Specialized SX Trail II Downhill Full Suspension

Specialized SX Trail II Downhill Full Suspension 


Tip-top coil over suspension bits and custom Avid Code X.O brakes help keep things under control when so many other things might be out of control.

  • 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
  • Fox DHX RC4 rear shock provides a combination of externally adjustable high and low-speed compression and bottom-out control for high speed bump mastery
  • Venerable Fox 36 Van RC2 fork with 180mm of travel and adjustable high and low-speed compression keeps brake dive and square-edge bumps at bay
  • 30mm-wide custom DT Swiss F550 rims withstand punishment from rocky downhill runs and hard landings
  • Specialized Hi Lo disc front hub with 20mm thru-axle is paired with a Cr-Mo axle rear hub with sealed cartridge bearings for the best combination of strength and weight
  • 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
  • Avid Code X.0 hydraulic brakes offer precision modulation and power; carbon levers feature tool-free reach and pad contact adjustment for confidence in the cockpit


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[Oct 19, 2009]


- very light mine weighs 35.5 lbs
- crazy nimble
- confidence inspiring
- rolls fast
- easy to DH on
- Jumps with the best of em.
- tires roll fast, light weight, have exceptional grip and flat resistance.
- elixer brakes feel very un-avid like.. thats good.
- fox 36/ dhx 5, feels awesome when set up, good weight, awesome performance.
- tubeing, its a blessing really. It may not be the most tempting to look at, but it lowers the center of gravity just that little bit, which makes it handle little bit better, meaning it looks good to rail a full dh'er on a single crown 6' bike.


The Anodizing, although very strong does scratch and when they do, they show up easily and don't look very nice against the polished copper. (Fact of life)
~ should come with a wider bar, its easier to cut down a big bar then add additional $ to get where you want it (fixed for '010)
~tires are a bit to get used to and aren't too hot in the loose dusty stuff
- cable routing, under the bb.. bad news. I rerouted mine.

I got it cause I figured that most people wont like the curvy tubes. Which is a super bummer cause when you ride it, it lowers the center of gravity, so it handles like its on rails. To be quite honest. It has exceeded my expectations on all levels. I can keep up with my racer friends on their big bikes, yet be in perfect control at all times. (Sam Hill used for a reason)
Very light weight+ low bb+ low center of gravity makes it handle like something else. I've had frequent comments that it handles like a mini demo 8 II, which is a huge compliment. The look, with the tubeing also grows on you. May not look like much in a picture, but pure sex to see it leaning up against a tree on you fave trail. Bravo specialized!
There isn't any reason to not look at this bike very seriously if your a resort rider who likes pinning it, or doing some of the bigger jumps at your local jump park. Or even if your a beginner. Which leaves... xc'ers, and the full dh'ers that demand 8'+ cush.

Similar Products Used:

flatline, demo 7/8, v10, Evil Revolt, session 88, transistion double, other older sx's, session 77(previous bike). list goes on... norcos, konas, mongooses. .

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