2013 Specialized P.Series Bikes - First Look

Jun 8, 2012
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Specialized P.Series Bike Launch


2013 Specialized P.Series Bikes Explained


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Specialized P.Bikes Launch

Specialized P3 Complete details

• Frame: A1 Aluminum frame
• Tapered head tube
• 3D-forged horizontal drop-outs w/ integrated tensioners
• Custom Rockshox Argyle, 80mm Travel
• Specialized 31.8/750mm bar
• Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brake (rear only)
• Color: translucent red on brushed aluminum
• Weight: 25lbs
• MSRP: $1500 USD



Specialized P3 frame only

The 2013 P.3 is still available as a frame only as well. They weren't able to get one in time for us to see it, but this is a designers personal bike with the Darren Berrecloth sticker kit installed. Both the complete bike and frame come stock with two sticker kit options, the Berrecloth edition shown above and a Martin Soderstrom version, and will be available in matte black only.




Specialized P.Bikes Launch

Specialized P2.6 Pro details

• Frame: Full 520 Reynolds chromoly
• Short 15.1" chainstays
• Custom Rockshox Argyle, 80mm travel
• BMX style, 3-piece tubular chromoly crankset, 48 spline bottom bracket
• Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brake (rear only)
• Color: cyan blue or matte black
• MSRP: $1099 USD




Specialized P.Bikes Launch

Specialized P2.6 AM details

• Frame: Full 520 Reynolds chromoly frame
• Short 15.1" chainstays.
• Fork: Manitou Circus, 80mm travel
• BMX style, 3-piece tubular chromoly crankset
• Color: lime green or matte black
• MSRP: $825 USD






Specialized P.Bikes Launch
Specialized P. Street

The P.Street, a new addition to the P.Series family of bikes for 2013, draws its inspiration from the dirt/park/street lifestyle that the P.Series represents, while offering the A-to-B practicality of a traditional geared mountain bike. No, it isn't intended as a pure street or park bike, but the entry level P.Street features disc brakes, a 31.8mm handlebar and stem combo, street-specific tires, a strong suspension fork, and a two-ring drivetrain with a bash guard that allow the bike to handle abuse while still remaining user friendly for getting around.





Specialized P.Bikes Launch
  Pinkbike met the Specialized crew down at Woodward West to get a preview of the 2013 P.Series bikes. Woodward is the perfect location because of its wide variety of features, including both indoor and outdoor skateparks, dirt jumps and even a foam pit.

Specialized P.Bikes Launch
  Specialized bike developer Aaron Kerson unpacking the first 2013 complete P.3.

Specialized P.Bikes Launch
  Aaron giving us the rundown on the whole lineup.

Specialized P.Bikes Launch
  Mike Montgomery and Darren Berrecloth are both super busy dudes, but they were able to make it out to Woodward for the release. They weren't able to bring their personal bikes, but they were both shredding BMX all morning.

Specialized P.Bikes Launch
  Freshly signed Specialized BMX athlete Daniel Dhers was killing it in the skate parks. It's really something else to watch him ride in person.


Deacon James' First Backflip


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Specialized P.Bikes Launch

www.specialized.com
Photography by Nic Genovese

147 Comments

  • + 88
 That P3 is beautiful! :o
  • + 14
 I love the colour! And the shape of the tubing too, makes my old-school chunky P1 frame look shit!
  • + 11
 my old p1 cromo still kicks ass!
  • - 1
 where can i get a set of those circus decals?? the P3 looks like such a sexy bike aswel!
  • - 17
 P.3 looks cool, but I don't know if I would trust those dropouts...
  • + 1
 Drrroooooooooooolll!!!
  • - 1
 Those dropouts do look a bit sketchy. :/
  • + 6
 they should make the p2.6 pro brakeless and call that the p street, looks sick! however the p-street doesn't look very street like haha
  • + 6
 Remember what everyone was saying about the Morpheus dropouts? I'm pretty sure they wouldn't release a bike if they thought it unsafe to ride as hard as everyone does.
  • + 6
 Hahaha I think I'm a fan of the " 15mm chainstays " he mentioned Wink it'll be the sickest poppiest bike out there but you might have some problems fitting a 26 inch wheel in der.
  • + 4
 I feel like a child at Christmas time, I WANT ONE.
  • + 3
 I have one, and it's a great bike!
  • - 1
 thepwnstar39 -15mm chainstays " he mentioned it'll be the sickest poppiest bike out there but you might have some problems fitting a 26 inch wheel in der



Really? How so? Because my 26" wheel fits perfectly in my 14.5" c/s.
  • - 1
 I have 14.5" stays on my street bike bud. 26" wheels fit fine.
  • + 0
 haha 14.5 here too. can probably get it to 14 with a simple mod. cant be bothered
  • + 4
 I was pointing out the fact that he said 15 Millimeters instead of inches duuuuurp, of course I know a wheel will fit in this bike.
  • + 1
 Why the F don't they sell the red frame as a frame only too? I hate the way they market sometimes Frown
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  • + 11
 P.Street, a newer addition???

we havn't forgotten Mike S.

http://www.bikepedia.com/Images/QBimages.aspx?itemid=92374&if=2004-Specialized-P.Street.jpg

Nice try, but we still have a scar on our soul...
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  • + 10
 The P AM should be a classic steel long travel hardtail along the lines of TransAM, Dialled, etc, there's nothing AM in that line up.
  • + 14
 That threw me off too, maybe AM stands for Amateur? The other model is called the Pro. Talk about a bastardization of the P.Street name though.
  • + 1
 yeah the old p am was a lot more 'all mountain', this new p AM actually looks more bmx influenced then the p3 is.
  • + 3
 AM does stand for Amateur...Not All Mountain....and technically...the "Street" model still fits in a street usage genre, just not meant for what we define as street.
  • + 1
 ook in that case the models make a lot of sense
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  • + 7
 DANIEL DHERS RIDES SPECIALIZED! Think they'll convert him to MTB? I hope so!
  • + 2
 Ya that was news to me too! Not sure if I agree with the second part of your post but it would be awesome to see him throw down on some big bikes. SUCH an amazing rider!
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  • + 2
 im lovin the new bike eccspecially for the neww low end p2s hjonestly id rather hafve a circus than a arygyle but there is some things i dont agree with on any of these bikes. well for one i personaly think they should all have intergrated headsets and 25.4 seatposts but i very well may be the only person that like mtb cranks more than bmx cranks but if you think about it pretty much all bmx cranks flex like a bitch and i personally think mtb cranks look better anyway but either than that i like last years graphic of the p3 but the new one has a differrent feel to it. anyways alls im saying is i really think they shold have a more big dirtjump oriented built frame with a chain guide and 1x9 or 10 think about it iff you look at the pro slope guys almost none of them have bmx style cranks they have mtb
  • + 1
 Specialized also considers price points... and these style builds are more affordable which = more profit to the p.series line
  • + 1
 yea but they could also save money with other parts like putting a dj2 or dj1 or circus comp combined with 100mm and the build i was thinking of
  • + 1
 Bmx cranks flex? Ahhaha that's rich lol Bmx cranks are stiffer than a good 80% of MTB cranks bud.
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  • + 3
 is the p.3 frame gonna be available in the uk? either way, i will get me one... even if it kills me
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  • + 3
 id like to see someone do street on the street looks like a cheap ass carrera
  • + 3
 Agreed. Commuter bike.
  • + 1
 Blueball....you can't read. The street is not purely a street/dj bike, but a bike that can take you to point A to B comfortably with burlier parts than it's other brother, the Hardrock. Not a trick bike at all, but meant to be ridden on the street. Get it?
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  • + 1
 looks like the old "Bomb Proof" Spec Hardrock is back, the Specialized P. Street looks perfect to fit a 140mm travel fork and go for a hardtail freeride session!
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  • + 3
 I literaly just bought a 2012 p3 2 months ago... i should have waited.
  • + 1
 Dude, I did the same thing hahaha.
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  • - 1
 I don't mean to be neg but isn't it weird to have three COMPLETELY different frames all under the same line up?

The only similarity they have is that they're hardtails; One is a steel "dirt jumper", one is for AM, and one is an aluminuim slopestyle machine...
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  • + 2
 I'm not that stoked about the fact they change the p3 every year...Might get back on a Trek ticket next year.
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  • + 1
 With out fail, Specialized takes the P series up a notch or three every year. Makes me want to get a new bike every time they release the new P series.
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  • + 1
 The p.3 has a solid looking front triangle but the welds holding the horizontal drop outs on the rear triangle look a little weak in my opinion
  • + 3
 1 year 7 months on my p3, no cracks nothin
  • + 1
 Same dropouts?
  • + 1
 Fair enough, thanks bro.
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  • + 2
 IS THE FRAMESET ON SALE IN EUROPE??????????
  • + 1
 yes + you´ll get a black frame and 2 sets of stickers ( stickers for the söderström edition and stickers for Berrecloth edition ) hope i could help : )
  • + 2
 when is it available to buy ?
  • + 1
 around 10th October
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  • + 1
 Love these new p-bikes!
Also i like p2, build is very nice!))want to own p3 frameset!
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  • + 2
 I would love to see 4X version
  • + 3
 Thats what i want to see. I think Specialized are missing a trick here....
  • + 2
 Hey guys we'll look into this for 2014. Thanks for the feedback!
  • + 1
 but could you just simply show us how 4X set would look like on this awesome 2013 frame?
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  • + 2
 sick! i hope i can buy this frame in europe next time! stooked
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  • + 3
 Red bike is so hot...
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  • + 1
 the p3 looks good as always and love the 2.6 am and pro but the p street should not be a p bike...
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  • + 2
 May need to get myself one of those P.3 frames...
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  • + 2
 Specialized is so good at what they do! props!
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  • + 1
 RAD Bikes, But any 24" or 20" P's coming? Want to get a P. for my BMX Race bike…..
  • + 0
 I know right? Need to grab me a 2012 24" before they run out.
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  • + 2
 Mega props to the guy flipping a bike for the first time at 39!
  • + 1
 fuckin awesome, just what i needed to see, never too old!
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  • + 1
 good lookin bikes, but at least the name p. street isn't new.... it just used to be a very different bike....
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  • + 1
 So if you get a p3 frame are those decals removable cuz i want to run mine murdered out?
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  • + 2
 much better than 2012 bikes
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  • + 2
 Any one know the stem the P3s using?
  • + 4
 It's their in house component line.
  • + 1
 Do they sell them or is it just for specialized?
  • + 2
 So far, just for Specialized.
  • + 1
 Darn , cheers Smile
  • + 1
 We are offering that stem aftermarket this year so keep your eyes open for them. Anodized red, black and the grey color you saw on the P3 will be available.
  • + 1
 Sweeeet , cheers the heads up Big Grin gonna get black for the stealth look on my street bike Big Grin
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  • + 1
 i am probably going to purchase one of these next year but my one question is how good is the "custom argyle" ?
  • + 0
 as good as the non-custom argyle? it's 20mm less travel with custom stickers.
  • + 1
 well they are 3 ranges of argyle r, rc, and rct hopefully inbetween rc and rct
  • + 2
 How could a $1,500(P3) or $1,000 (P2) bike come with a fork between the $700 and the $1,000 dollars on its own?. Its a basic R pre-lowered to 80mm, Look at the right fork leg top cap...
  • + 1
 most stock bikes come with R's as well. especially if its only 1500 or less
  • + 1
 altho it doesnt have the compression knob, its got what looks like the air thing on top of the left leg, not to mention the gold stantions that the rct has
  • + 1
 www.sram.com/rockshox/products/argyle-r#/path/term-id/112 Current R has the same coating over the steel uppers from what it looks like. Not saying I know exactly what it has/doesn't have but from the price point and the fact RC's have MoCo but still run a spring on the left, I don't see an air fork being made without compression adj. but who knows...
  • + 2
 @Icq4blackstar do you think Specialized would really pay that much for a fork? Your price is mrsp. They would buy it directly from Rockshox while you buy yours from a store who buys it from a distributer who buys is from Sram. a $1000 fork is marked up around 50% by the shop who buys it from a dist. who marks it up around 50% who buys it from Sram who has their mark up as well. And Specialized would probably get a good deal for buying thousands of a single fork...
  • + 0
 @evehn The lower cost doesn't factor in when it has to be moved into the whole bike price. Think about it, say the R costs them $200 to spec on the bike. With the bike shop paying about 700-850 on that 1500 bike. Of course all of them are making a profit in this along the way of it changing hands. I don't really know what your trying to say? Rockshox is passing out RST's to specialized for the same price as they used to charge for the R's you see on all bikes in the 1,000-1,500 price range? It funny you think I don't know about mark up... most likely the OP is a kid, hoping for an unrealistic spec on a 1,500 bike. I was showing him in a clear way how unrealistic that was.
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  • + 1
 ordered one from UK today! (red Söderström Edition)
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  • + 1
 Does anyone know around the date when these will be released?
  • + 1
 they will be aviable to buy @1st and 2nd Week of Oct. : )
  • + 1
 Awesome, thanks
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  • + 1
 is integrated tensioners a new thing? thats bloody brilliant.
  • + 1
 Nope, had some on an old '01 I think K2 Maintime Pro 24": bmxmuseum.com/forsale/52089 (picture is of the 20", but was the best pic of the dropouts I could find on google quickly)
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  • + 1
 Does any1 no when the new p-series is coming out???
  • + 1
 they will be aviable to buy @1st and 2nd Week of Oct. : )
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  • + 1
 When do they come out?? Smile
  • + 1
 they will be aviable to buy @1st and 2nd Week of Oct. : )
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  • + 1
 looks just like a diamondback assault...at least the p3
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  • + 1
 The P.Street looks just like a Hardrock, with a few different parts
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  • + 1
 what tyres is the P2.6 got on?
  • + 1
 Specialized Compound Control (New Gen)
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  • + 1
 the p3 is soo sick i want it
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  • + 1
 Anyone now how much the P3 frame is going to cost?????
  • + 1
 I hered something around 400 or 350 $
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  • + 1
 JUST SWEET !I love all of them ..., style, colour,specs...awesome!
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  • + 1
 The P.Street looks more like a XC bike.
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  • + 1
 I got to demo it at the fam jam
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  • + 1
 I miss my 04 P3. alumin. That thing was so light. New p seris look great.
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  • + 1
 What a beautiful bike...sick paint job!
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  • + 1
 Wow, short chainstays! I would like 100mm up front though.
  • + 2
 Done. I have been riding 100mm on my Argyle on the P3 and we agree it needs more travel on this style of DJ bike. I'll make the change to 100mm today before the bikes are produced
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  • + 1
 so much better than the 2012 line!
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  • + 1
 love the new rockshox fork
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  • + 1
 Daniel dhers on speci! What a dreamteam at specialized! Sick
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  • + 2
 they all look prime
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  • + 1
 SICK bikes ! But they spelled The claws last name wrong -_-
  • + 1
 they do call him "Bearclaw", although his last name is Berrecloth
  • + 2
 under bmx pic, spelled wrong.
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  • + 1
 I wouldn't mind finding one of them under the christmas tree
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  • - 1
 Firstly, does anyone else think of the Morpheus Vimana when they see that P3? Also, I'm psyched they went back to suspension forks, as opposed to rigids.
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  • + 1
 All of the bikes are SWEEETTTT!!!
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  • + 1
 that blue one, is the one !
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  • + 1
 Anyone know the word on the blue painted p.3 want sooobad
  • + 1
 which word, what do you mean?
there´s just a Specialized sticker and the P.Series Logo sticker!
  • + 1
 No weather or not they would be releasing the p3 in blue
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  • + 1
 just called my local shop to get a price check...
  • + 1
 it will cost around 1200 USD
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  • + 1
 Daniel Dhers???
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  • + 0
 That p3 just makes me want to go shred some trails!
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  • + 1
 My next bike.. P3 !!!!!
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  • + 0
 How would a P. 3 complete do on trails?
  • + 3
 DJ's? Well....seeing as the bike was designed for that, I'm gonna have to say very well.
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  • + 1
 when do they come out??
  • + 1
 P3 will be around October and the P26's should land around July
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  • + 0
 B4CKW4RDS LETTERS IS SO COOL. Not.
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  • + 1
 nice socks bro 3
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  • + 0
 Deacon!!!!!!!!!!! Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!
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  • + 0
 That head tube is vertical! Sweet bike , specialy in red!
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  • - 2
 80mm travel.... come on now.
  • + 2
 what would you need more for, when it comes to this bike?
  • + 3
 all personal preference really. i like 100mm due to what environment i ride in.
  • + 1
 When do you use full travel on a dj bike?
  • + 1
 full travel meaning about 100mm? well for me when I'm doing jumps that aren't perfectly smooth or trying new tricks i like my bike to have a little "give" in it. or when I'm going down some trails.
  • + 1
 Full travel meaning the full extent of what you have available. Unless you regularly enter the last 20mm of the travel you have available, you won't notice a difference with 80mm. With dirt/park/street riding, the height of your fork is usually only relevant to how steep you like your head angle to be.
  • + 2
 I agree about the 100mm travel on the P3 and will make the change today. I've been riding 100mm on my P3 and it's dialed.
  • + 1
 nice one big ups! to this year´s P3 complete and frame only editions they all look sick, paint 100mm fork no mid BB sounds great and of course i already ordered two complete P3´s from Tredz.co.uk : ) @akerson707 the tredz guys said they´ll get the P3´s in something around 10th October will that work with Specialized?
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