Boys who ride a Hotrock—and the parents who buy them—want “big kid” quality and technology in a “little kid” package. Whether getting a feel for the dirt on a front suspension mountain bike or cruising the blacktop on a 12” walker, kids need a bike that’s light, safe, durable, and easy to control.
WHAT Proprietary aluminum tubing used to make
all of our Hotrock frames.
WHY Creates light, strong, high value, and
size-appropriate frames where many
competitors still use heavy plain gauge
tubing (cheap to make, but pounds
HOW By controlling everything from the raw
material to extrusion, butting, swaging,
and heat treatment of the tubes, we can
optimize our Hotrock frames for the best
balance of strength, weight, and durability
for young riders.
WHAT Low standover height and low bottom
brackets in a full range of sizes for
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.
HOW With low bottom brackets, the frames have
a lower center 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.
High-End Wheels and Tires
WHAT Sturdy aluminum wheels with Specialized
WHY Lighter weight and longer life with better
control and confidence.
HOW Aluminum wheels are stronger and much
lighter than steel, plus they are more
weather-resistant. Various high-quality,
puncture-resistant Specialized tires are
specifically chosen for each bike model,
depending on the unique needs of the
young rider and the experience.
WHAT 50mm-travel SR Suntour fork with
pre-load adjust and lightweight alloy
WHY Provides true off-road capability and
smoothes out obstacles on any surface.
HOW 50mm of 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 height at the turn of a dial,
guaranteeing the proper fit even as kids
grow or when the bike is handed down.