Specialized 1999 Fatboy Hemi Team BMX Bike

4/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.99


Product Description

1999 Specialized Fatboy Hemi Team, BMX


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CalAb OG a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2010

Strengths:    Indestructible frame and forks, decent wheels.

Weaknesses:    Seat - too hard to sit on for any duration; handlebars - very wide.

Bottom Line:   
Extremely tough bike. We "inherited" the bike from relatives after their sons had a crack at it. I've put a couple of dents into the rear wheel, but I'm 210lbs, and inertia + concrete is sometimes too tough to overcome, no matter what you throw at it. This bike has lasted through countless teens and even a few old guys reliving their youth on the dirt and concrete, and its still going strong.

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Favorite Trail:   K-County

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Used - gift

Similar Products Used:   Redlines and Mongooses from the 80's and early 90's.

Bike Setup:   Stock, still, even though it was ten years old when we got it

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Nichols a Racer from diablo californina usa

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2001

Strengths:    great bike works awesome and wins all the time. i really gaurantee this bike. it can be the one for you

Weaknesses:    nothing really

Bottom Line:   
the greatest bike made on planet earth

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $699.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Robby Lambert a Racer from Topsham, Me USA

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2001

Strengths:    SOLID frame. On the lite side. Not a lot of junk to get caught up in.

Weaknesses:    Rims to soft. Pedals snap easily. The crank bends easily.

Bottom Line:   
Specialized built a great bike frame. They do however need to work on the components. Actually that applies to all bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Any with bumps and dirt.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Center ST Cycle Brunswick


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Person a Racer from Somewhere of Nowhere

Date Reviewed: September 18, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong Frame, Good Paint Job, Good Cranks, Good pedals, good Sproket, Good Handlbars, Good wheels


Weaknesses:    
stupid Brakes


Bottom Line:   
The Bike's tight, I don't agree with the person on top of me. No answer fork? What's your problem, there's barely any bike that sells with answer forks unless it's a gay Mosh. 636 pedals? That'll kill you at the trails. XT's they suck! Good braking but that rattle like a rattle snake and have hella high matinence. Your a real loser buddy whoever wrote something on top of me about answer forks. Caliper bikes? What are you talking about? Specialed is one of the best BMX companies out there. Your a serious fag my anomonyous friend

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Favorite Trail:   
Limeridge

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
Hemi MX, Hemi Comp


Bike Setup:   
it's all on there

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Stewart a Racer from Edmond, OK

Date Reviewed: May 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Stiff, good-looking frame. The Spanky tires are the best BMX tires on the market.


Weaknesses:    
Made in Tawain. I still think it wouldn't hurt to have a full seat tube.


Bottom Line:   
I actually have a Hemi Comp frame (same as Team, just different color) with parts I've upgraded over the years. I started with a '97 Fatboy A-1, and the headtube had a flat spot in it and made a creaking sound, so they sent me a '98 A-1. 6 months later, at the joint where the down/top tubes meet, it was cracked all the way around along the welds. Instead of getting another frame just like it, I paid $90 extra to get the new '99 monocoque frame. It is a lot better looking, and considerably stiffer. It's the same frame Christophe Leveque races, so you know it's gotta be good. I don't understand the review below mine. He said the parts were terrible just because there were no answer forks, no Xt's, and no 636 pedals. Hello?! This bike is $400 cheaper than the old Team model, and the new frames are WAY better! For $400, you could upgrade to all that stuff, and have cash left over to buy a race uniform! He also said it's bad enough that the GT Speed Series and Haro Monocoque had to go from world class racers to department store caliber bikes. The same Haro frame is still available, and now they also have a complete bike (the frame is made overseas) that's more affordable. It used to be just a frame only, and now it's both. The complete bike is still hardly department store caliber. As far as the GT, I have to say I totally disagree! The new frames have a better headtube junction, better paint job, and the same (if not better) components. The Spin wheels on the older models were heavy, cracked often, and just drove up the price. BMX is doin' great! I give this bike 4.5 flaming dead horses, but I would give it a full 5 if the frame had a seat tube and was made in U.S.A.

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Favorite Trail:   
Sooner Pearl BMX

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Dyno VFR, GT Mach One, Specialized Fatboy A-1


Bike Setup:   
Fatboy Hemi AL frame, Profile cranks, DK hubs, Sun Chinook rims, Specialized Spanky tires, S&M platforms, Tektro Quartz V-brake

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by a racer from illinois

Date Reviewed: March 7, 1999

Bottom Line:   


cool frame! TERRIBLE PARTS! No answer fork, no Xt's, no 636 pedals? what's up? Please! Is BMX going insane, it's bad enough that the GT Speed Series and Haro Monocoque had to go from world class racers to department store caliber bikes now the Fatboy is going that way too? Disgust! 97-98 Glory years for BMX, 99, please end, soon!

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