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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 Ghost Riot 7 LC 5/13/2015 7:21 PM
C50_bike_basszilla

That looks just like my 2008 Stumpjumper!

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Added a comment about press release Pacenti's PDent Technology Makes Sub-30mm MTB Stems a Reality 4/22/2015 1:27 PM
C50_bike_basszilla

Pretty sure this Pacenti guy has tons of solutions in his garage, then he makes it his life mission to seek out problems. His name is familiar with some recent wheel size movement, can't recall what it is.

By the way, I've a friend who's really into something with this 31.42" wheel size he's been tinkering with...you guys should check it out. Really, it's pretty cool. It's much better than the 29er crap and way better than the 27.5" stuff. It just rolls over stuff so much better than those other inferior wheel sizes. Trust me on this. I am telling you it's way awesome. You should just give it a try, don't knock it before you try it. It's 2.42 inches BETTER than 29. I mean, you can't argue with math.

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Added a comment about photo New SRAM Guide Brakes? 3/28/2015 9:12 AM
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Good to see the pros saving weight by not using the brake line clip on a Specialized FSR seat stay. Let the hose swing freely!

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Added a comment about video Fly on the Wall - Aaron Gwin & Troy Brosnan, Specialized Racing 3/17/2015 11:15 AM
C138x104

Awesome video, but technically speaking I am really getting sick of the zoom-in-then-fade-down-to-dirt filming technique prevalent in mountain bike videos. It's akin to the Swipe in every home movie ever made with iMovie.

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Specialized Enduro Elite 650B 3/12/2015 9:00 PM
C50_bike_basszilla

That's like saying a house cat and a mountain lion are the same, except for tail length.

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Specialized Enduro Elite 650B 3/11/2015 2:09 PM
C50_bike_basszilla

Reviewers need to tread carefully when they're broaching subjective topics. Knocking off a star because a mass-produced bike doesn't fit their Neanderthal physique isn't the manufacturer's fault. If these reviewers, who get bikes for free, were to get their bike at a reputable shop, they'd come out with a properly-fitting bike after a parts swap, which the dealer would for for free. Maybe all reviews should be done by a secret shopper at a real bike shop? On the flip side, it's a shame Specialized (and all other bike makers) can't ship bikes with 10 different bar widths in the box, along with multiple crank length, at least four different pedal styles, and six sets of tires (because, hey, the Butcher/Purgatory setup my Enduro came with sucks for North Carolina riding, and that's totally Specialized's fault. No stars for you.

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Specialized Enduro Elite 650B 3/10/2015 9:32 AM
C50_bike_basszilla

"The Enduro also retains its cable routing under the downtube, which is cause for concern and could result in a pinched cable or cut hydraulic line."

How prevalent is this "problem"?

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Added a comment about video Mitch Ropelato Gets Fat - Specialized Fatboy Riding Near Tahoe 1/27/2015 8:41 AM
C138x104

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
C50_bike_basszilla

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
C50_bike_basszilla

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 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
C50_bike_basszilla

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
C50_bike_basszilla

Sure looks that way. Doesn't make any logical sense otherwise.

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