Specialized 2000 BigHit Full Suspension Bike

4.36/5 (67 Reviews)
MSRP : $2100.00


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Specialized 2000 BigHit


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lauric

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2013

Strengths:    the suspension and rebound is unbelievable. Ive never been able to handle a bike better. Either, downhill or going up a steep hill. with xt components changing effortlessly

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
They should've stopped designing after this bike cause I've rode newer ones and this bike cannot be topped

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bret underwood a Downhiller from costa mesa ca

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2006

Strengths:    good

Weaknesses:    soft rear suspention

Bottom Line:   
its ok

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Favorite Trail:   elmorro

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   encenites ca.

Similar Products Used:   gt


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gearking6 a Cross Country Rider from Malden

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2003

Strengths:    Shimano parts and JR. T

Weaknesses:    Who ever assembled the bike f*cked up.

Bottom Line:   
The moron that assembled my bike overtightened the crankset. Had to drill the bolts out to replace bad BB. My Hayes squilled like a pig, could not retract enough thus causing drag. While riding on an abandoned railroad track in VA, one of the rear torx bolt on the rotor came loose and wore down the dropout. Bobs like crazy. Sold most of the parts on Ebay to help pay for my new Intense Uzzi SL.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Some Bike Shop NH

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Q a Cross Country Rider from Tokyo, Japan

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2003

Strengths:    Light (for it's size), awesome fork, components, etc.

Weaknesses:    It's not hotter than Pamela Anderson or Brittney Spears :)

Bottom Line:   
For six bills, you can't beat it with a stick! I had to replace the seals (a pain) and buy a new shock (the previous owner messed up the first one). I'm actually the third owner, so all things considered, it kicks a$$! I use it for dirt/trail/urban jumping, so it's a great all-around bike. I've also bit the dirt a few times and am impressed with how well it's held up.

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Favorite Trail:   Ome, The Bowl, etc.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   from previous owner

Similar Products Used:   GT 3.0 iDrive, Mongoose VRS 3.0

Bike Setup:   titec bar, xt shifters avid levers. Gt stem, ODIs, FSA headset, Jr. T, Cook Bros. cranks LX/XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by burton1977 analog.com a Downhiller from belfast northern ireland

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2002

Strengths:    This bike rocks , dont listen to all them stupid people that tell you this is a xc bike, look at some of there set up, xc forks on a dh bike yeah its stupid cause xc riders are stupid and wear lycra, buy this bike if its good enough for palmer its good enough for you.


Weaknesses:    Yes that people dare to call this a FREERIDE bike

Bottom Line:   
If its good enough for palmer its good enough for you, not a FREERIDE bike its a dh world cup bike that a number of people that have said they would rather sell there tuner for one .

PLEASE DONT PUT XC PARTS ON THIS BIKE IT LOOKS GAY

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Favorite Trail:   the green

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1

Bike Setup:   manitou dorados, azonic bars, race face cracks,fox shock, hope hubs, and brakes, and comp 16 tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Guiod a Downhiller from Walpole, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2002

Strengths:    FSR suspension, Fox shock

Weaknesses:    Derailleur blasts into the frame, chainslap, e-type

Bottom Line:   
As far as i can tell, this bike kicks ass, the e-type derailleur and the high chainstay make it a pain in the ass but a piece of old tire and a healthy rashion of zip ties is the solution to that problem. If you want a good freeride frame, this is it.

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Favorite Trail:   Walpole center

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   norwood bike depo

Bike Setup:   Specialized gave me this frame after i broke my rockhopper freeriding. Its worth AT LEAST twice as much. Thanks specialized! Planet X cockpit, Marzocchi Z.1, Sun rims, XT disc hubs + discs, XT rear, LX front (damn e-type), TruVativ cranks + bb, black spire bash gaurd, Tioga Factory DH 2.1 rear, 2.5 front, and those new pedros dice grips. So Cool

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Will Norton a Downhiller from Perth W.A. Australia

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Strengths:    Really lite and strong I did jumped 13 stairs on it and soaked it up really well.

Weaknesses:    needs more travel and disc brake adaptor

Bottom Line:   
Good freeride bike also alrite for a bit of dh and xc. If you want a bomb proof bike that you can do any sort of riding on get this one

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Favorite Trail:   Mundaring DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Force Joondalup

Similar Products Used:   02 bighit comp with stratios forks, 99 model

Bike Setup:   Mozo XMO 5.5 forx, SMO rims, Avid brakes, Kujo DH tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by waldo a Downhiller from enumclaw

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2002

Strengths:    great feel
srong as sh*t
not to heavy
looks


Weaknesses:    bb hight
500 lbs spring
having to buy disc adaptor


Bottom Line:   
bought the bike compleat from a bike shop. it came with the '01 z3 qr 20 and lx vee brakes. put the super t on and hope discs. had to buy a disc adaptor from specialized for 50 bucks. over all this bike has been able to stand up to what ever i have given it (including a 60 ft fall of a chair lift). feels great when landing drops and bombing down the dh trails. great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   #3

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   bl bike

Similar Products Used:   norco vps shore
kona stab
brodie devo


Bike Setup:   '02 super t 7" qr 20 hub
sun mamoth big fat/xt disc hub
hope mini discs
xt cranks
xt f/r deralieurs
tomac tenacious d risers
azonic shorty

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pete a Downhiller from yakima wa usa

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2002

Strengths:    takes berms awesome plush f + r suspension drops like a dream is very light for the srenghth. the warrenty and customer service!!!!!

Weaknesses:    pivot bolts the metal grinds on the threads in the top two pivots they loosen even with lock tight! tire clearence

Bottom Line:   
it rides awsome i love the fsr feel but pivots are just to low qualitie other then that i am very impressed with the ride and the customer service rocks! 5 days to get a frame warenteid and i got something waaaay better yay!!!
i love the ride very dependible 5 chilis

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   any fsr and many dh rigs

Bike Setup:   2001 jr t sweet, chris king, road bike derailer and cassete its the way to go! azonic (over rated) and ns race face crank sweeeeeeet!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Busta-bus from VA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2001

Strengths:    4-bar rear linkage, adjustable geometry, Jr. T fork is ultra plush and reliable.

Weaknesses:    Not enough tire clearance in back. This bike is basically an XC bike with freeride/DH parts on it so you are limited to tire sizes (the largest I can fit is a Maxxis 2.5 and that's pushing it), also the rear end, is not too stiff. Once again this is an XC rear end. But it has held up so far, so I really shouldn't complain.

Bottom Line:   
Overall I am happy with this bike. I have owned it for about a year with no major problems. It is Specialized's first attempt at a real "freeride bike" and I think they did a good job. The Jr. T fork has been awesome, and the rear has held up, even though I was skeptical at first. I haven't done any insane drops (only 8-footers) and I ride it DH, so it serves me well. The bike also jumps nicely and feels stable in the air.
Sweet bike, but I am thinking about checking into a new big hit, its a lot beefier.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   2002 big hit(sweet!), Diamond back x-6, Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Race Face, XTR, MRP slalom 38tooth, Mavic 521's, Maxxis Highroller 2.5's, hutch tubes, Azonic bar, stem, pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ROBERT HOARE a Weekend Warrior from MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2001

Strengths:    JR. T'S, HAYES, XTR/LX MIX, RHYNO LITES, FOX VANILLA R,
HANDLING


Weaknesses:    SPECIALIZED PARTS (ESPECIALLY REAR SKEWER), TYRES, NO CLEARANCE ON REAR FOR FAT RUBBER

Bottom Line:   
LETS GET ONE THING STRAIGHT, THIS IS NOT A DOWNHILL BIKE.
FOR WHAT SPECIALIZED INTENDED THIS BIKE TO DO, IT RIPS!
NO PROBLEMS WITH THE FRAME, BUT ALL SPECIALIZED PARTS ARE LETS SAY 'LOSEABLE'. JR.T'S ARE PLUSH IF NOT A LITTLE SOFT OUT OF THE BOX, JUST UPGRADE SPRINGS AND ADJUST OIL WEIGHTS AND ALL WILL BE PURE BLISS. NAILED A 12 FOOTER LAST WEEK WITH TRAVEL TO SPARE. TYRE CLEARANCE ON REAR IS A BIT PISS WEAK, AN EVIL TWIN SC 2.2 WITH LOW PRESSURES ON THE REAR HAS BEEN ABOUT AS MUCH AS IT COULD HANDLE. 'HAYES', NEED I SAY MORE!
I PICKED THIS BIKE UP FOR $1300, SOMEONE RENEGED ON A LAY BUY, SO I PAID THE DIFFERENCE. IF YOU WANT TO CATCH LIFTS TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN, POINT YOUR BIKE TO SEA LEVEL, THEN BUY A DOWNHILL BIKE, FOR SCREWING AROUND AND HAVING A SERIOUS BLAST, GET A BIG HIT!

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Favorite Trail:   MT BULLER, CANNONBALL RUN

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   LE TOUR CYCLES

Similar Products Used:   SINTESI BAZOOKA, FSR ENDURO, GT LTS1, KONA STINKY

Bike Setup:   AZONIC BAR AND STEM, DMR V8, EVIL TWINS, 8 INCH ROTOR FRONT
SALSA SKEWERS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason L a Weekend Warrior from Snellville, GA USA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2001

Strengths:    Good suspension setup for flexibility between cross country and DH / Freeride. This bike is very comfortable to ride and handles well. It is also very stable while airborne. LX rapidfire shifters never miss and the Hayes Disk brakes are maintance free. For a big hit bike it actually climbs pretty easily.

Weaknesses:    #1 Worst thing about this bike is that the way the cranks and the cassette line up. It is almost impossible to keep the chain on the proper chainring without a chainguide. On rough DH rides the chain will fall between the derailer mount and frame binding up the cranks. This will totally mess up your run!
#2 I have broke 3 of these frames. On the last one Specialized decided to beef up thier latest run of frames and I have not had a problem since. My dealer hates to see me coming!
#3 I have had no success in getting the headset 100% tight. No matter what I do it makes a bonking noise on the big hits.
#4 The largest tire that you can fit on the rear is a Tioga Factory DH 2.1. Anything else rubbs. The rear end needs to be bigger to handle at least a 2.3 inch tire.
#5 Just try to keep it squeak free!
#6 The bottom bracket is too low.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is a blast to ride. I know that this sounds like a gripe email but these short comings are ones that I have found after riding the bikes for 1.5 years. Overall it is a great all around mountain bike and I love to ride it

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Favorite Trail:   Sugar - Boone NC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john host a Downhiller from colorado, denver,usa

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2001

Strengths:    frame, rear suapension,

Weaknesses:    it need a bigger frount fork like the Monster.T

Bottom Line:   
it is the best free ride bike with a bigger frount fork

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1900.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Braden Hughes a Weekend Warrior from St.Albert AB (CANADA)

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    The JuniorT and VanillaR,Gotta love the plushness,Will never see the day they bottom out, DISCS RULE!!, mmmmargghhh XTR!

Weaknesses:    Odd position of bottom bracket (I found it low), Stem is poopy

Bottom Line:   
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Favorite Trail:   Urban Stuff *THE ONLY STUFF*

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Revolution Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Other hardtail bikes and Scotts steed (GT i-drive carbon fiber)

Bike Setup:   Stock except for odessy twisted platform pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ian Milde a Weekend Warrior from Kelowna, BC Canada

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2001

Strengths:    beefy frame,great fork and shock combo, 8 inch hayes up front

Weaknesses:    chianrings are super soft, tires dont inspire a whole lot of confidence,bottom bracket to low, with new tires its pushing 40 lbs

Bottom Line:   
awsome bike, I love it. it tracks and handles well. I found a guy who makes a linkage to increase the rear travel to a true 7 inches. A monster t with this linkage and youve got a killer bike

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Favorite Trail:   Crawford trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   gerics cycle

Similar Products Used:   giant ac,diamond back

Bike Setup:   stock,intense comp 60 tires odi handgrips

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