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Specialized Expedition Sport
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Specialized Expedition Sport

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (27 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 27 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish  (18)
    • Lightweight  (15)
    • Comfortable  (13)
    • Durable  (12)
    • Versatile  (12)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (3)
    • None  (3)
    • Shocks are a little mushy 
    • Spokes 
    • None yet 

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely Rides  (21)
    • Street Riding  (18)
    • Commuting  (15)
    • Light Trails  (13)
    • Uneven Surfaces  (13)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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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

                • Versatile
                • Comfortable padding
                • 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

                    • Durable
                    • Versatile
                    • Easy to use
                    • Comfortable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trail riding
                      • Commuting/City

                      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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Most Awesome Bike!

                      By Waldo

                      from Chapel Hill, NC

                      About Me Bike Messenger

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

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

                      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
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fitness
                        • Commuting/City
                        • Road Biking

                        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

                        • Street Riding
                        • Leisurely Rides

                        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

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Street Riding
                          • Commuting
                          • Leisurely Rides
                          • Uneven Surfaces

                          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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Comfortable, fun to ride, good excercise

                          By Road King

                          from Briarcliff Manor, NY

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good Components
                          • Stable Balance
                          • Stylish
                          • Smooth Ride

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Leisurely Rides
                          • Street Riding
                          • Uneven Surfaces

                          Comments:

                          Able to ride with my kids, and don't get tired doing so. Seat squeaks, and front brake pads squeeze the rims a bit uneven. Gears shift nicely.....nice suspension to handle bumps, etc. When the gears are in "high", i.e. 3/7, I can really get a lot out of each leg pump. Seat could be a drop more comfortable.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy on the back

                          By Jungerding

                          from N.E. Iowa

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Smooth Ride
                          • Stylish
                          • Good Components
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Light Trails
                            • Street Riding
                            • Leisurely Rides

                            Comments:

                            It's been many years since I owned a bike. I'm a big guy (290+ lbs.) and have a bad back. This upright bike really takes the pressure off my back & is very comfortable for my size. The seat is very easy to adjust and gives the bike a nice ride. I have no excuses to not exercise with such a nice riding bike.

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