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
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.
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.
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
a Weekend Warrior
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
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.
Similar Products Used: 2009 P2, Avanti Derelict 2,
Bike Setup: All stock except Grips
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
Love the simplicity of this bike and pretty solid for the bigger rider (~210). Clean simply fun..
Similar Products Used: Devinci district 1, norco wolverine, norco 125, kona shred/stuff
Bike Setup: bomber 3 fork, sunrims
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.
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.
Similar Products Used: P2 cromo, black market 357, eastern thunderbird
Bike Setup: All stock for now
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.
It's been a great bike to me. I use it for commuting, street/park, singletrack, bar transportation.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.