It seems that no matter what tire size you need, the new Specialized P.Series bikes have you covered. From 20″ for the groms, to 27.5″ for the (taller) grown-ups, the P.Series continues their ‘ruthless progression’ for your dirt jump or pump track sessions.
More than just new wheel sizes, the new P.Series frames include new features as well. At the back end of the bike, you’ll find new Boost 148 x 12mm hub spacing to allow for stronger wheel builds. Those Boost hubs are held in place by a new sliding dropout system that is compatible with both single-speed and geared drivetrains. Each frame will include an optional derailleur hanger so you can throw on a drivetrain of your choice to help you get to your favorite zone a little bit easier.
Along those lines, the frames are also now dropper post compatible if you want to be able to actually sit and pedal while still dropping the saddle when it’s time.
Elsewhere the frame is built with durability in mind including a threaded bottom bracket, and tapered head tube to run rigid or suspension forks.
Specialized P.Series Models
Specialized P.1 20″
Starting with the 20″ wheeled P.1, this bike features an A1 Premium alloy frame with a rigid A1 alloy fork that is suspension corrected to 80mm of travel. You’ll also find 19mm OD handlebars with smaller grips plus short-reach brake levers for smaller riders. All of the bikes including the P.1 use the new Specialized Kicker dirt jump tire with a low profile, fast-rolling tread. In the U.S., the P.1 will sell for $650.
Specialized P.2 24″
The P.2 moves to 24″ wheels, but is still geared towards younger riders with a Manitou JUnit suspension fork with 100mm of travel and a DJ specific tune. Sold in single-speed configuration for $1,250, the P.2 comes in the two colors shown above.
Specialized P.3 26″
Fans of the original 26″ wheeled P.Series bikes will want to check out the P.3. Also built with an aluminum frame, the P.3 is designed around a 100mm travel Marzocchi Bomber DJ 26″ fork and matching 26″ wheels with Specialized Kicker DJ tires. Note that the P.2, P.3, and P.4 all include single-speed-specific hubs, so if you want to run gears you’ll have to swap out the hub or rear wheel. The complete P.3 will sell for $2,000, but it will also be available as a frame-only for $700.
Specialized P.4 27.5″
Finally, for those wanting the ride of the P.3 but with bigger wheels, the new P.4 upsizes to 27.5″ wheels and tires. It also gets a Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork with 100mm of travel, an aluminum frame, and single-speed drivetrain. The price is slightly higher at $2,100, but the frame is also available for $700.
There are four different bikes with four different geometries for the P.Series. Specialized states that while both the P.3 and P.4 frames will fit both 26 and 27.5″ wheels and tires, there are differences in geometry, and changing the wheel size will have an effect on the bottom bracket height.