What's the difference between the Original and Ethos models?

Great question! Our Original line is our super premium, lightest weight, no compromises bike. It's our all around best and most popular bike. Our new Ethos line is our new line we developed with the goal of reaching more families through a slightly more affordable option. It has the same SureStop brakes, the main difference is that it has a steel frame instead of aluminum, making it a couple pounds heavier than the Guardian Original line. On our 6-speed and 7-speed models, the Ethos shifter is also slightly harder to shift than the Original bike, because the Original line has a super premium easy twist shifter, while the Ethos has a standard twist shifter.

All of the compare pages below have a video showing the differences between Ethos vs Original: