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  • Premier Icon Bregante
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    brakes
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    Specialized are all about the “murdered out” look for 2014.
    :LIKEY:

    the AWOL is a gravel bike isn’t it? a bit USAey – will they have that in the UK. do we have gravel races in the UK?
    also hydraulic rim brakes on some of the tough road bikes, which is a new one on me.

    whatnobeer
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    The first two look decent, but what on earth is the AWOL? It looks hideous! So wrong in so many ways.

    Bregante – Member
    Minging

    Compare that to the other similar bikes like the Salsa Vaya then!

    I saw the AWOL as a ‘commute to work (via the local singletrack if its nice and dusty)’ type of bike! They might look a bit funny but I guess there are specific requirements for that sort of bike…

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    AWOL – Adventure WithOut Limits

    They are pushing it as an adventure race bike too.

    http://wearegoingawol.tumblr.com/THE%20AWOL

    Earlier this week we had the fatboy

    and a very fast looking Stumpjumper carbon WC

    Along with neat stuff like double bottle cages on the Epic and disc road bikes.

    But now I notice they are bringing out a very nice looking drop bar all-roader in the AWOL:

    As much as I root for the little guy, they really seem to have got something for everyone next year (spec wise at least!)

    Here is a good post of details: http://twentynineinches.com/2013/07/15/specialized-shows-the-2014-goods/

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    They do have some nice bikes this year, but WTF is going on with the Carve re-name? Wouldn’t it have been better to come up with something completely different, rather than making it sound like they’ve named a bike after a brand of breakfast cereal?

    uselesshippy
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    Camber evo looks tempting.
    Now we just have to see what spesh uk decide to import. 🙁

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    ratherbeintobago wrote:

    They do have some nice bikes this year, but WTF is going on with the Carve re-name? Wouldn’t it have been better to come up with something completely different, rather than making it sound like they’ve named a bike after a brand of breakfast cereal?

    I can imagine a production line of folk with scissors in one hand and “Carve” decals in the other…..

    wrecker
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    Some great looking bikes!

    They must be the others (not pictured). These ones look very generic to me.

    fudge9202
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    Nothing that “floats my boat”!!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    New Epic looks good to me!

    Has anyone else seen their new swat stuff . A chain tool and spare link that is part of your stem cap and a multi tool that connects to a bottle cage .stem cap is quite nifty i thought .

    First Impressions: 2014 Specialized Trail Bikes

    ska-49
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    I love that SWAT stuff. Carrying bags and putting stuff in pockets is my pet hate. Wonder if they’ll sell it separate? Not seen any mention as to where the ‘air’ comes from..

    _tom_
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    The Stumpy 26″ is the only one that looks nice.

    I_Ache
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    I REALLY want the black stumpy evo 26. It looks sooooooooo nice.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Nice bikes but eyewatering prices – is 2013/4 the year that bike companies finally lose complete touch with reality.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    AWOL is funny looking but it’s just the bar height, sort that out and it’d no longer be gawky.

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    HOW MUCH 😯

    Premier Icon the germinator
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    just wait till next year, they will
    do the usual massive discounts, have
    to be the worst for dumping kit, no
    love for the big s here! 😈

    Toasty
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    AWOL just looks like a Tricross disc?

    Love the rigid carbon 29er Stumpy!

    brakes
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    ooooh. it’s very black.
    I don’t like the Spec saddle from this angle though.

    grum
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    Uh oh, Specialized are doing a fat bike. That kind of spells the end of fat bikes as the nicheista’s bike of choice. What’s next I wonder? 🙂

    freeridenick
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    camber evo looks like a serious weapon 😛

    I_Ache
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    That stumpy is such a nice looking bike. I might have to sell my wife and kids if Spesh bring it over here in that colour!

    I reckon the new Stumpjumper 29 evo looks awesome. If I were in the market for a newie, it’d be top of the list.

    _tom_
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    I reckon the silver one looks better

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    That SWAT stuff is clever, can’t see me using much of it but it’s a nifty idea. Though, all seems a bit dry weather? Chainlinks and presumably chaintool open to the sky, multitool exposed on the bottle cage, odds of those all working correctly after 6 months?

    patriotpro
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    $9k for a stock Specialized, granted I couldn’t afford it but if i could, a STOCK bike from one of the major makers wouldn’t be my choice.

    How do they justify it?

    $9k for a stock Specialized, granted I couldn’t afford it but if i could, a STOCK bike from one of the major makers wouldn’t be my choice.

    $9k is £6k, and 4 years ago it was £4500*, which is still a lot, but not out of this world, especialy when you consider that even in 2004 when I started riding with any real enthusiasm MBR’s “trail bike of the year” test started at £2k and went upto that kind of money.

    *and the Yanks being their biggest market by far will be seeing the opposite, the exchange rate means bike parts have probably never been cheeper in $ prices.

    patriotpro
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    So $9k if bought in yanksville is bloody loads then if they are reeping the rewards of cheap bike parts.

    I_Ache
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    I love bikes from the big S and if I could afford one I would spend a lot on an S-Works Stumpy Evo or an S-Works Enduro.

    I find Specialized really annoying when it comes to shocks but I cant fault anything else about their bikes.

    _tom_
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    New bike prices are getting absolutely ridiculous now. 6 grand for a push bike is nuts. In fact I reckon anything much over a grand is stupid money.

    atlaz
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    In fact I reckon anything much over a grand is stupid money.

    You may be on the wrong forum then

    Toasty
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    New bike prices are getting absolutely ridiculous now. 6 grand for a push bike is nuts. In fact I reckon anything much over a grand is stupid money.

    New car prices are getting absolutely ridiculous now. $1,000,000 for a Mclaren F1 is nuts. Infact I reckon anything over $15,000 is stupid money.

    Can you think of a broad area of retail where you don’t have the full range of prices? Mobile phones cost between £10 and £700. TVs cost between £100 and £10,000. Every one has diminishing returns, pick where you want to be on the scale and buy it.

    I’m content spending about £2-3k on a modern full sus mountain bike. If I earned double my salary I’d be tempted to spend more.

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