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Specialized Riprock 24w 2019 - Junior Bike

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Purpose built for fun. The Specialized Riprock 24w is a junior hardtail mountain bike that offers a stable ride for confident cycling over varied terrain. With its wider tyres, disc brakes, suspension fork and robust frame the Riprock is ideal bike for aspiring young boys and girls who want to get into cycling.

Specialized’s Riprock is built from Premium A1 Aluminium, which is lightweight and easy to handle, as well as built to withstand tough use by kids. The Riprock features an ultra-low standover height that makes it easy for your little ones to fit on and grow with the bike.

The wide 2.8” plus sized, Big Roller tyres are the real standout feature on the Rip Rock. These offer more stability and grip than regular MTB tyres, over all type of terrain from the rough to the smooth, giving your kids more confidence as they ride.

A suspension fork, disc brakes and reliable 8 speed drivetrain make Specialized Rip Rock a very capable 24” wheeled hardtail for young rippers.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight A1 aluminium frame for easy riding
  • 2.8” tyres offer extra stability for confident riding
  • SR Suntour XCT Suspension fork to smooth out the trail
  • Disc brakes offer confident stopping power
  • Shimano 8 speed drive train offers reliable gear shifting
  • Sizes: 24” wheels
  • Colour: Red, Turquoise
  • The Specialized Riprock 24w is available with 0% APR finance

    Specification

    Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, single butted, ZeroStack head tube, 135mm rear hub spacing, forged dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger
    Fork: Custom SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, 70mm travel, preload adjust, 1-1/8" steerer, alloy crown and lowers, 28mm Hi-Ten stanchions, post mount only
    Headset: 1-1/8", threadless, ZeroStack
    Stem: Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, 60mm
    Bars: Specialized, flat bar, double-butted 6061 alloy, 5-degree backsweep, 600mm, 25.4mm
    Front Brake: Tektro Aries, mechanical disc, organic pads, post mount, 160mm rotor
    Rear Brake: Tektro Aries, mechanical disc, organic pads, IS type, 160mm rotor
    Brake Lever: Tektro, alloy
    Rear Mech: Shimano Tourney TX
    Shifters: Shimano Revo-Shift
    Speed: 8
    Rims: Alex, 24", alloy double-wall, pin joint, disc specific, 32h
    Front Hub: Alloy, 6-bolt disc, 110mm, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
    Rear Hub: 6-bolt disc, 135mm, loose ball bearings, QR, 32h
    Spokes: Stainless, 14g
    Front Tyre: Specialized Big Roller, 60TPI, wire bead, 24x2.8"
    Rear Tyre: Specialized Big Roller, 60TPI, wire bead, 24x2.8"
    Seat Post: Alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
    Chainset: Forged alloy, 152mm, 30T, w/ chainguard
    Bottom Bracket: Square taper, 68x118mm, semi cartridge, capless bolts
    Chain: KMC Z7, 8-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
    Cassette: Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
    Pedals: Nylon, BMX style, loose ball bearings, 9/16", w/ reflectors

    Occasionally without notice, manufacturers sometimes change product specifications.

    Specialized Riprock 24w 2019 - Junior Bike Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
    4.5
    out of 5
    4.50
    Build Quality
    4.83
    Performance
    4
    Value For Money
    4.17

    Customer Reviews (3)

    5
    Ideal for 10 yrOld

    Bought this bike two weeks ago. Bike is strongly built, light and nimble. Ideal for my son. Survive from Tredz spot on too.

    Bought this bike two weeks ago. Bike is strongly built, light and nimble. Ideal for my son. Survive from Tredz spot on too.

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    4
    Great Bike

    We bought this for our daughter's 9th birthday and she is over the moon with it. This bike will last her a good couple of years. This is the 4th Specialized bike we have bought for her and we've not been disappointed yet. Service and delivery from Tredz was brilliant. Bike was delivered on the day as promised, well packaged and protected. Highly recommend both the bike and Tredz service.

    We bought this for our daughter's 9th birthday and she is over the moon with it. This bike will last her a good couple of years. This is the 4th Specialized bike we have bought for her and we've not been disappointed yet. Service and delivery from Tredz was brilliant. Bike was delivered on the day as promised, well packaged and protected. Highly recommend both the bike and Tredz service.

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    4.3 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4.5/5
    Performance: 4.5/5
    Value For Money: 4/5
    4
    Great kids fat bike with suspension and disc brakes.

    We purchased this mountain bike for our 9-year old daughter who had out grown her 20" wheel bike. At £350 it was £100 more than we initially wanted to pay but the Riprock was the logical next step with it's 24" wheels, 8 gears, single ring at the front (so chain can't call off) and a low stand over frame (unisex) for easy step over and mounting. Bike will last her many years, I can ride it and I'm an adult! Seatpost adjustable up and down for height with just a small allen key. Light weight aluminium frame (won't rust) is beautifully made, smooth welds and paintwork is to a satisfactory standard. We chose the turquoise blue finish. Front suspension soaks up the worst bumps. Specialized bikes are popular so we will recoup the extra outlay come re-sale time. Gears are Shimano TX 1x8 set up with forged cranks, flat pedals and twist grip shifter (easy to change gear and better for smaller hands). Gear indicator window shows chosen gear. Wheels and are big comfortable 24" size with a fat 2.8" tyre. These are Specialized own fat tyres so spares will be easy to source if needed. Bike rides well on road and it is very stable off road. Gears change crisply. Bike stops quickly thanks to Tektro cable pull disc brakes and does not lose brake force in wet conditions unlike U-brakes. A surprisingly light weight bicycle considering the fat tyres wide handlebars and chunky frame. Tyre pressure can be run as low as 20psi and offer amazing grip. I'm glad we chose Tredz Store as the bike was inspected, assembled, set-up and ready to ride. Bicycle was delivered by Fed-Ex well packaged, undamaged and supplied with tools, signed technician's sheet, handbook and pedals. The free bicycle pump, water bottle, Tredz rucksack and Haribo sweets were a nice touch. Safety reflectors and bell included. Great service, thank you. My daughter loves it and all her friends want to ride it. All we had to add was a bicycle lock for school and some LED lights for night time riding and bought her the matching Specialized Shuffle helmet in turquoise for safety. Highly recommended bicycle.

    We purchased this mountain bike for our 9-year old daughter who had out grown her 20" wheel bike. At £350 it was £100 more than we initially wanted to pay but the Riprock was the logical next step with it's 24" wheels, 8 gears, single ring at the front (so chain can't call off) and a low stand over frame (unisex) for easy step over and mounting. Bike will last her many years, I can ride it and I'm an adult! Seatpost adjustable up and down for height with just a small allen key. Light weight aluminium frame (won't rust) is beautifully made, smooth welds and paintwork is to a satisfactory standard. We chose the turquoise blue finish. Front suspension soaks up the worst bumps. Specialized bikes are popular so we will recoup the extra outlay come re-sale time. Gears are Shimano TX 1x8 set up with forged cranks, flat pedals and twist grip shifter (easy to change gear and better for smaller hands). Gear indicator window shows chosen gear. Wheels and are big comfortable 24" size with a fat 2.8" tyre. These are Specialized own fat tyres so spares will be easy to source if needed. Bike rides well on road and it is very stable off road. Gears change crisply. Bike stops quickly thanks to Tektro cable pull disc brakes and does not lose brake force in wet conditions unlike U-brakes. A surprisingly light weight bicycle considering the fat tyres wide handlebars and chunky frame. Tyre pressure can be run as low as 20psi and offer amazing grip. I'm glad we chose Tredz Store as the bike was inspected, assembled, set-up and ready to ride. Bicycle was delivered by Fed-Ex well packaged, undamaged and supplied with tools, signed technician's sheet, handbook and pedals. The free bicycle pump, water bottle, Tredz rucksack and Haribo sweets were a nice touch. Safety reflectors and bell included. Great service, thank you. My daughter loves it and all her friends want to ride it. All we had to add was a bicycle lock for school and some LED lights for night time riding and bought her the matching Specialized Shuffle helmet in turquoise for safety. Highly recommended bicycle.

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    4.2 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 4/5
    Value For Money: 3.5/5

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    Junior Bikes Guide

     

    Who are junior bikes for?

    Junior bikes bridge the gap between kids bikes and adult bikes. With 24” wheels junior bikes are ideal for children who are over 135cm (4’ 4”) tall, which is usually around the age of ten years. Junior bikes are much like scaled down adult bikes with a wide range of gears and powerful brakes. Like adult bikes, junior bikes are available in different styles. Hardtail mountain bikes are most popular, but you can also get full-on road bikes with drop handlebars, relaxed hybrids with baskets on the front and even mini full suspension MTBs. Girls 24” bikes and 24” bikes for boys all feature 24 inch wheels.

    Which is the best junior bike for my child?

    The best junior bike for your child will depend on what type of cycling they like doing. Most kids at this age will not have settled on a specific cycling discipline, which is why hardtail junior mountain bikes are most popular as they offer all-round performance. Hardtail junior bikes, with flat handlebars, are a great choice for cycling around the local area on roads and cycle paths as well as off-road trails. These bikes are also ideal for Bike Ability cycle training as they are the easiest to ride. If your child is a keen mountain biker or roadie then a junior road bike or higher spec MTB will be a better choice.

    If your child is a keen mountain biker or roadie then a junior road bike or higher spec MTB will be a better choice.

    What are the things to look for in a junior bike?


    Frame and Fork

    The best junior bike frames are built from aluminium alloy. This material is lightweight and robust, making it perfect for all types of junior cycles. Steel frames are just as strong as alloy, but are significantly heavier making them harder for youngsters to ride. Rigid forks are best for road cycling with aluminium alloy forks being lighter weight than steel ones. Rigid forks are also good for light off-roading, but a suspension fork will give a smoother ride on rough surfaces. For proper off-road tracks a suspension fork is ideal.

    For proper off-road tracks a suspension fork is ideal.

    Wheels and Tyres

    While all junior bikes have 24 inch wheels, the tyres vary quite a lot and this makes a big difference to how the bikes ride. Generally speaking the narrower a tyre is the faster it will roll, and the wider a tyre is the more grip it will offer. This means that wider tyres are better for off-roading while narrower tyres are better for tarmac cycling.

    Common Junior Tyre Sizing Chart

    Tyre Width

    Best For

    1.125”

    Rapid road cycling

    1.75”

    General road cycling

    1.95”

    Road and off-road cycling

    2.1” up

    Off-road trails and gravel tracks


    Gears

    Most junior bikes feature derailleur gears to make cycling up and down hills easier. However more gears aren’t necessarily better. Bikes listed as having more than 10 gears usually feature double front chainrings, which many kids find difficult to manage. Single front chainrings with 6, 7, 8 or 9 speed cassettes are easier to use, especially on mountain and hybrid bikes, and still provide plenty of gear options for the climbs. Road bike style junior bikes usually have double chainrings like their adult counterparts. These bikes are ideal for keen young road cyclists who want the performance of an adult bike.

    Single front chainrings with 6, 7, 8 or 9 speed cassettes are easier to use.

    Brakes

    Like adult bikes, there are two types of brakes on junior bikes. Rim brakes are the most affordable option and offer good stopping control, especially in dry weather conditions. Disc brakes are becoming more popular and offer a big advantage over rim brakes as they work equally well in both wet and dry conditions. Hydraulic disc brakes are the most powerful and are easiest to use.

    Rim brakes are the most affordable option and offer good stopping control.

    Getting the Right Fit

    Once you have chosen the correct size bike using the kids bike size tab information on the product page there are a couple of adjustments that you can make to get the perfect fit for your child.

    Saddle Height

    If your child is relatively unexperienced, then set the saddle height so that they can put both feet flat on the ground. This will give them the confidence to stop and start whenever they like and reduce the chances of them falling off. Once they are comfortable on the bike you can move the saddle up for a more efficient cycling position. See our saddle height-how to for step by step instructions.

    If your child is relatively unexperienced, then set the saddle height so that they can put both feet flat on the ground.

    Brake Reach

    It is important that your child can reach the brakes easily without having to stretch their hands or unhook their thumb from the handle bars. It’s easy to adjust the reach of the brake levers and move them closer to the handlebars allowing them to brake more easily. Most brake levers have a small screw that moves the brake lever closer to the bars, all you need is a small screwdriver or allen key to do this. Some premium junior bikes even have a tool free reach adjustment nob. You may also need to adjust the brake cable tension with the barrel to get the brakes working optimally for your child.

    It is important that your child can reach the brakes easily without having to stretch their hands.

    Handlebar Height

    While this is less important than saddle height, you can also adjust the handlebar height on junior bikes. This is easily done by repositioning the spacers (on a A-headset) or by loosening the expander bolt and repositioning the stem before retightening (on a quill stem). Start with the stem in its lowest position then move it higher it as they grow to maintain the ideal riding position.

    Start with the stem in its lowest position then move it higher it as they grow to maintain the ideal riding position.

    Bike Weight

    After sizing, weight has the biggest impact on your child’s enjoyment while cycling. To understand why, remember that an adult bike can weigh around 20% of your body weight. Most kid's bikes can weigh up to a hefty 50% of their weight. Imagine strapping concrete blocks to your pedals and start riding, it wouldn’t be a nice experience. Generally speaking, the more you spend on a junior bike, the lighter it will be. This means the bike is easier to handle and manoeuvre, and that translates directly into fun and enjoyment.

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