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2013 Specialized P.3 Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Shred ready from the start”

    The Good: The bike packs more punch than any other at this price. the fork and the crankset stand out for sure. The frame is light, stiff and feels so nice on the jumps slope or park. extremely versatile

    The Bad: Im not a particular fan of the p series bars stem and seat, and a nicer wheel set would go a long way. but again at this price everything specialized has done just makes sense

    Overall Review:

    Overall the bike is absolutely nuts. top of the line products where you need them, a fantastic frame, and a bike that is shred ready from day one.

    “Ripper Bikes”

    The Good: Weight, Build, Looks, Ride

    The Bad: Price, Brand Premium

    Overall Review:

    ***I only rode this bike for 2 days in the bike park, this is not a thorough review***

    With that said, we got along great. I got the chance to ride the 2014 P3 at Winterberg Bike Park, in Germany for a weekend in October 2013, and i really liked it. I rode it on the pumptrack, dirt jumps, and on two of the jump trails, the Bell Freecross and the Continental track.

    Things I liked:

    -Handled great. I'm not 100% sure what it was, but even at (relatively) high speeds it was fairly stable, and the Specialized Slopestyle tyres it comes with a grippier than they look. I managed to scare myself a few times on the faster, higher speed corners that required a fair bit of commitment, but it saved my butt every time.

    - Fork is great. Rockshox nailed it with the Solo Air Argyle. Adjustable, light enough, stiff enough, no fuss. Tracks where you point it, can be set plush enough for braking bumps and similar rubbish, but also nice and firm for big jumps.

    - Colour. It looks great. It's bright and in your face, but it looks sick. Not so good when covered in mud though (we had two days of consistent rain, and it was pretty muddy).

    Things I didn't like:

    - Price. I love this bike, but I do wonder where the extra cash goes, against a similar model from another brand. I think there's a certain brand premium turning up at Spesh the last couple of years, and yes, they make great bikes, but damn, the S on the headtube is starting to cost good money!

    ***As I only rode this bike for 2 days, i can't comment on reliability or durability, but I imagine its quite good, like all the Big S's park/dirt bikes have been***

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
    Sizes and Geometry

    L View Geometry

    Size L
    Top Tube Length 572 mm
    Head Tube Angle 70.5
    Head Tube Length 122 mm
    Seat Tube Angle 70
    Seat Tube Length 312 mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 324 mm
    Chainstay Length 393 mm
    Wheelbase 1059 mm
    Standover 682 mm
    Reach 423 mm
    Stack 566 mm
    Frame Material A1 Premium Aluminum
    Rear Travel NA
    Rear Shock NA
    Fork Custom Rockshox Argyle R 26", Solo Air spring, 20mm Maxle® thru axle, external rebound adj
    Fork Travel 100 mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1 1/8"
    Headset Integrated 1 1/8"
    Handlebar Specialized P.Series MTB Dirt, 6061 alloy, 750mm wide
    Stem Specialized P.Series MTB, forged alloy, top load, 40mm length
    Grips Specialized SipGrip, half waffle
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1, hydraulic disc, G2 Cleansweep 140mm rotor
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1, hydraulic lever
    Shifters NA
    Front Derailleur NA
    Rear Derailleur NA
    ISCG Tabs NA
    Chainguide NA
    Cranks Custom Truvativ Descendant, 170mm
    Chainrings
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, 73mm
    Pedals Specialized P.Series Nylon platform w/ molded pins
    Chain KMC Z-510H
    Cassette NA
    Rims Specialized P.Series, 26", alloy double-wall, triple void,
    Hubs F Specialized P.Series MTB alloy, 20mm thru axle R Specialized P.Series Dirt
    Spokes
    Tires Specialized Rhythm Lite, 26x2.3"
    Saddle Specialized P.Series Dirt saddle
    Seatpost Alloy, two bolt, 200mm
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9
    Seatpost Clamp 34.9mm, forged alloy, single-bolt
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors
    Warranty
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous
    Price $1400.00
    More Info Specialized website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry