PRESS RELEASE: Kids Ride Shotgun
We've finally entered the bike game with the launch of our new Dirt Hero off-road balance bike.
Known for introducing kids to mountain biking through our shotgun child seats, our new runner bike is the next step in a parents’ pathway to raising a MTB kid – designed to unlock the trails for toddlers.
|We’ve noticed a growing number of balance bike families hitting the trails together, but it can be hard for parents to find a runner bike that’s up to the task. Many balance bikes are lightweight by design, but that can mean they're not always great for the dirt. We've set out to create a bike that would open up riding off-road for balance bike kids, enabling them to experience the stoke of mountain biking from an earlier age.—Dan, Kids Ride Shotgun|
Equipped to take 12” or 14” Vee-Tire wrapped wheelsets, and with an optional Magura MT4 rear disc brake with rotor guard, the Dirt Hero is no ordinary balance bike, it’s a down-scaled enduro machine. Every aspect has been considered to ensure kids have the best possible experience when advancing from the driveway to the dirt.
|We chose Magura for the Dirt Hero because of the power, reliability, and most importantly, class-leading lever reach adjustment. The MT4, paired with the HC1 lever, is perfect for little hands. Also, the 12” - 14” convertibility helps kids avoid the big leap from 12” to 16” pedal bike, creating a smoother transition, and giving them more time on a bike they’re comfortable with, so that they love riding.—Stu, Product Manager|
The Dirt Hero balance bike is designed for kids 2 - 5 years, and any MTB gear head will appreciate the details that have gone into the bike. The sealed headset, thru axles, removable footpad, and progressive geometry. The bike effectively grows with your kid, thanks to the replaceable drop-outs that extend the reach of the bike for the larger 14” wheel size – you can even run it as a mullet and go 14” on the front, 12” on the rear.
The bike weighs in at 4kg for the 12” unbraked version, and is priced at $340 USD – with the 14” wheel set and Magura MT4 brake as optional extras.
The Dirt Hero is available in-store and online from today, and even comes with 3 customisable top-tube skins so your little one can make it their own. For more info visit your local bike shop, or view the bike here
Best way to make use of some old SRAM level-Ts
It is just a balance bike! Well done guys.
I bought a Prevelo Alpha (road version) which came with two wheels because coaster brakes were mandated. I bought the same size Zulu (mtb - off road version) and didnt come with a coaster..... not sure why they just dont call every bike off-road worthy to avoid this. Must be another regulatiopn to pass if they do.
However, knowing that the magura levers could be used for a kid hand is pretty cool. I run MT7's on my trail bike and never thought of that!
Gotta prep them to spend early!
ffs.... thanks autocorrect!
Because my MT7 levers even on the full inboard position stay way too far from the handlebar for my liking,let alone a little kid...
I love that little fender, this thing is sick.
My Kid has the Commencal Ramones 12 and absolutely loves it! Comes with the Shimano Deore rear brake as well
... but everything is normal, and of course you exagerate.
Meanwhile, Boeing is propably working on its new plane: the 9/11
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