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Old 01-10-2014, 04:06 PM   #4321
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Bought from one current and one former Specialized employees. Feel so lucky to score them for real fair price.

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Old 01-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #4322
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Living in Trek Land, I see their stuff pop up on the rare occasion. They do employ someone to specifically scour Craigs List and ebay for employees trying to make a buck, though.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #4323
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Both bikes are three years old, and well kept. I have to say the 29er is the fastest bike I've ever had ! For the last six years I have been at the back of the group I ride with, now with the 29er I get in the lead at times
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:17 PM   #4324
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Bought from one current and one former Specialized employees. Feel so lucky to score them for real fair price.
Those jackholes wouldn't sell me one when I was there.

Oh well

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #4325
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:43 PM   #4326
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So I've been wanting to try a 29er, with a budget of 1500.00 I started to watch CL. I found a bike but it was 1000.00 more than my budget. I think it was worth it. I really like it!
Great bike, but a "Dropper" seat post makes very little sense, just sell it and get your self a nice thomson master piece or even better a TI or even carbon post..
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:54 PM   #4327
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COLD ROLLED-Chapter One from Clear & Cold Cinema on Vimeo.



Not sure how to embed a vimeo, but this is for you fat bike lovers out there.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #4328
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Great bike, but a "Dropper" seat post makes very little sense, just sell it and get your self a nice thomson master piece or even better a TI or even carbon post..
Wife gave me it for Xmas, so won't be selling. Probably for most it won't make sense. For the trails I ride its nice. I can rail the tight switchbacks way better with it and the technical descents are more fun. I'm no racer, just for fun.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:46 PM   #4329
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Great bike, but a "Dropper" seat post makes very little sense, just sell it and get your self a nice thomson master piece or even better a TI or even carbon post..
Actually it makes more sense on that bike. I had a similar situation on an Epic. I was having a lot of difficulty on steep downhills and drop offs. The geometry is so steep it wants to pitch you over the bars. I was getting pretty fed up with the bike and was going to sell it and get something more laid back. But I liked the bike for climbing general riding. The dropper post sealed the deal, the bike does everything now. When I had relaxed geometry bikes, I did not feel the need to drop the post because the bikes are stable on steep terrain.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:53 PM   #4330
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Wife gave me it for Xmas, so won't be selling. Probably for most it won't make sense. For the trails I ride its nice. I can rail the tight switchbacks way better with it and the technical descents are more fun. I'm no racer, just for fun.
Okay I see you point..

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Actually it makes more sense on that bike. I had a similar situation on an Epic. I was having a lot of difficulty on steep downhills and drop offs. The geometry is so steep it wants to pitch you over the bars. I was getting pretty fed up with the bike and was going to sell it and get something more laid back. But I liked the bike for climbing general riding. The dropper post sealed the deal, the bike does everything now. When I had relaxed geometry bikes, I did not feel the need to drop the post because the bikes are stable on steep terrain.
Excellent argument too...

I have four Droppers (1 reverd, 1 command and two Joplin's) that I only use on my "aggressive" bikes, actually I do have one on my fatbike that make sense since the saddle end up super high do to the fat wheels, so I understand the use on a more cross country machine specially if they are heavy already..
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #4331
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:36 AM   #4332
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Great bike, but a "Dropper" seat post makes very little sense, just sell it and get your self a nice thomson master piece or even better a TI or even carbon post..
Sorry Ricky, I am going to have to disagree with you on this one.
just 5km from my home, the tracks for the UCI mountain bike Australian course are open for use now and I there are many spots where you need to get over the back, and for me, the seat is in the way, yet for other times you need the seat just right for the climbing and sprint.

I used to think that droppers were a fad as well, but now, seeing the course and the challenges, it looks like it is almost nessecary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5WDgdzRZ7w#t=38

not the clip i was actually looking for, but a sample of the trails that we have
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:01 AM   #4333
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in the 20 years of mtn biking I've done, I've never felt the need for a dropper post. Starting with the Hite Rite in the early 90s to today, they just haven't been on my radar.

I HAVE gotten my belly button into the saddle and my ass cheeks dragging my rear wheel, so it isn't like I'm riding on bike paths.

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Old 01-11-2014, 07:59 AM   #4334
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Okay I see you point..



Excellent argument too...

I have four Droppers (1 reverd, 1 command and two Joplin's) that I only use on my "aggressive" bikes, actually I do have one on my fatbike that make sense since the saddle end up super high do to the fat wheels, so I understand the use on a more cross country machine specially if they are heavy already..
The post only added a little over a pound compared to the carbon S works that was on it. It's under 23 lbs with it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:04 AM   #4335
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in the 20 years of mtn biking I've done, I've never felt the need for a dropper post. Starting with the Hite Rite in the early 90s to today, they just haven't been on my radar.

I HAVE gotten my belly button into the saddle and my ass cheeks dragging my rear wheel, so it isn't like I'm riding on bike paths.

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I've considered trying one, but not too seriously. I'll get nose of the saddle all the way to my sternum at times. I think if I was doing any serious jumping, I'd be more into the idea of one, but I like to stay on the ground.
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