Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed)

2016/2017
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
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Description

Your 24/7 ball of energy can tackle any terrain with ease on Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 24! This cool ride features an agile and durable aluminum frame, a terrain-tackling SR SunTour suspension fork, an easy-to-pedal 7-speed Shimano drivetrain and reliable Specialized components. Plus, it features linear-pull brakes for easy, confident stops.

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(5 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth Ride  (3)
  • Built to Last  (3)
  • Easy to Grow Into  (3)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Stable  (2)

Cons

  • Heavy 
  • Difficult to mount on car 

Best Uses

  • Light Trails  (3)
  • Street Riding  (2)
  • First Learning  (2)
  • Long rides 
  • Mountain bikes 
  • Big Kids 

 
5.0
Dec 31, 2016

Awesome bike!

Pros:
Versatile, Lightweight, Easy to Use, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Long Rides, Mountain Bikes
This is my 9 year olds first real bike. He has had cheaper bikes in the past but he loves everything about this one. It's the first bike he has had with changeable gears and he cycled through them like a pro on his first ride. It is lightweight and everything just works, all the time. He will be getting another Specialized for the next upgrade.
by RFC from Jupiter, FL

 
5.0
Jan 02, 2012

Perfect big boy bike

Pros:
Handles Well, Lightweight, Great Components, Comfortable, Attractive Design, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
My six year old first grader took right to this sharp looking bike. He is a little short for it right now, but should be fine by late spring. He manages anyway. FDR State Park is great b/c it's big, open, flat parking lot lets him adjust to turning, flying, and breaking. He will do Tough Kids Triathalon next season with this bike. Perfect bike at the right price!
by Bartolini Boys from Yorktown, NY

 
5.0
Jan 20, 2010

Great Bike

Pros:
Easy to Grow Into, Highly Adjustable, Stable, Smooth Ride, Built to Last
Cons:
Best Uses:
Light Trails, Street Riding, Big Kids
I got this bike for my 9th birthday and I love it! It is fast and easy to steer.
by T-Dog from Cary, NC

 
4.0
Sep 06, 2007

Nice entry level bike for kids

Pros:
Highly Adjustable, Smooth Ride, Easy to Grow Into, Built to Last
Cons:
Heavy, Difficult to mount on car
Best Uses:
First Learning, Light Trails, Street Riding
I bought this bike for my (soon to be) nine year old son so we could ride park trails together. It's his first quality, "non-toy" bike. It's a great bike but a little heavy for its size, weighing as much as my large adult bike. This is odd and unexpected considering the frame is all aluminum.This bike features one of cycling's latest frame design technologies, the "standover" top tube. This is where the top tube isn't straight across from the handlebar to the seat; rather, it starts at the handlebar and slopes downward at a significant angle towards the seat. This causes three problems but one major advantage. Disadvantage #1: This makes mounting this bike on most car racks (I have a high quality Saris rack) an exercise in misery which necessitates purchasing a workaround, namely the Saris Car Rack Bike Beam [@]. This bike beam is very easily attached/detached from the bike. It effectively creates a top tube that allows me to mount the bike on a car rack. [$] (disadvantage #2). Mounting the bike on my Saris trunk mounted car rack using the bike beam is a tad difficult because the lateral fastener on my rack doesn't accomodate the beam well and it must be "jimmied" to make it attach in stable fashion. Otherwise, the bike wobbles to and fro on the rack(disadvantage #3). The advantage of the standover top tube, though, outweighs the disadvantages. The standover top tube allows my son to easily dismount his bike and "standover" the sloped downtube without injuring any portion of his crotch area. This is a godsend!The seat & handlebars rise up a good height so adjusting the bike to accomodate my son's burgeoning height won't be a problem.Another nice feature is the absence of quick-release wheel hubs. This will prevent the wheels from being easily stolen by child miscreants.The handle gear shifter (single speed thank God!) was very easy for my son to learn and adapt to.[...]
by Tommy Boy from Westlake OH

 
4.0
May 08, 2007

great bike

Pros:
Easy to Grow Into, Smooth Ride, Built to Last, Stable
Cons:
Best Uses:
First Learning, Light Trails
great light weight bike, good for all purpose riding, though easy to shift without meaning to.
by bob lapo from sarasot florida

Specifications

Frame
Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork
SR SunTour, 50mm-travel
Rims/Wheels
Aluminum
Hubs
Aluminum
Spokes
14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires
Specialized Roller, 24 x 2.125
Crankset
Aluminum
Chainrings
36T w/chainguide
Rear Derailleur
Shimano
Rear Cogs
Shimano, 7-speed: 14-28
Shifters
Shimano Revo, twist
Handlebars
Aluminum riser
Tape/Grips
Specialized
Stem
Aluminum
Brake Levers
Aluminum, short-reach
Brakes
Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals
Composite platform
Saddle
Specialized Kids
Seatpost
Aluminum