Specialized Hotrock 16 Girls Kids

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $140.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chull a Weekend Warrior from Bethesda, MD

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight for a kids bike.

Weaknesses:    Cheap training wheels that are hard to adjust, heavy and very noisy. No quick-release wheels for transport.

Bottom Line:   
We bought this for our 3-year-old daughter, and now she is passing it on to her 3-year-old sister. This has been bulletproof, and very fun for the girls to ride. I love the light weight compared to other 16" bikes - this was one of the few with an alloy frame. The training wheels are the weak point, and let the bike down. I wanted quick-release wheels, but could not find any kids bikes with this feature and retrofitting was prohibitively expensive.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   City Bikes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricci Chang a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC Canada

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2008

Strengths:    Good welding, finish, and componant all around. Lightest 16" kids bike available!

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Got an used (2006) model on EBay 'cause it was not available in great Canada, and I don't want my kid to ride a bike from toy store! An excellant upgrade for my 3 year 10 month old girl as she loves it since her first ride. At 20 lb, it's much lighter than Grandma's gift Norco Lil Missy (27 lb) and slightly lighter than nieghbour's Trek MT 16 (23 lb). (Weight include training wheels.) Overall quality is simply second to none for 16" kid bike category. We just completed a 10km loop of Stanley Park over the weekend. Very happy with my purchase knowing that my girl will enjoy it for the next 3~5 years.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   2006 Norco Lil Sassy (12")
2008 Norco Lil Missy (16")
2007 Trek MT 16 (16")


Bike Setup:   All Original.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shane a Weekend Warrior from San Ramon, CA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2005

Strengths:    Very well constructed. Kid pleasing design

Weaknesses:    Chain ring to large for some kids just starting to ride.

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent bike if your child takes naturally to riding and is strong and aggressive. For a child that is a little timid, it's important to find a bike that's easy to ride. I.E. lower gearing, a slightly more relaxed frame for stability, etc..
Great bike, may be a better long term choice than the Trek or others, but if you just starting out, you might want to seek other options.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Livermore Cyclery in Dublin

Similar Products Used:   Trek Mystic 16.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Chandler,AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight, heavy duty small kids bike. Very over built, your kid will never break this bike. My daughter (4.5 yo) hated riding her 14" barbie bike, it was just too hard. Now she begs to go on rides, we ride as far as a mile at a time, and she hits 8 mph.

Weaknesses:    none really.

Bottom Line:   
If you are willing to spend a little more than "Toys R' us" pricing you can get your child a bike that they'll really enjoy, and you won't have to Dork with all the time, just to keep running. Less work = More fun.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   14" "Barbie" bike


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