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Guardian 26 Inch Bike

Age: 10 - 14 yearsHeight: 54 - 64 inches



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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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Fast and Free Shipping

Shipping is free, 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.

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    Chris B.
    United StatesUnited States

    Great bike

    I bought this 26-inch bike for my soon-to-be 9-year old granddaughter. She just barely met the minimum size requirements, and Guardian Bikes recommended the smaller size, but I'm so glad I ordered up. The morning after we put it together, and after some adjustments by my local bike shop, she got on the bike and rode several miles to school on roads and a path on bike-to-school day. I was nervous about that, since she hadn't practiced using gears and could just barely touch her feet to the ground, but it was a piece of cake for her. The bike didn't put together as easily as the 16-inch bike I had purchased for my 4-year old granddaughter. The bike stem was crooked and I couldn't loosen the nut to straighten it; one wheel was wobbly and needed the bearings adjusted, and the gears did not shift smoothly. But Guardian said to take it to my local bike store to have those issues corrected and they reimbursed me for the $50 cost. Guardian's customer service was prompt, timely and extremely helpful, through both phone calls and email. They offered to send any replacement parts the local bike shop needed, but in the end it just involved a few minor adjustments to get everything running smoothly.

    Francesca A.
    United StatesUnited States

    As advertised

    I don’t leave reviews for anything, and this company, and this product has been so above expectation, that I want everyone to know how great of a product this really is. When I read the return policy, I was as skeptical as I could possibly be. But when looking around, and seeing the prices, and the only options I had in stores, it was worth the risk. My daughter loves the bike tremendously, the installation was as thorough as possible, and as easy as can be. The product is very safe and very durable. We are all very satisfied. Thank you.

    Kenna A.
    United StatesUnited States

    Love this bike!!

    My son absolutely has loved his guardian bike. It’s revitalized his love for biking!

    United StatesUnited States

    Great bikes, even better customer service!

    This is the second time I have purchased bikes from Guardian for my three kids. These are high-quality products and my kids love them! And, anytime I have needed assistance, Guardian's customer service has been exceptional. Special shout out to Amber who specifically made my experience pleasant and easy. I highly recommend this company and their bikes!

    United StatesUnited States

    Great Bike

    Very easy to order and delivery was flawless. Not the most handy and had to call on a Saturday to get some help on one part of assembly but technician was very nice and solved the problem immediately. Grand daughter loves the bike and rides it with much more confidence. Great looking and excellent purchase!

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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