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Specialized Pitch Comp Bike

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

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    “All around shredder!”

    The Good: Nimble, good geometry, pedals like a dream, rips decents

    The Bad: flimsy rear end

    Overall Review: I bought a used 2010 bike about 6 months ago and did my own custom build with raceface and sram components. I kept the stock x-fusion shock but upgraded to a Marzocchi 55 to have something a little more beefy up front. The shock has been serving me just fine even without the adjustability that some other shocks on the market have. This bike is awesome! I ride everything from interurban trails with my girlfriend to all mountain to jump trails and even attempted some downhill on it. Overall this bike has taken everything I've been able to throw at it! with the 67 degree head angle this thing just begs to be railed through chunder and whatever else gets in your way. In addition it can still climb like a champ! On technical climbs you don't have to choose the easiest way up, just take the most direct and the bike will do the rest of the work for you. The biggest and only real downfall I have found is in the rear end. Being that the rear axle is a 135 qr it lacks rigidity and it really shows when you rail a corner hard. Wider rims and tires helped a little bit but there is no ignoring it when your pushing the bike to the limits. Overall this bike has been awesome and especially for the price you can't beat it!

    “For all types of tracks”

    The Good: Lightness Comfort Equipment Price

    The Bad: Headset without sealed bearings It misses a rear shock with more adjustment options.

    Overall Review:

    It is a semiprofessional cycling, you can climb to the top of the mountain and then down where no one does. The pitch is defended better on descents, its geometry and its center of gravity makes it very stable in cornering and rough terrain, thanks to its 150 mm of rear travel, even if you decide to go into a bike park, enjoy as a child . In short if you want a fun bike, high performance, with good equipment and cheap, this is a good option.


    “Ride it all bike”

    The Good: It compensates well for a rider lacking finesse! Confident. More than the sum of its parts. Great fun.

    The Bad: It can't work miracles! Suspension has workman like damping and control.

    Overall Review: It climbs up steep mountain passes, descends like a demon, handles rock strewn trails, bogs, drops, slabs and a fair few knocks. If you haven't for 4 grand for a 4 grand bike and can accept some compromises this will do everything the same. Slack head is great for the drops and the seat tube is steep enough for the climbs. The kit isn't fancy but incremental upgrades will only improve it. I've had mine almost a year and the bottom bracket, hubs and freewheel have succumb to bogs, rivers, rain and mud. Its showing some battle scars but the finish is holding up well.

    “brilliant!!!!”

    The Good: everything, it climbs like a monkey, comes down like a ball geometry is spot on!

    The Bad: forks!! ok if your 12stone or below but i'm a big lad and they bobbed a lot, upgraded to marzzochi 55's 150mm travel and its much better,

    Overall Review: a brilliant ride that wont empty your wallet, i'm sure there's a lot more exspesive bikes to be bought but wont perform to the level this bike does, a dry run in a shop wont do this justice you need to try it on the trails and jumps etc tip if you see a one at your trail center take it off him (or her) and have a blast!! if he'll let you and you'll throw your £5000 in the ditch i promise ;-)
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year
    Riding Type Cross-Country, Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 553mm 574mm 606mm 632mm
    Head Tube Angle 67-deg 67-deg 67-deg 67-deg
    Head Tube Length 102mm 108mm 128mm 150mm
    Seat Tube Angle 73-deg 73-deg 73-deg 73-deg
    Seat Tube Length 420mm 444mm 484mm 535mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 345mm 345mm 345mm 345mm
    Chainstay Length 423mm 423mm 423mm 423mm
    Wheelbase 1138mm 1159mm 1196mm 1223mm
    Standover 740mm 752mm 759mm 765mm
    Reach 428mm 446mm 475mm 495mm
    Stack 575mm 581mm 600mm 620mm
    Frame Material M4 alloy, double ORE down tube, DMD front derailleur mount, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, bolt on cable guides, replaceable hanger, 150mm travel
    Rear Travel 150mm travel
    Rear Shock RockShox Ario, air spring, rebound adj. and LO, 7.875x2.2-in
    Fork Custom RockShox Sektor TK, Turn Key damper, coil spring, alloy steerer, reb adj., 20mm Maxle Lite axle, 150mm travel
    Fork Travel 150mm travel
    Head Tube Diameter 1 1/8-in
    Headset 1 1/8-in threadless, loose ball
    Handlebar Specialized All-Mountain low-rise, 6061 butted alloy, 720mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up, 31.8mm
    Stem Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise
    Grips Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Other: Rocca
    Brakes F: Custom Avid Elixir 3 R SL, hydraulic disc, tool-less reach adjust, alloy backed organic pads, G3 Clean Sweep rotor, S/M: 185mm, L/XL: 203mm. R: Custom Avid Elixir 3 R SL, hydraulic disc, tool-less reach adjust, alloy backed organic pads, G3 Clean Sweep rotor, 185mm rotor
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 3 SL hydraulic, tool-less reach adj.
    Shifters SRAM X.5, 9-speed, trigger
    Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M660-E SLX, double specific E-type for DMD, top swing, bottom pull
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.7, 9-speed, mid cage
    ISCG Tabs none
    Chainguide
    Cranks Truvativ GXP2 2.1, 2-piece crank set, outboard bearing, S: 170mm, M/L: 175mm
    Chainrings 36A x 24S, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, outboard bearing
    Pedals Alloy platform, 9/16-in
    Chain KMC X9, 9-speed, w/ reuseable Missing Link
    Cassette Shimano HG30, 9-speed, 11-34t
    Rims Pitch disc-specific, pin joint, eyelets, 26mm, 32h
    Hubs F: Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, sealed cartridge bearing, 20mm thru-axle, 32h. R: Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, double sealed cartridge bearing, QR, 32h
    Spokes 1.8mm (15g) stainless
    Tires F: Specialized Eskar Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26x2.3-in. R:Specialized Eskar Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26x2.3-in
    Saddle Specialized BG Enduro, 7mm steel rails
    Seatpost 6061 alloy, 2-bolt micro adjust, setback head, 30.9mm, S/M:350mm, others:400mm
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
    Seatpost Clamp 4.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, black
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 10x135mm
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Black
    Warranty Limited lifetime
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous Protective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual
    Price $2000.00
    More Info Specialized website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry