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  • Why buy a Spec Pitch? Tell me
  • spanners
    Free Member

    I’m after a 2nd bike – one that can be a bit more of a hooligan on the Welsh trail centres and the Mendips / Quantocks in the drier months. I quite fancy an Orange 5 but for almost half the money I can get a Pitch Pro. They get rave reviews. Are they that good. One of my fears (except the obvious one as to why would anyone want a turd brown bike) is that I had a Spec FSR XC Pro a couple of years ago and didn’t get on with it. It broke way too easily. 5 or Pitch?

    GaryLake
    Free Member

    If you hang around much longer I’d love to see you try and get a pitch full stop – ignoring it being half price… 😀

    forge197
    Full Member

    What broke on the XC Pro?

    Had a couple of Fives over the years, just got a Pitch Comp seems to be a good a bike early indidcations are good. The Pitch I think will be better, but I need to ride the Pitch more to confirm. It would probably be better still when/if I replace the rear shock with a RP23 to get rid of the X-Fusion.

    PeterPoddy
    Free Member

    You’ll be lucky to get a Pitch before september…. Spesh UK are now sold out and the only bikes that are left are the ones already in shops.

    And yes, they are bloody good bikes.

    (Biased Pich owner)
    😉

    DezB
    Free Member

    They’ve got one in Hargroves for £1300

    (I was tempted…)

    (only jokin’)

    shinsplints
    Full Member

    Try calling Stourport Specialist Cycles,Nr Kidderminster.I ordered a Pitch Pro in Large 3 weeks ago but cancelled it.They may have it in the shop.Otherwise,as the others said,they are getting like rocking horse shizzle.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    They’re bloody ace thats why, and great value for money.

    The Specialized COncept Store in Chester has atleast one of each bike in stock

    grumm
    Free Member

    They’re rubbish, I wouldn’t bother personally. 🙂

    BoardinBob
    Full Member

    Evans have the medium in stock in their sale

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/pitch-fsr-pro-2009-mountain-bike-ec001432

    Had a shot on a Pitch Pro on Saturday after I got talking to an owner in the car park at Carron Valley. He let me have a pedal around the car park. Even from that short ride, it felt lovely.

    GW
    Free Member

    Ah, the good old pedal round the car park 6″ travel bike test, best get the credit card out then 😛

    DAVE66
    Free Member

    Mine thinks it’s an xc bike and keeps going up steep snowy hills!! whats goin on 😯 😆

    Steve , are the pics on from last night yet?

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Dave,

    ’tis most true.

    On another note, drop me a mail on ste_bowman AT hotmail DOT com about that spring

    GW
    Free Member

    DAVE66 – Member
    Mine thinks it’s an xc bike and keeps going up steep snowy hills!!

    those specialized “brain” shocks have evolved quite a bit then?

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    GW – Member

    DAVE66 – Member
    Mine thinks it’s an xc bike and keeps going up steep snowy hills!!

    those specialized “brain” shocks have evolved quite a bit then?

    Hope thats a sarcy comment

    DAVE66
    Free Member

    Point is, there are few bikes that will climb like it does and let you descend in a fast controlled manner that this bike does too… (At this Price point)
    Myself an Steve_b77 bought ours “pre-hype” so unfortunately paid the full whack but was still worth that. So buy one at the current price and get a bargain.

    On the brain evolution note: Don’t know much about that but perhaps I’ve learned to climb reasonably well in the 20 years I’ve been doing this sport.
    Brains dont get you up hills, legs certainly do 🙂

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