Customer reviews for Specialized Source Two SE

Specialized Source Two SE

With a bicycle, the world gets smaller. In Africa, it allows HIV caregivers to visit five times as many clients in a day. Here in the West, it breaks isolation and connects us to the city's energy. The Source Two LTD is the ultimate bike for staying connected to your community, and through a partnership with Gates and SRAM, it's also the best way to help caregivers in Kenya stay connected to theirs. For every Source Two LTD sold, we'll donate a specifically-designed bike to World Bicycle Relief so that caregivers like Fred here can continue to fight, and defeat HIV in Africa.
Overall rating:
4.333 / 5
4.3
 / 
5
(3 reviews) 3
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Rating breakdown 3 reviews
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3 out of 3(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Source Two SE
Review 1 for Source Two SE
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Solid Bike

PostedApril 26, 2013
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zoomer
fromMinneapolis, MN
Age:25 to 34
Length of ownership:1 week
Level of expertise:Advanced
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Absolutely agree with the other review on the 2 speed hub. Unfortunately shifts too early, wish they would have gone with a kick back or had the shifting happen later. Works fine for a 8 mile commute, but the hard gear is a little tough on slow long uphills. Will build up a alfine hub later for touring, but for my commuting now works fine. Belt and disc brakes keep it ready to ride whenever through whatever. It'll carry a lot of weight. Great bike and added bonus that one was bought for the WBR when I bought this! Worth it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 2 for Source Two SE
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Bike, but SRAM automatic 2 speed shifts too early

PostedApril 7, 2013
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pmsbike
fromWashington, DC
Age:45 to 54
Length of ownership:3 months
Level of expertise:Advanced
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The basic bike is super -really. Been riding it for 2 month and really enjoy it. However the SRAM automatic hub shifts way too early in my opinion and leaves you hammering up hills that would be much better to spin up. There is no way to control when this shift happens - seems to be at about 85 RPM just as I am getting into my power band. I am going to re-build my rear wheel with an Alfine 11 speed. As I said before, great bike otherwise... I love it and ride it everyday. Specialized should offer this exact same bike, but with a shiftable hub.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Source Two SE
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This bike has everything I wanted

PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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MattyP
fromPalm Beach Gardens, FL
Age:35 to 44
Length of ownership:1 week
Level of expertise:Intermediate
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I Love this bike!!!! The Carbon Drive is awesome and the bike is so quiet and light as a feather. It is Fast and Smooth and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an Awesome all around bike
Yes, I recommend this product.
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