Specialized SX Trail I Downhill Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $3500.00


Product Description

Jumps, every possible line on a technical trail, and every obstacle in the bike park all become inviting with the SX Trail.
  • M5 manipulated alloy frame with 180mm of travel, ORE tubing, ISCG mount, and replaceable derailleur hanger creates a tough and maneuverable bike for backwoods huck sessions
  • 30mm-wide custom DT Swiss F550 rims withstand punishment from rocky downhill runs and hard landings
  • Specialized Butcher SX 26 x 2.3" soft dual compound front and rear tires off great traction with Monster Team approved tread, with a lightweight casing
  • Custom SRAM Descendant 9-speed double crankset with alloy arms and Gamut shift guide lets you hammer down - and up - the steepest trails
  • Low-rise 750mm alloy bars with 8-degree backsweep and 31.8mm clamp for serious strength


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CREXIS a Downhiller from ROTTERDAM, NY

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2011

Strengths:    Solid construction. Great components.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike simply rocks! I'm primarily a cross-country rider, spending most of my time on technical single-track and have recently gotten into downhill riding. I've rented downhill bikes but decided downhill was something I was going to spend more time doing. I wanted a bike that wouldn't break the bank and had quality components. Something that could handle the gnarly downhill as well as the occasional up-hill pedal or flatter traverse. The SX Trail 1 was perfect. Handles the downhill with ease, as well as the technical single-track and is geared to allow you to pedal easily when necessary. I would say Specialized could have put a higher price on this bike and it would still be worth every penny. If your looking for a solid downhill bike that can handle the entire mountain and you don't want to break the bank to get a sick ride the SX Trail is perfect.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   True Wheels at Basin

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vpc-los a Downhiller from HKY NC USA

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2011

Strengths:    Great looking bike. Excellent construction on frame. Handles very well on almost all types of gravity riding.

Weaknesses:    Not a sit down a pedal bike. Not as plush as my VP free though not really a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
This bike was the right choice for me. Handles flow like no other bike that I have had, jumps very well and rips the DH stuff. I would say the only trail situation it would feel a little weak is long steep rock gardens but you could still ride them. I may add a small ring for local trail climbing which require pedaling. Bigger tires will also add to the DH stability on steep rocky stuff. I see now why so many people rave on this bike. It is a very fun ride. Full Chilis on this one.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything Downhill With Flow

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Western NC

Similar Products Used:   VP Free, Bulit, Haro X7, And have rode various friends transitions bottlerockets, dirtbags, and giants ect most FR and DH rigs.

Bike Setup:   Stock with some changes Totem 2 step (Great SC Fork) Single ring set up with Gammut guide, Truavative seat post and stem, wider bars, flatter pedals.

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What bearings do I need for an overhaul of my '09 SX Trail?

Anyone happen to know where I could find a list of what bearings I will need to do an overhaul on my 2009 SX Trail? It's currently all torn down and at the sand blaster having it's paint taken off. I think I'm gonna leave it raw but I want to replace all the bearings while it's apart. Some of the ... Read More »

So I bought a 07 SX trail frame as my only bike (thoughts please)....

Ok its heavy but it actually climbs fine. Its tiring on longish rides but then I am unfit at the moment. I am on the cusp of selling it after only a few weeks. Should I? Pros: It descends brilliantly- I fitted an Enduro/shorter shock and it has a slack/low shuttle so its quite slack. It on ... Read More »

Should I keep my SX-Trail or not??

Hello, I have a 2009 Specialized SX-Trail 1 and I'm riding All mountain I think... My riding, to be more exact, includes climbing fire roads and street roads in order to reach the very same trails I was riding with my full DH Big Hit bike. This is why my choice as an all mountain bike a couple ... Read More »

I had a thought....Sx trail carbon

So I've been sitting inside waiting for the tropical storm to pass and was thinking why isn't there a carbon sx trail? I got my trail bike but would love a sx trail in carbon. Anybody with me on this one? I was looking for post on this but found nothing so I started this thread to see what everyone ... Read More »

When/how can I get an specialized SX trail?

I finally saved enough $$$ to afford the bike I want. I want a Specialized SX trail but my LBS informs me that Specialized doesn't have any in stock, won't have any in stock, to include 2012. Really? I have a hard time believing that. They are trying to convince me to buy a 2011 Cannondale Jekyl ... Read More »

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