Specialized 1999 Crossroads Ultra Older Hybrid Bike

4.33/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $479.99

Product Description

1999 Specialized Crossroads Ultra, hybrid, Hybrid Mix components, Specialized fork

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Blart M.C.

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2013

Strengths:    Easy to ride even for a fatso like me. Shifts so smooth it like butta. Bouncy seat is nice for long rides. Still strong after 14 years. Worth rebuilding IMO.

Weaknesses:    Tad heavy but IMO not a deal killer. No fenders or chain protector to keep your pants clean.

Bottom Line:   
I just love this bike and I can go forever on it in comfort.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PANCHO a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2010

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Ride:   TO THE BEACH

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   THE CHOP SHOP ESE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill Fromm a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2009

Strengths:    Economical, Agile, & Durable. Has Brazeons and V-Brakes

Weaknesses:    Heavy and Outdated components though good.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great bike for commuting or long rides. It is capable of fairly high speed cruising and with the mountain gearing it does well on hills.

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Favorite Ride:   Crossroads Ultra

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   used

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Colnago21 a Recreational Rider from Upper Arlington, OH

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002

Strengths:    1. Durable, strong, and reliable.
2. Very comfortable ride.
3. Very good shifting and braking.
4. Great value.
5. Specialized reputation and quality.
6. The frame is a keeper.
7. This bike is simply gorgeous!

Weaknesses:    1. A bit heavy.
2. Only available in dark green.
3. Water bottle bosses on seat tube too low, which allows bottle (or rechargeable battery pack) to rub against down tube.

Bottom Line:   
I have logged nearly 6,000 miles on my Crossroads Ultra since July 1999, and I have nothing but praise for it! Definitely not your "run-of-the-mill hybrid," this quick and responsive workhorse of a bike still handles as well today as it did three years ago. The suspension stem and seatpost add comfort features to the Crossroads, making it an excellent commuter/fitness/recreational bike. The Comfort Plush saddle is great for short rides, but a bit too soft for rides lasting longer than 45-60 minutes. The Nexave rapid-fire shifters are very nice, and both the shifting and the braking are very good. Despite being relatively heavy, and having a smaller, mountain bike crankset and drivetrain, the Crossroads can ride very fast with reasonable effort. What you might lack in pure speed, however, is made up by the bike's overall strength and efficiency. The Crossroads has proven to be quite durable, too. I had to replace the pedals and a worn bottom bracket after the first year (2000 miles or so). Other than several instances of broken spokes involving the rear wheel, I have had no need to replace any other components ever since. The bike's Nimbus EX tires have lasted me an average of 1500-2000 miles.

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Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   BikeSource

Bike Setup:   Original stock configuration, with the following exceptions: Specialized Body Geometry Comfort saddl

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lawrence a Recreational Rider from Westchester, New York, USA

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2000

Strengths:    Responsive, effortless ride and handling. Flawless push-button shifting. An incredible feeling of confidence and comfort.

Weaknesses:    Retro styling is a little too reminicent of the dorky "clunkers" of the '50's... but it grows on you. Otherwise superb workmanship marred by several minor paint defects.

Bottom Line:   
A hybrid in the best sence of the word. Rugged enough to handle unchallenging off-road... but primarily a street /touring bike. Don't let the "cruiser" styling fool you... this is a very agile machine that has this middle-aged daddy riding effortlessly for hours at a clip on very hilly country roads. A great all-around bike for someone who wants "quality" without breaking the bank.

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Favorite Ride:   Paved rural countryside

Price Paid:    $450.00

Similar Products Used:   A garage full of old english10-speeds and 2 AutoBikes". This bike is unlike anything I've ever riden.

Bike Setup:   Lots of good stuff all coming together to effectively combine comfort and performance. "RideRight" handlbar suspension, Shimano Nexave gears and interface, and an ultra-modern Specialized seat that is both comfortable... and nicely offsets the "cruiser" styling.

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