Specialized SX Trail I Downhill Full Suspension

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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

User Reviews (2)

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CREXIS   Downhiller [Oct 01, 2011]
Strength:

Solid construction. Great components.

Weakness:

None

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.

Similar Products Used: Kona Stinky
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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vpc-los   Downhiller [Jun 28, 2011]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: VP Free, Bulit, Haro X7, And have rode various friends transitions bottlerockets, dirtbags, and giants ect most FR and DH rigs.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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