Although built with little riders in mind, the Hotrock line is designed with “big kid” quality parents will appreciate. From 12-inch walk bikes to suspension-equipped 24-inch mountain bikes, the Hotrocks give young riders the confidence to improve their skills so they can one day keep up with mum and dad. The lightweight aluminium frames make for easy transport, and unique features like tool-less training wheel removal make the conversion a breeze for parents. The Hotrocks are the easiest bikes for kids to ride, because they were truly engineered with them in mind.
WHAT A1 Premium Aluminium tubing used in all of our Hotrock frames.
WHY Creates light, strong, corrosion-resistant, and size-appropriate frames.
HOW By controlling everything from the raw material to extrusion, butting, swaging, and heat treatment of the tubes, we can optimise our Hotrock frames for the best balance of strength, weight, and durability for young riders.
STAGE-SPECIFIC FRAME GEOMETRIES
WHAT Low standover height, low bottom brackets, and size-specific geometry in a full range of sizes for each age.
WHY Builds confidence because kids of any age can easily step down when starting and stopping, and more seatpost adjustability gives them room to grow into their frames or hand them down to siblings. Handling is more stable and confidence-inspiring for smaller riders, while more responsive for older and more experienced riders.
HOW With low bottom brackets, the frames have a lower centre of gravity that’s more stable. This also allows us to spec size specific crank arms and make seat tubes and seatposts longer for increased adjustability. Headtube angle and fork rake/trail are specific to each model and rider ability.
TOOL-LESS TRAINING WHEELS
WHAT Tool-less, three-position training wheel installation/removal system. Closed-cell foam tyres for smooth, quiet rolling. Strong and durable, tubular Hi-Ten steel arms.
WHY Provides parents and shop staff a hassle-free method of removing the training wheels when children are ready to explore two-wheel freedom.
HOW The training wheel is independent of the rear axle, and by hand-turning a knob (which holds the system in place) the training wheel is removed without disrupting the rear wheel or the need to use a tool.
HIGH-END WHEELS AND TYRES
WHAT Sturdy aluminium wheels with Specialized flat-resistant tyres.
WHY Lighter weight and longer life with better control and durability.
HOW Aluminium wheels with stainless spokes have better strength-to-weight ratio and are lighter than steel, plus are more corrosion-resistant. High-quality, puncture-resistant Specialized tyres are specifically chosen for each bike model, depending on the unique needs of the young rider and the experience.
WHAT 40mm, 50mm, and 65mm-travel SR Suntour forks on select models with preload adjust and lightweight alloy lowers.
WHY Provides true off-road capability and smooths out obstacles on any surface.
HOW The smooth travel absorbs bumps in the road or rocks on the trail, building confidence and honing technique. Adjustable preload tunes the fork to the correct spring rate at the turn of a dial, guaranteeing the proper amount of suspension for a kid’s weight.