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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 the full setup

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 the full setup

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JP
10/29/2018
Joe P.
United States

Excellent bike, easy process

Bike was easy to setup and I am not good putting things together. Bike is light making it easy for my daughter to maneuver it. Single brake system also making it easier for her to learn. We like it so much that we may buy a 24 inch Guardian bike for my wife.

DB
10/19/2018
Dee B.
United States

Highest level of customer satisfaction!

Call or email and you will get someone to answer your questions and solve your problems. No pushing you off to another person when you need help. They just do it right and take care of things right away! I hope they come out with a 26" so I can buy another bike in a couple years!

JW
10/10/2018
Jonathan W.
United States

Great Customer Service

My son was so excited about the bike. Their was a mix up with FedEx and they still made sure to replace the bike that was lost to make sure my son's birthday was not ruined. Great people and a great product.

WB
09/20/2018
Warren B.
United States

Refreshingly considerate and genuine customer care

Truly amazing customer service for a great product. I ordered my daughter's bike on Amazon and it arrived without the parts box. I contacted Guardian and they shipped out the parts straight away. Well worth the extra day or two to wait, because the bike itself is exactly as promised- lightweight, stylish, and safer to ride. The bigger issue I had came and the impressive service I received came about 90 days later. My daughter's height was in-between the 20" and 24" recommended ranges, but on the lower side. I chose to go with the smaller 20" because I just couldn't see her riding safely on a the same 24" size wheels that her big brother has. She started riding the 20" bike right at the end of the school year to and from school, and things seemed ok with the bike. After summer when school started again, she let me know that she was having a tough time keeping up with the crew she rides to and from school with. I saw this myself one day as she rode home, and it was because of the bike sizes. She's small for her age and the other kids had bigger bikes. Her legs were going much faster than the other kids' and she was still struggling to keep up. Uh-oh, daddy picked the wrong bike. I sent Guardian a message on facebook messenger, telling them what was happening. This was close to 90 days after I ordered the bike. Guardian was extremely understanding, polite and considerate, which is rare these days when it comes to customer service. They coached me through confirming the right bike size and style, and after I paid only the difference in cost between the smaller bike and the bigger bike, they shipped me a brand new bigger bike and I sent back the 90-day-old bike. Now my daughter keeps up with her crew with no problems and I know that she's on a safe, lightweight bike that she really enjoys. Very happy and pleased with the product and service.

DM
09/20/2018
David M.
United States

Excellent bike and could not be happier!

The bike is very well built and the service of the company was top notch! My daughter loves the bike, to say the least! Additional it’s very light weight and easy for her to handle yet safe as can be (amazing breaking system). Would highly recommend and could not be happier with our purchase! Will be buying another one for my younger daughter very soon and would not bother look at any other brand! If ‘s pricey but for the quality and safety, a bargain in my humble opinion!

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