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    Hotrock 20 Pro

    looking at the specialized website these look pretty cool, anyone have one and know the weight?

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    With disk brakes, suntour fork, wire bead 30tpi tires, kickstand, roller chain tensioner, stamped steel chainring crank, 64 x strait 14 gauge spokes I would guesse that this bike is pushing close to 27 pounds, around 1/2 the bodyweight of the rider it is intended for. How would you do riding a 100 pound adult bike?
    I would give it some credit for a decent shifting cassette drivetrain instead of freewheel and stamped steel RD but it would be pretty easy to rebuild most any aluminum 20" frame into a much lighter and better performing bike for less than the cost of the hotrock 20 pro.
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    I dont want my daughter pushing such a heavy bike. I guess I will try to find something on cragslist and change out teh parts.

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    its not easy, try the scott scale 20, i have one and it has worked great - its around 23 pounds and with lighter wheels and tires you could drop a few more

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    Opus has a 20 inch kids bike that weighs 20 lbs no fork but how useful are these forks anyway?

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    spawn savage!!!!!!

    tho the $10 hotrock 20 i found at a garage sale went sub 20 lbs after $200 dollars.

    but it was rigid SS.

    prolly coulda gone sub 18 with new wheels, but i said "meh" and got her a savage.

    and not a single regret was had that day. (or any day since.)
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Looking at this bike a bit closer, it is apparent that specialized stuck a 24" fork onto the standard 20" frame. Result is a high bottom bracket (making it more difficult for the kid to reach feet to ground from saddle), high handlebars and it produced a very slack headtube angle of around 66°, seattube angle of 68°. Might be appropriate frame geometry for downhill riding but for general MTB riding the handling will suffer.

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