Specialized 2014 – Some great looking bikes!
Specialized are all about the “murdered out” look for 2014.
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?Posted 4 years ago
also hydraulic rim brakes on some of the tough road bikes, which is a new one on me.
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/Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberratherbeintobago 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…..Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
$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.Posted 4 years agoToastyMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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