Specialized TriCross Comp

Specialized

TriCross Comp
2011

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

2011 Specialized TriCross Comp

If you're looking for a cyclocross bike for fitness, commuting and touring with a little racing thrown in for good measure, then check out Specialized's super-versatile TriCross Comp and expand your cycling horizons! It sports a light, stiff A1 Premium aluminum frame and a carbon fork for an unbeatable combination of smoothness and snap. You'll also love the responsive 20-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain and grippy cantilever brakes. Plus, the Comp is equipped with strong Roval Pavé wheels and a Zertz-equipped carbon seatpost for outstanding comfort!

Features and Information

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  • Specialized's Zertz viscoelastic inserts damp harsh vibrations to give you a velvety smooth ride that leaves you feeling comfortable and refreshed mile after mile.
  • Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels Roval Pavé
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Borough Pro, 700 x 32c
Crankset Shimano 105
Chainrings 50/39/30
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Specialized CX Comp
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap w/gel padding
Stem Specialized Elite-Set, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Tektro cantilever
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Comp, FACT carbon w/Zertz insert

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well off-road  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Great Components  (3)
  • Versatile 

Cons

  • Ignored underappreciate 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (4)
  • Off-road  (4)
  • Pavement  (4)
  • Cycle cross racing  (3)
  • Light riding 

Reviewed by 4 customers

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5.0

Great All-around Bike!

By Vic2665

from Summit, NJ

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Handles Well Off-road

Cons

  • Ignored Underappreciate

Best Uses

  • Off-Road
  • Commuting
  • Pavement
  • Cycle Cross Racing
  • Light Touring

Comments:

The Specialized Tricross is a terrific and under appreciated bike. Consider it the "Swiss Army Knife" of cycling. Specialized came out with a great idea in the Tricross. Here is a machine with great poise and quick handling, as smooth as the Roubaix, able to take on a luggage rack and panniers for touring, handle the crud, and go virtually anywhere. But wait, there's more! Swap out the 32c tires for a set of road-rubbers and you have an all-year training bike that will keep up with all those fancy racers in their lycra tights! Not afraid of some snow? Stick on a set of studded tires and this bike can take on the Yukon! The cantilever brakes and wide fork and rear assembly let you dress this date with a wide range of tires. The aluminum frame can take a lot more abuse that a Carbon road frame. And did I mention how sweet it handles? Here's the rub... The die hards could not live with a 'cross bike aimed at the general public. So, Specialized gave in and came out with the Crux. Last year they did in the "Expert" Tricross; probably the best in the line up for general users. Not withstanding, the Comp is still a great value. Try it for yourself. Let's hope Specialized doesn't give up on this bike. If they do, go out and find a used one. It's worth the ride.

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4.0

Tri-Cross Specialzed

By Andy

from Mclean Va

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well Off-road
  • Durable
  • Great Components
  • Dependable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cycle Cross Racing
    • Commuting
    • Pavement
    • Off-Road

    Comments:

    When I was looking for a bike I wanted to make sure that I get a bike that was good for me since I was going to spend some money. I looked at many bike and test many and I tried the Tri-cross and I liked it and I did not buy it right away and came back about 3 weeks and Bought it. I really do like the Bike and I am 47 years old and most of the time it has been on pavement and I have taken it on Dirt trail and it handle great. Never taken it in the rain but I am sure it would do well. It show well too. Some people come up to me and talk about it. The only thing I would do different is to get the right size I think It may be to big in size. I like how you can take off the front wheel so easy. Gears and Breaks and frame are good for me. Sometime when I am on the trail and some of these people that have expensive Bikes and they will blow by me makes me think what the hell are they thinking and then I start to push it and catch up to them and Than I say On your Left and than I pass them and they look at me like what the hell and That is when I say I have the best bike for me.

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    5.0

    Old Man Abuses Bike

    By John

    from New Milford, NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Components
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well Off-road

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Pavement
      • Off-Road

      Comments:

      I am 57 years old. I ride for two reasons, the health benifits, but most of all for the pure pleasure of it. It makes me feel like a kid again. I purchased a 2009 Tricross Comp Double in August 2008. Prior to this I rode a comfort bike. It was slow and plodding. When I first got on my Tricross I felt like I was on greased lighting. I weigh 200+ lbs. and ride on pavement, loose gravel, bike paths, dirt trails. I average 60 to 80 miles per week, Spring, Summer, and Fall. I pound this bike. It takes a lot of abuse. I ride over rocks, roots, curbs, and in the mud. It handles beautifully in traffic. It shifts smoothly and breaks well. It keeps on riding smooth with almost no maintenance. Just rinse it off, oil the chain, and a annual check up at the bike shop where I bought it. I absolutely love the bike. It has almost the speed of a road racer and the durability of a mountain bike. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good all-around bicycle.

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      5.0

      Perfect Bike for Cruising Back Roads

      By Dave N.

      from Clarkston, MI

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well Off-road

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cycle Cross Racing
        • Commuting
        • Pavement
        • Off-Road

        Comments:

        I needed a lighter bike than my full suspension mountain bike for riding dirt back roads. The Tricross Comp is perfect. I'm 50% faster and now understand what it means to "attack" hills. I'm an older guy and the more upright position is more comfortable than conventional road bikes. I need to stop typing and go riding...

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