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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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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.

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    Jose P.
    United StatesUnited States

    Noticeable difference

    So just like many of the other parents have mentioned, my kid is a late bloomer when it comes to riding a bike. Mainly because learning to ride a bike is scary. But the guardian bike decreases the learning curve. My 11-year-old daughter learned how to ride in two days. The biggest thing that stood out is her confidence. That’s what every parent wants to see. I didn’t give it five stars because upon receiving the bike, the front break was not connected. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of contacting the company again because the back brake works really well. And contrary to what the instructions have said about the front brake activating when the lever is pressed, I think it is more of an assembly issue. Overall, we’re extremely happy with our purchase and will be making another one for my younger son.

    United StatesUnited States

    Excellent bike for my 9 year old - need to calibrate before shipment

    This is my 2nd bike from Guardian. The first bike was calibrated well. However, for this bike, the derailleur was not calibrated and the bike did not shift well. Nothing was bent and I assembled the same way as the first bike out of the box. Shipping was very fast. I would rather Guardian spent an extra day making sure the shifting was calibrated similar to the first bike. For this bike, I calibrated the derailleur myself and was issued a small refund for my troubles. Overall, satisfied with this purchase.

    Debbie E.
    United StatesUnited States

    A very nice bike

    I couldn't get the handlebar tight enough as to not slide. Other than that, my oldest and youngest love it. They can ride a bike now. They have even mentioned how much nicer their new bike is than the ones I had purchased for them in past years. My two middle children are still in the learning process. They'll get there eventually. I look forward to being able to afford a second bike. :)


    Guardian Bikes

    Hi Debbie, Guardian Bikes Team here. I am happy to hear how much your kiddos are loving their new bike! We'd be happy to take care of the issue you described with the handlebars, if you'd like to reach out to us. We look forward to getting you taken care of. Best, Christian

    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.

    Aaron S.
    United StatesUnited States

    Everything worked as expected

    My 10yo son loved his bike. It fit him perfectly, and the ease of one break and one shifter helped him get going right away. My only wish was that they came with a front fork shock.

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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