Specialized Crossroads Sport

2018
 
4.5 stars
 (25 Reviews)
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Description

Hop on Specialized's Crossroads Sport and enjoy outings filled with comfort and fun. It features Specialized's light, nimble aluminum frame and an upright riding position for ultra-relaxed pedaling, while the fast-rolling 700c wheels smooth out the ride even more. Plus, the wide-range 24-speed Shimano drivetrain makes climbing easy, and the confidence-inspiring linear-pull brakes put the control right at your fingers. The Crossroads also boasts quality tires, Specialized's Body Geometry grips, a bump-busting suspension seatpost, and a comfortable seat.

Consumer Reviews

 
4.5 stars

(25 reviews)

92% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (17)
  • Lightweight  (12)
  • Great Components  (11)
  • Handles Well Off-road  (7)
  • Comfortable  (6)
  • Versatile  (3)

Cons

  • Heavy  (3)
  • Colors 
  • A little Heavy 
  • None so far 
  • Just a little heavy 
  • Poor Component Selection 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (12)
  • Commuting  (11)
  • Off-Road  (3)
  • Comfort  (2)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Commute 

 
4.0
May 18, 2016

Good Bike for 64 year old man

Pros:
Lightweight, Brakes Well, Durable, Easy To Ride, Shifting Gears Easy, Comfortable, Well Built
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Comfort, Exerise
Needed to get out and exercise, So far in one month have put on over 200 miles. No problems with the bike. We have hills and the low gears get you up those hills no problem. The gearing seems well designed for what ever conditions you are on. I bike mainly on bike trails but is fine on the streets. If you ride during or after a rain expect mud on your back.
by Bike happy at 64 years young from Grand Rapids MI

 
5.0
Oct 05, 2014

Test Drove - Liked it a lot

Pros:
Gears, Seat, Agile, Lightweight, Brakes, Comfortable
Cons:
Colors
Best Uses:
Recreation, Commute, Exercise, Comfort
I am 6' tall and 42 Yrs and looking to replace part of my running routine with biking. I intend to use the bike for for recreation (40%) with family and kids, commute (20%), exercise (40%). I test drove about 5 Bikes at the BlackMountain Bikes, A great store with plentiful selection and knowledgeable and friendly associates. I rode the mountain bikes, road bikes, crossroad, and comfort bikes and found the crossroad and in particular the crossroad sport (XL size) from specialized to my liking. It has the right balance, of comfort, speed, handling that makes me look forward to getting on the bike and riding it... At $500 though slightly higher than I would like it ideally, it is all in all probably worth it and fits within the realm of my budget ... I should have my brand new Bike this coming week and will update on my riding experience in the coming days/weeks.
by Chand from San Diego, CA

 
5.0
Aug 05, 2014

Great Replacement for my Specialized

Pros:
Smooth ride, Comfortable saddle, Easy to ride
Cons:
Just a little heavy
Best Uses:
Bike Path Riding
I too had to replace my Alez due to neck problems. I got it so I could ride more upright. The bike is a smooth ride. SHifts well and the gearing seems to be ok. No problems with in between gearing. The bigger tires really smooths out the rough roads. I had forgotten that I had traded speed for comfort.
by Macjames53 from Baytown, Tx.

 
5.0
Jun 08, 2014

Great ride

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Due to back issues I traded in my Specialized Spectra Road Bile for this comfort Hybrid and it was without a doubt a great deal. The bike rides smooth and very comfortable. Bike Works is the place to buy a bike...
by Deacon Miguel from Orlando, Fl

 
5.0
May 29, 2014

Great Ride

Pros:
Easy to handle, Sturdy feeling, Solid bike, Smooth ride, Comfortable
Cons:
A little Heavy
Best Uses:
Paved Road, Sidewalks, Gravel road
I had a road bike and decided it was time for a more comfortable ride. Spoke with Lisa at store and she was a fountain of information and helped me to make the best selection for me. I love it and feel very good riding it. Louie made sure the fit was right and off I went. Very happy with the product and the great customer service I received at store.
by Margie from Port St. Lucie, Florida

 
5.0
Sep 03, 2013

Getting old isn't all that bad I guess

Pros:
Comfortable, Versatile, Durable
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Road Biking
I was forced back on to a comfort hybrid from a Roubiax Coup, which I loved, but a failing shoulder replacement necessitated an upright position., BUT the good news is, even tho it's not hi tech carbon model, it's still a blast to ride, and fully capable of putting on some miles. I switched to 700x28 hi pressure road tires (110 - 125 psi) and it really gave the bike a sportier feel, better speed and climbing, and I feel better road capability. I really like the bike!
by Rollingeezer from Chippewa Falls WI

 
5.0
May 24, 2013

Great bike

Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
I recently purchased this bike and couldn't be any happier. I am bigger than most bike riders and I was very concerned about being comfortable and safe on a bike. With the help of some experienced people at my LBS I was sized appropriately with this bike. I have had the bike for about 3 weeks now and am closing in on 150 miles. This bike has handled my size and weight very well while riding along the tow paths near Akron. My wife has recently told me that I love the bike more than her. I have offered to buy her one as well.
by Dave from Copley, Ohio

 
5.0
Jul 02, 2012

Great bike!

Pros:
Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting/City
Really comfortable. Nice upright riding position. A pleasure to ride. Love pretty much everything about it. Blue-green color really nice-looking too. One teeny little flaw. The display that shows what gear I'm in can be hard to read. It has a clear reflective cover that in some lights can be hard to see through. Not a great bit of design. But other than that this is a terrific bike for a recreational rider!
by Dr.Deb from Toronto, Ontario

 
4.0
Jun 27, 2012

Very Nice and Comfortable Bike

Pros:
Comfortable, Versatile, Durable, Good Construction, Smooth
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Biking
My wife and I both got one of these bikes about a month ago to ride on the rail trail. Tested a few bikes over at [...], which was a plus. Now I'm not a cyclist, just turned 50 want to get some exercise and enjoy the outside. Found the bike to be built solid (I"m almost 300lbs), rides smoothly and I'm quite happy with it. Have done a lot of miles on the trail and the wife and I are really enjoying the Crossroads .. No five stars because I think the price point could be better .. but hey I think all bikes should cost 50 dollars. It's a good bike and I would recommend it to a friend.
by Bigron 452 from Hopewell Junction, NY

 
5.0
Aug 27, 2011

Great way to get around town

Pros:
Durable, Solid weight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
Great workout
by Bill from Everett, WA

 
4.0
Jul 29, 2011

Great Bike!

Pros:
Great Components, Lightweight, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
I've had this bike for about 5 days now, and I really like it a lot! The only reason I gave this bike 4 out of 5 stars is because before I bought this one, I test rode a different bike and it was an amazing ride, but out of my price range. I ride mainly for exercise, but also for recreation as well. I wanted a hybrid for the added durability because I ride in many different locations and I never know what I'll be riding into. This bike has definitely met my expectations, is a quality product, and has a very reasonable price for what you get.
by Brother_B from Fort Wayne, IN

 
4.0
Jun 28, 2009

Good for Commuting and Bike Trails

Pros:
Handles Well Off-road, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting, Cycle Cross Racing
I use this bike for commuting and for casual biking on the weekends. It is a well built bike with good gear selection to get up hills. Is is quite comfortable. The tires that come with it, (Specialized Hemisphere) are another story. To put it simply they are no good, and have in my opinion a poor tread design. I have had 5 flats in 2 months driving on city streets and bike trails. I replaced both tires with the Specialized Armadillo Crossroads tire and have not had a flat in 6 months.
by dknk from Halifax, Canada

 
5.0
Sep 24, 2008

Perfect hill climber for fat old lady.

Pros:
Durable, Handles Well Off-road, Great Components
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Pavement, Off-Road
My husband I have been riding 10 years logging 500-1000 miles depending if we were still working and lived in the midwest with winters and no hills or in northern CA with many hills. We have had several Trek comfort bikes until last year. In CA, I almost gave up riding because I couldn't conquer most hills. With this bike I am up the hills! I am 66, 4'11", over 200# and the seat is very comfortable! I no longer need my old tractor seat! I went into the store to buy a 22 pound bike for several hundred dollars more, but this bike is a lot of bike for the money!!
by Kook from Lakeport CA

 
5.0
Sep 03, 2008

Great bike. We bought two of them.

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Great Components
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
Three months ago, after retirement at age 65, I bought the Crossroads Elite for myself. This is the first time I had ridden a bike in 30+ years. I really like the bike and ride it in the nearby parks, both hilly and flat. I ride about 4 hours a week and the Crossroads is a great ride for my tender back. After having tested my bike (many times) my wife bought herself a Crossroads Sport for herself. We are really happy with the bikes.
by Rexrichard from Indian Springs Village (Birmingham), AL

 
5.0
Aug 27, 2008

Great bike for the money!

Pros:
Lightweight, Great Components, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
I hadn't been on a bike in 30 years when I bought this one. After about 2.5 months I'm doing an average of 30 miles a week riding 5-6 days a week, and working up to much more. I've got 300 miles on it now and have no complaints. Shifts great both up and down. I don't know of a thing that I would change. I would buy this again if I had it to do over.
by None from Texas

 
5.0
Jul 28, 2008

Nice Bike

Pros:
Great Components, Durable, Handles Well Off-road, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting
I have had this bike for 5 months and I love it. I am a large man (300+) and I ride with my children and wife in the evenings and on weekends. We trail ride in the local parks and it is soo comfortable.
by Monteroy from Keller

 
4.0
Jul 09, 2008

Great Bicycle !

Pros:
Great Components, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
I am a 50 year old woman. I bought the bike to get in shape and to keep keep my gas costs down. I have only had my bike for 2 weeks but have fallen in love with it already. It shifts easily, pedals nice, and is easy to control. My only con, and one of the factors (In fact my primary factor)was seat comfort. I thought the wide seat would be more comfortable. Even after putting a gel pad over the seat, my bottom still needs a rest every couple of miles or so. maybe I was asking too much. Otherwise, I love the bike !
by Gayle from Kansas City, Missouri

 
4.0
Nov 04, 2007

Just right for me

Pros:
Handles Well Off-road, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
I bought a Specialized Crossroads Sport from [...] two years ago and it has been great. The price was right and it's been a very reliable bike. I commute and run errands around town at least three days a week and it hasn't missed a beat. I'm a woman over 50 years old and I wasn't looking for a fancy racing bike or a stump jumper. I just wanted something that was comfortable, stable and easy to maintain. The Crossroads has been all that and more.
by Bike Commuting Mom from Bellingham WA

 
1.0
Sep 16, 2007

Save $100 for extra tubes...

Pros:
None
Cons:
Poor Component Selection
Best Uses:
None
All I wanted in a bike when I purchased this one was a reliable bike to do mostly on road biking and a few light trails. This bike is so unreliable, I do not take it anywhere anymore where I would not be comfortable walking home. I have spent countless dollars on tire tubes because the tires go flat so often (80 psi is the minimum rated pressure for the standard tires on this bike). Bikes in this category are a dime a dozen - steer clear of Specialized if you want a bike that you can actually count on.
by Q from Boise, ID

 
5.0
Jul 31, 2007

Fantastic Bikes

Pros:
Lightweight, Durable, Great Components
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
Specialized has a keeper here. The difference between our old Wally World bikes and our Crossroads is very obvious the minute you sit down and start pedaling. S-M-O-O-T-H and Easy Pedaling. My Wife and I got a pair of these after putting around 900 miles on our other bikes. Our old average speed was 7.5 mph. Our new avg is 9.5 mph (on a short bike trail in town).The components are so much better, that now my wife changes gears. The other bikes had cheap comp's. Brakes are awesome, stop on a dime smoothly and quietly. Everyone who has ridden our new bikes are amazed. The tires have a 100 P.S.I. rating (max.), and I keep 75- 80 in them for easy rolling. I'm really glad I made the decision to buy Specialized, as our dealer will take good care of us. Specialized = Quality. [...]
by Fuzz from Robertsdale, Al.

Specifications

Frame
Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork
Specialized steel
Rims/Wheels
Aluminum
Hubs
Aluminum
Spokes
14-gauge, stainless-steel
Tires
Specialized Borough, 700 x 45c
Crankset
Shimano Altus
Chainrings
48/38/28
Front Derailleur
Shimano
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Altus
Rear Cogs
Sunrace, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters
Shimano
Handlebars
Specialized aluminum riser
Tape/Grips
Specialized Body Geometry Comfort
Stem
Specialized, adjustable quill
Brake Levers
Shimano
Brakes
Aluminum linear-pull
Pedals
Platform
Saddle
Specialized Body Geometry Comfort
Seatpost
Suspension, aluminum