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If it were perfect it'd be a 5-star review, not 4.5. This bike is very, very impressive. Just be mindful of your pedal timing, or perhaps invest in a pair of these cranks.
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My handy dandy protractor says 63.5 is likely the case.
Awesome to hear. You're going to love it!
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Yes, there are certain nuances that flat pedals could hide or expose. The major relative differences between the bikes would very likely be the same, however, which is what we've reported on. As far as foot positioning, I (and many others) run my cleats slammed as far back as they'll go, which is a very similar position to the typical flat pedal sweet spot.
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Cheers. Those are the HT ME05T pedals.
Incredible work, boys! In the rain even! Good to see all those top to bottom Garbo laps pay off, Kram.
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"Shower thoughts." Love it.
Pedal-kickback (the cranks rotating backwards when the suspension is compressed as a result of chain growth) typically isn't really felt until you've used quite a bit of the travel, in which case you likely wouldn't be pedaling anyway. Low kickback on a DH bike is desirable because it creates a more stable ride in a sense, and also improves the overall sensitivity of the suspension.
To clarify, the 33% sag was measured while seated. In attack mode it would be less.
The Ohlins shock doesn't provide the same range of low speed compression adjustment that other shocks do. When it's all the way in, it's not fully closed off.
While a firmer spring certainly would have helped in this situation (which came down to a matter of time), many DH bikes I've ridden at a similar sag point haven't required one. The Demo is less progressive than most others, so springing up a bit is likely a wise decision. Had this been a long term test I would have done exactly that.
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There are some nicely molded guards on the downtube, chainstay, and seatstay.
We're not aware of a limitation on the warranty like you describe.
In action during Ken's first ride:
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Specialized hasn't provided the frame weight including the shock. If they had, it'd include a stock steel coil, not the Ti you see here.
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Negative. Frame weight is for a medium sans shock.
I said "race ready." Not ready for a full summer of woo pounding.
You honestly wouldn't race this on the vast majority of US DH courses? Why not?