June 15, 2017
You don’t always see a lot of innovation when it comes to bicycle design. Typically, any changes are minor and you probably never see them take off. However, when it comes to a children’s bike, it seems there is a lot more that can be done, something that was demonstrated by an Irvine, California-based company on Shark Tank season eight.
The company, Guardian Bikes, states that their children’s bike isn’t designed for kids. Instead, they are miniature adult bicycles that are designed with cheap cost in mind instead of quality and safety. You can’t really argue with that, all things considered. The CEO Brian Riley goes on to cite a US Consumer Product Safety Commission report that shows over 1,000 children visit the emergency room each day for bicycle-related injuries. This is where their bicycle design comes in.
The Guardian Bike was created for kids ages six to nine who are just graduating from training wheels up to hand brakes. The most innovative part is the Sure Stop brake system that goes to great lengths to prevent common head-over-handlebar accidents. They also feature a frame of high quality, aircraft-grade aluminum that is not only stronger but more lightweight than your typical children’s bike.
Currently, this bike is the only brand on the market that is created with kids in mind rather than just a smaller version of an adult bike. If it takes off, it could mean and even safer ride for children and could foster a life-long love of safe bicycling.
Unfortunately, not everyone has taken to safe bicycling, not even adults. Furthermore, even with safety-oriented bikes, accidents still happen. If you have been in a bicycling accident, contact the Law Office of Gary Brustin today to see if your injuries can be covered.