Who is this bike for?
Riders looking for a partner for offroad adventures on singletrack and trails would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable bike than the Specialized Pitch mtb. Cross-country hardtails are about covering big distances, whether in a race or riding with your friends. Cross-Country bikes use forks with 80 to 120mm of travel, and are sometimes equipped with a fork lockout to make them even more efficient on smooth ground.
About the Bike
We know that picking a mountain bike can be a bit of daunting process, with all of the options and technology floating around out there and everything. But while some suspension platforms and tech pass like fads in the wind, hardtails have stuck around since the advent of the mountain bike. That's why we built our Specialized Pitch Sport 650b around an aluminium hardtail design. The design allows the rear end to stay planted while you're pedalling, so it has plenty to offer in the way of efficiency on climbs and on the flats. And with our acclaimed Sport Trail 650b geometry and ample suspension up front, you're guaranteed to feel confident and ready to rip when the trail tips downwards. It's everything you need to get there and get riding.
The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Premium Aluminium in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed Sport Trail 650b mountain bike. Combined, you get a bike that's extremely versatile, making it equally capable on the climbs and descents. Custom SR Suntour 650b fork pairs a coil spring with our Multi-Circuit Damping technology to eliminate any "pogo" effect by delivering 80/100mm (size-specific) of hydraulic damped suspension and rebound that smooths out rough terrain. A Shimano Acera rear derailleur controls the rear shifting with durable aplomb. It shifts along a wide gear range, 11-34t, so you can ride confidently knowing that you'll always have the right gear for the hill at hand.