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Specialized Pitch 27.5" Mountain Bike 2019 - Hardtail MTB

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Product Description

An ideal bike to get your MTB skills honed. The Specialized Pitch is a hardtail mountain bike that makes for a great adventure companion, whether on the trails or even your daily commute.

Thanks to the A1 Premium Aluminium frame, the Pitch’s frame is lightweight and strong. It’s been designed around the Specialized Sport Trail Geometry and 27.5” (650b) wheels, making for a comfortable, yet capable platform. It features internal cable routing to neaten the cables and a replaceable derailleur hanger for extra convenience if something happens. The zero-stack headtube gives the front a clean design while boosting strength, while in the back chainstay disc brake mounts keep brake callipers inside safely inside the frame.

The SR Suntour XCT fork is great for softening bumps and offers 80/100mm travel, depending on the bike size, giving every rider the same experience.

Shimano’s TX800 3x8 speed drivetrain offers wide gearing so you can tackle any climb without trouble, while Radius CX7 mechanical disc brakes keep speed well in check.

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Key Features:

  • A1 Premium Aluminium frame with Sport Trail Geometry is lightweight
  • SR Suntour XCT softens bumps with 80/100mm travel depending on size
  • Shimano TX800 3x8 speed drivetrain offers wide gearing
  • Radius CX7 mechanical disc brakes work well in wet weather
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Colours: Gloss Rocket Red/Black, Satin Charcoal/Black
  • The Specialized Pitch is available with 0% APR finance

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day ‘no hassle’ returns
  • 100% Tredz awesome
  • Delivered free in the UK on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is a:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Specification

Frame:A1 Premium Aluminum, Sport Trail 650b Geometry, Zero-stack Head Tube, Internal Cable Routing, 135x9mm Forged Dropouts, Chainstay-mounted Disc Brake, Replaceable Alloy Derailleur Hanger
Fork:Sr Suntour Xct 650b, Coil Spring, 80/100mm Travel (size-specific)
Stem:Stout 3d-forged Alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree Rise
Bars:Stout Double-butted Alloy, 18mm Rise, 8-degree Backsweep, 4-degree Upsweep, 740mm Width, 31.8mm
Front Brake:Radius Cx7, Mechanical Disc, Resin Pads, 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake:Radius Cx7, Mechanical Disc, Resin Pads, 160mm Rotor
Front Mech:Shimano Tx800, 34.9mm Clamp, Top-swing
Rear Mech:Shimano Tx800 8-speed
Shifters:Shimano Tx800, Ez-fire Plus, 3x8
Speed:24
Rims:Stout Trail 650b, Alloy, Disc Only, Double-wall, 25mm Inner Width, 32h
Front Hub:Shimano Center Lock, Disc, 100x9mm Qr, 32h
Rear Hub:Shimano Center Lock, Disc, 135x9mm Qr, 32h
Spokes:Stainless, 14g
Front Tyre:Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket Flat Protection, Wire Bead, 650b X 2.3"
Rear Tyre:Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket Flat Protection, Wire Bead, 650b X 2.3"
Seat Post:Alloy, 12mm Offset, 2-bolt Clamp, 30.9mm
Chainset:Forged Alloy, Square Taper Spindle W/chainguard
Bottom Bracket:Square Taper, 73mm, Internal Bearings
Chain:Kmc X8ept, 8-speed, Anti-corrosion Coating W/ Reusable Missing Link™
Cassette:Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
Pedals:Specialized Dirt

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Specialized Pitch 27.5" Mountain Bike 2019 - Hardtail MTB Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.48
Build Quality
4.45
Performance
4
Value For Money
4.50

Customer Reviews (10)

1
Specialised

The worst £400 I’ve ever spent, after a month of riding this bike near enough every day the brake cables snapped, then payed £40 to get it fixed a week later the chain snapped would not this bike to anyone.

The worst £400 I’ve ever spent, after a month of riding this bike near enough every day the brake cables snapped, then payed £40 to get it fixed a week later the chain snapped would not this bike to anyone.

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1 out of 5
Build Quality: 1/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 1/5
5
Specialized Pitch, Diamondback Full face Helmet & Customer Service

I ended up choosing this bike for my 13 yr old son who has started taking a more serious interest in MTBing and after having a nasty spill on his old Ammaco at Hadleigh Mountain Bike park I decided to get him something more serious and capable (& that I could borrow!!). After the usual comparisons against other models the Pitch was head and shoulders above the rest in this price range. I also liked the fact it was a Specialized. Its a great brand. We have not been disappointed. 0% finance with Paypal helped too. Really simple to set up. We have definitely got value for money. (although there was an issue with the supplied plastic pedals and with a quick email with a video of the issue saw Tredz customer services dispatch a pair of DMR metal pedals out to us without delay). Really pleased and very satisfied. Also bought my lad the Diamondback full face helmet in black. No complaints there either.

I ended up choosing this bike for my 13 yr old son who has started taking a more serious interest in MTBing and after having a nasty spill on his old Ammaco at Hadleigh Mountain Bike park I decided to get him something more serious and capable (& that I could borrow!!). After the usual comparisons against other models the Pitch was head and shoulders above the rest in this price range. I also liked the fact it was a Specialized. Its a great brand. We have not been disappointed. 0% finance with Paypal helped too. Really simple to set up. We have definitely got value for money. (although there was an issue with the supplied plastic pedals and with a quick email with a video of the issue saw Tredz customer services dispatch a pair of DMR metal pedals out to us without delay). Really pleased and very satisfied. Also bought my lad the Diamondback full face helmet in black. No complaints there either.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Specialized pitch

Fantastic quality bike it rides really smooth, probably pushed it on trails that are harder than its recommended for and it still performed really well. All I would say is you get a lot of bike for your money, however I would say to consider spending a little more for one of the higher spec Pitch like the expert, well worth it

Fantastic quality bike it rides really smooth, probably pushed it on trails that are harder than its recommended for and it still performed really well. All I would say is you get a lot of bike for your money, however I would say to consider spending a little more for one of the higher spec Pitch like the expert, well worth it

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Outstanding bike

I bought the bike for myself and I’m very impressed if you’re someone that loves to wheelie this bike is for you !

I bought the bike for myself and I’m very impressed if you’re someone that loves to wheelie this bike is for you !

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great for price

This is my third MTB in about 10 years now and for the price you pay the quality and brand you're paying for is superb. Rides really really well and can handle all sorts of terrains ive gone over so far. Great delivery also.

This is my third MTB in about 10 years now and for the price you pay the quality and brand you're paying for is superb. Rides really really well and can handle all sorts of terrains ive gone over so far. Great delivery also.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great

Surprised with performance love the bike and its great for the money🔥

Surprised with performance love the bike and its great for the money🔥

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Great customer service

My teenage son very happy with the bike also very helpful staff great service all round kept me informed through out and even change delivery address at very short notice Thank you

My teenage son very happy with the bike also very helpful staff great service all round kept me informed through out and even change delivery address at very short notice Thank you

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Great

Very good bike,great value for money

Very good bike,great value for money

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Specialised Pitch

Great bike. Son is very happy and I love the interest free option too!

Great bike. Son is very happy and I love the interest free option too!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Specialized Pitch

Superb bike at a great price, excellent fast and friendly service.

Superb bike at a great price, excellent fast and friendly service.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Pitch Sizing

Specialized Pitch Bike Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Specialized Pitch.

Height

Size

5’0” / 152cm

XS

 

 

 

 

 

5’1” / 155cm

XS

 

 

 

 

 

5’2” / 158cm

XS

 

 

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

XS

S

 

 

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

 

S

 

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

 

S

 

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

S

 

 

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

S

M

 

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

M

 

 

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

M

 

 

 

5’10” /178cm

 

 

M

L

 

 

5’11” /180cm

 

 

 

L

 

 

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

 

L

 

 

6’1” / 185cm

 

 

 

L

 

 

6’2” / 188cm

 

 

 

L

XL

 

6’3” / 191cm

 

 

 

 

XL

 

6’4” / 193cm

 

 

 

 

XL

 

6’5” / 196cm

 

 

 

 

XL

XXL

6’6” / 198cm

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

6’7” / 201cm

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

6’8”/ 203cm

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

6’9” / 205cm

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Pitch Geometry

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

CRANK LENGTH

165mm

170mm

170mm

175mm

175mm

STEM LENGTH


45mm

45mm

60mm

70mm

80mm

SEATPOST LENGTH


350mm

400mm

400mm

400mm

400mm

HANDLEBAR WIDTH

720mm

740mm

740mm

740mm

740mm

REACH


380mm

400mm

420mm

440mm

460mm

TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL

542mm

572mm

599mm

625mm

649mm

STACK


562mm

562mm

585mm

604mm

618mm

WHEELBASE


1063mm

1083mm

1112mm

1139mm

1165mm

CHAINSTAY LENGTH

435mm

435mm

435mm

435mm

435mm

FRONT CENTER


631mm

651mm

680mm

708mm

733mm

BB DROP

43mm

43mm

43mm

43mm

43mm

BB HEIGHT


310mm

310mm

310mm

310mm

310mm

SEAT TUBE ANGLE

74°

73°

73°

73°

73°

HEAD TUBE ANGLE

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

SEAT TUBE LENGTH

310mm

360mm

415mm

450mm

510mm

HEAD TUBE LENGTH

95mm

95mm

100mm

120mm

135mm

BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT

660mm

690mm

739mm

766mm

808mm

FORK RAKE/OFFSET

42mm

42mm

42mm

42mm

42mm

FORK LENGTH, FULL

475mm

475mm

495mm

495mm

495mm

TRAIL

94mm

94mm

94mm

94mm

94mm

Read our Mountain Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on MTB geometry. 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

MTB Hardtail Guide

 

Hardtail Mountain Bike Guide

Is a Hardtail mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a hardtail mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage and suspension travel

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you will want a bike with a longer travel or shorter travel suspension fork as well as components suited to more or less technical terrain.

Usage

Travel

Price Bracket

Pros

Cons

Recreational - riding on gravel tracks and rough roads

80 - 100mm

£200 - £500

Affordable. Low profile tyres roll quickly on smooth surfaces

Not very lightweight. Not capable on technical terrain. Components are less durable.

Cross-country / XC - more adventurous off-road riding and XC racing

100mm

£500 - £9,000

Lightweight, especially high-end carbon models. Fast climbing and accelerating. Efficient on long rides

Less capable on technical terrain than a trail hardtail

Trail - riding technical trails and trail centre loops

120mm – 150mm

£800 - £4,000

More capable on technical terrain, especially fun downhill sections

Heavier than an XC hardtail. Less efficient when climbing

Jump - Dirt jumping and skatepark riding

100mm

£500 - £1,500

Robust frames and components. Ideal for learning airborne skills

Not good for general mountain bike riding

Usage

Travel
& Price

Pros
/ Cons

Recreational - riding on gravel tracks and rough roads

80 - 100mm

£200 - £500

Affordable. Low profile tyres roll quickly on smooth surfaces

Not very lightweight. Not capable on technical terrain. Components are less durable

Cross-country / XC - more adventurous off-road riding and XC racing

100mm

£500 - £9,000

Lightweight, especially high-end carbon models. Fast climbing and accelerating. Efficient on long rides

Less capable on technical terrain than a trail hardtail

Trail - riding technical trails and trail centre loops

120mm – 150mm

£800 - £4,000

More capable on technical terrain, especially fun downhill sections

Heavier than an XC hardtail. Less efficient when climbing

Jump - Dirt jumping and skatepark riding

100mm

£500 - £1,500

Robust frames and components. Ideal for learning airborne skills

Not good for general mountain bike riding


Frame Material

Hardtail MTB frames are mostly made from aluminium alloy. High-end cross-country race bikes will have carbon fibre frames while trail hardtails and jump bikes sometimes feature steel frames.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames are strong and lightweight. More expensive alloy hardtail MTBs tend to have ‘butted’ and/or formed frames which are lighter but just as strong.

Steel

Steel frames are heavier but offer a more comfortable ride, especially on higher end models, thanks to the more compliant nature of steel.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames offer the best of both worlds as they are strong, lightweight and comfortable. They are more expensive however and carbon hardtails start at around £1,300


Groupset and Drivetrain

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems.

Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance. 

Groupset comparison - Shimano & SRAM

What gearing options are there?

Most hardtails offer a wide range of gears for taking on a variety of terrain. It’s not all about the number of gears though as fewer gears on the front, combined with a wide range rear cassette are much easier to use, but still give you the same wide range of gears. As you go up the price points shifting gets easier with more cogs on the rear cassette and fewer front chainrings.

Entry-level hardtails will have a triple chainset with a seven (3x7) or eight (3x8) speed cassette

Mid-level hardtails tend to have a double chainset with a nine (2x9) or ten (2x10) speed cassette

High-end hardtails get a single front chain ring with a ten (1x10), eleven (1x11) or even twelve (1x12) speed cassette

Which are the best brakes?

There are three types of brakes found on most hardtail mountain bikes:

Rim brake example

Rim brakes are powerful in the dry but are significantly less powerful in the wet.

Mechanical disc brake example

Mechanical disc brakes are powerful in all weather conditions

Hydraulic disc brake example

Hydraulic disc brakes are the most powerful in all weather conditions, and also offer the best braking precision.


Wheel Size

You’ve probably noticed that mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Another option is 27.5+ or 6Fattie wheels which bridge the gap between 27.5” and 29” wheels. The traditional MTB wheel size is 26”, but are now only found on some small sized MTBs as well as jump bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

MTB wheel sizes

27.5” (650b) wheels strike the ideal balance between fast rolling and nimble handling. They are lighter than 29” wheels so are faster to accelerate. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground.

29” wheels roll fastest but are less nimble. These wheels are naturally smoother over rough ground but are heavier and slower to accelerate. Larger riders may find a better fit on a 29er, but smaller riders may find 29” wheels a little cumbersome.

27.5+ (6fattie) wheels feature wider 2.8” – 3.0” tyres and offer more cushioning (float) as well as more grip. With the extra size of the high-volume tyres, the overall wheel diameter is similar to a 29er so these wheels carry speed very well on rough ground. Plus sized wheels are ideal for riding more challenging terrain.

26” wheels are the nimblest and are great for smaller riders as well as jump bikes. While quick to accelerate these wheels are the slowest over rough ground.

Does tyre width make a difference?

Tyre width effects both speed as well as grip. Narrower tyres are faster rolling while wider ones offer more grip as well as more cushioning (float).

Recreational tyre example

1.95” - 2.0” tyres roll quickly and are good for recreational riding and light off-roading.

Trail tyre example

2.2” - 2.6” tyres are a little slower on smooth surfaces but offer much better grip in the corners and are ideal for MTB trail riding

Plus size tyre example

Plus size (6fattie) 2.8” – 3.0” tyres increase the overall diameter of the wheel so still roll quite quickly while offering a lot more grip and float. These are best for rougher terrain


Suspension Fork

The performance of suspension forks varies a lot. Forks on higher end bikes tend to offer more control and are more adjustable. Look for Fox, RockShox or Manitou forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping for the best performance on technical trails. The performance level you require will depend on what type of riding you want to do. 

For recreational riding on roads and gravel tracks, you won’t need a high-performance fork. A lockout feature can be useful for more efficient climbing on roads and smoother tracks. Air sprung forks are lighter than coil sprung forks.

For cross cross-country mountain biking lightweight air sprung forks are best. Adjustable rebound damping is essential for serious off-roading and a remote lockout switch will allow you to quickly firm up the suspension when climbing.

Trail hardtails feature longer travel suspension forks for riding on rougher terrain. Adjustable rebound damping is essential for control on challenging trails. Lockout is less important on these bikes as they are catering for riders who like the downs more than the ups. Adjustable compression damping is useful as it can help you achieve optimum performance levels. Thru-axles and tapered steerer tubes improve steering control.

Suspension fork in action

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