Specialized 2001 Fatboy Vegas TJ BMX Bike

4.27/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $539.99


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Anderson a Racer from St.Pete FL

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006

Strengths:    Strong frame, good handlebars, okay pedals

Weaknesses:    Grips don't last that long and brakes wear out fast, seat post bolts strip very easily

Bottom Line:   
Overall good bike. Exelent for freestyle and dirt tracks not good for begginers, too heavy for them.

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Favorite Trail:   Backwoods Fury

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   J and R

Similar Products Used:   Redline Pro


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Me from Edm, ab, ca

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2005

Strengths:    STRONG, NO BREAKAGE

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
If anybody wants to buy this bike for cheap, 190-200$ go to www.pinkbike.com and search specialized vegas under classifieds/buy-sell.
I am selling it even though it is the best BMX ever, it's just because i'm saving for a mountain bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jono from sydney, australia

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2002

Strengths:    wheel set is good

Weaknesses:    everything, ive bent the rear end, almost totally demolished the cranks, the original bars bent after a week or 2, the origional axles werent very good ( not full 14mm)

Bottom Line:   
not worth the money

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Favorite Trail:   N/A

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   lots


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt wood a Weekend Warrior from boiling sprigns, SC

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    This bike can take a beating. I have not bent a rim, or expierinced any cracks or frame bends. its not to heavy, not lite. i ride dirt and street, and it kicks ass at both.


Weaknesses:    cranks are crunchy after a few hard rides, front axle has been giving me some probs but not real big. bars cant take much after a hard ride. brakes ride a lot. but thats about it


Bottom Line:   
This bike is great, but buy new bars

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Favorite Trail:   notchwoods

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   The Great Escape

Similar Products Used:   vegas trx, 415 fsx

Bike Setup:   all stock, except fit foster bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hitman a Weekend Warrior from Kansas

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2002

Strengths:    Not to heavy, strong frame, fork, axles, and rimset. Doesn't get to tweaked after constant sloppy landdings or the occasional digger. I ride mainly street(at the time is seemed to have the best spec for the money)and after I pound the thing senceless doing 5-7 footers to flat the rear rim is still in practicly perfect condition,and the frame has no craks or bends. These tires are really good on pinch flats, I case often when I give my pathetic attemtps to ride freestyle and I have had only on flat.5mm Thich tubes might be the secret.

Weaknesses:    Sertain parts are canstantly damged, Cranks begain creeking like crazy after the second street ride. They creek every time I pedal and i've taken them completly appart and put em back and they still creek. Libing doesn't work nor rechecking on a constant basis. O-well I just ride'em until they snap. I devistated two pairs of handlebars until I refined my big hit landings. I would suggest getting some worthy Cro-mo Bars before you get your chest impaled by a broken bar. Maybe its just me but when I land a big drop it almost seems like the bike is just about break; it feels real unstable.

Bottom Line:   
Much better fitted for the birt jumps but with a few medium cost upgrades and you'l have a capable all around ride.

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Favorite Trail:   anything without cops

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bike Source

Similar Products Used:   My buds 415

Bike Setup:   stock except for my Standard 1in cro-mo bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by christopher a Weekend Warrior from nc

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2002

Strengths:    this is a follow up on an earlier review
review is for the specialized vegas trx


Weaknesses:    i have bent 2 pairs of specialized handlebars
i only do 3-4 ft jumps and drops


Bottom Line:   
its a good bike for the money but your going to have to replace the handlebars

specialized customer service isnt great

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Favorite Trail:   local dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   liberty bikes

Similar Products Used:   s&m trails

Bike Setup:   all stock except primo pro handlebars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh DeWeese a Weekend Warrior from Sandy Oregon

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2002

Strengths:    THIS IS ON THE VEGAS TRX 2001!!! Strong frame, hubs, rims, forks, tires, brakes, seat, and crank!!!! The cost also is way kick ass!!!

Weaknesses:    The handle bars because they bend to crap without wrecking and the rear sprocket. The rear sprocket bearings are not that good and the chain falls off only when you pedal hard so it hurts so bad when it happens. One time I was going up a hill on a road and I was pedaling so hard that when the chain fell off I hit the handle bars and the rear tire lifted off the ground; my front tire was at 40 psi I and it gave me a pinch flat!!!! It is also heavy but I can go bigger than all my friends with a luminum bikes. I have tried tightening the chain & loosening it, I even took it in but is still does it.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a bulletproof bike for a good price and strong components get this bike but at least get knee and shin guards to protect your legs when the chain comes off.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   clackamas cylce world

Similar Products Used:   First BMX bike

Bike Setup:   Everything is stock but the seat, brake lever, and front tire. I have a Max Daddy Maxxis

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by christopher a Weekend Warrior from north carolina

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2002

Strengths:    this is for the specialized vegas trx(01) great jumping bike
3 piece s all chromoly steel frame 14 mm axles


Weaknesses:    stem and seat wont stay tight very heavy

Bottom Line:   
good jumping bike i take it off 4ft jumps with no landing ramps with no problem
great bike if u dont mind constantly retightening stem and seat
great bike for the money go buy one

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Favorite Trail:   local dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   liberty bikes

Similar Products Used:   s&m trails (great bike)

Bike Setup:   all stock parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by the sQuirel from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2001

Strengths:    SEALED AND OVERSIZED EVERYSTHING!!!!!!!! 3-PEICE, HUGE AXLE, FAT HUBS, TRIPLE WALLS, 990, BARS ARE DECEENT, FRAME IS GOOD, HEADSET, price!!!! ALSO SHWIN'S WARANTY!!!

Weaknesses:    TIRES!!! WE TRIED FOR 30 MIN. TRYING TO REPLACEING A FLAT, THESE TIRES FIT SO TIGHT!!!! DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND BURN THESE TIRES WITH GASOLINE!!! I RIPPED THE WIRE OUT OF THE TIRE TRYING TO REPLACE A FLAT!! THESE ARE STUPID TIGHT FITTING!!! Grips ALSO, they are bad!! A CHAIN TENSIONER ON BOTH SIDES IS ALSO UNECESSARY, TAKE THE LEFT ONE OFF!!! also T.J. Lavin is a dork, he doesnt party, his video parts suck, and specialized made in Taiwan stickers, and schwin freewheel sticker.... retarded....

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike, and for the price it is a steal. If you dont mind riding an MTB company's products, then this bike is for you. It is just small things that is wrong, and that is all easily replaceable for under $40.

I actually give this a 4.5 rating just because of some of the smaller stuff being crappy.

Any questions, email me, I'd be happy to answer!!!

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Favorite Trail:   my backyard dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   D-Lite Cycle (Price is in CDN $)

Similar Products Used:   We The People KH-01
backtrail x-3 (the good one)


Bike Setup:   stock except terrible one bars and a kink chain wheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch a Weekend Warrior from edmonton ab canada

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2001

Strengths:    quiet(can't hear anything)
jumps really nice
great brakes
setup good
looks cool


Weaknesses:    N N ooo nnn eee
NN N oo oo n n e
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N N ooo n n e
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Bottom Line:   
This bike Rocks

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Favorite Trail:   Bmx track

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by EZWeave a Weekend Warrior from Colorado Springs

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2001

Strengths:    NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE FATBOY VEGAS TRX (01) NOT THE TJ...

Frame, product spec at this price.


Weaknesses:    Brakes are a little tricky to set up, but is a BMX bike, so that's normal. It is heavy, but that is good!

Bottom Line:   
The best dirt jump bike for the price. It is very strong and a sweet deal, my friends are all jealous...

Easy to manual and jump too! I was very impressed it is worth the wait (it is hard to get).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Village

Similar Products Used:   Hoffman Dirt Agent, DK 8-Pack, Haro Backtrail X3, Diamondback Mr Lucky, Trek TR 30...

Bike Setup:   Stock... it is a good setup (3-piece CRMO cranks, with a sealed bearing bottom bracket, 2 chain tensioners, just look at the site...)

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