Specialized has launched a revamped Riprock line to help young riders get started on the trails. The Riprock is designed for kids ages 4 to 12 and comes in 20" and 24" wheel versions. The best part? The Riprock is in stock at Specialized retailers at the time of launch. Read on for the details.

First launched in 2016, the new Riprock builds upon the existing platform to increase confidence and capability for young riders. The updated Riprock is designed to be a kid’s first trail-worthy mountain bike.
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All Riprock models have wide-range 1x drivetrains, just like their parents' mountain bikes

Built on learnings from the previous generation and borrowing insights from Specialized’s classic mountain bikes like the Stumpjumper, the new Riprock features modern geometry, modern components, including new specialized Ground Control tires, hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables, and true wide-range cassettes, up to a 42T cog, to enable kids to climb higher, ride longer, and go further.

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All Riprock models get hydraulic disc brakes

Based on rider research, the Specialized team learned that weight, handling, and capability are the most important aspects for first-time trail riders. To decrease weight, Specialized engineers spec’d two of the new Riprock models with a rigid fork and focused on geometry and tire choice to achieve the desired ride quality.

“We designed the new Riprock to give young riders everything they need and nothing they don't,”says Eric Fischer, Product Manager for Specialized Kids’Bikes.

"Most young riders don't need suspension forks, and by offering a rigid fork, we’re able to dramatically reduce the bike weight, which ultimately results in a more positive experience for smaller, less powerful riders,” Fischer added.
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Specialized did add a suspension fork to the top end Riprock Expert.

Additionally, utilizing data from the recently launched Specialized Jett kids’ bike, the new Riprock features proportionally-sized kids’ components, including narrower diameter grips, a 130mm Bridge saddle, and a narrower Q-factor cranks to offer improved alignment between the hip, knee, and ankle.

Specialized Riprock Pricing, Weight, Size Range, and Availability

The Riprock is designed for kids 4-12 years old and is available in three models.

Specialized Riprock 20
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Pricing: $650
Weight: 22.5lbs
Size range: (42"/107cm - 47”/119cm)
Available at launch

Specialized Riprock 24
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Pricing: $700
Weight: 24.7lbs
Size range: 47”/119cm - 56”/142cm)
Available at launch

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Pricing: $1,500
Weight: 26.4lbs
Size range: (47”/119cm - 56”/142cm)
Available for Pre-Order. bikes to deliver early December.

Visit Riprock | Specialized.com for more information.