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26 Inch Bike

168 reviews
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Guardian 26 Inch Bike

Age: 10 - 14 yearsHeight: 54 - 64 inches

$549

$399

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Meet the Guardian 26 Inch Bike

The ideal bike for your independent tween

The First of Its Kind

The First of Its Kind

A lightweight frame with striking designs make Guardian 26" bikes stand out on the street, at school, or on a neighborhood ride with friends.

Lifespan up to 4+ Years

Lifespan up to 4+ Years

The Guardian 26" bike is the perfect fit for kids who have outgrown a 20" bike and are not ready for an adult bike.

Assembled in the USA

Assembled in the USA

Our 26" models will be the second bike model assembled in our new USA factory in Seymour, Indiana! By buying a 26" bike, you’re helping support our transition to manufacturing here in the USA.

We Make It Easy on the Parents Too

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Flat Rate Shipping

Shipping is $29 flat, and in-stock orders leave our warehouse within 1 business day.

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365 Smooth Ride Guarantee

We want to make sure the bike is perfect for your family, so we give you a FULL YEAR to test it out.

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Quick and Easy Setup

Get the bike from box to pavement in 10 minutes. So easy a busy parent can do it with ease.

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 168 Reviews
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    J
    06/15/2024
    Jgschef@comcast.net
    United StatesUnited States

    Wonderful bike!

    This is the third guardian bike I have purchased. My 10 year old, long legged granddaughter LOVES IT! Can’t thank you enough for your wonderful bikes!!

    MS
    06/11/2024
    Michael S.
    United StatesUnited States

    Guardian Stands by their Bicycles

    I bought a 20 inch Guarding bicycle 3 years ago for my granddaughter. I assembled it with no issues and my granddaughter loved it. It is a well built bike with a safety braking system and light weight (15-20 pounds) lighter than competing bicycles. For a petite 8 year old girl the light weight made a positive difference in handling and operation. The 20 inch bike is till in great shape but I ordered another Guarding bicycle recently (26 inch) since my granddaughter is now 11 and outgrew the 20 inch bicycle. When the 26 inch bike arrived I could not assembly the wheel to the fork because the fork was damaged (likely done in shipping). I called Guarding support on a Friday morning and left a message and sent an email explaining my issue. I was kind of disappointed I could not reach a live Guarding contact to talk to on Friday and figured no one was going to see my email until the following Monday delaying a resolution to my issue. To my pleasant surprise Brittney from Guarding called me Saturday morning and within an hour had a replacement bicycle on its way to me which I received Monday afternoon. I assembled the 26 inch bicycle with no issues and my granddaughter loves it (after all it has 7 speeds)! Its important that a company stands by its product and Guarding proved to me that they definitely stand by their bicycles. I recommend Guarding Bicycles.

    J
    06/10/2024
    Julie
    United StatesUnited States

    Amazing Customer Service!

    FedEx accidentally delivered our bike to the wrong house and had to track it down. When I reached out to the company they were quick in responding and immediately sent another bike as a replacement! We were able to track down the other bike and reached out to the company to see how they wished for us to return the second bike they sent us. Told us to keep it and to bless somebody else with the bike! We foster kids so are going to be giving it to our foster agency to bless another child with a bike! Our daughter loves the bike too!

    D
    06/07/2024
    Debbie SVG verified by SHOP
    United StatesUnited States

    It was a wonderful difference. It's not like riding any regular bike. But an upgrade.

    JI
    06/05/2024
    john i.
    United StatesUnited States

    Wonderful bikes and support

    Wonderful experience. I purchased the first bike for my grandsons Christmas present...he grew out of it by April. I called and spoke to one of your associates...Kara...who confirmed what the website said...turn in the old bike, get receipt and pictures at the donation site...email it back to Guardian and got reimbursed within days...the New bigger bike arrived...my grandson is very happy and so am I! Thank you Guardian! John Ingram

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    Training Wheels Compatible

    We recommend using the balance bike method when teaching your child to ride a bike, but understand all children learn differently.

    Compatible training wheels can be purchased here for our 14", 16", and 20" Bikes.

    🎁 Important!

    Guaranteed Holiday Delivery ended at 6:30pm EST, on Friday, December 15th for all in stock bikes.

    For all current in stock bikes, you will see a “May Arrive Before Christmas Badge”. This badge indicates we have inventory ready to ship out.

    Please see transit times below. Note that these are estimated business days, and delays can be expected this time of year. We do not offer expedited shipping at this time.

    Thank you, and happy holidays!

    Bike being assembled

    Assembly Steps

    Step 1: Attach Handlebars

    Step 2: Attach Pedals

    Step 3: Attach front wheel (not shown here)

    Patented SureStop® Brake System

    • Easier to use – single lever braking

    • Safer to stop – prevents head over handlebar accidents

    • More control – stops faster by balancing front/rear braking automatically

    Kid Friendly Gear Shifter

    • 7-speed twist shifter

    • Red visualizer to help with gear selection

    • Fun and easy way to learn