|Frame||Specialized A1 Premium aluminum|
|Fork||Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Sport 700 x 25c w/double BlackBelt Puncture Protection|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 12-27|
|Shifters||Shimano Sora STI|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized S-Wrap w/ bar shapers|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Sora|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road|
|Seatpost||Specialized Sport, aluminum|
* Subject to change without notice.
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This is my first road bike and absolutely love it! I've done about 200 miles so far and can't get enough. The only thing against it is that I've noticed that shifting is a little rough. And down shifting on the front can be difficult at times. I guess I could always upgrade the components later on. But completely satisfied with this product and the service at Spokes IS EXCELLENT!!!!
This is my first road bike after not having ridden in over 20 years. It is a fantastic entry level bike. I have had it for just about a month and have logged 210 miles. It's light and fast, the Shimano Sora STI shifters are great for the price. Seat is a tad uncomfortable, but working to get the right adjustment, would have loved a bit more gearing, (a 10 speed cassette) but given my budget the 9 speed works, jut have to work harder on the hills. Overall I am elated with the purchase.
This is my first road bike and I've put about 80 miles on it over the past couple of weeks. Not enough to give a thorough review but at least share first impressions. The ride is smooth even on rough pavement. The rim brakes are more powerful that I expected. The shifting, while a little noisy, is reliable and reasonably smooth. I love the fact that I can swing the shift lever slightly and change one gear or swing it farther and change two at at time. The first thing I did was get rid of the platform pedals and install a pair of SPD pedals. The seat, while serviceable, is fairly stiff. Overall impressions are that this is an excellent entry level bike that will last me as long as I need it to and will be easy to upgrade components on as I can afford them. Not that it should be a determining factor in choosing a bike, but the paint scheme on this bike is gorgeous and turns heads everywhere I go.
I bought this bike so I could participate in the AIDS Lifecycle. It performed flawlessly on the 7 day 550 mile ride and I also enjoyed it on all my training rides. It came with a very comfortable seat and top quality Shimano 105 components. I wore out the first set of tires and purchased a set of Specialized Armadillos that made it through the 7 day ride over some very rough roads without a flat. There was one warranty issue with the front shifter that was handled by the bike shop and replaced however it took some doing as Shimano wanted the defective part returned before they'd ship a new one. I had to get the bike shop to swap a new one in so I could keep riding which they did for me. Bottom line is the bike is a super value and the most bike for the money you could ever buy. Specialized incorporates some of their high end technology into their low end bikes thus giving you the most bike for the money.
I use this bike on the bike trails and to commute to work on occasion. I really appreciate the "compact" front sprocket for hills, and the quality shimano 105 components.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Red/Black/White / 49cm||00719676579481||90014-6549|
|Red/Black/White / 52cm||00719676579535||90014-6552|
|Red/Black/White / 54cm||00719676579467||90014-6554|
|Red/Black/White / 56cm||00719676579511||90014-6556|
|Red/Black/White / 58cm||00719676579559||90014-6558|
|Red/Black/White / 61cm||00719676579498||90014-6561|
|Saxo / 49cm||00719676355412||90014-6149|
|Saxo / 52cm||00719676483436||90014-6152|
|Saxo / 54cm||00719676352183||90014-6154|
|Saxo / 56cm||00719676485416||90014-6156|
|Saxo / 58cm||00719676460857||90014-6158|
|Saxo / 61cm||00719676356839||90014-6161|