The Specialized Hotrock 24 Inch is a kid’s bike that is designed to sit at the high-end of the market in terms of price and consequently performance. It has a front fork with suspension offering 50mm of shock absorbing travel, 21 gears from Shimano and a strong, light aluminium frame to make it comparable to top flight adult bikes.

The specs sheet of the Specialized Hotrock 24 Inch is an impressive read, reeling off one great component after another. From its intelligently arranged alloy frame to its SR Suntour front fork, it has the credentials, which mark it out as a serious machine rather than a casual runaround. You will pay more for these capabilities but if your child is passionate about cycling it is a worthy investment.

The simple black design of the Specialized Hotrock 24 Inch is picked out with yellow and grey elements to make it a little more interesting. It looks as focused as its components suggest it will be and kids who are looking for an imposing bike will be right at home here.

Specialized Hotrock 24 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, 24″ frame, suspension fork geometry with low standover TT, formed DT/TT, forged dropouts with replaceable hanger
  • Front Fork: SR Suntour SF11-XCT-JR-24, 50mm, 1 piece alloy lower, 25.4mm Hi-Ten stanchions, coil/mcu with preload adjustment
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-CO50, 3-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano TX-31, 7 speed direct mount
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano RS-31, 7 speed Revo Twist
  • Chainset: Forged alloy arms, triple chainring with guard
  • Chainrings: 42 x 34 x 24 tooth, with chainguard
  • Bottom Bracket: Water sealed, 68mm x 128mm
  • Cassette: Shimano MF-TZ21, 7-speed, 14-28t
  • Chain: KMC Z7 with reusable Missing Link
  • Pedals: Composite platform with reflectors, loose ball bearings, 9/16″
  • Front Brake: “V” brake, alloy linear pull
  • Rear Brake: “V” brake, alloy linear pull
  • Brake Levers: Junior reduced reach “V”, alloy, linear pull compatible
  • Handlebars: Hi-Ten riser bar, 40mm rise, 10 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
  • Stem: Alloy A-head, 4 bolt, 20 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless
  • Grips: Kraton, Revo type
  • Rims: Alex C-1000, alloy single wall, 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Forged alloy, 32 hole, nutted axle
  • Rear Hub: Forged alloy, freewheel type, 32 hole, nutted axle
  • Front Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless
  • Rear Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless
  • Front Tyre: Specialized Roller, 24 x 2.125″, 30TPI, wire bead
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized Roller, 24 x 2.125″, 30TPI, wire bead
  • Tubes: Schrader valve
  • Saddle: Specialized Kids Body Geometry, 1 piece, 7mm rail with clamp
  • Seatpost: Alloy, 27.2mm, micro adjust
  • Seat Binder: Alloy Quick Release, nylon washer
  • Weight: Approx. 27.69lbs (12.56kg)
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat