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Specialized Expedition Sport
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Specialized Expedition Sport

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (29 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2014 Specialized Expedition Sport

From comfortable cruising to commuting and riding for fitness, Specialized's Expedition Sport ensures you'll have a great ride. Its lightweight aluminum frame boasts an upright, easy pedaling riding position that allows you to put your feet on the ground for easy starts and stops. Up front, a plush SR SunTour suspension fork smooths out all the bumps for maximum comfort and control. To keep you rolling, the Expedition's 26-inch rims spin free and easy, while the 21-speed Shimano drivetrain provides plenty of gear range to climb the hills. Other fine touches include a riser handlebar, flat-resistant tires and a luxuriously comfortable Specialized saddle.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour NEX, 63mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Aluminum
    Hubs Aluminum
    Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
    Tires Specialized Hemisphere, 26 x 1.95 w/Flak Jacket puncture protection
    Crankset SR Suntour NEX
    Chainrings 42/34/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 14-34
    Shifters Shimano Revo
    Handlebars Specialized aluminum riser
    Tape/Grips Specialized Body Geometry Comfort
    Stem Specialized, adjustable
    Brake Levers Aluminum
    Brakes Aluminum linear-pull
    Pedals Composite platform
    Saddle Specialized Comfort Plus w/springs
    Seatpost A-1 suspension, aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Blue/White / Small 00719676169071 82E0-6102
    Blue/White / Medium 00719676171357 82E0-6103
    Blue/White / Large 00719676172231 82E0-6104
    Blue/White / X-Large 00719676158778 82E0-6105
    Charcoal/White / Small 00719676178769 82E0-6202
    Charcoal/White / Medium 00719676172705 82E0-6203
    Charcoal/White / Large 00719676175881 82E0-6204
    Charcoal/White / X-Large 00719676157320 82E0-6205
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 29 reviews)

    93%

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (20)
    • Lightweight  (17)
    • Comfortable  (15)
    • Durable  (14)
    • Versatile  (14)

    Cons

    • None  (3)
    • Heavy  (3)
    • Didn't get one sooner 
    • Spokes 
    • Shocks are a little mushy 

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely rides  (23)
    • Street riding  (20)
    • Commuting  (17)
    • Uneven surfaces  (15)
    • Commuting/city  (2)

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    5.0

    expedition sport review

    By schatzel

    from granbury tx.

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Fit And Finish
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Street Riding
      • Leisurely Rides
      • Light Trails
      • Uneven Surfaces

      Comments:

      I am a fifty eight year old male who enjoys riding bicycles. I ride five miles in the morning after breakfast and five miles in the evening after dinner. I purchased a expedition sport thirty days ago and have been putting the bike to the test. I have gone to bicycle trails and have gone on every bike route I could find. ihave rode all over town looking for rough roads so I could give a honest review. I enjoy the front suspension it works great and the adjustable upright handle bars keep you in a upright postion so your arms and shoulders do not get sore,my hands have not fallen asleep, like most mountain bikes.it has a big compspsfortable seat with springs under it and the seat post has a dampener in it. the twenty one speed shimano and twist grips work flawlessly and the brakes actually stop you. the tires are puncture resistant.i think this is a best buy in comfort bikes for the

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      5.0

      specialized expedition sport 2014

      By schatzel

      from granbury, texas

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Uneven Surfaces
        • Light Trails
        • Leisurely Rides
        • Commuting
        • Street Riding

        Comments:

        I am fifty eight and have been riding mountain bikes for the last ten years,only to receive sore shoulders and wrists and a sore lower back, after going to the bicycle shop and looking at all the new types of bikes,I purchased a new expedition sport and have been riding it now for the last thirty days putting it to the test on all the local bike trails. the sales person told me that this bike had a five star rating and was very popular with people in the forty five to sixty five age bracket, but I recommend it to any body looking for a good comfortable ride. I believe it is the best bike for the buck in comfort bikes, great front suspension and seat and with the angle of the handle bars you sit upright so there is no lower back pain after a good five mile ride. the brakes work great to. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a all purpose bike.

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        5.0

        Glad we bought them

        By TomJ56

        from Ohio

        About Me

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              My wife and I bought matching 2013 Expeditions: hers a step-through and mine not. The ride on each is very comfortable with the front suspension and the seat suspension and cushioned seat. The ability to put one's feet one the ground while still seated is a plus for the over-50 age that we are at. Mechanically very sound, no major issues with the set-up or the ride.The Revo shifters are easy to use, especially for me with the touch of arthritis that I have. The v brakes are a bit tricky to get just right, especially if there is even the slightest wobble in either wheel. The rear wheel drive train on this bike is a freewheel-style, not a cassette. One needs to know that should you ever want to make any modifications yourself. The mega-range freewheel by Shimano works quite well: all the shifts are crisp and smooth, and the 34t gear is a real plus when going up a steep incline. The chainrings are setup for a mountain bike-type use, not for an on-the-road-all-the-time usage. I find I use the 24t chainring very little. Top speed on this bike is about 20 mph (I have a bicycle computer on mine), so keep that in mind when considering. All in all both of us are very happy with the choice we made in purchasing the Expedition Sport, and we would certainly recommend.

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              5.0

              Made me feel like a kid again

              By Jeff2

              from Santa Maria, CA

              About Me

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    I rode a mountain bike for years but after I turned 40, I couldn't ride it anymore. My neck, back, and wrists would hurt after less than 30 minutes. I tried a beach cruiser for a while but that didn't help much. I quit riding for a few years thinking my bike riding days were over. Then I tried this bike and I was totally amazed at the difference this bike makes. It puts you in a perfect upright riding position. I can ride this thing all day and not get tired or have muscle pains. I look forward to riding every day now and when I'm on this thing, I don't want to get off of it. This is the most effortless bike I ever rode. It practically makes itself go. You don't even think about exercise when you ride this bike. It's just fun and enjoyable and that's all you think about when you're riding it. Of all the bikes I've owned in all my years, this is my favorite. If I ever wear this thing out, I'm getting another one for sure. There's only one more thing I'd like to see on a comfort bike and that's rear suspension. Why doesn't anybody make comfort bikes with rear suspension? The suspension seat and suspension seat post on this bike does work great though.

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                    4.0

                    LOVE THIS!

                    By Sally

                    from Sausalito, CA

                    About Me

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable padding
                    • Versatile
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments:

                        This bike is SO comfortable, it eliminates the need to go to the gym and sit on the exercise bike. The only thing is the break release is really difficult to attach after you put the front bike tire back on. I hope it gets easier, but it made my back ached because it took so long to connect it. Make sure you try that out a couple of times first at the shop.

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                        5.0

                        True Blue

                        By Mudskipper

                        from Dunlap, Illinois

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting/City
                          • Trail riding

                          Comments:

                          Bought this bike to replace a 2002 Cannondale Road Warrior. It was half the price, and for my specific purpose, twice the bike. I've been on the Rock Island Trail several times with this bike and it feels like it was custom built for the purpose. The fat tires can handle any gravel, mud, mulch the trail serves up, but you can still get respectable speed on paved surfaces. Fun and easy to ride. The closest I have ever been as a middle aged adult to capturing the fun and freedom of my childhood bike. The riding position is very comfortable, but you'll probably want additional padding for longer rides (> 20 miles)

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                          5.0

                          Most Awesome Bike!

                          By Waldo

                          from Chapel Hill, NC

                          About Me Bike Messenger

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Stylish
                          • Comfortable
                          • Balanced Smooth Nice
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Light Trails
                          • Street Riding
                          • Leisurely Rides
                          • On Off Road
                          • Uneven Surfaces

                          Comments:

                          A friend let me take his out and within the first 100 feet it convinced me this was the bike! I have a vintage Raleigh from college & a Cannondale mountain bike. They are work to ride and your hands go numb, your butt and scrotum hurt and you get a kink in your neck from the position you have to hold. The SE Sport is like riding an air bike and 15 miles is like nothing. Hills on roads or treks on paths in the woods are great. The 21 speed let's you change gears and it works smoothly, seamlessly and flawlessly. I still have a blast on this bike after a year of riding it and get a smile when I know I'm getting ready to take it out...like that sports car in the garage waiting for you. I wanted the silver with tan seat and tan grips from last year and had to do a nationwide search to find this specific one...This is one that I will ride as long as my legs work. I'm in N.C. & this bike is in Kansas. I'm going to get it in a few weeks...I feel like I'm going to get a puppy. Can hardly wait...that's how good this bike is!

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                          4.0

                          Great Bike

                          By siuslaw

                          from Hayward, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Versatile
                          • Lightweight
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Biking
                            • Fitness
                            • Commuting/City

                            Comments:

                            Very comfortable and lightweight. The components are first rate and work flawlessly. Very good for street or offroad use.

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                            4.0

                            I highly recommend this bike!

                            By Ed

                            from Syracuse NY

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable

                            Cons

                            • None yet

                            Best Uses

                            • Leisurely Rides
                            • Street Riding

                            Comments:

                            I love this bike, I picked up the Blue one and all i get is positive compliments on the looks and the comfort(when I allow them to test it). Bike is easy to ride, I purchased the bike after testing trek,Giant,Jamis,DB,Haro... I purchased a Globe for my wife and its very similar to this bike.. I ride mostly to get back in shape after having major leg surgery and this bike is so easy to operate that I can ride for miles from the first day...

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                            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Awesome Bike!

                            By Sam

                            from Largo, Florida

                            About Me Avid Cyclist

                            Pros

                            • Easy on the back and neck
                            • Smooth Ride
                            • Good Components
                            • Stable Balance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Leisurely Rides
                              • Uneven Surfaces
                              • Street Riding
                              • Commuting

                              Comments:

                              This bike is a great way to get yourself moving! If you get off the road and into a little sand, you can peddle right through it. With my back and neck injuries, I have been able to cycle again.

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