Someone has to have the coolest bike on the block, it might as well be your little cycling superstar. Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 20 boasts a super-strong aluminum frame built to handle all the bumps and jumps she can dish out and a cool suspension fork sure to draw admiring glances and provide hours of fun. Other noteworthy goodies include a Shimano 6-speed drivetrain with an easy-to-use twist shifter, grippy linear-pull brakes with levers made for small hands and a chainguide that keeps the chain in place.
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Built to Last (2)
Easy to Grow Into (2)
Smooth Ride (2)
Easy to ride
Easy Pedeling for Young
Light Trails (2)
Street Riding (2)
May 04, 2011
Durable, Lightweight, Easy to ride, Attractive Design, Great Components, Easy Pedeling for Young
Mountain Biking, Road Biking
My daughter has an older bike of the same model. She loves the rugged look and construction of this bike. And it is so much easier for her to pedal than the 18" single speed bike she had before. The difficulty in getting started and going uphill was hindering her progress of learning to ride. With the Hotrock, she progressed quickly to a self-sufficient rider.
I'd recommend this for ages 6+ height 45 inches and up. While heavier than some 20" bikes the aluminum frame gives a very strong frame at significant weight savings versus a comparable steel frame bike. My only complaint is that ours is a little hard to shift into 1st gear.
from Raleigh NC
Jan 13, 2011
The best bike for your sidekick
Easy to Grow Into, Gear shifting action, Attractive colors, Built to Last, Smooth Ride
Light Trails, Street Riding, Big Kids
My 9 year old daughter has used this bike for the past two years and we are impressed. We ride trails in Yosemite National Park, Three Rivers, as well as several beaches. We also enjoy biking through the casual beach town. This bike is sturdy while maintaining a girly look. We look forward to purchasing the next size larger Specialized Hot Rock.
from Fresno, Ca
Sep 01, 2009
Excellent Quality and Scalability
Built to Last, Easy to Grow Into, Smooth Ride, Highly Adjustable, Stable
Street Riding, Light Trails
You get what you pay for! We looked at a tremendous number of bikes for our 6-year old girl and nothing compared to the quaity of the components and range of seat height of this bike. We instantly noticed an improvement in her riding skils and confidence - the frame geometry is excellent. The gears allow her to keep up better on family rides, and light trail riding is easy because of the BMX-style low top tube height and front suspension.