Specialized BigHit FSR II

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 I owned a 2007.
Extremely durable bikes. I thrashed mine and rode it very frequently.
Nothing ever broke down.
Love the suspension both front and rear.
Only downside is how hard it is to pedal. Do not attempt going up hills with this year.
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 SEXY !!!!!!!!!
HAVE TO MAKE IT 100 LETTS SO SEXY SEXY SEXY SEXY SEXY SEXY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 i have a 2009 bighit 2 the chain guide is shit i had to upgrade to an e13 LG1 because when i was bombing down a hill the chain bounced around and when i tried to pedal the chain would either jam between the top of the chain guide and the bash guard or pop out...
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 I have a 2011 Big Hit 2. Needless to say, I love it, I bought brand new back in August '11 and it's been a great bike, from freeride to downhill it just takes everything and handles great. Mine came with a RockShox Domain dual crown fork, and it's been great, it handles big hits and has good rebound adjust-ability. I would recommend this to anybody looking for a good bike to do anything on, (except pedaling uphill lol)
Worth every penny for sure. Quality is unmatched for the price
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 I have an 09 Big Hit 2. I love this bike it is my first real good bike and it is amazing. If you want to bomb down hills this is a great bike to start on but if you have to go back up those hills, well good luck. It has two drawbacks though: the chain guide sucks about as much as it possibly could, If your landing a jump and try to pedal the top pops out and gets stuck and completely locks up everything. The other drawback is that the paint chips really easily. Other than this it is an amazing bike and I love to ride it whenever I can.
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 i have an '09 bighit 2, greatest bike i have owned to date....chain has only popped off once, and it was relatively easy to get back on (or so i thought). but the geometry and parts make it a great bike to shred the mountains on
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 i have an 08 bighit 2, very great bike, have never rode a greater bike in my life, but i dont ride lots of bikes, . great for freeride, but doesnt corner the best for dh, but still pretty well,. the chain guide is very good if you adjust it properly, but would be better if it was a e.13 lg1 or something like that. very good components, gemoetry, the fsr i found works better than all this maestro stuff that giant goes on about only for the fact that it feels extremely aggressive, but it has a down side because the chain slackens when the rear suspension compresses (chain comes off annoyingly). and the forks work great. is an awesome bike for dirt jumping/ or more so on the freeride side.
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 good bike, worth getting stiffer springs, the ride is perfect for downhill as you cannot fel anything as you fly over roots and rocks, its also a good bike for jumping, low optube for a bit of tricking too, only let down really is the paintjob, it has to be the worst colour ever, when mines scratched more i will give it e respray, you will lose the frame warrenty if you do so
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 This is essentially the bike platform my new ride is derived from, the only things still stock is the drivetrain, tires, stem, bars, seat, post, and headset. The rest is a custom build. The frame is super stiff and easily upgradeable. This bike floats like a magic carpet. This is definitely the bike for someone with a budget or realizes they don't need a full blown DH rig. I'm getting this as a play bike, so I don't kill my Enduro.
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 i have ridden this bike for about year and i love it. this is definitely the way to go if you are looking to buy a free ride bike that wont destroy your wallet. the only problem that i have had is the chain falling off. I put an E*thirteen LG1+ on it and now the chain never comes off.
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 the 2009 specialized bighit fsr 2 is almost the perfect bike. uphill sucks really bad, but its a total rocket on the downhill. (which makes walking up worth it) i have had some problems with the forks... first they leaked oil out of the bottom left leg. (just a bad o ring) then there was to thick of oil in them and it would freeze up. (just put a lighter viscosity oil) and after all that they work perfect now. I LOVE THIS BIKE!!!!!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
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 very reliable and smooth. good for dh and freeride also not bad jumper.very upgradeable and for a good price. brakes and gears very reliable. only complaint is chain very ocaisionaly drops on rough stuff or steps and is a pain to get back in. overall a fantastic bike for anything you can throw at it.
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 Takes a beating, does sweet jumps and turns fast, after adding motion control to the fork, and a dhx 4, and bigger bars, and an x9 shifter, and an I beam seat, and new chain guide, then it is a great bike!!
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 Really stiff frame. Light enough to throw around yet heavy enough to feel like its not gunna snap on your way down a sweet mountain. Only con is the brakes, why put Juicy 4's on it?
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 this bike looks to be a top ride for 2009 the price,speck and geometry make the ride all the better.in my view probably one of the best beginner dh bikes you can buy for £1599.99/$2600.
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 Its a brilliant bike the only serious fault is the chain device which is only a little problem. on the whole the bike is brilliant on the downhills i love it on the drops and the spec is ok its a great bike.
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 absolutly great bike, very capabale back suspension, parts are fine except these damn brakes, i suggest you replace them at first! no bigger problems yet. its fast, im catching alot 6000$+ bikes with it ;-)
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 i have a 2009 bighit II and its the best bike i ever had the specs are pretty good and its just a good alround bike the only complaint is my chain has popped off a few times but its still an amazing bike
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 Great bike. love the 2008 model when it was 2 tone blue. Great for Downhill/ Freeride. A bit heavy to carry up a hill but good when cutting through branches and junk. Great for some big air as well.
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 i love mine! i'm running a 2006 model and its great. i upgraded the wheels (front and back) the bars stem grips and pedal, but thats cuz i bought mine used
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 very good product big hitter takes anything you through at it and a nice ride.The spec is very good for not to much of and expensive bike
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 I have the 06 version of this. The new frame looks lighter and sleeker, and it looks like it has about 20mm more travel, rockshox are awesome.
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 The big hit is a beast to ride. The only negative is the paint chips really easily. And the chain guide comes stock as fail.
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 I just bought a Specialized Big Hit FSR 2 2007 and I think it works pretty good to be year model 2007
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 Its a good frame i personly like the older ones beetween 06 and 08. I got an 06 with a DHX 5 and it rocks.
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 very godd bike !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 good bike whats the steering tube length im trying to buy dual crown forks
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Specialized BigHit FSR II (MSRP $2200) — 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.

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

Avid Juicy 4R hydraulic brakes feature 203mm rotors for added stopping power. Metallic pads work dependably in any situation and have superior durability. Juicy 4R levers are ergonomic for added comfort and feature a tool-free reach adjustment

A Fox Vanilla R coil shock custom-tuned for the BigHit's FSR telemetry. External rebound adjust prevents bucking after big hits and large oil volume guarantees consistent performance even on long runs.

Rock Shox Domain 302 fork features 180mm of coil-sprung travel for buttery bump absorption. 20mm Maxle thru-axle boosts steering precision and allows tool-free removal.

SRAM X-9 rear derailleur guarantees precise shifting with minimum effort. 6061 Aluminum construction improves stiffness for quicker shifts.

Angles are based on LOW BB setting.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $2,200
Travel 190mm
Rear Shock Fox Van R coil piggy back, 8.5x2.5", rebound adj., S:400, M:450, L:500
Fork RockShox Domain 302, 180mm travel, coil spring, external rebound adj., 20mm thru-axle w/ Maxle 360, 1-1/8" to 1.5" tapered alloy steerer tube
Headset 1-1/8" to 1.5" Threadless, alloy, cartridge bearing
Cassette Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34t
Crankarms Truvativ Hussefelt, 170mm
Chainguide SBC chain guide
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer XR, oversize sealed outboard cartridge bearing, 73mm shell
Pedals Specialized Lo-Pro alloy
Chain SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-9, 9-speed, short cage
Shifter Pods SRAM X-5, trigger, 9-speed
Handlebar Specialized Big Hit rise bar, 31.8mm, 6 degree up, 9 degree backsweep, 680mm 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 4R, full hydraulic, tool-less reach adjust, metallic pads
Hubs Specialized Hi-Lo disc, 20mm thru-axle, 36h. Rear: Specialized disc, 135mm, machined flange, sealed cartridge bearing, bolt on, 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 hollow Cr-Mo rails, SL foam
Seatpost 6061 butted alloy, two-bolt, 0 offset, 30.9x300mm

Dimensions

Size S M L
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 39.66 lbs 39.66 lbs 39.66 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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