Specialized Pitch Frame Review
Manufacturer – Specialized Bicycle Components, Morgan Hill, CA
Model – Pitch Comp
Price -$1650 MSRP
Specialized’s Pitch caters to riders who are looking for an All Mountain ride that is capable of climbing and descending quickly without the added weight and price of a longer travel frame. With 140mm of travel, the bike offers a plush ride even on rough rock gardens and square-edged hits. Although the Pitch has 5 inches of travel on tap out back, the bike still maintains the climbing ability of an XC traveled frame with Specialized’s patented FSR suspension system – minimizing bob during pedal strokes, yet soaking up the terrain for maximum traction at all times.
A nimble bike that can descend with longer travel rigs, the Pitch is right at home for all-day rides with thousands of feet of climbing and thousands of feet of chunky descent thrown in. Compliment it with an adjustable fork and an adjustable seatpost system for added efficiency and control for the ups and downs.
We made it down to this trail under the perfect golden light. It was an awesome afternoon of shredding trails, getting sideways and staying adrenaline fueled. We ran into local rider Grant Deane on the trail and watched him take the wallride. Overall it was a fun day and I am glad we captured some of it on film.
Rider: Joe Espiritu
Stills/Motion: Courtney Zupanski/Lee Eisler