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6Fattie MTB Fun For Kids

November 27, 2015

Specialized is no stranger to innovative kids bikes. Just like their wildly popular Hotwalk, which has become a perennial go-to for toddlers learning to ride, the Big S has a new rig for riders in the junior field—the Riprock.

The Riprock comes in 20” and 24” wheel sizes and offers big fun in the form of uber fat 2.8” tires that will have young riders rolling up and over challenging, chunky terrain they come across and having more fun than you can shake a suspension fork at.

Like the adult 6Fattie MTBs, the Riprock is built for fun.

Like the adult 6Fattie MTBs, the Riprock is built for fun.

Just like with mom or dad’s 6Fattie mountain bike, the Riprock is all about confidence inspiring control, a plush ride, and all-conquering traction. The fat tires and the comfort and control they provide make the Riprock a bike every rider, regardless of their age, dreams about—freedom, exploring, having fun with buddies, and getting out there and getting after it.

Along with the new 2.8” tire width found on the Riprock, the rest of the bike is dialed for real riders, like the 6Fattie adult bikes so many of us at the shop love. Thoughtful geometry keeps the bike predictable and fun to ride with a low standover height, a suspension fork adds to the confidence inspiring control offered by the wide tires, and 1X drivetrains and disc breaks makes for easy shifting and plenty of stopping power.

The Riprock lineup comes in girls and boys versions and a bevy of colors.

The Riprock lineup comes in girls and boys versions and a bevy of colors.

The Riprock 24” comes in three models starting with the basic Riprock, which has cable-activated disc breaks, The Riprock Comp, which adds a hydraulic lockout to the fork for easier climbing prowess and hydraulic discs, and the RipRock Expert, which runs Shimano’s Deore hydraulic discs and features upgraded drivetrain components as well.

The Riprock 20” retails for $449.99, and the 24” wheeled models are $499.99 for the base model, $749.99 for the Comp, and $999.99 for the Expert. For both the kid that loves to ride and those that want to love riding, the Riprock is an excellent choice, especially if mom, dad, or an older sibling are looking for a trail buddy to explore with.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2015 9:27 pm

    This is great advice. I taught a niece to ride this way, but we practiced on a slight decline so that it was easier for her to glide along and practice balance.

    • djcurtin permalink
      December 2, 2015 4:57 am

      Thanks for reading!

  2. March 7, 2016 4:14 pm

    Does anyone know weight of the Riprock 24″? My local shop doesn’t know because they don’t have one. If anyone does know, please include the model: Base, Comp or Expert. Thank you!

  3. April 18, 2016 6:49 pm

    Balance bike are a great way to introduce a young toddler to the concept of cycling, but without the fear of falling off!We believe in the amazing freedom and confidence a run bike gives kids.

    • May 21, 2017 3:59 am

      Perecft shot! Thanks for your post!

    • September 3, 2017 4:46 pm

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