Specialized launches a £999 / $999, 2.1kg carbon-fibre balance bike

Carbon Hotwalk bike
This Hotwalk is ready to dominate any park (Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized has today launched an all-new carbon fibre, lightweight bike, but it's nothing like what you'd expect. The bike manufacturing behemoth has taken its premium FACT carbon-fibre frame technology and scaled it down. A lot. The result is the new Specialized Hotwalk.

That's right, it's a carbon fibre balance bike, and it weighs just 2.1kg (4.6lbs). Could this be the best first-bike for exceptionally young riders, making them feel just like Peter Sagan

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Lance Branquinho is a Namibian born media professional, with 15-years of experience in technology and engineering journalism covering anything with wheels. Being from Namibia, he knows a good gravel road when he sees one, and he has raced some of Africa’s best-known mountain bike stage races, such as Wines2Wales and Berg&Bush.