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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

Customer Reviews

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09/16/2019
Dianne P.
United States United States

“I LOVE MY NEW BIKE!”

If I could have a dollar for every time those words were said by my grandson after receiving his new bike for his birthday this weekend, I’d be a millionaire! Stupidly did not realize that the included zip tie would help the brake line stay in position and now the zip tie can’t be found. Oops! Was that in the video and I missed it? No worries, will pick one up soon. Thank you for making such a high quality and safe bike for our little ones.

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TJ
08/29/2019
Tiffany J.
United States United States

Best bike!

Overall the setup was easy and my child loves the bike. I was skeptical about the size recommendation because he did not fit on bikes of the same size at our local bike store, but it is perfect. He has room to grow and is excited about it. The setup videos left a little to be desired but it was nothing we wouldn’t overcome and I wouldn’t lower my rating because of it.

HH
08/20/2019
Hanah H.
United States United States

Low derailer

Overall the bike is nice, my son doesn’t have any issue with braking and this is his first hand brake bike and I bought it mostly for the brake system. What I don’t like is the derailer is so low to the ground he can’t ride off road without it bumping the ground. Not even lawn so that part is a bummer

LW
08/20/2019
Lucas W.
United States United States

Outstanding Customer Support

My wife and I purchased the 20” large bike for my daughter. I loved the idea of the braking system and the style of the bike. When the bike arrived we were not disappointed. The bike looks great and was ready to ride in minutes. My daughter loved the bike however after a couple of rides I felt like the frame was a little large and she did not look comfortable. I emailed Guardian to ask for any suggestions. I promptly received a reply advising me that while the original handle bars would provide the maximum amount of safety that they did make a 4.5” rise handlebar that might help with the problem. They sent them out free of charge and I received them two days later. I swapped out the bars and now my daughter and I love the bike even more. Thanks Guardian for your great customer support and a “super cool” bike that will keep my girl safe.

Lucas W. verified customer review of 20 Inch Large Original Bike
MD
08/19/2019
Molly D.
United States United States

Very Happy 10 Year Old!

The guardian bike we ordered was a huge success. Our grandson began riding it at once. He is very happy with it.

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