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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.

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“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***

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

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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

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

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