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Added a comment about video Mitch Ropelato Gets Fat - Specialized Fatboy Riding Near Tahoe 1/27/2015 8:41 AM
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This is the equivalent of GM making a "Getting Wicked at Laguna Seca In A Dope-ass Oldsmobile Delta 88!" video.

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Added a comment about product review one bad ass machine 1/20/2015 12:51 PM
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I would comment on this bike, but I see that you are only able to give it 5 stars. I would need more.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Specialized Dissident Full Face Helmet 1/20/2015 12:47 PM
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Even mass producing something doesn't mean they're all exactly alike?

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Added reply in a thread Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 3:53 PM

Haha, SWAT Hate. That should be a proper term! Let the haters hate, they're the ones missing out. I always hear, "Specialized is all marketing." Well, if their marketing department is the one actually engineering the SWAT stuff, keep on marketing it. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 3:51 PM

Only for rides that are 3+ hours. For all else, I use the Specialized SWAT stuff to carry what I need on my person.

Added a comment about feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 10:24 AM
Added a comment about photo Race Face Storage Layers System 9/13/2014 10:00 AM
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[insert Specialized lawsuit joke here]

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Added a comment about photo Transition Ripcord Kid's Bike 9/13/2014 9:58 AM
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Can this be converted to 26" as my kid grows taller, like Specialized's Camber Grom (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/camber/camber-grom)?

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Added a comment about photo Pro Bike Check: Cody Kelley's Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon EVO 29 7/22/2014 9:50 AM
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Sick! I see the new Roval Traverse SL Fatties going on there sooner or later. I know Enve is the cool wheel at the trailhead, but the Fatties are cheaper and lighter; those are the objective measurements. I don't know about strength yet, although some yahoo will soon chime in with subjective strength measurements based on two rides down his suburban street. If you're gonna claim strength, I'll need to see numbers. "It just felt stronger" does not cut it, Mr. Armchair Mechanical Engineer.

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Added reply in a thread What do you think about electronic MTB components? 6/1/2014 10:52 AM

This is awesome. I can't wait. Cyclists are a strange bunch—they cherish 19th-century bike technology, love old school stuff, idolize handbuilt, worship V-brakes, yet arrive at the trailhead in 2015 BMWs wearing polyester clothing (and not cotton overalls ... more »

Added a comment about feature It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/28/2014 10:34 AM
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You do realize that Specialized makes bikes for regions other than the USA, right? And you do realize that Germans love neon and other ridiculously ugly colors, and the UK loves reserved, monochromatic colors, right? Spesh sells more bikes outside the USA than it does within, so do the math. As wethepeople says below, you should get into color forecasting; do you doubt for one second that Spesh doesn't get feedback from its market leaders as to what will and won't sell in their country? C'mon, dude...

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Added a comment about feature It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/28/2014 10:32 AM
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Sure looks that way. Doesn't make any logical sense otherwise.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 10:35 AM
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Only problem with California is that about 98.6% of the great trails are illegal ones. (See: Santa Cruz)

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Added reply in a thread Specialized 650b tires 2/21/2014 9:36 AM

Specialized must cave in to the whiny din of internet forums. I'm starting a movement that they release a unicycle. I mean, how's that any different--logically and rationally speaking--from the 650b movement? The 650b movement was borne out of boredom ... more »

Added a comment about product review 2014 Test Sessions: Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned 2/21/2014 9:04 AM
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I don't think that's Saint. Pretty sure it's Yumeya.

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Added a comment about video 2013 Mountain Bike Product of the Year - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/30/2013 10:24 AM
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Well, that's the sample size I need: one. The conundrum these "let's support the small guys" companies are in is that once their hand-made batch of 10 forks become popular, due to their quality and performance, they have to scale up and start sending stuff to Bangladesh and Nigeria to get manufactured.

Fox is a good example: Ever since they moved their manufacturing to Taiwan, their products and CS has gone to the dumps. They're barely riding their good name right now. Product managers prefer Rockshox, yet customers still expect Fox on the high end bikes.

Let's see what happens when DVO gets spec on the big bikes and have to produce more than 10 forks per year.

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Roval Traverse Wheel 7/18/2013 8:42 AM
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It's okay...I too come up with reasons why a Lamborghini sucks to justify the purchase of my Toyota Camry.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2014 Specialized Stumpjumper - Big Wheels, More Fun 7/15/2013 8:59 AM
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Thank god. They don't need to get into the me-too game. They're big enough that they can wait, research, develop, then surpass the competition. Their first 29ers sucked because they were hesitant about the market. Now their 29ers are the best. (Only one to win a WC.)

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2014 Specialized Camber - Short Travel Shredder 7/15/2013 8:56 AM
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29 is 3 better than 26.

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