Specialized P.1 DJ/MtnX

4.49/5 (51 Reviews)
MSRP : $770.00


Product Description

Steel is real, and the P.1 is the real deal, with a double-butted Reynolds Cr-Mo frame and shred-ready parts through & through.

  • Butted singlespeed-specific Reynolds 520 Cr-Mo frame with integrated head tube, MID BB, and 3D-forged horizontal dropouts with integrated chain tensioner has perfectly dialed geos for dirt, park, or street
  • P. Series butted and tapered Cr-Mo rigid fork is light, but strong enough to handle heavy abuse
  • 36-spoke, double-walled 26" alloy rims are built to withstand endless abuse
  • Pavement, concrete, or dirt, Specialized Rhythm Lite Control tires w/ Aramid bead are fast-rolling and durable, with ample bite for your dirt sessions
  • BMX style, 3-piece tubular Cr-Mo crankset is strong and light to boost with confidence; singlespeed 25t chainring resists bending and delivers the clearance you need
  • Press-in MID BB is light, durable, and easy to service
  • Lightweight plastic platform pedals take mercy on your shins, but remain strong enough to handle even the harshest landing
  • Avid BB5 mechanical disc brake with 140mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor for smooth stopping power you can modulate when you need it
  • Superlight and durable one-piece saddle/post combo can take a serious beating


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benjamin a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2012

Strengths:    Frame built like a tank, great geometry, light, nice and simplistic paintjob

Weaknesses:    The rims are kinda bad, went out of true during the first weeks. The grips are slippery when wet/soaked. Notihng major imo. as I plan to replace the parts once they break.

Bottom Line:   
Picked up my P1 2011 used a few month ago to have something to play with and to get into trail/street/dj. the previous owner hadn't ridden it very much so it was in top condition with only a few scratches in the paint. Great bike to start learning tricks with and the price is unbeatable.

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Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   huuto.net

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for the brakes which I swapped for BB7;s from my other bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kylebn

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2012

Strengths:    unreal

Weaknesses:    sweet

Bottom Line:   
nice nice

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Glendale,CA

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2011

Strengths:    Frame is strong as hell,mine is aluminium not chromoly,great geometry.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bomb proof frame,great for straet,dj or even downhill,this is the real "all mountain bike!.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Similar Products Used:   Blackmarket 2

Bike Setup:   easton monkey bar, howitzer stem , swapped the x4 for a X7, sun ryno lite wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicoelrico a Downhiller from Surrey, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2010

Strengths:    Everything.

Weaknesses:    Nothing that I know of

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing:)

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Favorite Trail:   Burnaby Mtb Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Bike Setup:   Black,Avid Disc bakes, Marzochi dirt jumper 1, white lock-on grips, white seat, red pedals, and red handlbars, I love the bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Noxious a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2010

Strengths:    Great Frame, Great Wheels, Great Forks, Awesome stem Short

Weaknesses:    Tyres wear down quickly, Bars a bit small, Grips rip after first stack

Bottom Line:   
Great bike i would recommend to anyone who rides aggressively and jumps roughly. i have had the bike for almost 4 months now and first day i cased it roughly and the rim didn't buckle not did the tyre inflate. the orange and brown looks cool compared to the black and white version sold at JTcycles. i still have the front brake on as i ride hard though it has flicked me off quite alot when jumping its locks cause its goin right through the headset like a gyro. it is alot better then my gt performer bmx much sturdier and its easyer to ride with the 28-14 ratio. when i was riding my stiff frame performer and then changed to the p1 my forks seam extremely bouncy. i would highly recommend this over a gt chucker 3.0 (brothers DJ) as it is straight of the shelf pure quality.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Barker 4x/Dj

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   AHCycles

Similar Products Used:   2009 P2, Avanti Derelict 2,

Bike Setup:   All stock except Grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cayo a Cross Country Rider from Calgary, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    Just picked up a 2009 P1 as a play bike and to get used to riding flats. Love this bike and should have got one a long time ago as my skill and tricks are improving so much and so quickly. Will look forward to getting to some DJ in this summer. Also cruising around on a SS is so much fun with people racing around the bike paths here...Coming from clipless its been a challenge but picking this up really quickly on this bike.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Love the simplicity of this bike and pretty solid for the bigger rider (~210). Clean simply fun..

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Favorite Trail:   ROS

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Norco Bigfoot

Bike Setup:   Standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by helldevil324 a Downhiller from Port Coquitlam, canada

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2010

Strengths:    Frame, fork, light weight

Weaknesses:    NOTHING

Bottom Line:   
SICK BIKE GREAT EVERYTHING, BEST BIKE IVE EVER HAD HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Favorite Trail:   poco dj park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $460.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Devinci district 1, norco wolverine, norco 125, kona shred/stuff

Bike Setup:   bomber 3 fork, sunrims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by P1lover a Weekend Warrior from Porter Ranch, California

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2009

Strengths:    Everything is pretty great. For all the weight weenies out there I think this bike is suitable for you or atleast I think so. The fork is great and this thing is solid. The attention to deail is superb. The disc brakes are good bit should be changed somewhere down the line to hydraulic. The cranks are strong as well but may be changed for someone more picky than I am.

Weaknesses:    WHEELS! They are heavy and weak. I plan on changing the up when they get out of true.

Bottom Line:   
This is a phenomenal bike. I think it is very light compared to my 38 lb bmx cough diamondback turd cough cough. Every part is well manufactured making this bike tough. This bike weighs about 31 lbs on a bathroom scale which is nothing to celebrate for a xc rider but great for a dj bike especially at this price. Now with all the good there is some bad... The wheels r weak and hefty, the brakes rough, the cranks could be changed for a lighter set, and I would go for plastic pedals to save my shins as well. The only real change needed is the wheels the rest is for the picky. The bike is good fir trails as well. I even rode some scary dh chutes and the bike took it well.

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Favorite Trail:   Tampaland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $849.00

Purchased At:   Safety Cycles

Similar Products Used:   P2 cromo, black market 357, eastern thunderbird

Bike Setup:   All stock for now

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jmmorath a Weekend Warrior from Flagstaff, AZ USA

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2009

Strengths:    Bought it a year old with some upgrades. I've had it for four years and she is still going strong. The frame is all that is left from when I bought it. It's the aluminum frame but has held up just fine for my riding- some craziness but nothing too huge.

Weaknesses:    Bent the isis bb quickly. Not a huge fan of disc brakes.
The frame set up didn't allow me to use the inner bash guard for my MDS sprocket with the KHE freecoaster hub.


Bottom Line:   
It's been a great bike to me. I use it for commuting, street/park, singletrack, bar transportation.

It's a good affordable bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The Octopus, Gooseberry

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Used private sale

Bike Setup:   KHE 11t Geisha disc freecoaster, sun rims rhinolites, MZ Comp, Ody MDS 25t sprocket, Easton monkey bars, disc brakes front and back, Shadow conspiracy seat, SNAFU pedals, Eastern electron cranks.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by satriaskalee a Weekend Warrior from indonesia

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2009

Strengths:    first impression on paintjob, it's stunning..later on, tough frame as i abuse it on tracks, great geo despite a bit heavy. brakes, RD and shifter works well..

Weaknesses:    not-so-good fork, heavy and leaks on first ride..poor wheelset, bend a bit by some bunny hops..saddle is a must-replaced

Bottom Line:   
good value-for-money bike...many wow factor
wider handlebar wud give more stability, but stock is ok.
better fork needed for weekend trail, stock is ok for commuter.
wheelset is a bit mess, try to give some extra cash on better rims and tyres..
overall..must-have bike, go get one

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Favorite Trail:   JPG

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $570.00

Purchased At:   formula bikes

Similar Products Used:   s-works m5, united dominate

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mm a Downhiller from ireland

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2009

Strengths:    frame is class nd soo light,

Weaknesses:    forks suk,changed them with mazorockys,tires were ok but wear out easily (so changed them with dmr tires)

Bottom Line:   
sweet bike, deadly for street and dirt riding,very light and takes alot of abuse.i love this bike!

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Favorite Trail:   my forest trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   specialized

Similar Products Used:   dmr drone

Bike Setup:   enduro twitch handle bars,dmr tires,forks are mazorockys

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rodrick a Weekend Warrior from Keller Tx

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2008

Strengths:    Real strong steel frame, good for street use and for dj's. A nice start off build and ready to rip out of the shop. Good bike for the price.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, had to change handlebars, cut seatpost, change saddle, change grips, change wheels, hubs, spokes, fork, and other small things like brakes. Now I'm good with it though

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for price, if you wanna spend a bit more, customize.

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Favorite Trail:   Northshore Tex

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Bikes Inc

Similar Products Used:   P.2, P.3, Azonic Steelhead

Bike Setup:   Custom everything

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike15bike a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    the frame, brakes, crank, stem and bars( but are impostible to get clean), and headset

Weaknesses:    the fork is really heavy as well as the tires, the rims are total crap I bent them in the first week I had the bike(switch with a them with atomlab p!mp)also the grips ware out vary fast

Bottom Line:   
the bike is well worth the money, the new 2009 p. series bikes are made lighter that the old ones, the old one are still awsome with acouple upgrades that bike is one of the best

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   pedal power, woodsto

Similar Products Used:   p.2,3 ,stp, norco 250

Bike Setup:   p.1 without front breake(sugested) and with jagwar cables, with atomlab p!mp in the back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob roderigues a Weekend Warrior from oakland,ca

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2008

Strengths:    this is one tough bike. its more than i need. i commute and play on it, and with proper lube and cleaning its indestructable.it handles great to.

Weaknesses:    its heavy in steel. some cheap parts.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is the most fun i have had for the $ i think i could get in bike.single speed keeps things simple and the gearing is as good as it gets. i didnt think i would be commuting on it but its that good.get this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, other xcountry bikes

Bike Setup:   stock but i plan on replacing the cheap parts as i break them . no biggie.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peanutnipplesandtoast a Downhiller from hamilton,canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2008

Strengths:    awesome bike, great frame, a little heavy but great geo, amazing part spec considering the price. single speed is great, and perfect gear ratio for me to.brakes are great quaiity,forks are pretty good, only a little heavy,and the 2008 paintjob is amazing!!!!



Weaknesses:    i've heard the rims bend pretty easy, and the tires weight as much as a fright train. get some swalbe table tops, or kenda small block 8's and it'll be fine.







Bottom Line:   
great bike, buy it, but make sure that the cost of new rims are in your budget becuz its a guarranty that they will bend to the point u cant ride it.so amke room for 100-200$ for some upgrades overtime and it'll be perfect! the geo is so awesome i did my first wheelie ever first try!! pretty long to, i'd have to say 20ft. and on the jumps it handles even better, i've been dirtjumping for about a month almost now and can already do a no footer, one hander, tristar, and working on a few others all becuz this bike makes everything i try so effortless. overall buy this bike now!!!! but be sure to have 200$ tucked away for future necessary upgrades like rims.this bike hanles and performs as well as a bike worth twice as much. and the frame is a bombproof tank that can take anything, and the steel also absorbs more vibrations than aluminum.i'll post back in a few months to see if the rims lived up to there less than outstanding reputation.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps down the street

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $735.00

Purchased At:   all the right gears

Similar Products Used:   norco wolverine, norco rival, norco havoc, p2 crmo

Bike Setup:   2008 stock setup, soon to have swalbe table top tires,atomlab lite rims, and next year to save a little weight i might get some odessy wombolt cranks.


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