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Riprock Expert 24

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2022 Riprock Expert 24

Freedom is the absence of fear. And riding fearlessly requires a bike that can handle your kid’s imagination. It’s why we designed Riprock to be a mountain bike inclusive of all the features needed for superior ripping, like modern geometry, Ground Control tires, hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables, and top-of-the-line suspension. Finally, we threw in a wider-range drivetrain, making Riprock truly the perfect bike to inspire riders to climb higher and tackle the downhills freely.

Kids can’t ride confidently if they’re not riding comfortably. With Riprock, fit comes first. This meant using data to reimagine everything from how they grip to how they sit to create a bike specifically and proportionally for kids. We did all this because comfort creates confidence. And more confidence always leads to more riding fearlessly.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

A1 Premium Butted Alloy, unisex frame, internal cable routing, 148mm thru-axle, 30.9mm dropper post ready, replaceable derailleur hanger compatible, tapered head tube

Fork

Manitou JUNIT 24, 100mm travel, 1.5” tapered, 15x110mm axle, 40mm offset, post mount, W/ fender

Seat Binder

Bolt-type, 34.9mm

Cockpit

Handlebars

Mini Rise, Alloy Double Butted, 6-degree Backsweep, 600mm Width, 31.8mm, 19mm Bar End Diameter

Saddle

Kids Bridge Saddle, 130mm

SeatPost

Alloy, 0mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm, 300mm length

Stem

3D Forged Aluminim, 35mm length, 6-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp diameter

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Level hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM Level hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

SRAM NX, 11-speed

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX, 11-speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t

Chain

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

Crankset

Forged Alloy, 140mm length, narrow Q-factor,w/ chainguard

Chainrings

Alloy 30T, narrow-wide design

Bottom Bracket

Square-tapered, 68mm

Accessories

Pedals

Specialized Body Geometry Fitness, platform, plastic

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Alloy, 16mm depth, 25mm internal width, 28H

Front Hub

Alloy, 6-Bolt , 28H, 15x110 Boost

Rear Hub

Alloy, 6-Bolt , 28H, 12x148 Boost, 11-speed compatiable

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Front Tire

Ground Control, Control Casing, 24x2.35"

Rear Tire

Ground Control, Control Casing, 24x2.35"

Inner Tubes

Presta, 32mm valve

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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24" EXPERT
Crank Length140mm
Handlebar Width640mm
Stem Length35mm
Saddle Width130mm
Seatpost Length300mm
Stack523mm
Reach355mm
Head-Tube Length95mm
Head-Tube Angle67°
B-B Height287.5mm
B-B Drop30mm
Trail89mm
Fork Length (full)455mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm
Front-Center611mm
Chain-Stay Length390mm
Wheelbase999mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)505mm
Bike Stand-Over Height618mm
Seat-Tube Length310mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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Name:
ford

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Sick Bike for Little Shredders

I bought this bike for my 9-year old, after he hit the point of his skills far outweighing a normal kids' bike and the point at which he'd grown large enough to need one. The bike itself is a rock-solid little beast and he's been out tearing it up since we bought it for him. The only issue we had is a loose rivnut (bottle cage bolt) and the frame isn't quite big enough to accommodate a rivnut setter tool. We'll be addressing that in the off-season. It's a minor thing and it didn't outweigh Sam's love of the bike. Great, durable build combined with a thoughtful (but not overdone) parts group. The only true downside is that he's asking for a set of carbon wheels for Christmas!

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Dan

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Great bike for my 7 y/o son

My 7 y/o son had the Riprock and loved it so much /did so well on it that he wanted the Expert after 3 months. The Expert has been the perfect upgrade and he loves to ride this bike. The geometry has helped him have fun and ride aggressively, safely.

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Yes!

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Josh L.

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Riprock Expert

This bike is just awesome. The stand-out features are without a doubt the fork, the brakes, and the drivetrain components. The Manitou J-Unit is tuneable (air spring, rebound, compression), and very responsive. It's burly enough to work well, but isn't soo big as to add unnecessary weight or travel. The SRAM Level brakes are very easy to use for kids- the first thing my daughter mentioned was how much easier it was to brake better on her new bike. The SRAM NX drivetrain (shifters, derailer, cassette) is butter-smooth, reliable, and very easy to shift. The KMC chain works well with this group and seems to shift as smoothly as my full XO drivetrain. The bike is just a great package, and very kid friendly. My daughter (and several other kids) use this bike on the local MTB devo team, and for a very good reason.

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Mike

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Bought this bike for my

Bought this bike for my 9yo son who was upgrading from the Specialized Hot Rock. It fits him perfect and it is light years ahead with hydraulic disc brakes, lighter feel, and even better build quality. I know that there is an excellent bike underneath him when we hit the local trails. I had the bike delivered to local bike shop and it received set up/tune up for 50 bucks. Well worth it and I got to meet my local bike shop since I am new to town.

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Guest G.

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Stellar Mountain Bike for kids that are serious about Cross-Country, or just want a great all-around bike.

9 year old daughter started riding XC 2 years ago, during 3 week MTB camp. Needed a bike during the pandemic; a Trek Wahoo 24. Light, but rigid, with no suspension front or rear, only an 8 speed, so not geared for hills, but at 21.5 lbs., it was light. 2 years on, she's expert. Loves climbs, hates descents; stock tires on the Wahoo were not suited to off-road. Lack of front suspension was a problem, numb hands, miserable on descents, time for a new bike. Hello Riprock Expert 24! Has great components; 11 speeds, correct Q factor, disk brakes, good front fork. Stock, weighed 26 lbs, not too bad, but can be improved. Replaced stock tires/tubes, went tubeless with Schwalbe Rocket Rons, saving 1.1 lbs. Carbon Fiber handlebars, seatpost, Stamp Brothers Stamp 1 pedals in small. Bike now 22 lbs., 6 ounces!. Total investment for parts, $162.91; lighter and better than most boutique bikes from $2,000 - $4,000+ 100% recommend the Riprock, fantastic and an insane bargain for the price.

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Name:
Graham

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The Specialized Riprock Expert 24

The Specialized Riprock Expert 24 has been a game-changer for our 8 year old daughter, who had previously been on an "older" Riprock 20". The longer wheelbase, larger wheels, air fork and more aggressive geometry have given her the confidence to hit more features on the trail. The SRAM NX 11-speed drive system allows her to be able to climb and keep up with us better, and the hydraulic brakes are easier for her to pull and work better than the cable actuated ones. If your child is looking to feel more confident and progress, this is an amazing bike!

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Love specialized products. we were

Love specialized products. we were super happy with how fast we got it, especially hearing that bikes are really hard to get in a timely manner, and also that we could get it shipped to our local retailer to be built and support them as well. Sweet bike for my 10 year old son.

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Guest G.

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Great Bike As is, premium upgrades specifics

muck off valves 44mm, 28 mm muck off tape Brood Cycles Cranks 145mm : drop the press fit and go through axle threaded BB INCLUDED. Use 3mm offset sram eagle (30/32t) with one spacer drive side, two spacers non-drive. Of course, anything on the drivetrain can be upgraded except the cassette because it’s not xd. Kids benefit from nicer shifters with better bearings and levers for weaker hands. Of course, dropper, your choice, brakes are ok, I upgraded to sram tlm for easier bleed and matchmaker and better levers for them.

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Name:
Jonathan

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Great bike for the young senders

This is definitely the best high end youth mountain bike at a fairly reasonable price range. The quality and durability is beyond what you would expect from a youth bike. I have 3 boys 3 years apart that will be riding this thing and I'm certain it will last for all 3

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Yes!

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Derek

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