoke. )

DA
06/30/2019
Doug A.
United States United States

Bike Nerd

I found sizing application particularly helpful

LS
06/28/2019
Logan S.
United States United States

great bike and amazing customer service.

When I needed a larger bike than the one I ordered, they got me the right size right away and hassle free

IM
06/25/2019
Isabel M.
United States United States

Great Bike!

This is my son’s first pedal bike after having used a balance bike since he was 2-3 years old (just turned 6). It only took him a few days to get used to pedaling and reliably using the brake (instead of feet for stopping). He loves this bike! We purchased this bike specifically for the safe braking feature and are extremely happy with it. It was also really easy to assemble following the video instructions.

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