HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
HERO 20" Pedal Bike
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HERO 20" Pedal Bike

The HERO 20” is designed for children with an inside leg measurement of 48-56cm (approx. 6-9 years old). Weighing just 7.9kg, the HERO’s Shimano Nexus 3 speed internal hub and the super lightweight aluminium frame mean will mean your child will have no trouble riding up hills and keeping up on family rides. The premium Gates carbon belt drive system is maintenance free so there will be no more oily or rusty chains.

Mudguards Information

Please note, if you order mudguards with your HERO you will need to install them using our step-by-step instructions. Installation takes around 10 minutes.

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Not all bikes are created equal.

Every last part of the HERO 20” has been carefully considered to optimise weight, quality, comfort, safety and style. Weighing just 7.9kg, equipped with a silent, smooth belt drive system, ultra-reliable Shimano 3 speed hub and available with a free lifetime warranty for the frame and forks – the HERO 20” has been built to last.

Please note: EU delivery is currently unavailable. Due to factors outside of our control we have temporarily ceased international delivery. We apologise and hope we will be able to ship the HERO to our European friends again soon.


Choose between Snapper Red, Blue Racer, Mawas Orange, Goldfire and Silverback.


HERO’s are designed to last a lifetime which is why we offer a free lifetime warranty on the frame and forks to the original owner for as long as they own the bike. Visit our 'Warranty Information' page for more details.

The Hornit Hero is a great bike for the transition from a balance bike to a pedal bike. The geometry and components make it low weight, easy to manoeuvre and should mean minimal maintenance.
A high-quality first 'proper' bike that smooths out the tricky transition from balance bike to pedals
With a competitive price, low weight, innovative features and some great colour choices, the HERO certainly appears to be in keeping with the excellent AIRO balance bike and shows that Hornit is serious about making quality kids bikes.
Less weight, more fun.

A lighter bike is easier to learn on, easier to handle and more enjoyable to ride meaning your child will be happy to ride the HERO for longer than a heavier bike. At 7.9kg the HERO is among the very lightest 20” bikes in the market.

Shimano Nexus-3 Internal Gear Hub.

Shimano’s internal gear hub is virtually indestructible, the grip shift is easy for children to twist and can be done even when they’re not pedalling (so no more getting caught at the bottom of a hill in a high gear!). Children find it easy to use the high, medium and low gears.

No more chains.

Quieter, smoother and longer lasting the HERO comes with a Gates belt drive system which is maintenance-free: no oil, no grease, no rust (ever!) and safer for inquisitive fingers too.

Perfectly proportioned.

Comfort is key, which is why the geometry of the HERO 20” has been designed to put the rider in a more upright position, making it quicker and easier to learn and optimising the riding experience.

Efficient cycling.

Fitted with longer cranks that enable gearing with a better Gain Ratio, the HERO 20” requires fewer rotations to travel the same distance when compared to a shorter crank. This makes for a more efficient ride on the flats.

Brake levers made for small hands.

Small, easy to reach, adjustable brake levers, more manageable narrow handlebars and contoured grips means better control and improved confidence.

Carefully prepared by us.

Every one of our bikes is inspected by our UK based trained mechanics who will assemble and tune your bike before it's sent to you. When it arrives, some simple assembly will be required.


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Further Information

INSIDE LEG, AGE & HEIGHT 48-56cm inside leg measurement.
For kids who are 115 - 130cm tall.
Approx age: 6-9 years. 
WEIGHT AND SIZE 7.9 kg with 20” wheels. Frame is 6061 Butted Aluminum.
WHEELS Double wall aluminium alloy rims.
28/20 spoke pattern for weight reduction.
Sealed bearing hubs.
Double butted spokes.
HEADSET AND STEM Japanese quality aluminium headset for smooth handling.
Short (40mm) lightweight stem for agile steering.
HANDLEBARS Double butted aluminum riser bars.
GRIPS AND BRAKES Ergonomic grips designed for children's hands.
Short Reach V-Brakes.
Independent Brake Sets for Front and Rear Wheels.
Adjustable Brake Levers designed for children's hands.
DRIVETRAIN Gates carbon drive belt drive 48/22T gearing.
Aluminium alloy cranks 127mm length.
Sealed cartridge bottom bracket.
Shimano Nexus-3 internal gear hub.  
Freewheel hub - no coaster brakes.
Optimised size, flat plastic platform pedals.
Q-Factor 144mm.
Full pedal stroke cycle distance: 306cm. Gain Ratio: 3.82
Aluminium belt tensioners.
SEAT Combo seatpost and saddle (25.4mm (1").
Comfortable saddle.
5mm Allen key seat clamp.
Adjustable seat height of 58 to 66 cm (ground - saddle top).
FORKS AND FRAME 6061 Butted Aluminum.
TYRES Kenda 20" * 1.5” tyres for maximum grip and suspension.
Fits CLUG hybrid.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can add these as additional extras when you buy the bike. If purchased, the kickstand will come fitted to your bike already. The front and rear mudguards will come loose in the box. To fit them you will need to follow our step-by-step instructions which can be found by following the link found in the 'Mudguards Information' link at the top of the page.

Universal stabilisers can be fitted to HERO, but it is not what we recommend or stock. If your little one is 30 to 48cm then we would recommend the AIRO balance bike instead of stabilisers.

HERO pedal bike sizes are based on inside leg measurements. The 14” pedal bike is designed for an inside leg of 34-44cm (approximate age 2.5-4.5 years old). The 16” pedal bike is designed for an inside leg of 40.5-50.5cm (approximate 3.5-6 years old). The 20" pedal bike is designed for an inside leg of 48-56cm (approximate 6-9 years old). The 24” pedal bike is designed for an inside leg of 57-67cm (approximate 8-10 years old).

Belts are set at a higher tension than a chain and so feels different. Initial 'stiffness' wears off very quickly. We prefer belt drives as they are maintenance and oil free, and safer for inquisitive fingers!

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