Specialized BigHit FSR III

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26 Reviews for BigHit FSR III

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 I rode a Kona Stinky for a quite a long time. Recently got myself a 2007 Big Hit 3 FSR frame with a DHX 4.0 and I love it. Why I got the 2007 model? I hate the curvy design of the 2009 model and the 2008 model's paintwork is terrible if you ask me. The bike is massive, yet shorter than my Kona Stinky and has an awesome handling. I had very little to no trouble adapting my riding to it. I recommend this bike to everyone who wants to go Downhill, without going the full step and being versatile in the sense of Feeride, Park riding and even Dirt Jumps (for y'all who don't care what bike y'all ride)!
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 The pros are that the bike is just super fun to ride and its some good quality products for the price, the cons are that since 2009 the big 3 doesn't have a double crown, that was the major force of the bike I think
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 just picked up this bad boy a couple days ago and automatically had to get wider bars and a little longer stem... only two cons for me. the bike is awesome it handles well and can take on some gnarly terrain. I totally recommend this to anyone that doesn't wanna spend too much on a DH. I plan on getting some triple clamp forks in the future and i will be set!
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 great freeride bike. i got to rent one and i loved it. It road crazy smooth on hardcore dh and wen i got a little bit of air time it took it like a champ. All though the price is lofty for someone as cheap and stupid as i am but its totally worth every penny.
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 I demod this bike. Amazing. This thing feels like it has no suspension, until you take a six foot drop and wonder who left that mattress you landed on there. The frame has a ton of torsional rigidity, I whipped a jump going into a turn, landed sideways and leaned over, thought I was gonna eat it, but this bike straightened itself up. I wish I could afford one of these...
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 Well the stock version is ok, although on mine everythinf has been upgraded, for example got 2010 boxxers and it looks so nice with triples, got a DHX5.0 with Ti Spring which workd effortlessly. The frame design is awesome and would definetely recommend! Mine has been built for lightness and it is awesome, brakes are good too
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 Having ridden the 2006 Big Hit with a 24'' rear rim, I have to say overall, it's one of the best DH oriented rigs I've ever ridden, even though my mate had sunk in a good £2000 extra, running things like a Fox 40RC2 and now a DHX RC4 (so a sick setup).
Pros: Light for what it is (around 37lbs my mates was), manouverability is epic with a 24'' out back, if setup right i.e. suspension etc, with FSR, this thing flies, eats anything, personally having also ridden a pimped Demo, I prefer this, and I'm a tall rider (6'1'') and weight about 80ish kgs
Cons: I've heard that stock, people have mixed opinions about performace, 24'' rear dones't work for everyone, new models are shite to be honest
Overall: If you wanna splash some extra cash, the Big Hit is a capable and upgradable frame, don't expect awesomeness from stock though, it's gonna take time and money to get it the way you want it Smile
Stock review: 7/10
Modded review: 10/10
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 very nice bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 This bike is great for dh, its feals really great on the corners, it isnt to bad to pedal. i love this bike,thank specialized for making dh so affordable. You could slap a boxxer on this bike and make it a race bike! The only thing that sucks is the chainguide my chain falls off everyride.
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 I have raced this bike and guided on it for a lot of rides and when other exotica is breaking or falling apart it stays in one piece. Incredibly reliable and solid

Negatives: The forks are agricultural and its a bit heavy
Positives: Amazing value for money, great brakes and incredibly stable over the roughest trails.
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 super dialed bike. i have the 2009 and its got a great spec. everything on it can take a bashing. stock tires are superb. the brakes are awesome as well. 2010s handlebar is a better size than the 2009's handlebar. the geo is dialed, slack and pretty low. weight is also spot on (especially considering the fork is a beast at like 7 plus pounds). check mine out, ive got it pretty dialed, with atlas bars, and crankbrothers pedals, fixing the only real unsatisfactory parts. Also the chainguide isnt great. ive dropped the chain numerous times and it ruined my bashguard, so im replacing it with an MRP soon.
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 Great ride, good geonometry, everythings good about it apart from the cables go under the BB, and get pulled through when the suspension is used up, a simple tie-rap will sort it out, and not the most effiecent pedaler out the there, but great value for money, good suspension and frame, you can chuck at everything and you'll still be in one piece. Im 14,and I love my Big Hit 3
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 Je ride sur ste bike la depuis 1 mois et il roule ben en siboire au début jétais po sure de la domain mais c vrm bon , en plus ta l'impression que ta po de suspension mais quant du pogne des drop de 4-5 pied tu sens rien
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 this is a great bike
leaps and bounds better than the earlier big hits, only draw back you can not adjust the travel in the back like you could on the old ones
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 Amazing bike! I love it never failed me. Always landed jumps perfect, and if I've jumped wrong, the bike always survives, and has never broke on me.
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 Real smooth solid ride, plenty of travel that can be forgiving in tight situations, quick sharp gear changes, not too heavy and easy to chuck around.
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 Only Con, Bars suck. i put turquoise fubars on.
Rides Great through the rough. handles insane when pinning it.
I also put a totem coil on
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 have the 08. Bike is the best bike you can get for such short money. Not many companies are offering LIFETIME warranties anymore. Specialized does.
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 well im buying this in septemeber so this is why i recomend this Big Grin for the spec you get and the price it is you cant go wrong!
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 nice bike ride smooth since longtime. it is less expensive than a demo and it gives you the same feeling. If you are tinking o buy this bike, stop tinking buy it
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 I bought one and i love it it is very ajustable and light for a freeride bike. flys nice all around great bike for the money
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 its the best darn bike out and will be for all time. its sweet as anything and no cons the pros are its amasing
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 The plushiest bike ive ever ridden, never owned it. but i test rode it and i would have loved to take it home with me.
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 Amazing light bike works great for dh and freeriding the 2011 bike with the dh fork works great together
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 I RECOMMEND ALL SPECIALIZED BIKES, THEY ARE SICK.
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 fantastic bike can take a battering well worth it
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Specialized BigHit FSR III (MSRP $2700) — 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.

Fox DHX 4.0 coil shock custom-tuned for the BigHit's FSR telemetry.15-click ProPedal platform adjustment keeps Big Hit riders pedaling while others push.

RockShox Domain 318 fork features 180mm of coil-sprung travel for buttery bump absorption. 20mm Maxle thru-axle boosts steering precision and allows tool-free removal.

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

Custom Avid Elixir R brakes feature full hydraulic calipers, metallic pads and a big 203mm rotor in front and 185mm in back for awesome control in fast and steep situations. Elixir R levers have a tool-free reach adjustment feature for enhanced comfort and control

A SRAM X-9 rear derailleur guarantees precise shifting with minimum effort. The short cage increases shifting performance and minimizes the risk of snapping off the derailleur.

Angles are based off LOW BB setting.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $2,700
Travel 190mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 4.0 coil, 8.5x2.5", rebound adj., ProPedal, IFP pressure, S:400, M:450, L:500
Fork Rockshox Domain 318, 180mm travel, coil spring, external compression and rebound adj., 20mm thru-axle w/ Maxle 360, 1-1/8" to 1.5" tapered alloy steerer tube
Headset 1-1/8" Threadless, 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-7, 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 Custom Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc, 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 Custom DT Swiss F550, 30mm, 36h
Tires Specialized Clutch SX26x2.3", 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 1.125 1.125
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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