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HERO 16" Pedal Bike
The HERO 16” has been designed for children with an average inside leg measurement of 40.5-50.5cm (approx. 3.5-6 years old). Weighing just 5.7kg, the HERO’s super lightweight aluminium frame and upright riding position and slightly longer cranks make it easier for your child to manoeuvre and control with confidence, while being light enough to carry around. The premium Gates belt drive system is maintenance free so no more oily or rusty chains and is safer for inquisitive little fingers.
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.
Beautifully proportioned, every aspect of the HERO has been carefully chosen to make cycling as enjoyable and safe as possible. Equipped with a silent, smooth belt drive system, weighing just 5.7kg and available with a free lifetime warranty for the frame and forks – the HERO 14” has been designed with children in mind.
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.
4 COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM
Choose between Snapper Red, Blue Racer, Mawas Orange or Pink Dragon.
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
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 5.7kg the HERO is among the very lightest 16” bikes in the market.
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.
Comfort is key, which is why the geometry of the HERO 16” has been designed to put the rider in a more upright position, making it quicker and easier to learn and optimising the riding experience.
Fitted with longer cranks that enable gearing with a better Gain Ratio, the HERO 16” 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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|INSIDE LEG, AGE & HEIGHT||40.5-50.5cm inside leg measurement.
For kids who are 105 - 120cm tall.
Approx age: 3.5-6 years.
|WEIGHT AND SIZE||5.7 kg with 16” wheels. Frame is 6061 Butted Aluminum.|
|WHEELS||Double wall aluminium alloy rims.
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 115mm length.
Sealed cartridge bottom bracket.
Freewheel hub - no coaster brakes.
Optimised size, flat plastic platform pedals.
Full pedal stroke cycle distance: 238 cm.
Aluminium belt tensioners.
|SEAT||Combo seatpost saddle.
5mm Allen key seat clamp.
Adjustable seat height of 47 to 57 cm (ground - saddle top).
|FORKS AND FRAME||6061 Butted Aluminum.|
|TYRES||Kenda 16" * 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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