The Specialized Hotrock Girls 16 Inch is a great option for any child who is ready to move up from a basic tricycle or bike and learn the ropes on a cycle that will keep them happy and safe for years of fun. The quality of this bike is clear, with its aluminium frame and forks keeping the weight down and its premium purple paint job looking suitably flashy.

Specialized Hotrock Girls 16 Inch 2011 Overview

As this bike is aimed at girls aged between five to seven it is good to see that the retail package includes training wheels. This will let kids learn at their own pace and whenever they are ready to go it alone on two wheels, you can unbolt the stabilisers and let them explore with more independence. The bike shares similarities with dedicated BMX models, particularly in the arrangement of its handlebars. The sporty tyres from Specialized will be spongy enough to make the ride comfortable without compromising on speed.

Whilst the frame geometry has been slightly adjusted to mark this out as a girl’s bike it is the purple finish on the frame that will give it its female appeal. The metallic look suggests the quality of the bike itself and with white on the saddle, grips and chainguard, you can really appreciate the thought that has been put into the design as well as into the construction and assembly. This is a bike upon which lasting memories will be formed and hopefully it will find a happy home in many households.

Specialized Hotrock Girl 16 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, 16″ frame with low standover TT, integrated kickstand mount, horizontal dropouts
  • Front Fork: A1 Premium aluminium blade, 1-1/8″ threadless Hi-Ten steerer
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur:
  • Rear Derailleur:
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters:
  • Chainset: Heat treated Hi-Ten, 1 piece, 95mm
  • Chainrings: 28 tooth, disc-type
  • Bottom Bracket: Heat treated Hi-Ten cups, loose ball for 1 piece
  • Cassette:
  • Chain: KMC Z-410, 1/2″ x 1/8″
  • Pedals: Composite platform, 1/2″ with ball bearing
  • Front Brake: Coaster
  • Rear Brake: Coaster
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Alloy 2 piece
  • Stem: Alloy A-Head
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless, loose ball bearing
  • Grips: Kraton Kid’s with flange, closed end
  • Rims: Alloy pinned, 28 hole
  • Front Hub: Steel, 28 hole, nutted axle
  • Rear Hub: Steel, coaster brake, 28 hole, nutted axle
  • Front Spokes: 14g UCP, with brass nipple
  • Rear Spokes: 14g UCP, with brass nipple
  • Front Tyre: Specialized Rhythm Lite Sport, 16 x 2.0″, 30TPI, wire bead
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized Rhythm Lite Sport, 16 x 2.0″, 30TPI, wire bead
  • Tubes: Schrader valve
  • Saddle: Specialized Kids, with integrated teacher’s handle and 22.2mm seat post
  • Seatpost: Steel, 22.2mm
  • Seat Binder: Forged alloy single bolt
  • Weight: Approx. 20.31lbs (9.21kg)
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain guard, cross bar pad, training wheels