Specialized BigHit FSR I

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 This bike is made for exactly what it's named after. This ride is a super solid bike. Well crafted and designed by Specialized. The smoth lines and graphics are as nice as the ride itself. The front fork is a piece of crap but it works. If you get this bike replace the fork and it will be perfect. These things handle 7 inches in the front so an upgrade would make this bike even better. If you can get one of these do it.
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 This bike is perfect for my use. I ride the local downhill and freeride trails all the time and it has handled all the terrain i can think of. Only criticism is the weight. The bike is quite heavy to be carrying up hills and over logs etc... The BigHit is definitely designed to go down. Overall about a 8/10 for an entry price but great ride!
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 my mate has one of these, and after modifacations it now feels very good. yes, the brakes arent the best, and the fork and shock arent great for downhill by any means, but overall this bike is well worth the money, and looks great aswell.
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 great starter dh/fr bike. i bought this bike cause i already had a 2006 bighit but it was stolen in aberdeen by some 'ginger neds' "bastards". so i kinda new the setup but it was totaly different, it feels so much better in the trail. i have ordered 2010 boxxer race so it has the bit more travel on the front end for dh.
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 this is my first "big" bike and i love it!!! i must admit i put a desent amount of stuff on it, so iits closer to a bighit 3. but this thing is still awesome. my riding has gotten so much better since gettin this and i cant imagine going back. case n point... GET ONE!
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 i have a 2007 and it is great. from the marz drop off sl to the fox vanilla rear shock to the hayes sole brakes, this bike does downhills fantastic n jumps pretty good but the downhills r amazing. dont plan on riding any skinnies or climbing up hill
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 Ive got this Bike! and it rips up the trails and DH tracks Smile its a god buy. The forks are really good u can adjust the rebound. The brakes are jst fine and there is no point in getting the FSR II coz they are pretty much the same so BUY IT!! Big Grin
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 Really smooth bike, runs great excelent braking and shifting system. Suspension could use an upgrade but then again most bikes could. Strong frame comes with excelent strong rims, Brake rotors could use upgrading to prevent bending.
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 I really love the Big Hit. It looks great and it rides so good! But the fork and the rear-shox needs a upgrade. The rear-shox is a bit too short or too soft and the fork is a bit too hard. But the other parts of the bike a quit good. The only thing that i don't like is that the cabling is going underneath the bike that doesn't look good! And the chainguide isn't that good too but besides all that it's a great bike and it's a reasonable price! It's worth the money!!!
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 My mate has one and I've had my fair share of goes on it and it's awesome. Super smooth rear end. Specialized made the right choice going for the Fox shock. Everything else seems good for the money too. It's nippy and handles well and the rear suspension is a dream. However, I was surprisingly disappointed by the Z1 fork. Maybe it's me, but I couldn't even get to 100mm of travel on the thing no matter what, and even then the action seemed rather sticky like a DJ3. Maybe my friend went batshit with the preload or something but if not well, it's certainly worth upgrading. That's the only thing that holds it back. Maybe the 2011 model with the X-fusion fork might be a bit smoother and more controlled.
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 Such a nice bike. I love it. 100 more characters? aigyluhadlwagiahwhiuaghouaho;aguhuogwhuogwhou;garhuw;ohgrwhuograwhourgghouwgreq;ohoh;qgrho;rgeqqgorhueqrgehoqohhueqgorhequoruhgoergeurho;egqrh;oghq;rourhu;egqrhuogqrhuoegqr;houegqruhorgeqouheqrhougrqeohuegqr;hu;greqhhugrghoruqehuogrqohrqeghougreqo;hgerqho;qeuohqrhuoegrhugroequhoegqr;egqrhu;goqreoh;egqrhougrqehuogreu;grhu;egoqrhouqegr
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 this bike really does everything that it says in the title. it takes the big hits. the rear shock can be painfull if you land to flat but i suppose thats the same with any bike. the fork and shock could do with upgrading but the good thing about this bike is that you could keep with single crowns and turn it into a freeride bike or get treble clamps and turn it into a dh monster. the only real problem is the head tube angle is a bit steep meaning that when you land most of the down force is applied to the rear end instead of the front but thats not too much of a problem. overall the bikes spec is slightly dissapointing for the price but with the solid frame design it can be upgraded into something special.

P.S. if you wack the seat up you can just about get it round trails.....(just about)
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 I just bought one and can say it's an awesome rig. Nice sturdy good looking frame with the ability to help correct little mistakes on a DH run... cons: a little bit on the heavy side with some entry level components. Just waiting for me to upgrade cranks, shock and fork. Totally would recomend her... nice!!!
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 this bike is amzing n i love it. mine is all aftermarket now but it is amazing even all stock. i lovce it. mine is 05 n still can handle everything. if u dont buy this bike or one its cousin bikes buy specialized. they make the best bikes on the market. especially the high end demo. i relle want one but not emough money. but the big hit is amzing all the way
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 I've had this FRAME for almost 3 years and I loved it. Starting riding DH and freeride about 5 years ago on the older 2008 version of the Bighit. Had that bike for a littler less then 2 years and then bought this one of my buddy. Best investment of my Downhiller life till now. I just loved this frame. It's just a great riding machine, can't go wrong with this one.
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 Specialized have done themselves proud with this big hit, its good and its so much better than the demo, this mayby the entry level big hit but to be honest I would buy this one because it looks better and there isnt much deifference, its good to see single crown forks on the front of this bike although they could of done better than 160mm travel. Its great gearing as sram return to specialized, I much pefer Sram to shimano. The brakes are ok there avid brakes not really designed for downhill I would replace those brakes for hope or hayes 9inch rotors. The tyres aren't very good specialized own tyres (yawn) they shouldnt of tried they should of put some decent dh tyres on there. Its good to see a chain device on the front and to see single at the front, finally all the bike manufacturerers are realising no one wants gears on the front. To be honest this is definatly worth the money and there is little I would change apart from the tyres, brakes and forks but thats just me.
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 My first proper full-sus bike. The frame is a bit heavy but it's a gravity rig so that's reassuring. The front fork isn't the best but that can be sorted with a dual-crown replacement when it wears out or you can be bothered to replace it. The tapered head tube is more versatile than the standard 1 1/8 on some other gravity bikes out there. The rear shock is an old VAN R but seems fine for light DH and can be given quite some abuse from drops no problem. Bars are too narrow though (and I'm only 5' 7") and the skinny grips are a bit too skinny for my liking. The tires aren't bad but they sure ain't high rollers (just a "similar" tread pattern lol). The chain-guide sucks-backpedal in a few of the gears and the chain comes off and wedges itself between the guide and the chainring = twisted chain. Wheels have held up fine so far but I have only done small drops on them (4ft to flat etc). The denim saddle is really damn comfy and I want to buy another for my trail bike Smile and the brakes stop you reasonably well so that's always good. I'm sure glad I picked this as my first DH rig, it'll probably outlast my mate's coilair Smile
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 Absolute ripper of a bike, i bought a 2010 second hand earlier this year and have loved every ride. Wouldn't mind some better shocks but other wise it runs as smoothly as everyone says it does. BUY THIS BIKE!
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 I just got this bike and it rides like a dream... so smooth, easy to handle, great in the air. only downfall for me was that it didn't have triple crown forks, but other that that it is a great bike
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 First DH bike and love it, rides smooth and looks great and has plenty of things to upgrade. a reasonable price for a DH bike, worth it to. Will have many years of fun with it, great bike.
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 This is a Great bike I love it!yeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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 Just got one of these and its soo good. Great for all sized riders. Forks are great really plush and smooth. Looks great, good brakes, solid crankset and fast changing gears. Not too heavy and good all round!!!!
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 A very good bike for the price, the only real downsides to the bike have got to be the fork first and the shock second (2010 model).
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 rides great, looks great, cheap to buy forks dissapointing due to lack of compression adjustabilty, wheels are a bit cheap, narrow bars, overall its a good buy
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 great ride for those who are fit.

this bike soakes up your energy with its bobby suspension but is a pleasure to ride with its comfort on the downhills.
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 good for starting freeride or downhill got decent brakes chifters and general set up needs new forks though and the cables are in a dodge place
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 This bike is SICK! It has a nice color, its got good suspension I forgot wat that sping thing is but it makes the bike like a bouny ball & this bike is affordable
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 I ve got older version of this bike and it's soo coolSmile It can handle almost everything and it looks quite goodSmile Props for guys from specialized for doing soo dialed bikeSmile
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 I bought this bike a couple days ago and used it once and thats all it takes to get hooked on it! I will surely use it way more than once. lol
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 great sturdy frame that can handle a beating.
the only down would have to be the weight and thickness of the frame
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 it is a great bike to start riding gravity and i love the 05 i have got last season 2013 and planing to ride it this year to
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 geometry is great and frame is really sturdy..but they sometimes lack the compenents on this bike..but i recommend it..
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 Great Suspension, Great Handling, Takes Anything you Throw at It! Amazing Bike Definitely Recommend.
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 nice bike a bit heavy but you dont care cause its so fun!llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllld
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 I love this bike no problems! mines older maybe an 06 just put a new 66 on it and i love riding it! mines a nice grey color.
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 awesome bike the only downside is the sram x7 needs tuning loads and loads and is real messy but still a first class bike
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 There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with this bike. Great frame, forks, beyond everything this bike is AMAZING.
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 Awesome bike for someone's who just getting into freeride/DH, but works just as well for experienced riders!
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 ITS ace enough said, needs shock upgrade after a while but easily the best beginner downhill bike around
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 Bloody awesome bike, unbreakable good 4 throwing down big whips
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Specialized BigHit FSR I (MSRP $1900) — A TOP-DOLLAR RIDE AT AN ENTRY-LEVEL PRICE. Borrowing generously from our Demo technology, the new Big Hit lives up to its name on punishing terrain with a stout frame and 6.75 to 7.5 inches of travel. The new design with lower standover and more seatpost adjustment makes this bomb-proof ride even more accessible to a larger range of riders.

A SRAM X-7 rear derailleur guarantees precise shifting with minimum effort. The short cage increases shifting performance and minimizes the risk of snapping off the derailleur.

A Fox Vanilla R coil shock custom-tuned for the BigHit's FSR telemetry. External rebound adjust prevents bucking after big hits.

With 160mm of coil-sprung travel, the Marzocchi Z1 Sport fork is perfectly matched to the BigHit's FSR rear suspension. A 20mm thru-axle boosts stiffness for enhanced steering precision.

Specialized Aggro stem features an oversized diameter and four-bolt clamp for extra durability.

Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic brakes feature Tri-Align caliper positioning for trouble-free use, Juicy 3 levers are ergonomic and add control and comfort. Metallic pads work dependably in any situation and have superior durability. Large 203mm rotors provides additional stopping power.

Avid Juicy 3 levers feature an ergonomic geometry that adds control and comfort even in tough situations and mates well to trigger shifters.

Angles are based on LOW BB setting.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $1,900
Travel 190mm
Rear Shock Fox Vanilla R coil, rebound adjust, 8.5x2.25", rebound adj., S:450, M:500, L:550
Fork Marzocchi Z1 Sport for Specialized, 160mm travel, coil spring, rebound adj., 20mm thru-axle, 1-1/8" to 1.5" tapered alloy steerer tube
Headset 1-1/8" to 1.5" Threadless, alloy, cartridge bearing
Cassette SRAM PG-830, 8-speed, 11-32t
Crankarms Truvativ Ruktion, 170mm
Chainguide SBC chain guide
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer XR, oversize sealed outboard cartridge bearing, 73mm shell
Pedals Specialized Lo-Pro alloy
Chain KMC X8, 8-speed w/reusable missing link
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7, 9-speed, short cage
Shifter Pods SRAM X4-R, trigger, 8-speed
Handlebar Specialized DH rise bar, 31.8mm bar, 8 degree up, 8 degree backsweep, 640mm wide
Stem Specialized Aggro stem, 35mm extension, OS 31.8, 4-bolt, forged
Grips Specialized thin lock on grip, alloy bar ends
Brakes Avid Juicy 3 full hydraulic, metallic brake pads
Hubs Specialized Hi-Lo disc, 20mm thru-axle, 36h. Rear: Specialized bolt-on, 135mm, machined flange, sealed cartridge bearing, 5mm QR, 36h
Spokes 2.0mm stainless, black, brass nipples
Rim Specialized P-Disc, 32mm, 36h
Tires Specialized Clutch SX 26x2.3", 60 TPI, aramid bead, cap ply, soft dual compound
Seat Specialized Enduro, 8mm steel rails, SL foam
Seatpost 6061 butted alloy, two-bolt, 0 offset, 30.9x300mm

Dimensions

Size S M L
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 39.44 lbs 39.44 lbs 39.44 lbs
Headtube Angle 65.5 ° 65.5 ° 65.5 °
Seattube Angle 71 ° 71 ° 71 °
Headtube Length 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Chainstay Length 426 mm 426 mm 426 mm
BB Height 365 mm 365 mm 365 mm
BB Width 73 mm 73 mm 73 mm
Seat Post Diameter 30.9 " 30.9 " 30.9 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 - 1.5 1.125 - 1.5 1.125 - 1.5
Top Tube Length 535 mm 554 mm 576 mm
WheelBase 1162 mm 1185 mm 1207 mm
Standover Height 758 mm 763 mm 750 mm

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