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
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
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
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
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.
Bike Setup: Basic, knockout stem, mongoose handlebars otherwise original
a Weekend Warrior
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
GREAT DURABLE BIKE< THE BEST I HAVE EVER RIDDEN, AND THE BEST LOOKING I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!! YOU SHOULD GET ONE!!!!!!!!!
Purchased At: off ma cousin, who bought it for 320 pounds
Similar Products Used: loads
Bike Setup: new grips
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.
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.
Weaknesses: strength...do not do any jumps or drop-offs over 3 feet, cuz you WILL break something. frame,rims,bars.
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!!!!!!!
Similar Products Used: All BMX bikes I've seen in the store
Bike Setup: Stock
Chris the wiz
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.
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.
Similar Products Used: Similarly sized schwinn BMX
Bike Setup: Stock, at the moment
from Faribault ,MN
Date Reviewed: December 4, 1999
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
As an experienced racer (5 years)I would not recommend this bike or anyother specilized bike.
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
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.
Similar Products Used: Specialized fatboy A1 Specialized fatboy mx
Bike Setup: Answer pro alumnite fork Odssey Black Widow cranks
Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999
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