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Old 12-08-20, 12:43 PM
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Specialized "Hotwalk" (!)

Got to hand it Specialized. Introducing a "walking" bike for toddlers made of carbon fiber that costs $1,000.

Damn...

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/hotwalk-carbon
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Said it earlier- I recommend people wait for the '21 year model. I hear it will include futureshock. Your toddler deserves only the best.
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Old 12-08-20, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Said it earlier- I recommend people wait for the '21 year model. I hear it will include futureshock. Your toddler deserves only the best.
But if you wait a year, your kid will be too big for it. Dammit.

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just think of the weight savings if they made an adult version (!)
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Nice, but I'll wait for the drop bar gravel version
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Are they planning a suspension version?
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Old 12-08-20, 05:28 PM
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Methinks Specializedís development and marketing teams was smoking a little weed...
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Originally Posted by one4smoke
Methinks Specializedís development and marketing teams was smoking a little weed...
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/ro...ext=96120-4102

I don't smoke but I did like the bike.

Specialized especially more recently has allowed some interesting ideas and clearly some stuff that only bike people would come up with. It is a whacky bike but I think they are living by the Innovate or Die slogan they have. It isn't something a lot of people are buying but it is buying them a lot of free publicity and people are talking about it and it was probably a fun project that will sell quite well. People complain but I think a lot of people secretly want one.
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Originally Posted by one4smoke
Methinks Specializedís development and marketing teams was smoking a little weed...
likely LSD or enhanced meth.
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Is it already April Fool's Day?
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Is it already April Fool's Day?
From a peak out the window; Nope, just the beginning of Winter.
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I've seen vids of little kids racing strider bikes, why not get your up and coming racer the best they can get?
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$70 delivered. The remaining $930 went into the college fund. Maybe be able to buy some pencils by the time she's in college.

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$70 delivered. The remaining $930 went into the college fund. Maybe be able to buy some pencils by the time she's in college.

Put her on a good training program, and she'll beat the kid on a Hotwalk.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat
Put her on a good training program, and she'll beat the kid on a Hotwalk.
Her father rode a Specialized Allez as a teenager and won races with many others on carbon bikes. So i'm sure she will.
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Originally Posted by dmanthree
Got to hand it Specialized. Introducing a "walking" bike for toddlers made of carbon fiber that costs $1,000.
Bold move considering how few toddlers are made of carbon fiber .... and kids in general are way more expensive.
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Originally Posted by GlennR
Her father rode a Specialized Allez as a teenager and won races with many others on carbon bikes. So i'm sure she will.
I looked at the Allez when buying my last ride, but couldn't find the fit. Got a Roubaix, though. My pecking order when buying a bike is fit, components, frame material.
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Does it have an integrated aero out front Garmin mount?
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Next is toddlers with beards wearing red and black plaid on little gravel bikes.
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