AIRO 12
AIRO 12
AIRO 12
AIRO 12
AIRO 12
AIRO 12
AIRO 12
AIRO 12

AIRO 12" - Magma Red

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
399 Reviews

Thanks to its fiery glow, the Magma Red AIRO looks hot to the touch! Watch them grow more confident every ride as they discover freedom on two wheels. Sleek, matte, and made from an ultra-tough magnesium alloy frame, the AIRO weighs in at just 2.95kg, making it the hottest balance bike in town. The AIRO’s grip taped footrests are contoured into the frame making it easy to freewheel down alleys, race around the park or shred it over the bumps on the BMX track!

LIFETIME WARRANTY

We offer a free lifetime warranty on the AIRO’s frame and forks. See the lifetime warranty registration page for more information.

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Not all balance bikes are created equal

Weighing just 2.95kg starting your little one out on their cycling journey is easier for them than ever before! Thanks to the AIRO’s incredibly lightweight, ultra-hard-wearing magnesium alloy frame they can effortlessly propel themselves along.

Lighter on the wallet than any comparable balance bike, the AIRO is superior on every meaningful measure.

The AIRO features footrests which have been stylishly contoured into the frame and the air-filled rubber tires on aluminium rims make for a smooth free-wheeling experience. The neoprene padded stem provides additional safety, while the fully adjustable seat makes it perfect for ages 18 months to 5 years (with a recommended inside leg of 11.8" to 18.1" / 30-46cm).

In addition, sealed bearings mean that the wheels are better protected against road debris and the elements. Zero-maintenance and available with a lifetime warranty, the AIRO will be the first step into the world of cycling for your budding mini champ!

Lighter than all 23 comparable competitors. We searched long and hard for a lighter balance bike and the only ones we found one were made with plastic wheels and uncomfortable foam tires. Not all balance bikes are created equal.

Note: AIRO 12" has no brake. If this is important to you, please see AIRO 14".

6 FUNKY COLOURS

Choose between Flamingo Pink, Magma Red, Orca White, Hammer Yellow, Tuvalu Turquoise, or Iguana Green and then marvel at the magic of your little one going from tentative first steps to gnarly rider on their first bike.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

We are so confident in the quality of the AIRO frame and forks that we offer a lifetime warranty meaning all your children will be able to start their cycling journey on the same bike! See the lifetime warranty registration card included in the box for full details.

Hornit has hit a sweet spot in terms of price, style, functionality and weight and then topped it off by adding in a lifetime guarantee too!
It’s incredibly light, very well made and looks great. Its thick, pneumatic tyres make it a nice, smooth, bump-absorbing ride.
A serious contender for Best Buy, the AIRO, from British brand Hornit, is streets ahead of any other balance bike this lightweight.
One of the best balance bikes in the market.

Award Winning

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Further Information

Technical Specifications:

SUITABLE FOR AGES 1.5 to 5 years
WEIGHT 2.95 kg
RECOMMENDED INSIDE LEG MEASUREMENT 30cm to 46cm (11.8" to 18.1”)
COLOURS Available in 6 Colours (Red, Pink, White, Yellow, Turquoise, and Green)
STEM Aluminium, 55mm extension
SADDLE HEIGHT Adjustable saddle height from 29cm to 44cm (ground - saddle top)
MAINTENANCE Maintenance Free
WHEEL SIZE 12.5"
FORKS AND FRAME Magnesium alloy
TYRES COMPASS (W3108) 12.5" * 2.25" black (actual width for CLUG mtb 47mm (1.85"))
VALVES Schrader. Valve caps have been removed on our AIRO range as they are a choking hazard

Frequently Asked Questions

The correct seat height should have the child sitting on the Airo’s seat, with feet flat on the ground, with a slight bend in the knees. For long-distance striding on smooth surfaces, you can raise this slightly. For obstacles, tricks, and off-road riding, the saddle should be adjusted for slightly more bend in the knees.

Quality is important to us, that’s why we use proper rubber tyres for a super smooth riding experience (rather than cheap solid foam tyres which make for an uncomfortable ride).

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure will help to extend the life of your tyres, improve safety and ensure a smooth ride. Both the front and back tyres on the Hornit Airo should be inflated to 20-30 PSI (1.5-2.0 BAR).

The Hornit AIRO has been toy safety tested for a child of 18 months+ and so the valve caps had to be removed in accordance with the EN71 toy regulations as they present a choking hazard.

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4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 399 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 380 Total 4 star reviews: 16 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
95%would recommend these products
399 reviews
  • GC
    Gill C.
    Verified Buyer
    AIRO 12" - Tuvalu Turquoise
    Reviewing
    AIRO 12" - Tuvalu Turquoise
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    15 hours ago
    Best Balance Bike

    This is so light! My grandson is a little lad of almost 3 but this bike is perfect for him! When it arrived I thought the box was empty but it wasn’t, obviously! Would recommend this as a first balance bike as it’s so easy for the tots to use! Price wasn’t too bad either and as they say, buy cheap buy twice! Not an issue with this quality product!

  • DC
    Donna C.
    Verified Buyer
    AIRO 12" - Hammer Yellow
    Reviewing
    AIRO 12" - Hammer Yellow
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Looks awesome!

    Great colour. Our grandson took to it straight away.

  • DG
    Daisy G.
    Verified Buyer
    AIRO 12" - Flamingo Pink
    Reviewing
    AIRO 12" - Flamingo Pink
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Better than expected

    We spent some time researching balance bikes ahead of choosing the Airo, and read lots of reviews (as it’s quite an investment). However on receiving the Airo in the post we have been blown away. Setting the bike up to use was very easy and the bike itself is gorgeous - very lightweight and manageable for our 2 year old and o love that the pink colour is softened and not as fluorescent/bright as I had feared. Can’t fault the service from Hornit. We also purchased the flamingo helmet which is also excellent. Really happy!

  • AH
    ALAN H.
    Verified Buyer
    AIRO 12" - Orca White
    Reviewing
    AIRO 12" - Orca White
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    BRILLIANT

    EXCELLENT WELL MADE AND EXTREMELY LIGHT WEIGHT

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