Specialized 1999 Fatboy Hemi MX BMX Bike

4.39/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $329.99


Product Description

1999 Specialized Fatboy Hemi MX, BMX


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will Rose a Racer

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2013

Strengths:    Strong, fast,handles great,and looks that get looks constantly!!! No joke!! You won't believe how many people want to ride this bike and when you do your hooked,super ridgid!! I have the hemi pro xxl aluminum Red w/blacked out hubs & rims 3 attempted thefts in a short time so pay more for a good lock and cable!!

Weaknesses:    None, brakes could be better,chain tensioners could be heavier but work

Bottom Line:   
If you ever want to feel that you have scored the deal of a lifetime, pick up one of these and you will know instantly why everyone loves this bike!!! Wouldn't sell mine for 2k if I was homeless!! Great bike for beginner or Pro alike if you get one make sure the bike fits you if its small on you it could be tricky in turns.For kicks I put street tires "110 psi" and its a "rocket" and no bike around here old or new can touch it?!! True story

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Favorite Trail:   Longmont Co "streets" and track

Duration Product Used:   2 yrs

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Bock bikes

Similar Products Used:   99 Specialized aluminum Hemi pro "Fatboy"

Bike Setup:   99 hemi pro aluminum all specialized, joy tech hubs, Alex rims w/bladedspokes,crossfire free wheel,FSA sealed BB,sealed everything, specialized 3 piece chrome moly cranks,FSA head set,forte pedals,2.1 110psi revenge industries "fatty"rear, 2.3 shadow overtaker 110 psi front, KMC heavy duty chain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Conepig a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane QLD Australia

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2008

Strengths:    Good looking and tough as

Weaknesses:    Brakes, handlebars too wide, original leather seat hard to replace

Bottom Line:   
I have been run over by a car and collided with cyclists, walls, etc and I never have to worry about my bike. I read a review somewhere which recommended which brakes work well but am unable to find that link, so if anyone knows, please speak up. Compared to the Vegas though, it's a lot better and at least the brakes lock up. I also find the Vegas gives me a sore back and uses a LOT more energy.

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Favorite Trail:   Footpaths

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Vegas

Bike Setup:   Basic, knockout stem, mongoose handlebars otherwise original

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Watton a Weekend Warrior from Cumbria

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2006

Strengths:    light, strong, gud luks....... every 1 says its a really nice bike, great bikes, great size, great crank........ABOLUTELY A GREAT BIKE............DON@T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU OTHERWISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    none, accept wide bars........ buts they are easy 2 cut down

Bottom Line:   
GREAT DURABLE BIKE< THE BEST I HAVE EVER RIDDEN, AND THE BEST LOOKING I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!! YOU SHOULD GET ONE!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   da sandiez

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   off ma cousin, who bought it for 320 pounds

Similar Products Used:   loads

Bike Setup:   new grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Haseler from Maidenhead, Berkshire, England

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2003

Strengths:    Absolutely brilliant and eye catching design. Very strong. My specialized fatboy hemi mx has with stood a few years of big crashes and my bike is still in supurb condition. Every one tells me how nice they think my bike is and i am extremely proud of it. I have done racing and freestyle on it, and it has performed well on both. It is also quite light for a bmx which is also good.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Brill bike. Extremely strong, lovely looking, light. The best bike i have ever had and i have been through about 7-8 different bmx's. This one has lasted the longest and is the best to ride.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Lots of other bmxs and this one is the best


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Fullington a Racer from Bradenton, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2003

Strengths:    Nice frame, crank works well

Weaknesses:    Seat sucks, suggest getting new brakes and cutting down the handlebars. Grips suck

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for begginer/intermidiate racing. Not very good for dirt jumping.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $268.00

Purchased At:   Epicycle

Bike Setup:   New specialized jumping seat. Very nice new promax brakes. New primo grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marc drainville a Weekend Warrior from strong ME USA

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

Strengths:    strong fat frame good for ground tricks

Weaknesses:    heavy

Bottom Line:   
if you do what i did it is a great streat bike i would like to see more bikes like minebecause every wair i go people always ask "can i ride your bike" and i always say NO

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Favorite Trail:   back yard ramps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $383.00

Purchased At:   milford cycle

Similar Products Used:   sorry.... only ride specialized bikes

Bike Setup:   i went with the cromoly frame changed the stock fork with the 415 fork put a gyro 2XL put new 48 rims on with 2 sets of haro fusoin pegs on

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Cross Country Rider from wierdo land

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2000

Strengths:    price, availabiliaty, somewhat strong...

Weaknesses:    strength...do not do any jumps or drop-offs over 3 feet, cuz you WILL break something. frame,rims,bars.


Bottom Line:   
I wrote this review from a street/dirt jumper perspective. This would be a great bike for mild racing...not for any kind of freestyle! I know 2 people that have broke the frames...1 guy had went through 3 of them!!! of course he rides hard but he broke 1 frame off a 4 foot stair jump!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   goddard.....when they don't kick us out!

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   GT fueler, GT power sieres 3.0, schwinn automatic,GT bump,Dyno air,free agent flying fortress

Bike Setup:   free agent flying fortress stock.....AWESOME BIKE!!!!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ME BOB a Racer from PU$$YTOWN

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2000

Strengths:    GOOD FRAME BETTER THAN 2000 HEMI COOL SEAT SPANKY TIRES GOOD BREAKS

Weaknesses:    WAY TO HEAVY FOR A MONCQUE FRAME CHEAP RIMS HANDLE BARS ARE TO WIDE FORGED CRANKS

Bottom Line:   
GOOD BIKE FOR RACING AND DIRT JUMPING ITS A LITTLE HEAVY


WALKING DOWN THE STREET SHOTING PEOPLE DOWN TO MEAT FULLY LOADED TOMMY GUN HERE COMES THE DEPUTY TRY AND F**kING GETTING ME!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   OAKVILLE

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   EVERYTHING

Bike Setup:   STOCK (GETTING FRONT BFR SOON)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Natan Ovadia a Racer from PLeasant Hill, CA

Date Reviewed: December 21, 1999

Strengths:    
strong frame, nice handling, great racing, and jumping bike, and very affordable


Weaknesses:    
handle bars a bit too wide, and fork is a little big


Bottom Line:   
A great bike for starters, and even experienced racers. This a a great racing bike with a strong, sturdy frame that won't brake, and is a very fast bike. Get one!

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: December 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Good looks, good performance, good bike


Weaknesses:    
None so far


Bottom Line:   
This is a great frame. The brakes are crappy, but otherwise it's awesome.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Haros, Free Agents, etc


Bike Setup:   
Stock with hydraulic brakes (2), new fork with brake bosses and thru-axle hub

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John a Racer from Bromont

Date Reviewed: December 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Everything


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
This is the best bike ever. Everybody should get one.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
All BMX bikes I've seen in the store


Bike Setup:   
Stock

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Chris the wiz a Racer from Lake Geneva, Wi

Date Reviewed: December 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong, Awesome frame, great value nice tires, and pretty good componets.


Weaknesses:    
HEAVY, bars too wide for my preference and slippery pedals.


Bottom Line:   
For anyone starting out in Bmx this bike is unbeatable. As you get more serious finding some lighter componets would be a good idea. With lighter componets this bike would be great, and could run with the pros bikes. This bike is awesome.

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Favorite Trail:   
Wilmot Bmx

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Similarly sized schwinn BMX


Bike Setup:   
Stock, at the moment

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Eric Schwartz a Racer from Faribault ,MN

Date Reviewed: December 4, 1999

Strengths:    
None


Weaknesses:    
Very heavy bulky frame,difficult to maneuver in turns,lack of originality(copyed Haro and Mountain cycles),And it is so annoying thay everything they make is called fatboy. Tires,bike,seat,bars,wheels


Bottom Line:   
As an experienced racer (5 years)I would not recommend this bike or anyother specilized bike.

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Favorite Trail:   
Faribault

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Brad Stevens a Racer from Hickory, NC

Date Reviewed: June 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Very Strong frame, great components, races well, easy to controll in the air, and great colors


Weaknesses:    
A little heavy, and very rigid


Bottom Line:   
Great entry level racer. Great bike for the price
Lighter rims, cranks, fork, and handle bars would make it the ultimate racer. I recommend the bike to any one who is getting started in racing. It has a very cool frame design and graphics. I have won lots of races since I got this bike. This is a killer bike and I think it is one of Specializd's best. It is a great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   
Tsali

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized fatboy A1
Specialized fatboy mx


Bike Setup:   
Answer pro alumnite fork
Odssey Black Widow cranks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I think this is one of Specialized best BMX bikes they have come out with. I had a GT Dyno and raced a couple of times doind pretty well but then I traded in the Dyno to get this bike and boy was that a good move I started winning all my races and beating all my friends. I would suggest this bike to anyone that has the money to buy it. This bike handles really well and you will be getting lots of air. GOOD WORK SPECIALIZED

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Favorite Trail:   
BMX Track

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


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