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24 Inch Original Bike

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24 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.

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.

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.

Shimano 7-speed Shifting

Our Shimano grip-shift components are simple and intuitive. Shift one way for higher gears, and the other way for lower. Easy, with plenty of range for even the toughest hills.

Double-walled Rims

Our double-walled rims can stand up to the extreme beating of a kids’ bike without bends, dents, or buckles. Even under the weight of a grown man. We tested it. A bunch of times.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shimano 7-speed Shifting

Our Shimano grip-shift components are simple and intuitive. Shift one way for higher gears, and the other way for lower. Easy, with plenty of range for even the toughest hills.

Double-walled Rims

Our double-walled rims can stand up to the extreme beating of a kids’ bike without bends, dents, or buckles. Even under the weight of a grown man. We tested it. A bunch of times.

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.

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.

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 10 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 10 minutes, and we’ll send the only tools you need right in the box.

Watch Assembly Preview
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09/22/2020
Eric S.
United States United States
Parents of happy 4 year old

We were a little leery of introducing gears to our 4 year old, however given his height (already 48") and experience with biking (typically 1 ride/week of around 6-7 miles, with breaks for snacks!) we thought it would be best to "future-proof" our purchase. The concerns turned out to be need-less. This is his first hand-brake bike and the ease of having only one hand-brake to learn on meant he needed all of 5 minutes to become comfortable. The gears are there and we talk about them on our rides as the need comes up (like going up hill) and he is learning and the picture of a bike rider that goes along with the gear numbers has been great for his learning. So far we have been very happy with the bike and our purchase!

09/23/2020
Guardian Bikes

Hi Eric, Sounds like he's already a little pro! It's marvelous to hear that he's learning how to use the different gears. We are so happy here at Guardian that your family is loving the new bike. -Laura

PA
09/18/2020
Pamela A.
United States United States
My opinion with the purchase of this bicycle.

I ordered during COVID so I knew the WAIT would be lengthy. Once the bicycle was assembled* two major things for me are the seat&pedals..they seem like a cheap choice for the price paid for my bike. So, I had tonspend extra money for replacing with a higher quality seat&also pedals. Pamela

09/18/2020
Guardian Bikes

Hi Pamela, Thank you for being a Guardian customer and being patient with us during Covid. I have passed along your review to our product development team for review about the saddle and pedals not being up to par. Thank you for your feedback! Thanks, Adam @ Guardian Bikes

CM
09/13/2020
Carolyn M.
United States United States
LOVE IT!!!

Great bike, great company and great customer service.

09/14/2020
Guardian Bikes

Hi Carolyn, Glad you love your bike. Please reach out to us by phone or email if you have any questions. Sam @ Guardian Bikes

KK
09/11/2020
Kevan K.
United States United States
Late and Grips

The delivery was late and the hand grips on the gear switch handle slide off.

CP
09/11/2020
Caroline P.
United States United States

Since the bike is lightweight, it made it easier for my son to ride it. He finds it so easy to ride uphill when changing gears. He use to complain about uphills with his previous 16 inch Schwinn Burnout bike. Now, I don't have to persuade him to bike. He loves to ride his bike more than ever. As for me, I feel more at ease with the bike's braking system. It stops so smoothly that I don't see him inching forward when he presses the brakes hard. Within one day of riding the bike, he was more confident than ever.

09/12/2020
Guardian Bikes

Hi Caroline, Wow, this is awesome! It sounds like he's really getting some quality rides with his Guardian bike. We love hearing that our bikes are building kids' confidence. Thanks so much for being a Guardian customer. :) Best, Laura

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