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Customer reviews for Specialized Langster Street 2014 Singlespeed Bike

Specialized Langster Street 2014 Singlespeed Bike

A1 Premium Aluminium compact frame with integrated headset, fully-manipulated tubing, and Track Geometry that excels at the velodrome and screams on the streets. Specialized FACT carbon fork is stiff and ultra-light for precise steering. Track wheelset with track threading for fix/free and singlespeed options. Espoir Sport 25c front tyre with BlackBelt puncture protection allows for a smooth, fast, and confident ride. Oversized aluminium bullhorn handlebar is stiff for serious performance.
Overall rating:
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4.7
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Specialized Langster Street 2014 Singlespeed Bike
Review 1 for Specialized Langster Street 2014 Singlespeed Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
BuenosAires
Country:Argentina
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great lightweight bike, fast and stylish

PostedApril 6, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
Use this bike for a 10km commute in a flat city, highly recommend it although I did have to make two modifications - I bought a freewheel sprocket (£5) as I don't ride fixed wheel (it has the option to have fixed wheel and free wheel flip flop but doesn-t actually come with the freewheel sprocket on the other side), and a change of saddle as I find the saddle fairly uncomforatble (too wide at the front point IMO).
Otherwise an excellent bike, very very light and fast, with good high gearing (for a flat city!).
I bought the largest size available and it fits me fine (I am 197cm and 110 kilos)
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Review 2 for Specialized Langster Street 2014 Singlespeed Bike
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5 / 5
5 / 5
bliz
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Sheffield

Fantastic

PostedMarch 28, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great, perfect for blinging with deep side coloured wheel
Truly excellent bike. I've had a fixed wheel 'craze' for a few years now so no adjustment to non stop pedalling was required but I can honestly say this bike is nice. It flies.
The gearing is 48x18 which takes you up the hills my way and there are a few and gives around 26mph before the legs start spinning too much on the down hills
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Review 3 for Specialized Langster Street 2014 Singlespeed Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hadley
Country:United Kingdom
Age:Over 65
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Guildford

Very cool!

PostedJanuary 19, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: gearing too high
I already had two road bikes; I wanted a different style of bike for a daily commute with the added intention of making the commuting miles an effective training session through the winter. Riding a fixed wheel certainly is more challenging on a hilly ride into work.
The Specialised Langster 2014 is a 'fixie' with some nice looking gear. There seem to be several models and frame styles but mine came with bull horn bars, bar end macro brakes and a grey frame with white decals. It looked very cool, and I had to buy that particular model.
Although the specifications dont tell you, this comes with 700x25c front tyres and 700x28c rear tyres, which is an unusual choice. However, I like this set up for commuting, it gives you extra rubber on the road for safety on wet roads, compared to a road bike and a smoother ride on rough surfaces especially if you keep tyre pressure at 60 psi (which you cant on a 700x23c tyre). With the combination of the rugged frame and beefier tyres this bike would be quite at home on a cross trail ride as well as road.
The standard gearing set up is 48t x 17t. I found this too high for general riding and for the commute; you cant climb hills on this gear! After researching the internet I found the answer; a Surly Dingle Dual Cassette Sprocket. There are three combinations to choose from; I chose 17/20t. The 20t seems ideal for me; to change back to the 17t is just a 15mm spanner change away. Maybe I will change to the higher gear for the occassional ride into town. I am not going to be using the freewheel option on the flip side of the hub (why would anyone want that with a fixed wheel bike.
I have fitted slimline black mudguards, for the inevitable wet weather rides; these do not spoil the look of the bike at all. There are no added frame lugs to help here; but, the guards are easy to fit with a bit of fiddling around with o ring bands and cable ties. I did find that due to the tight clearance between the rear wheel, down tube and brake bridge, the guard had to be fitted over the top of the brake; oh! no instructions to do that! But, all seems to work well and now no more wet butt cheeks!
I would really like Specialized to have offered a dual cassette with the bike and a 15mm spanner. I have not had wheel nuts on a bike for many years; the 15mm AF spanner is not a common size; you probably wont have one in your tool kit!
The Specialized and I are going to get along just fine now I have sorted the gearing. Now looking forward to riding into work on Monday!
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