Trek Slash 2014. And, guess what…

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  • Premier Icon Stoner
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    tyre/rim logo fail = 3 does not go into two!

    And for that reason, Im oot!

    prawny
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    Tasty.

    Pleased I bought a new 26er last year by the time I can afford a new bike this whole wheels size hoohah should be sorted.

    _tom_
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    That looks awesome!

    Yep, another tweenerwheeler.

    Linky

    Looks nice, though!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    by the time I can afford a new bike this whole wheels size hoohah should be sorted

    the dozy bastards have all **** up with this IMO – I’m not buying a new bike until it is sorted

    butterbean
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    Eh? It is sorted? 27.5 is here, 26 isn’t any more*.

    *For the most part

    Junkyard
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    the Slash 650B provides a lower, longer position for the competitive enduro racer

    Me to a tee where do I get one?

    and what scaredy pants said but i am less scared

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    Suh-wheat! I love an orange paint job, me.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    but i am less scared

    🙁

    terrified, but I am serious – not buying anything new for ages, just out of pure spite

    (unless I bust a bike or else something appears that’s optimised for the timid, portly extremegnarrist MAMILF)

    I am with you scaredypants – i had got my mind round 26 v 29 after demo’s but now 3 wheel sizes. One will be obsolete in time. Initially I thought it might be 650bs but 2014 looks like the year when 650bs become centre of focus…and as I said on the spesh thread the year when prices really loose touch with reality.

    $6-9K bikes for riding down a mountain. That’s a quite an ask IMO. My old HT may just get yet another season until this BS passes and we get agreement on wheels and the bubble bursts on picing.

    Nice looking bike Flashy – but not in orange for me!

    So where will the 2013 discounts be – 26, 29 or both. Might give some indications….?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i like that, that’d turn me away from 29ers 😯

    stomlinson
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    Gotta say the new 2014 Scott Genius Lt looks a lot better than this

    Got those magic tyres on it too – those ‘magic marketing’ ones that don’t need valves.

    Why do marketing departments do that?

    Junkyard
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    Scaredy I agree with you and THM
    Not be buying a bike till I know which type i can still get parts for as who wants to be stuck with Betamax.

    My guess is 650 b does as it is not a big enough change to get many to upgrade a 26 er so everyone buys a 29 er as you will notice the difference ….whether it be bump absorption or steering like a barn gate who knows but you will notice.

    STATO
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    $6-9K bikes for riding down a mountain. That’s a quite an ask IMO. My old HT may just get yet another season until this BS passes and we get agreement on wheels and the bubble bursts on picing.

    See i dont get that.

    Wheel sizes, if youve got the bike all you need is tyres, everyone is still making tyres in all sizes.
    Pricing, what do you think is going to get cheaper? groupsets cost what they cost, top end suspension got another level, frames are all carbon now. If you want cheaper the lower levels are still there, same price as they have always been. The top end is now out of reach of many, but thats because its so much more than 5yr ago.

    PJM1974
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    10 years ago there was disc brakes and platform damping to tempt us to spend £££s on new bikes.

    Hello 650B and 29″.

    In 2013 the £ has plunged, the sales aren’t there and the manufacturers haven’t got anything game changing to sell us. A US built fork that retailed for £539 in 2004 will cost you double today.

    Vote with your wallets people.

    Stato – you may be correct or alternatively we are in the type of bubble that hits lots of sports from time to time. We shall see!!! Personally I think we are in a bubble

    STATO
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    A bubble of expensive stuff?

    All that will happen is the expensive stuff wont be available, so yeah you might feel better about now being able to afford the ‘top of range’ but it wont be what it could be so its no different to where we are now.

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