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Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed)

Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed)

2015

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5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

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2015 Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed)

Your 24/7 ball of energy can tackle any terrain with ease on Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 24! This cool ride features an agile and durable aluminum frame, a terrain-tackling SR SunTour suspension fork, an easy-to-pedal 7-speed Shimano drivetrain and reliable Specialized components. Plus, it features linear-pull brakes for easy, confident stops.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour, 50mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Aluminum
    Hubs Aluminum
    Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
    Tires Specialized Roller, 24 x 2.125
    Crankset Aluminum
    Chainrings 36T w/chainguide
    Rear Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-28
    Shifters Shimano Revo, twist
    Handlebars Aluminum riser
    Tape/Grips Specialized
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Aluminum, short-reach
    Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
    Pedals Composite platform
    Saddle Specialized Kids
    Seatpost Aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to Grow Into  (3)
    • Smooth Ride  (3)
    • Built to Last  (3)
    • Highly Adjustable  (2)
    • Stable  (2)

    Cons

    • Difficult to mount on car 
    • Heavy 

    Best Uses

    • Light Trails  (3)
    • First Learning  (2)
    • Street Riding  (2)
    • Big Kids 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Quality and fun

    By E874

    from California

    About Me

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Our seven-year-old son really enjoys it. It's a quality made bike with smooth shifting. We highly recommend it!

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          5.0

          Perfect big boy bike

          By Bartolini Boys

          from Yorktown, NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Lightweight
          • Great Components
          • Comfortable
          • Handles Well
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              My six year old first grader took right to this sharp looking bike. He is a little short for it right now, but should be fine by late spring. He manages anyway. FDR State Park is great b/c it's big, open, flat parking lot lets him adjust to turning, flying, and breaking. He will do Tough Kids Triathalon next season with this bike. Perfect bike at the right price!

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              5.0

              Great Bike

              By T-Dog

              from Cary, NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Built to Last
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Stable
              • Smooth Ride
              • Easy to Grow Into

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light Trails
                • Street Riding
                • Big Kids

                Comments:

                I got this bike for my 9th birthday and I love it! It is fast and easy to steer.

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                4.0

                Nice entry level bike for kids

                By Tommy Boy

                from Westlake OH

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Highly Adjustable
                • Built to Last
                • Easy to Grow Into
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Difficult to mount on car

                Best Uses

                • First Learning
                • Street Riding
                • Light Trails

                Comments:

                I bought this bike for my (soon to be) nine year old son so we could ride park trails together. It's his first quality, "non-toy" bike. It's a great bike but a little heavy for its size, weighing as much as my large adult bike. This is odd and unexpected considering the frame is all aluminum.This bike features one of cycling's latest frame design technologies, the "standover" top tube. This is where the top tube isn't straight across from the handlebar to the seat; rather, it starts at the handlebar and slopes downward at a significant angle towards the seat. This causes three problems but one major advantage. Disadvantage #1: This makes mounting this bike on most car racks (I have a high quality Saris rack) an exercise in misery which necessitates purchasing a workaround, namely the Saris Car Rack Bike Beam [@]. This bike beam is very easily attached/detached from the bike. It effectively creates a top tube that allows me to mount the bike on a car rack. [$] (disadvantage #2). Mounting the bike on my Saris trunk mounted car rack using the bike beam is a tad difficult because the lateral fastener on my rack doesn't accomodate the beam well and it must be "jimmied" to make it attach in stable fashion. Otherwise, the bike wobbles to and fro on the rack(disadvantage #3). The advantage of the standover top tube, though, outweighs the disadvantages. The standover top tube allows my son to easily dismount his bike and "standover" the sloped downtube without injuring any portion of his crotch area. This is a godsend!The seat & handlebars rise up a good height so adjusting the bike to accomodate my son's burgeoning height won't be a problem.Another nice feature is the absence of quick-release wheel hubs. This will prevent the wheels from being easily stolen by child miscreants.The handle gear shifter (single speed thank God!) was very easy for my son to learn and adapt to.[...]

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                4.0

                great bike

                By bob lapo

                from sarasot florida

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Smooth Ride
                • Stable
                • Built to Last
                • Easy to Grow Into

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • First Learning
                  • Light Trails

                  Comments:

                  great light weight bike, good for all purpose riding, though easy to shift without meaning to.

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