What do two year olds dream of for Christmas? A spaceship? A unicorn? Or something even more unreasonable… like full carbon balance bike?
If you’ve got a young one that’s just about found their feet, what better time to get them hooked on biking with this featherweight balance bike. The next generation of mountain bikers can get a head start with the Specialized Hotwalk. At £999, it might seem completely ridiculous, but there’s a lot of thought gone into making this, the ‘ultimate balance bike’.
The full FACT 9r carbon frame uses the same material as Specialized road and mountain race bikes. This has resulted in a nimble 2.1kg bike, that should be light, responsive and manoeuvrable for little ones. The fork and handlebars are carbon, too.
The balance bike has been tested for a 40lb weight rating, so if you’ve got a two year old weighing in at almost 20kg you know they’ll be safe on the Specialized Hotwalk.
Handlebars and grips affect the rider’s control and, in turn, their confidence. That rule applies on a balance bike just as much as any other. The handlebars are made of all-carbon so they’re as light as possible for optimal manoeuvring. They are 38% smaller in diameter, creating a better grip for small hands. The grip ends are also designed to easily support the bike when resting on the ground, protecting that carbon frame.
Specialized Hotwalk Specification:
- Weight 2.1kg
- All carbon Fact 9r frame
- Carbon wheels
- 38% smaller diameter carbon handlebars
- Rhythm Lite Tires
- One size fits riders up to 35in / 88cm, up to a weight limit of 40lbs / 18.1kg
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