Specialized Hotrock 16 Boys Kids

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[Aug 26, 2007]
Alpine-X
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Great Quality, one of the only Aluminum mini bikes out there (weighs 18lbs). This bike is little, but built as well as any full size BMX bike. The Headset (Cane Creek) is full size, as is the bottom bracket. The Frame and rims are aluminum and the hydroformed tubing is full sized. The axles etc. are also full size and stong. P.S. this model has a dark blue metal-flake paint job that would do any restored hot-rod proud.

Weakness:

None so far, except that for a 16" bike, it is a bit smaller than most. This bike may even be a good choice if your thinking about getting a 12" bike for a beginner. The good thing is the handlbars are adjustable for and aft, as is the seat, so expanding the set-up should be easy. Probably a good fit up to about 6 1/2 years old. Being this bike is almost 3 years old I re-greased the axle bearings (which looked fine)and the bottom bracket bearings (which were dried out and a bit loose).

Great bike. Your better off buying your son a used quality bike like this (or a Trek), than a disposable bike from Toys R US etc. for the same price. This bike will work much better, last much longer, can be worked on like any other full size bike, and can be sold for about what you paid for it when he out grows it. I gave 3 chilis for value (assuming you buy it new), and 5 chilis for overall rating ($50 used and great quality)

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Looked at Wally-Mart bikes, but I just couldn't get myself to buy junk (most of the wheels don't spin, the brakes are useless, and they tend to weigh more than my full size mountain bike.

[Oct 04, 2006]
George
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, strong, good looking

Weakness:

I didn't like the hard edges on the handlebar mount, but I was able to buy a pad that fit.

Most 16 inch bikes are so overweight that little kids can hardly get going on them. The Specialized is decent. It has an aluminum frame and rims. It is way lighter than the equivalent Trek, and doesn't cost much more. It looks great. My 4 year old loves it. It is a great bike for the 3-5 year old set. I would like to see hand brakes for the bigger kids, though.

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Trek Jet 16

[Sep 12, 2006]
dwayne leridoniolus
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

everything, the hardcore heavy duty frame is sick as for heavy dh/fr use, i hucked this 50ft gap and it was mad, no flex whatsoever, if you have the tyres moderatelly flat it takes the 30ft drops a bit better, seeing as its a rigid and all.

Weakness:

oh i suppose the only weaknesses would have to be the girlie graphics, every1 dissed me at crankworx and beauty, buller, etc. (all the national rounds)

this bike is mad, everyone get 1, its soo hardcore, i have done so many hucks and national and state rounds on it and its still going strong!!!!

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santer cruise, gyant, speshalised, koner, rocky mountain, mongroose, norcro

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