General FAQs

Please forgive us. We used to ship to almost every country in the world, but a combination of unreliable postal services and, in some cases, light-fingered customs officials meant that it was simply no longer worth the frustration for all concerned. However, we have an extensive international distribution network so if we don’t ship to your country please contact us and we will try and put you in contact with a local retailer who can!

Every order receives an auto-confirmation. Please double-check your junk/spam folder as they all too frequently end up in there. If you still can’t find it, contact us and we will resend another one.

Orders received before 1pm UK time will be sent out the same day. Orders received after 1pm UK time will be sent out the next working day. Our bikes (AIRO and HERO unless you have ordered extras to be fitted to your bike) are sent on a next day delivery service. All other products are sent standard UK delivery which normally takes 1-5 days (3-5 days during busy period). Please note we do not pick or send orders over the weekend.

We ship our UK orders from our UK warehouse based in Plymouth.

UK Tracking will come from Diamond Logistics based in Plymouth. You should receive tracking from them. Please check your junk folder if your email security settings are high. If you haven't received an email from Diamond Logistics please email info@thehornit.com and we will be able to help.

CLUG PRO, CLUG and clug upgrade kit

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The actual CLUG itself is identical between the CLUG and the PRO. It has the same footprint so the same holes can be reused. For example, if you had a CLUG mtb, you will need to get a CLUG PRO mtb.

The critical measurement is your ACTUAL tyre width. Armed with this measurement pick CLUG with the appropriate range. To make things more complicated than they should be, especially for MTB riders, tyre manufacturers often overstate their tyre sizes. For example, a tyre stated to be 2.4” will often measure 2.2”. If that's the case, please go for the CLUG mtb (rather than the CLUG mtb XL) as you will appreciate the snugger fit. The easiest way to measure tyre width is with callipers. Visit the 'Videos' section to find out how to measure.

CLUG is designed to store your bike vertically or horizontally, depending on your space. CLUG should always sit just above the mid-point of the wheel.


When using CLUG for vertical storage, this helps to keep your handlebars straight. Roll the bike into an upright position so that the rear wheel is resting on the floor (which should be stable and flat!) against the wall vertically beneath the CLUG. Then line up the front tyre so that it rests against the jaws of the CLUG before giving it a good nudge into the CLUG. Please note that you cannot store a bike vertically with CLUG if the front wheel is on the floor because it will swivel, and the bike will fall!


For horizontal storage, the rear wheel is reversed into the CLUG, just above the mid-point of the wheel, ensuring that the bike is perfectly straight. Please note that when using CLUG for horizontal storage you cannot 'clug' the front tyre because it will swivel. CLUG might be clever but it can't be expected to hold a bike upright if it is mounted to the floor instead of the wall!"

No, please note that CLUG cannot hang your bike, it doesn't work that way. CLUG works with your floor to store your bike. That said CLUG has been used by the likes of Schwalbe and Profile Design to store spare wheels neatly and accessibly.

As long as you are not changing your tyre/bike, the upgrade kit needs to be the same size as the original CLUG you have. For example, if you have a CLUG roadie, you will need a CLUG upgrade kit roadie to store your bike in your new CLUG PRO.

No! 1 CLUG does the job just fine.

The CLUG PRO is rated to hold a bike or e-bike up to 30kg which covers every bike you’d actually want to ride! During testing we discovered the CLUG PRO was able to hold considerably more. This means if you have a e-bike, CLUG PRO will hold it as long as the tyre is within the CLUG tyre guidelines, and it is 30kg or less. It’s worth noting that in normal use (with at least one wheel on the ground) the weight acting on the cord/winch is a tiny fraction of the rated weight.

If your tyre is at the top of the width range that your CLUG size accommodates, you will need to mount the CLUG to the wall in order to have enough pressure behind the bike to push the tyre into it. Not an easy feat with CLUG in hand! A tight fit is a secure fit, but if you’re not sure please contact us at info@thehornit.com and we’ll be able to advise you whether or not you need to swap it for a larger size CLUG.

Roadie and Hybrid : 1/4" or 6mm.
mtb, mtb XL and mtb plus : 5/16" or 8mm.

Tape won’t work as it is not strong enough. Check out the vacuum mount for CLUG for our solution to this problem! Please note you must be mounting to a totally smooth wall if using vaccum mount.

CLUG only holds bikes up to 13kg for the roadie and 20kg for all the other sizes. However E-bikes tend to be 25kg so we recommend using the CLUG PRO as this is suitable for bikes up to 30kg.

Good question! Basically CLUG will mark your carbon rims if the plastic touches the rim (which obviously none of us want to happen). To solve this, set the CLUG a couple of inches higher than the mid-point of the wheel so that CLUG still fully grips the tyre, but the arms are not long enough to touch the carbon rim. It can be tricky to get absolutely right first time so may require you to re-drill the holes. We know this works because there is a wall of Argon 18 bikes displayed in this way at the Argon 18 HQ!

CLUG was born before the advent of high end, wide carbon rims and straight-walled tyres. Usually CLUG pinches the narrow part of the tyre by the rim and the tyre fills the inner part of the CLUG, but with clinchers the tyre wall tends to be straight, not rounded. It still grips because clincher tyres are almost always at the upper end of the roadie parameters.

To be extra safe, it is best to use CLUG PRO rather than CLUG if you have Clincher tyres. CLUG PRO has a FIDLOCK cord and winch attached and so there will be no risk of it falling out in the case of a slow puncture.

Yes you can! Don't listen to the naysayers on this! Hydraulic brakes use liquid (either DOT fluid or mineral oil). The reason some people think this is an issue is because if there is air in the hydraulic brake system, it may cause soft brakes (meaning the brake lever can be pulled in all the way instead of having a firm and immediate response).
However, the only reason this happens is if the brakes have not been properly bled, which potentially causes air bubbles in the hydraulic system. It is NOT the fault of the storage method or the brakes, but the fault of the person who bled the brakes poorly! Worst case should be that after a few pumps of the brakes the pressure will be back to normal again.

If using the original CLUG, then we recommend checking your tyres for punctures regularly, as if the tyre pressure drops, your bike may fall out. If using the CLUG PRO, this will hold you bike in even with a puncture - just make sure your cord is tight!

Please remember to measure your ACTUAL tyre size as this may well vary significantly from the stated size. We recommend going for a tighter fit as your bike will be more secure. In particular, if your tyre states it’s a 2.3” or 2.4” tyre, then it will very likely have an actual size of around 2.2” and we strongly recommend you opt for the CLUG mtb size, not the CLUG mtb XL.

Whilst the original CLUG is ultra-convenient, ultra-minimalist and ultra-satisfying to use, there may be occasions when a CLUG PRO would be a better option. For example: if you get a puncture or slow puncture, if you want to use CLUG for long term storage (over time tyre pressure drops), if you have children or pets that may knock the bike, if you have to store your Lamborghini directly behind your bike or if you have a high end bike.

Yes! If you are planning on drilling into anything that isn’t wood, you will need to get some new wall plugs. All you need to do is take out the plastic gripper that is covering the screws and unscrew the clipper. If you are drilling straight into wood then you wouldn’t need to find new wall plugs, you can just unscrew the screws and use them again.

If you email us at info@thehornit.com, we will gladly help you to sort out an exchange.

We’ve designed a wipe clean, re-usable mud pad that will help! The special micro-suction pad can be removed and re-used and won't pull off your paint.

Sadly not! Road tyre stated sizes do tend to be accurate. However, when it comes to MTB, tyres manufacturers almost always exaggerate the size by as much as 0.1-0.2”. This is why you should go by ACTUAL tyre size, not the stated tyre size, especially if you are at the upper or lower limit of a given CLUG size. In practice if a tyre is stated to be 2.3-2.4” it will probably measure 2.1-2.25”. This means that you should definitely go for the CLUG mtb (rather than the CLUG mtb XL) to ensure a snug fit – the mtb XL will be loose.

If you have a roadie or hybrid size, the answer is yes you can. Please use the patented Toggler wall plugs supplied. We go to great lengths to source these from the USA as they are the best we have found. If you have the mtb, mtb XL or the plus size then the answer is no. The reason is that larger, ‘nobblier’ mountain bike tyres exert a much greater pull force on the CLUG and the dry wall is unlikely to cope.

You can if you are a DIY guru! You need to create an attachment between the wall and CLUG at the required angle and don’t forget to make a block for your bottom tyre to rest against at the same angle. Please note the tyre must fit into the CLUG straight on and not at an angle to be effective.

The CLUG PRO is designed for long term storage meaning even with a flat tyre your bike will stay sturdy..The CLUG PRO is designed for long term storage meaning even with a flat tyre your bike will stay sturdy.

clug accessories

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Actual time will depend on the quality of the vacuum, the material on which you are fixing and any debris on the surface. You should test the vacuum mount first before racking your bike in case the surface is not suitable. You should also regularly check the vacuum pump indicator for signs the vacuum is being lost. The vacuum should last for a minimum 7 days on smooth glass before the vacuum pump indicator shows orange.

The Vacuum Mounts have been tested to hold 55kg (121lbs). In reality they are holding only a fraction of this weight as the bicycle has to have at least one wheel on the floor at all times.

Yes! The Vacuum Mount is compatible with all sizes of CLUG, but you do need to buy this separately.

If the surface is smooth, non-porous and clean then you can pretty much guarantee the Vacuum Mount will work. On finely textured surfaces or if the surface is porous then the Vacuum Mount may only work for a short time. The only way to really find out is to test it.

There are two sizes of mud pad available. The small size is designed for road, gravel and hybrid tyres. The large size is designed for mtb tyres.

Yes! We have designed the mud pad to be totally washable on both sides. It will maintain its stickiness wash after wash and the white side can be wiped clean. It should only be washed in cold soapy water.

The mud pad has been painstakingly developed to be removable without peeling off your paint, but sticky enough to remain in place. Naturally some surfaces offer better adhesion than others. If the pad falls off it is often because of dust/dirt on the wall surface. Clean surface with damp cloth, wash mud pad with cold soapy water, air dry and reapply.

When using CLUG or CLUG vertically you should place the mud pad at the point that the rear bicycle tyre would touch the wall.

The mud pad will only stick to smooth, flat surfaces such as glass, shiny painted walls and wooden furniture. It will not stick to brick or other non-porous materials.

The HERO pedal bikes are based on inside leg measurement. 
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).

The seat is adjustable and can be set to a range of heights. Generally, we say that the child should just be able to touch the floor so that they don’t sit too low or high on the bike.

The tyres are made from rubber and are made by Kenda.

The tyres should be between 2.5-5.9 bar.

We have tested the bikes and the maximum weight is up to 80kg. 

The lifetime warranty is on the frame and forks. These are protected against cracks and breaks in the metal.

Your HERO will have been inspected by a mechanic before it arrives with you to ensure quality. However, there are a few small things you need to do to your bike before it can be ridden. We have created a simple assembly video which can be found here.

You can add these as additional extras when you buy the bike. If purchased, the rear mud guard and kickstand will come fitted to your bike already. The front mudguard will come loose in the box. This will need to be fitted by you and you can find the mudguard assembly video here.

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 Hornit AIRO balance bike instead of stabilisers.

Belts are set at a higher tension than a chain and so feels different. We love belts as they are maintenance and oil free. Initial 'stiffness' wears off very quickly.

Having a tighter belt is best practice as this allows for stretching during initial use. Reassessment is recommended after 10 uses to make sure the belt is the right tension.

Our Hornit AIRO is available in one size and includes an adjustable seat post which means the AIRO can grow as your child does. The AIRO is suitable for a child with an inside leg measurement of 30cm to 46cm / 11.8" to 18.1” (approximately 18 months to 5 years).

The seat height should be adjusted so when the child is
sitting with their feet flat on the ground they have a slight bend in their knees. For long distance on smooth ground the height can be slightly raised, for off roading the saddle should be slightly lower.

We use proper air filled rubber tyres for a super smooth riding experience and excellent grip. Solid foam tyres are cheaper and and a little lighter.
They also have less grip and a harder ride, two areas we don’t want to compromise on.

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).

AIRO is toy safety tested for children from 18 months and dust
caps can be a potential choking hazard.

The maximum rider weight is 30kg.

The standard frame and forks warranty is 3 years from the date of purchase. You can upgrade to a lifetime warranty for the frame and forks for free by registering here, using your order number. The warranty applies only when the product is used as intended, under normal conditions and does not apply to damage caused by wear and tear, accidents, corrosive substances, water, misuse or neglect. Lifetime means for as long as the original purchaser owns the bike.

Register your warranty here, using your order number. We understand that in the excitement of opening the box registering your warranty will be low down your little one’s priority list!

Brakes are a divisive issue! The reality is that a brake is a totally alien concept to a 18 month to 3 year old and they won’t use it even if you tell them to. They will use their feet. We debated at length whether to have one (essentially to make the parents feel better), but resisted because it gives parents a false sense of security, ironically making the child less safe. Ideally balance bikes should not be used anywhere where brakes are needed and not having a brake makes that more likely.

Your bike has stickers for guidance on which way round the forks should be.

The AIRO handlebars are tightened in two stages. Start with the top bolt (A in the instructions) and the side bolts (marked B and C) all loose. Tighten the top bolt until the forks no longer rock in the head tube and then stop. Do not tighten beyond this point as it can damage the bearings and will stop the wheel turning easily. There can sometimes be a slight snag in the motion, this is fine. Then tighten the side bolts alternating between the two. Make sure the handlebars and wheel are at right angles. Use the long side of the Allen key as
a handle and tighten hard.

We were using off road tyres as we were filming on dirt tracks as well as pavement. They are available to purchase here.

We ship out our AIROs next working day delivery. If you miss the 1pm cut off for your order, your order will arrive the following working day.

Due to increased EU duty and handling fees we have temporarily ceased international shipping. We apologise and hope we will be able to ship to our European friends again soon.

The AIRO tyres are 47mm and so fit into the CLUG mtb

The AIRO uses Schrader valves.

Most modern pumps are designed to be used with Schrader valves, either with 2 separate connectors or a universal one. These push on, ignoring the thread on the valve head and commonly use a lever to lock in place whilst pumping.

Older or more dedicated pumps (also known as a frame pump), come with a flexible attachment which has a captive nut that needs to be threaded on to the valve until finger tight to pump it up.

Take a look at our handy exploded AIRO guide which will show you the order which the AIRO is assembled.

dB140 with garmin mount

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The Hornit dB140 is 140 decibels making it the world’s loudest bike horn!

It’s simple. The louder the horn the safer you are: the louder the horn the further away and the more quickly you get a motorist’s or a pedestrian’s attention and the more likely it is to be effective in all road conditions (diesel engines, tyre noise, wind...). And once they know you’re there they won't pull out or step out in front of you. All vehicles in the world have a horn by law because it makes drivers and pedestrians safer and yet for some reason the most vulnerable road user of all has historically had to make do with a bell. Being armed with a loud horn ironically makes cycling far less stressful as you know you can make yourself heard when it really matters, fewer road users get in your way, you have to brake less and you don’t have to shout at people.

The piercing duo-tone sound is designed to be heard through car windows and above the ambient noise. The secondary car-horn 'park mode' sound it more of a traditional ‘beep’ sound which is less audible on the road but works much better for pedestrians in a park or on a trail. You change the sound mode by pressing the “H” button at the rear of the main unit.

Some trail riders and mountain bikers have said that the piercing 140dB sound actually sounds like a tweeting bird when they’re riding off-road. On the road it alerts drivers and pedestrians perfectly – they hear a noise and look/cease the dangerous manoeuvre they are about to carry out because sub-consciously they know they are doing something that’s potentially dangerous. However, in a forest or on a trail, walkers sub-consciously are in their own safe worlds and the piercing mode at a distance can sound like a tweeting bird. For that reason, it’s much better to switch to the car-horn mode as pedestrians will associate the ‘beep’ sound with a vehicle will therefore be much more likely to look round and move out of your way.

The great thing about the dB140 is that you can warn pedestrians a long way in advance. Pedestrians often use their ears as much as their eyes to cross a roads (especially if they are crossing a quiet road), but sub-consciously they are aware that they are potentially in danger. Therefore hearing a piercing sound will immediately cause them to look up and see you. If you alert a pedestrian in advance they can simply continue crossing or step back to let you pass without you having to brake or swerve. If you use a quiet bell or quiet horn or warn them too late, then the pedestrian will likely not look up until you are virtually on top of them and that’s when they freeze and/or step into your way. It’s helpful to remember that the Hornit is not actually that loud when the sound reaches the pedestrian’s ears so don’t be afraid to use it in advance, giving them time to look up, see you and move calmly out of the way – it won't come across as aggressive. That said, you should always be prepared for a pedestrian not to move as you expect and ride accordingly.

The dB140 fits every standard round handlebars with our garmin style mount. Due to the shape of the mount, the dB140 does not fit onto flat aero handlebars.

Yes. There are currently no restrictions governing noise levels of horns on bicycles in the UK, USA, Australia or any of the other 44 countries we distribute our products in. Very few countries have legislated in this area with the exception of Germany. If you have a Hornit dB140 in Germany then be sure to use it off-road only. For some anomalous reason this wonderfully pro-cycling nation has an antiquated law that only bike bells may be used.

Yes. The sound of the dB140 is mainly projected forwards. Cyclists will only hear ~100-104dB when in use (which is about the same as going to a rock concert for a few seconds). Clearly it is up to the rider to use the dB140 responsibly and to weigh up the risks of having a crash against any possible ear drum damage.

The dB140 is not a toy and riders under the age of 16 should not use the dB140 due to their more sensitive ears and the increased likelihood of irresponsible use. That said, we strongly believe in letting people decide what risks they want to take so if your child is cycling to school and has to ride on a busy road then we would regard it to be as essential as using a helmet: preventing an accident altogether is preferable to having your head protected in an accident you could have avoided had you been able to warn another road user you were there! For young children we have our award winning Hornit Mini and Hornit Nano which are made for fun riding!

The dB140 is the same as any other valuable bike accessory and can get stolen, so please take the main horn unit with you when you park up. It’s fine to disconnect and leave the trigger on your bike. We cannot guarantee it, but the chances of someone taking a lone wire are negligible.

The dB140 is powered by 2 AAA Batteries should last you for up to 18 months with “normal use”. We consider “normal use” to be 6 x 1 second blasts a day 5 days a week. In practice you’re very unlikely to use it this often. It is very easy to change the batteries, simply unscrew the battery cover, change the batteries and screw the cover back on.

Yes. We include batteries with all of our products.

Unfortunately, rechargeable batteries typically have a lower voltage, meaning that less sound is generated. However, battery technology is changing all the time so it’s fine to test and see whether there’s a difference in the sound. If you are looking for a rechargeable horn, have a look at our Hornit LITE.

Our Hornit dB140 is water resistant and is tested to work even in torrential rain. The IP rating is IP44. If you live in a humid climate we suggest you take it indoors with you to help prevent moisture getting inside over time. It is not 100% waterproof because water will get into the battery cover if it is submerged or mounted upside down.

Yes. You can find the Hornit dB140 in all good cycle stores in the UK and abroad.

The rubber strap wraps around your seat post and the double clasp keeps it closed on any terrain.

Officially it’s rated IP44 which means it is able to cope with “splashed water and solid objects greater than 1mm in diameter”. Unofficially, (provided the USB port is properly sealed) it can be submerged in a tank of water and will continue to work fine.

The battery lasts from 12-72 hours depending on the mode(s) selected.

No. The TRACE comes with a 200mAh micro-USB rechargeable battery.

We currently have 16 helmet designs. These are: Major Tom, Jurassic, Lava, Unicorns, Sloth, Lazy Llama, Chiller Spider, Pug Puppies, Commander, Aviator, Polka Dot, Hammerhead, Head Candy, Stealth and Wayfarer.

The measurement (in cm) refers to the circumference around the largest part of the rider’s head (approximately 1cm above the rider’s eyebrows). Our helmets generally fit children aged 3+. This isn’t a rule though – actual sizing is critical - so please measure up! Check our sizing guide on the helmet product pages!

We have written a handy article about how exactly to measure your kids head. Head over to our 'Blog' section to check it out.

Yes! We have a ring adjuster at the back of the helmet (with an integrated LED light) which tightens and loosens to ensure the helmet fits snuggly to you’re the rider’s head. The straps that clip under the chin are also adjustable. The ring adjuster should be tightened until the fit is firm but comfortable and the chin strap should fit snugly under the chin.

No. If the helmet has suffered an impact (even if there is no visible damage), or when it shows obvious signs of wear and tear, you should discard and replace it. It is recommended that helmets are replaced after 4-5 years after initial use or within 8 years of production.

If your LED light at the back of the helmet has stopped working, then it almost certainly needs new batteries. Unscrew the two small screws and put in 2 new AG3 batteries or 1 new CR2032 battery depending on which LED you have. If this doesn’t fix the problem, then Contact Us and we will help!

It can happen, not all head shapes are the same and while our helmet is designed to fit as many heads as possible, for some it might not work. It is really important that the helmet is a good fit. We’d far rather you protected your child’s head properly so will happily accept returns for a full refund.

Our Hornit Mini is toy-tested to make it safe for children’s sensitive ears, and so it much quieter than the Hornit dB140 and Hornit LITE which are designed to be heard by drivers in heavy traffic. The decibel range is 75-80dB. There are 3 volume settings – loud, medium and quiet. Just press the sting at the rear of the main unit.

It’s a toy! The Mini (and Nano) use a speaker rather than a piezo buzzer so the volume is necessarily restricted by the speaker capacity. In addition, the Hornit Mini is toy-tested to make it safe for children’s sensitive ears. The Hornit Mini isn’t made for safety when cycling or scootering on main roads. Children love to let their imaginations run wild when they use it pretending to be racing cars, animals, emergency vehicles etc so it doesn’t need to be loud!

This varies depending on use. The 2x AAA batteries last for up to 7 hours on a constant light mode and up to 12 hours on flashing mode. This is less than the Nano because at 12 lumens the Mini is brighter.

We have a 2-year warranty on all of our products so if you are within this period contact us on info@thehornit.com. Accidents do happen and so if you are outside of our warranty period, you can easily get a replacement Hornit Mini.

On the Mini there are 25 different sound effects. These are: Bike Bell, Olé Trumpet, Racing Cars, Police Siren, Motorbike, Laser, Helicopter, Fire Engine, Fart, Magic Spell, Aeroplane, Hooter, Burp, Wolf, Rooster, Lion, Elephant, Horse, Hornet, Magic Carpet, Firework, Reversing Truck, Train, Klaxon, Zapper.

We went to extraordinary lengths for 6 months to bring you all the sound effects and to ensure they are as fun and realistic as possible including enlisting the services of professional trumpeters and sound engineers, to help kids imaginations run free!

On a scooter, the child’s hands are much closer together and so a remote trigger isn’t normally needed for their thumbs to safely reach the buttons. However, on a bike, it’s rarely easy to mount the Hornit Mini next to their hands so the trigger enables them to make the selected sound safely (without having to take their hands off the handlebars).

The lights are 12 lumens, which is the same (and in many cases better) than other safety lights on the market. They are designed to make your child more visible in low light such during winter school runs!

The two stretchy wings fit around all bikes and scooter handlebars and will keep the Hornit Mini securely in place. It has been designed so children can mount and remove the Hornit Mini in seconds.

We know that the combination of the cycling and toy environments mean our products have to be strong. The wings are tested to withstand a dead weight of 10kg weight on them so to break them you have to really want to! That said, rubber can tear easily if it comes into contact with a sharp object so take care to avoid nicks or cuts on the wings.

The ‘sting’ button at the rear of the Mini Hornit is the volume button.
To change the volume, press the sting. The volume cycles through from loud to medium to quiet and round again. The volume setting you are on is indicated by the loudness of the beep sound it makes each time you press it.

Minis are hot property! We strongly advise that the Hornit Mini is not left unattended on a bike or scooter because it is so easy to remove. If your child rides to school with it, put it in their backpack and let them show their friends! If that isn’t possible then, we recommend taking it off and taking it with you.

The Hornit Mini will be fine in light rain and possibly even heavy rain provided that the water doesn’t get into the internal parts (through the lens). If it is raining, we recommend that the front is tilted down slightly so that water can’t get inside. The speaker does actually work underwater (we discovered that during testing), however the other internal parts may malfunction after getting wet. Try shaking out any excess water if anything gets inside. Water damage isn’t covered by our warranty so try and avoid letting kids use it as a submarine in puddles!

For peace of mind we give a 2 year warranty. We have tested the Hornit Mini in extreme weather (simulated in ovens and freezers), subjected it to wear and tear tests and generally put it through its paces. The wings can withstand a 10kg deadweight attached to them, and all units tested worked after being dropped from 5m up onto concrete. The trigger should be treated with care. Make sure your children aren’t using it as a rope swing as it can only support up to 1kg before snapping!

The product is available in multiple stores in the UK, USA, Europe and across the world. If it’s not available in your local store please tell them they are missing out. You can buy online from our website or Amazon.

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We have Jerseys for kids aged 2-5 years. Take a look at our size guide on the Jersey product page for specific sizes.

No, unfortunately not. You may have seen a few photographs of some children with their names on their back. This was a one off photoshoot. The Jerseys on the site will be identical in every way to these, just without the personalisation.

Our jerseys are made of 100% polyester for extra durability while riding.

Our Hornit Nano is toy-tested to make it safe for children’s sensitive ears, and so it much quieter than the Hornit dB140 and Hornit LITE which are designed to be heard by drivers in heavy traffic. The decibel range is 75-80dB.

It’s a toy! The Nano (and Mini) use a speaker rather than a piezo buzzer so the volume is necessarily restricted by the speaker capacity. In addition, the Nano is toy-tested to make it safe for children’s sensitive ears. The Nano isn’t made for safety when cycling or scootering on main roads. Children love to let their imaginations run wild when they use it pretending to be racing cars, animals, emergency vehicles etc so it doesn’t need to be loud!

This clearly varies depending on use. The 2x AAA batteries last for up to 17 hours 45 minutes on a constant light mode and up to 58 hours on flashing mode.

On the Nano there are 15 different sound effects. These are:
Bike Bell, Hooter, Ole Trumpet, Dixie Horn, Racing Cars, Laser, Firework, Police Car, Burp, Fart, Magic Spell, Magic Carpet, Wolf, Train, Reversing Truck. We have tried to make the sound effects as fun and realistic as possible, to help kids imaginations run free!

The Nano is primarily aimed the scooter riders because your child’s hands will be right next to where the Nano mounts on the handlebars. The Hornit Mini was designed for both scooters and bikes, meaning your child can mount the larger Hornit Mini anywhere towards the middle of the handlebars and make the selected sound without having to take their hands off the handlebars. The Nano is still an option for bikes as it’s narrower than the Mini and can be mounted on the handlebar grip.

Unfortunately not. If it’s a trigger set-up you want then go for the Mini!

The 3 light settings are 6 lumens which is less than the Mini, but it means the batteries last a lot longer (58 hours in our tests as opposed to 12 hours for the Mini). If you are looking for a brighter children’s light, then have a look at our Hornit Mini which has a 12 lumen light. Both the Nano and Mini are designed to make your child more visible in low light conditions such as early mornings or evenings and the winter school run!

The stretchy wing fits around all kids bikes and scooter handlebars. It has been designed so children can mount and remove the Nano in seconds.

A 2kg deadweight can be held by the wing so to break it you have to really want to! That said, rubber can tear easily if it comes into contact with a sharp object so take care to avoid nicks or cuts on the wing.

Nanos are hot property! We strongly advise that the Nano is not left unattended on a bike or scooter because it is so easy to remove. If your child rides to school with it, put it in their backpack and let them show their friends! If that isn’t possible then, it’s best to take it with you.

The Hornit Nano will be fine in the rain, provided that the water doesn’t get into the internal parts. If it is raining, we recommend that the front is tilted down slightly so that water can’t get inside through the front lens. The speaker actually works underwater (which we discovered during testing), but if the internal parts do get wet, they may malfunction. Try shaking out any excess water if anything gets inside and drying thoroughly on a radiator. Water damage isn’t covered by our warranty so try and avoid letting kids use it as a mini submarine in puddles!

For peace of mind we give a 2 year warranty. We have tested the Hornit Nano in extreme weather (simulated in ovens and freezers), subjected it to wear and tear tests and generally put it through its paces. The wing can withstand a 2kg deadweight attached to it, and all units tested worked after being dropped from 5m up onto concrete.

The product is available in multiple stores in the UK, USA, Europe and across the world. If it’s not available in your local store, please tell them they are missing out! You can buy online from our website or Amazon.