I was wondering what the difference was between a Specialized P. bike and a Specialized P. All Mountain. I’m looking to purchase a new bike and I was recommended these, but I’m not sure which suits me better. Thanks a lot.
While the older P. Bike is works well for both pump/jump/park and street/trail, the 2009 models are optimized for two different riding styles.
The new P. Bikes are even better suited to aggro riding. The rear ends and front travel are getting even shorter — they are becoming more like BMX bikes. While you can ride the new P. Bikes anywhere, the short seat tubes and narrow gearing will limit your range.
The P. All Mountain is designed as more of a general street and trail bike. The longer seat tube and more gears extend its range and versaility, but the higher standover clearance will limit your aggro riding. Also: The P. All Mountain is less expensive than the P. Bike — perfect for younger riders.
2009 P.3. This is rad.
2009 P. All Mountain Disc. This is a whole lot of bike for $590.
If you want to rock mostly pump, jump and park, get the P. Bike.
If you want to ride around town and rip some trails (and you have a limited budget), get the P. All Mountain.