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Riprock 24

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Riprock 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, and internally routed cables. 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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Drivetrain

Shift Levers

microSHIFT Advent SL-M6190, 9-speed , short reach triggers for easy operation

Chain

KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™

Rear Derailleur

microSHIFT Advent, 1x9 w/ clutch

Crankset

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

Cassette

microSHIFT Advent, 9-speed, 11-42t

Chainrings

30T, chainguard

Bottom Bracket

Square-tapered, 68mm

Frameset

Frame

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

Fork

A1 Premium Butted Alloy, Alloy steerer, 15x110 mm, W/Mini Fender

Seat Binder

Bolt-type, 34.9mm

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

Front Tire

Ground Control Sport, 24x2.35"

Rear Tire

Ground Control Sport, 24x2.35"

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Inner Tubes

Presta, 32mm valve

Brakes

Front Brake

C-STAR Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm rotor, adjustable reach

Rear Brake

C-STAR Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm rotor, adjustable reach

Cockpit

Handlebars

Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 31.8mm

Saddle

Kids Bridge Saddle, 130mm

SeatPost

Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm

Stem

Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on

Accessories

Pedals

Nylon platform w/ reflectors

Weight

Weight

10.7kg (23 lb, 9.4 oz)

Weight Size

One Size

* 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"
Crank Length140mm
Handlebar Width620mm
Stem Length35mm
Saddle Width130mm
Seatpost Length300mm
Stack449mm
Reach350mm
Head-Tube Length95mm
Head-Tube Angle68°
B-B Height287.5mm
B-B Drop30mm
Trail83mm
Fork Length (full)370mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm
Front-Center565mm
Chain-Stay Length390mm
Wheelbase953mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)479mm
Bike Stand-Over Height593mm
Seat-Tube Length310mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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  • 12 Reviews

Great Bike

The Rockhopper has been a game-changer for my 7-year-old. The bike fits him like a glove, and it's transformed how confidently he navigates the terrain. The gears are intuitive for him, and the bike's weight strikes the perfect balance for tackling hills and keeping up with his energy. However, potential buyers should note that the BLAZE model's color might not match expectations—it's more like an orange sherbet than a bold orange. So, while photos might not accurately convey its hue, rest assured, the ride itself exceeds expectations.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Lisel W.

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Careful with Orange (its pink)

Ordered the orange bike for my son at a store. Went to pick it up and it is not orange but pink. The pictures are very misleading. Luckily the bike store had a green bike and was willing to swap it out.


Name:
Josh

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Defective Breaks & Rear Hub

Within one year of owning we had to replace both breaks, rebuild free hub twice. So much potential but the components of the bike are garbage. Between the bike, labor costs and replacement parts I would have been better off buying a Trailcraft.

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Yes!

Name:
Matt

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Riprock 24 in Orange looks Pink

Beware the Orange color in person is more of a pinkish color. Very different from the solid orange on the website. I had to return as my son noticed immediately. Customer Service confirmed I loose $70 dollars in shipping. I'm seeing other reviews showing the online colors are known customer complaints which is concerning that the Website has not been updated for Green as well. No Specialized store near me. I consider myself a reasonable shopper but this is a bit deceitful. Burned once so going to continue local shopping.


Name:
Ryan

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Good bike. Defective brakes

It’s a great kids bike for the size and I’d still recommend. However, add $150 to the price (and more $ if you need to hire a shop to install new brakes) as you will have to replace the Radius brakes that come spec’d. Disappointed Specialized still specs this bike with brakes with a known and common manufacturing defect. With the initial lever squeeze, the lever goes all the way to the handle bar. On the second or third squeeze it finally catches. Completely unacceptable for a kid learning to brake. Search “Radius brake issue” and you’ll see. A brake bleed doesn’t solve the issue.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Nathan

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High quality build and ruggedness for my son’s first mountain bike

A great bike for my son who just turned 9 - we enjoyed putting it together for his birthday. And he can grow into it. He’s very tall for a 9 year old so this bike is probably suited for a 10-11 year old. The knobby tires slows him down ( a good thing) from his rip rock 20” which had smoother tires. The only negative is no kickstand or bottom brackets or treads to attach one. -but I understand this is a real mountain bike and not a street bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
John H.

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Fender looks good but weak

Fender looks good but weak connection point. Double check all bolts, rear axle was cross threaded from the factory. Warrantied without question but I caught the issue before it was ever used

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Guest G.

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great bike! it looks super

great bike! it looks super slick, too! my 7 year old is obsessed!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Guest G.

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Great Bike

This bike has great features and qualities

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Stone

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My 6 year old was

My 6 year old was able to grasp riding his bike in 2 weeks exactly, no training wheels. This bike is smooth riding and sleek. My son picked out the gloss blaze/black color. It’s a bright nice color and he gets lots of compliments.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Delle-Ann B.

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