The Specialized Hotwalk Runner Girls is a kid’s bike designed to appeal to those who prefer metallic pink to the roguish red of the alternative model. It is a bike, which straddles the line between a full pedal-powered bike and a push-powered scooter because it lacks a chain and possesses footrests on the frame but is set up to look and handle like other bikes. This is because the Specialized Hotwalk Runner Girls is intended to be used as a teaching aid, giving kids the opportunity to hone their skills in control and balance without having to work the pedals. This should ideally build confidence and make the transition to a more grown-up bike a little less stressful for kids and their proud parents.

Specialized Hotwalk Runner Girls Overview

Specialized has kept the weight of the Hotwalk Runner Girls to a minimum by using aluminium for the frame, handlebars, rims and several other components. The lack of pedal power means that this is naturally lighter than other bikes, but it is no less strong because the construction is intended to absorb the persistent punishment that is sure to come as kids progress with learning to ride. This bike is sized to suit girls aged between two and five years old, so there is no rush to learn how to ride and they can take it at their own pace.

Apart from the black tyres and the chrome of certain components the Specialized Hotwalk Runner Girls is pink from almost any angle. Kids will definitely get a kick out of this pretty finish, although tomboys might want something less obviously girly. Looks aside, this is a solid bike that provides a comfortable way for children to build their cycling abilities and hopefully gain the confidence to move on to bigger and better bikes.

Specialized Hotwalk Runner Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, 12″ frame with low standover TT design, 85mm dropout width
  • Front Fork: A1 Premium aluminium blade, 1″ threaded Hi-Ten steerer
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  • Handlebars: Alloy 1 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, 16 hole, 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 Kid’s, integrated 22.2mm post
  • Seatpost: Steel, 22.2mm, integrated with saddle
  • Seat Binder: Forged alloy single bolt
  • Weight: Approx. 8.63lbs (3.91kg)
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