The Specialized Hotrock 12 Inch is a bike designed for kids who want to develop cycling skills following the early days of relying on training wheels to the time they are ready to ditch stabilisation. They will want to head out on their own and graduate to a larger bike a few years down the line. It is packed with impressive components from the sturdy alloy frame to the durable, sporty tyres and it also looks like a suitably grown-up machine whilst being sized specifically for kids aged between two and four.

Specialized Hotrock 12 Inch 2011 Overview

Like many bikes aimed at this age group the Specialized Hotrock has detachable training wheels, which can be removed once the rider is confident enough to balance without help. One other convenient feature is the built in kickstand that can help to keep the bike standing upright on its own and means that children are less likely to dump it on the ground when they hop off at the local park. The bike is light thanks to the use of alloy across many of its core components, including the front fork, with geometry arranged to give the rider comfort and control as they progress.

A bright red frame with white detailing allow the Specialized Hotrock to live up to its name. Kids will like the fact that it does not look overly childish and will look even cooler once the training wheels have been removed.

Specialized Hotrock 12 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, Ground Control geometry, 12″ frame with low standover TT, integrated kickstand mount, horizontal dropouts
  • Front Fork: A1 Premium aluminium blade, 1″ threaded Hi-Ten steerer
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur:
  • Rear Derailleur:
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  • Shifters:
  • Chainset: Heat treated Hi-Ten, 1 piece
  • 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:
  • Rear Brake: Coaster
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Alloy 2 piece
  • Stem: Alloy quill
  • Headset: 1″ threaded, loose ball bearing
  • Grips: Kraton Kid’s with flange, closed end
  • Rims: Alloy pinned, 16 hole
  • Front Hub: Steel, 16 hole, nutted axle
  • Rear Hub: Steel, coaster brake, 16h, nutted axle
  • Front Spokes: 14g UCP, with brass nipple
  • Rear Spokes: 14g UCP, with brass nipple
  • Front Tyre: Specialized Rhythm Lite Sport, 12 x 2.0″, 30TPI, wire bead
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized Rhythm Lite Sport, 12 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, integrated with saddle
  • Seat Binder: Forged alloy single bolt
  • Weight: Approx. 16.5lbs (7.48kg)
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