- 2008 Specialized Pitch Pro owners
So i’m looking at buying a full sus for the summer as I have a lot of spare parts lying around that I can use. Seen a pitch pro in the classifieds and was wondering if anyone has one/have owned one? Is there anything that goes wrong with them or are they as bullet proof as other reviews I have read make out?Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
one person on here’s snapped multiple swingarms, I dont think there are any other breakages? I love mine, its scarily fast over rough tracks, corners like its on a scaelectric track, and just about pedals uphill (it does need some fitness to get up anything steep/technical though!)
My hardly used 2011 frames for sale if anyone offers the right price, 3 breaks in the same radius in 2 years (only one pitch related) means Im not allowed to risk another break or it’ll just get even more complicared to fix (and im already being treated by one of the top doc’s for the third!).Posted 4 years agocraig5Subscriber
+1 for the pitch. I love mine. Had it nearly 4 years, pivot bearing starting to feel a little rough. Stripped it down popped the seals and flushed them out and repacked with grease. Not perfect but much better. I will prob replace them in the summer, they are only about £30/40 on eBay. That’s the 1st time I have ever touched them. Gone through one headset, one free hub, one BB, one mech hanger. Everything has been upgraded, except the brakes.
It’s a rocket going down, ok going up depends what your used to. I’m the only limiting factor on what it can do. I’m 5,11″ and on a medium with 50mm stem 100mm reverb ( could have put a 125mm reverb on), fox36, 740mm bars. Fits me like a glove. Would like to try a large though to see what a slightly longer wheelbase feels like. I tend to plough mine through rock gardens down drops with no finess or skill, several big crashes etc and just the odd scratch or paint chip to show for it ( I wish the same could be said for me).
Weighs in at a smidge over 30lb with a tubeless roval traverse wheel set and pedals.Posted 4 years agoDufferMember
I’ve had the Comp (same colour as the one above) since new. Some of the components were pretty poor (but i knew that when i got it – everywhere was out-of-stock of the Pro version) but the frame, forks and finishing kit have been faultless. Awesome bike.
Unfortunately it’s not getting used now i live somewhere flat, so it’ll probably go up for sale sometime this year.Posted 4 years agobreadcrumbSubscriber
I’ve had a Pitch Pro since the back end of ’08. Still relatively how it came, wider bars, 70mm stem, tubeless and 2*9 are the only changes really.
I’ve put a couple of sets of bearings in, and it had a shock service when it dumped its oil over the shed floor, other than that its been a belter.
Thinking of some nicer wheels, 1*10 and a dropper, but I’m in no rush.Posted 4 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Yeah, they’re tough bikes. I’ve only ever used mine in Wales, Alps, Tenerife, and other proper hills/mountains. I don’t ride it if there’s no GNARRRRR basically. Too much bike for XC.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve gone 2×10, flat pedals, and added Magura brakes, tougher wheels and 160mm coil Lyriks. The standard shock is all I’ve ever needed.
It’s got some proper scars on it now, dented seat stay and lots of tiny rock marks on the down tube. I’ll probably never sell it because it’s not worth much as it is and it’ll never be a bad bike, and I’ll always be able to get spares for it. Plus I have the lifetime frame warranty.
Well worth buying one now, as there plenty of them about in good nick.tomasoSubscriber
I had one and really enjoyed and rated it, but sold it for a Stumpy. After the Stumpy got nicked another Pitch came along cheap and is mine. They are really capable bikes and regardless of what MBR will have you believe the lack of tapered headtube and 142×12 bolt up rear will not kill you and still works just fine!Posted 4 years ago
Mine is running Lyrik and they really make it work in the rough stuffdoom_mountainSubscriber
I love my Pitch, was my only mtb for a while.
Mine is Poo Brown as well, blatantly the best choice…
Not the best pic but it was an epic day out 😀
I have a hardtail again now but the Pitch still gets a lot of use.Posted 4 years ago13thfloormonkMember
Another poo brown model here! Mine had a slightly rougher life, bought used off here then immediately transported to Vancouver to spend its days winching up Mt Fromme and bashing back down whatever trails took my fancy. Was stolen, recovered, rebuilt and had two rides in this guise before I popped a disc in my back and sold it to finance a trip to Alaska.
Posted 4 years agoalfabusSubscriber
I’m tentatively looking for a large
I think there are specialist websites for that sort of thing.
Back on topic, don’t underestimate the size of the pitch, it is a very long frame, so may still be suitable. The one I have spare was used by my missus – I replaced it with an enduro (same forks) and knocked 5″ off the wheelbase!!
DavePosted 4 years ago
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