LAST UPDATED 4th FEBRUARY 2019
Specialized Pitch Comp 650b 2018 Trail Mountain Bike
was £550 – now £385 [SOLD OUT]
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Need to know:
- Size: XS [great for teens and adults who are around 5’0 to 5’3]
- Colour: black
- Delivery: free delivery or collect in store
- Price: £385 [was £550]
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
- Higher quality Shimano Acera 3×9 Rapid Fire gear shifters
- Lightweight A1 Premium Aluminium frame: equally capable on climbs and descents
- Wide double-wall rims on genuine Shimano hubs: likely the best MTB wheels you’ll find on a bike in this price bracket!
- Custom SR Suntour 650b fork with 80mm travel: helps smooth out the rough terrain for a more comfortable and better handling ride
It’s little wonder this bike features in our Best Mountain Bikes under £500 category as you get a lot of bike for your buck. If you’re new to mountain biking or tend to stick to light-medium trails, this bike surpasses your needs. Designed to be solid and dependable on the descents while efficient on climbs and flats, this bike comes with components built for performance and durability. Ideal if you want to spend as much time as possible on the trails and not in the workshop. However, there is room to upgrade on parts like the pedals if you do like to spend time in the workshop (or of course, we can do this for you at any of our stores).
Another real bonus for this bike is it’s breaks. Hydraulic disc brakes are ideal, especially when riding in the UK, as they provide confident stopping power in all sorts of weather. The Henge Sport saddle is mainly flat meaning it remains comfortable no matter what riding position you’re in while the rounded rear means it’s easy to slide off the back if you need to. Another bonus if you just want to get out and ride without having to upgrade to a more comfortable saddle which is something you’d have at least consider with many bikes in this price bracket.
Ultimately, if you’re on a budget, new to mountain biking or if you want to get your child a decent mountain bike without the hefty price tag they often come with, you’ll be hard pushed to find another bike which combines these components, performance and durability for the price of just £385.