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Offline Ozzie Saez

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Specialized vs Trek...?
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:50:29 PM »
 I recently had a discussion with one of my close friends on our preferences when it comes to mountain biking. We both ride hardtails, he rides a trek 8500 and i ride a specialized rockhopper.
As the convo went on it turned into more of an argument and i decided to get some other opinions on this subject.

I chose the rockhopper, not becuz its my bike but becuz it felt better overall than the trek. shifting was smoother, suspension were both very good so i cant decide between the 2, specialized was just a tad bit lighter than the trek,and lastly the handling was a little better on the specialized. (both bikes are stock with nothing done to them)

if you have any input please let me know as I am curious to know what other people think.

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 08:10:23 PM »
they both suck.................. Giant rules  j/k.. bike brands are a personal preference
 

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »
trek is better. because the suspension doesnt break when you jump two feet,  :'( also. the trek is lighter. you said so yourself. and, his trek is a larger frame then yours so dont go lying and not mentioning the important things. >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 08:56:47 AM »
i would ride whatever LANCE rides. Thread closed!

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 09:30:56 AM »
Brand battles are lame.  Ride whatever you like and don't worry about anyone else.

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 09:36:01 AM »
brand battles are lame...
if its that important build your own frame or go custom.... simple...

if you were comparing different higher end models this conversation would be a little different.
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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 10:09:38 AM »
Yeah, what mello said.  What does he know?  He rides a bike made of grass!  ;)
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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 11:09:11 AM »
I enjoy the brand wars, especially online.

If his bike is a current 8500 I'd give it the nod over any Rockhopper based on the components. Make sure you are faster than him so he can't talk smack.

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 03:15:33 PM »
If his bike is a current 8500 I'd give it the nod over any Rockhopper based on the components. Make sure you are faster than him so he can't talk smack.

i agree...
if anyone would know about a fast bike it would be this guy^^^^
he rides a pivot.  :D


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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 05:39:24 PM »
What dummy would choose the bottom of the line specialized over treks top alum Ht. How could it shift better? How could it handle better? How could it be lighter?
He choosed the spec cause its $1500.00 bucks lighter. now the s works, its better then the 8500

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 02:07:03 AM »
I had a Specialized, sold it because no one would ride with me, then i found some people, and tried out a trek, and found it to be a bit smoother. Now im using a trek.

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 07:13:25 AM »
If his bike is a current 8500 I'd give it the nod over any Rockhopper based on the components. Make sure you are faster than him so he can't talk smack.

i agree...
if anyone would know about an expensive geezer bike it would be this guy^^^^
he rides a pivot.  :D


I fixed your typo. 

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 07:26:23 AM »
i would ride whatever LANCE rides. Thread closed!

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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 07:33:43 AM »
TREKTREKTREKTREKTREK OMGWTFFTWTREK!!!!!! >:(
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Re: Specialized vs Trek...?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 03:52:14 PM »
They both SUX!!!! Salsa Rules!
 

 

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