Specialized Pitch Comp All Mountain Full Suspension

4.53/5 (43 Reviews)
MSRP : $2000.00


Product Description

Out-of-the box with gobs of FSR suspension and quality specs, the Pitch allows you to get your fill of exhilaration without having to empty your wallet.
  • RockShox Ario rear shock with adjustable rebound and lockout for efficient climbs and plush, controlled descents
  • RockShox Sektor 150mm-travel coli spring fork with lightweight alloy steerer, rebound adjust, and Maxle Lite thru-axle for consistency and durability
  • Pitch disc-specific double wall rims with eyelets provide the durability needed for all-mountain terrain Truvativ GXP2 2.1 2-piece crankset with 24/36t rings for stiffness, durability, and efficient climbing/descending
  • Custom Avid Elixir 3 R SL hydraulic disc brakes and Juicy 3 levers with G3 Clean Sweep rotors and alloy-backed organic pads promise maximum stopping power


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Michael How Yaw a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2013

Strengths:    Great for Downhill,Cross Country and a bit Freeride is solid and has a good price too.

Weaknesses:    no weakness.only nothing...

Bottom Line:   
must come with a 180mm fork but it is agod bike must just change parts to better ones.

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Favorite Trail:   candos hill

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Epic Sports,Mauritiu

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Gemini 900

Bike Setup:   Freeride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wanderinginhel a All Mountain Rider from Plattsburgh,ny,USA

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2012

Strengths:    Great decending, Price,Decent weight,good balanced bike.

Weaknesses:    The only thing I broke that was the headset, still bike is great bang for buck. Also tires shred easy on side walls.

Bottom Line:   
Get it you will not be able to kill it. Not going to find a better deal anywhere else in the bike world.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Mountain-Riders

Similar Products Used:   Mostly XC bikes first am setup

Bike Setup:   Stock except a marz 55 micro ti front fork and DMR flats

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by APenning a Weekend Warrior from Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2012

Strengths:    Solid bike, so far everything is good

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. Ride probably every other day and on different trails and so far this setup has worked just fine. Climbs amazing well and down hill is even more fun. Overall rating is based on value for the buck and have no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   El Morro

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   PinkBike

Similar Products Used:   Haven't compared anything in the same price range new or used. But have demo'd a Trek Superfly in Aliso Viejo from 'Jax Demo Days' and that was awesome, but that's 3 times the money. Ridden a couple of other friends bikes: Intense, Santa Cruz, etc. but those are higher end bikes.

Bike Setup:   Stock mostly. Swapped out stock neck for a longer one and now can climb easier; before the front tended to want to steer one way or the other on its own.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ragengar a Weekend Warrior from Alberta

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2011

Strengths:    So far everything

Weaknesses:    Would be nice to have a bit more adjustability but if I that had been a big deal for me I would have bought something else and it's easy to add new parts later on when I'm ready

Bottom Line:   
Great bike especially for the price I paid new it would have cost me 1750$ so thata 400$ in savings however even if you pay the full price (which is currently up to 1900$ where I'm from) this bike is worth it. It's tough bike that can take your punishment on the downhills and be nimble on the uphills as well. I've taken this bike up steep climbs and down double blacks and Fernie resort and it always holds up just fine as long as you keep it maintained (as is the case with any bike). Would recomend to anyone although if you have the money and are interested in more adjustability i would suggest upgrading to the specialized pitch pro or even something of similar quality like a giant reign 2.

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Favorite Trail:   Powderface Ridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   United Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Enduro comp, Giant Reign 2

Bike Setup:   F/S All Mountain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by longlongpelaman a Weekend Warrior from Twin Falls, ID, United States

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2011

Strengths:    long travel, rugged build, awesome performance for the price.

Weaknesses:    Rear shock is not good when it comes to pedaling. The bike does not handle well in slow speed situations.

Bottom Line:   
In its price range there is nothing else that compares. Period. Unless you are used to riding high end bikes this bike could not disappoint you. I love it. People complain about the suspension, but other than not having the extra bells and whistles it performs well. Hard to bottom the rear shock. Fork is impossible to bottom. I dare you to try it. The faster you go the better it gets. This bike was built leaning towards downhill performance and that it does well. Bottom Line: Not very fun to climb. Very fun to descend. If you don't want the compromise you will have to spend another grand.

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail in Sun Valley

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Epic Ride Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock except spd pedals. Seatpost shortened for maximum droppage.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stephen a Cross Country Rider from South Korea

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2011

Strengths:    Sturdy frame, solid midlevel components

Weaknesses:    Fork and shoock

Bottom Line:   
Let me say first that this is a rental bike that I have used off and on for almost 6 months while I am stationed in S Korea. I love Specialized and the first time I have ever been disappointed with them is when they selected this fork and shock. For a bike that retails for over $1k, lockout should be standard. I know some have said you don't need it, that's fine, but it should still be on there stock. Other than that, I like the bike, after all, it is Specialized. I thought about picking one up as an extra, but for what it would cost to replace the forks/shock, you may as well get a Stumpy.

I am assigning 4 chilis for the lack of lockout.

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Favorite Trail:   Baraksan Mtn (Brown Mtn)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Osan ODR

Similar Products Used:   2010 Specializes Stumpjumper FSR and 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon 29er hardtail

Bike Setup:   Stock except for replaced headset and cassette. After the shop had the bikes for about 6 months, a few of the forks locked up. Spec replaced under warranty.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stoneymammal a Weekend Warrior from Mt.Vernon,WA,USA

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2011

Strengths:    FSR,great price vs proformace,light at least to me last bike weight 45lbs,2011 has great part spec for the money,it climbs up hills like a goat

Weaknesses:    mine is early 2011,the fork is secktor r,but that was easy fix,$60 for motion control damper(on order right now)still looking for other none yet

Bottom Line:   
this bike is sweet for the money,i have been on to rides now in a week now(back on a bike after 5 yeas)this bike rocks with the lock out on the rear she climb like a hard tail.on the way down is where this bike shines,it reminds me of my haro dhr the way it eats roots and rocks,great bike for single track rides.so far i am verry happy with this bike(will up date this reveiw after i get motoin control and a few mor rides in)best stock bike i have ever bought

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Favorite Trail:   surferway

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Skagit Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   trek fxr,khs dh50,haro dhr sevral others on test rides

Bike Setup:   100% stock(only thing i am doing right now is motion control damper,happy with the rest,change it as i break it)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by monstertiki a Downhiller from Corona

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2011

Strengths:    Stong frame, low maintenance, low standover and bottom bracket.

Weaknesses:    stock parts that came with the bike.

Bottom Line:   
The only thing left stock on this bike is the front derailleur everything else has been upgraded. The pitch pro frame is an awesome 150mm frame to build up with a coil shock and 160mm fork. It slackens the bike out and makes it sort of a mini dh/fr rig that can take a pounding through the gnar, at least thats how I use it and it's been performing really well. It can climb good also.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   the path

Similar Products Used:   Banshee spitfire

Bike Setup:   08 pitch pro, 55 rc3 ti, dhx air custom valved 400# ti spring, outlaw wheels, highroller rear, minion dhf front, ks i950 seatpost, code 5 brakes 203 front 185 rear, 50mm atlas stem with nuke proof warhead bars cut to 720mm, slx crankset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stevelkneivel a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide Hills

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2011

Strengths:    Goes up hill amazingly well. Goes down again amazingly well. Solidly built, not too heavy for what it is.

Weaknesses:    At this price it would curmudgeonly to list weaknesses relating to part specs.

Bottom Line:   
Took the bike for it's first ride today after using an older Enduro for 5 years. The difference is amazing. The geometry was spot on for me straight off the shop floor. At this price, the bike is simply amazing. It does exactly what it says on box. The PIKE is an excellent fork I've been using a TALAS 140 RLC and the PIKE was really good in comparison feel wise, despite the lack of controls. I will fit MoCo to it. Maybe U Turn. But as is, amazing. I give 5 Chillis' because I am so surprised at how good this machine actually is for me.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Avanti cycles Unley

Similar Products Used:   Older Specialized Enduros, Craftworcks rail

Bike Setup:   Totally stock. Size L.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pdqmtbkr a Weekend Warrior from Prescott

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2011

Strengths:    strong bike rides well.

Weaknesses:    seat

Bottom Line:   
Good weight for a larger rider. This bike is firm and rides smooth. Shifts well.

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Favorite Trail:   Groom Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $925.00

Purchased At:   criagslist

Similar Products Used:   2003 GT I Drive

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by madmanmecca a Weekend Warrior from verona nj usa

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2011

Strengths:    great brake system,nice front hub and nice back shock (can pump it up to hold my wight iam a big dude)

Weaknesses:    the cranks are a littel bulky

Bottom Line:   
like i said iam a big dude thats likes to go big i get to the trails and lose control and its great to have a bike that can take what i give it.Its great bike for the price maybe down the line some upgrades

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Favorite Trail:   jungel habitat

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1340.00

Purchased At:   montclaire bikery

Similar Products Used:   trek cannondale

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fbomber a Cross Country Rider from Brighton, MA

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2010

Strengths:    Very plush suspension. Great traction on rocky, technical climbs. Eats rock gardens for breakfast and cruises over roots like they're paved over.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy at 33.5lbs, but you make up efficiency in other ways. Heavy/crappy stock cranks.

Bottom Line:   
This is a really fun bike if your not a racer and not a downhiller. I ride it XC and it truly makes me want to ride all the time it's such a blast. Bottomless suspension is great on the downhills, but more surprizingly, also helps on the technical climbs in that you can stay seated, conserve energy and spin over rocks and roots that would make you stand and waste energy on a bike without such a plush rear end. The FSR suspension is truly active under all conditions, which explains the excellent grip on the steeper, sketchier climbs. The front fork is a stripped down version of the Pike, but it works great and I don't miss the lockout or compression adjustment. I never use the UTurn on it but I can see how someone might want to as I have lifted the front end on some steep climbs, though I personally don't think it's necessary.

Cornering is surprizingly good as the stock tires have good grip and the long wheelbase combined with the through axle fork make the pitch stable but still agile and resonsive in the corners.

This is a bike that you can take anywhere to do anything, and not have to worry if you'll be able to keep up with your XC buddies on the climbs or if you'll need to take a pass on a drop because you fear for your frame or your health. Great bike, great deal.

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Favorite Trail:   Borderland State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   GT LTS-1, Specialized Epic, Trek Fuel EX-7

Bike Setup:   Bone stock except for a new XT crankset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PitchAndRoll a Weekend Warrior from Belfast

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010

Strengths:    What a bike! Coming from a hardtail I found that from the first ride everything seemed so effortless in comparison - the brakes and suspension worked well and opened up a lot of new possibilities. This bike allowed me to enjoyriding stuff I was previously nervous on.

Weaknesses:    Some of the components - saddle especially, hardly worth mentioning since it's a cheap replacement. Long seatpost - I cut a few inches off for the steeper downhills. To be honest there were no major issues of any kind.

Bottom Line:   
Best bang for the buck budget bike out there - handles just about everything and every ride ends with me grinning like a loon. Get Some!

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Favorite Trail:   Zoo trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   McConveys Belfast

Similar Products Used:   A few friends bikes - Coiler, Commencal Meta 5 and Supreme.

Bike Setup:   As per spec but with new boots i.e. dual ply highrollers - the original tires are fine for most things but a trip to Innerleithen was too much for them. I picked up a few bargain bits here and there over the year like an E13 Bashguard and some Azonic B52 bars and ODI lock-ons - the usual stuff. I added a Charge spoon saddle to up the comfort level, but that's about it. I expected to replace the rear shock, but so far it's performing flawlessly, so it's staying until it dies.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbswindler a Weekend Warrior from So Cal

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2009

Strengths:    Frame Geometry!!!! DUH SPECIALIZED!!!!!! THE COLOR!!!!! BABY ENDURO.....DUH!!!!! you shouldnt even read more.....DUH look at all the stars in the rating.

Weaknesses:    pedals FOR SURE, misc parts, but thats the way it is i guess.

Bottom Line:   
This bike was too hard to resist.... the paint job is sick,the spec ehhhhhh whatever....

i get this bike out on the trail, even with the pedals that everyone replaced at the dealer (but me), this bike ripped, ripps, and will slay whatever any intermediate rider is willing or able to do. My confidence was peaking to the next level when i got this bike. threw some platforms on it, and now i have stepped it up beyond what i thought i was willing to do!

I visited a sweet mtn outside of LA called MT PINOS.. all other bikes riding that day were 6-10inch bikes... this bike was biting the turns begging for a challenge, so i gave more, but still it begged for more raging down the hill on any line it took, so i gave it more, to the point where i was slamming on the brakes praying not to go over for every hard turn ahead and still taking them though reckless, reckless with ease..... lol i have never been leaned out using a rock garden to make my turns like they were burms before, thanks to the blue billy goat im using what every is there for traction.... the geometry on the headtube saves your life even when you think your already on your way to braking stuff on your person.

the pike is sweet... get the fox.... front and rear.... w/o propedal this bike is still a goat!!! did i say that this thing is lite? it is for what it accomplishes with ease, dont hesitate ladies.... this bike will make you a man.

check out this thread for ideas or good ole special ed pitch love: (copy and paste)

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=501343

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Sh*t BikeBarn Housto

Similar Products Used:   GT RUCKUS

Bike Setup:   STOCK with azonic 420 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cornish freerider a Downhiller from penryn cornwall uk

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2009

Strengths:    everything the bike is simply awsome

Weaknesses:    hayes brakes (have thay ever made good brakes tho?) although the new ones have avids (who have never made a bad brake!)

Bottom Line:   
I usually ride a 10" dh bike or a 100mm forked hardtail for xc and this bike is as good as either at both jobs it goes up so flat and well balanced and on the downhills feels like, well my dh bike. its solid tracks great round corners and jumps amaizing (even off stuff that i think spesh would say is too big for this bike!)

Im sure if your a bit of a heffalump (the kind of ock that need 3"tyres and monster t forks) and land the smallest "huck" to flat like a sack of poop you will be able to break bits of this bike, but if you can actually ride an mtb and know the difference between landing a jump and casing the lander like it just dissed your mum youll be fine!

I love it and would recomend it to anyone!

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Favorite Trail:   megavalanche

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   clive mitchell cycle

Similar Products Used:   comi meta 6, trek remedy.

Bike Setup:   stock exept a swap to avid brakes (this is the first stock bike ive ever had and ive been riding dh and xc for twelve years)

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