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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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    So Far All Good

    The bike was easy to put together and seems very well-made. My granddaughter loves it and feels confident on her new big bike. The experience buying the was smooth and many follow up messages to check on our experience. Very pleased.

    Jose P.
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    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.

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    Must buy

    I was skeptical to purchase, but this bike is a must buy. My daughter learned to ride a bike in 1 day. She started off without the pedals and master balancing and gliding very quickly. The bike is so light and sturdy. The same day she wanted to put the pedals on, we put them on it and off she went. I only wish I had purchased it sooner.

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    Just wanted to say thank you from a very happy mom. My 9 year old son with autism struggles with some coordination things but loves going on bike rides on our tandem bike and riding scooters, etc. He didn’t think he’d ever be able to ride a bike without training wheels, and honestly had a hard time riding even with them. Didn’t even want to ride a bike, it was so frustrating for him. After a couple of sessions of riding around on our driveway he was peddling down the sidewalk, no training wheels, and absolutely loves it! My older daughter tried it out too and says it’s the best quality bike she has ever ridden, and she currently has a very nice $500 small adult bike. Husband said it was by far the easiest bike he ever put together. Worth every penny!

    Renee SVG verified by SHOP
    United StatesUnited States

    This is the second bike we have purchased from Guardian. We got the first bike for our 6 1/2-year-old and he was often running within one day as promised. His success sealed the deal for big sis to get riding too!

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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