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I remember being outside all day on the weekend, when I was a kid, and riding my bike around until the streetlights came on! That’s how we knew it was time to go home! I don’t think people thought too much about safety back then. There definitely weren’t conscious efforts to wear bike helmets and be safe. As a mom, I’m the complete opposite! Safety comes first!
We were invited to spend a day out in the park with Guardian Bikes. I love getting the family uplugged and outside in the fresh air! If you haven’t heard of them before, it may be because Guardian Bikes is a brand new company based in Orange County. Their mission is to help children, from 4 to 12 years old , explore the world in motion with confidence and safety.
The company was founded with the intention of preventing the millions of biking accidents that happen to children each year. Their bicycles are the only children’s bikes to incorporate an innovative brake system technology, called SureStop, in addition to other features, to help keep kids safe.
As I mentioned, Guardian Bikes are the are only children’s bikes to incorporate SureStop’s version of a traditional V brake system. It works by applying brake force to the rims of each wheel when the one brake lever is squeezed.
The amount of brake pressure that is applied depends on the amount of rear traction. As the rear brake is applied, it communicates via cable with the brakes in front, effectively inducing all-wheel braking for improved stopping power. I just wish they had this when I was learning to ride a bike safely.
Guardian Bikes believes that a kid’s bike not only be a design & style they love but also something they feel confident riding. I totally agree! Their bikes are designed in bold colors and patterns for both boys and girls.
In addition to the SureStop braking system which prevents the front wheels from locking up, Guardian Bikes feature several other safety features including:
Easy Ride Geometry
- Wheel base is extended and bottom bracket is lowered for overall lower center of gravity, making the bike harder to tip over and easier to ride
- Steering components make it easier for kids to steer as they ride.
High Quality Components
- Shimano shifting
- Kendra Tires
- Double wall rims for durability
But my most favorite feature about these bikes is the fact that they only weigh around 20 pounds! Yes, it’s true! Since they are mostly made of aluminum, Guardian Bikes are easier for a child to control and manipulate!
Guardian Bikes will be available online and in specialty retail stores in the fall, at the end of September, and will be priced at $399. My daughter has already requested one from Santa! Honestly, why wouldn’t I want her on the safest bike out there, created for kids? Christmas can’t come soon enough!
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