Checked the old stock of bikes Kuba. Nothing ultra special in a medium. The most popular size. I noticed the Specialized you're looking at is an 18. There is a Giant XTC Advanced. Full carbon with Xt trimins. Nice bike. For like 2g's. It's a small though.
Here is my baby with the new hoops. Kinda stiff, and the braking sucks when the wheels are wet, but whatever. They're pretty fast.
I've decided that I hate the way 'under the saddle' bags look, so all my tools and spare tube and stuff, are in one of the water bottles.
this bike sounds like a good stopgap in the meantime
Medium 17.5" Devinci Desperado XT
Devinci Desperado - Great bike for the rider looking for an affordable high end bike. As this bike has been previously enjoyed there is minor wear on the frame from chain slap and on the crank arms. Bike has recently been serviced with full overhaul on Drive train with new cables and new chain. This Bike is ready to hit the Trails!
40k headwinds are awesome. You just have to start your ride into the wind, and then you get a 40k tailwind on the way home. The way I see it is riding in the wind makes you faster/stronger! Just like hills.
Personally, I'm ok riding in a little drizzle, but I'm not comfortable riding in full-on rain.
you can't go wrong with an S-works. Mines a 2000 (or maybe even 1999) and it still rides great. Every year I think it's going to finally pack it in and it just doesn't (I thank Brad for part of this). I also don't ride it lightly or infrequently. I'm out at least once or twice a week all spring/summer/fall and put it through hell. Still in great shape.
Specialized is like the Burton of bikes. You pay a bit of a premium, but in my mind it's well worth it (better resale value too).
7.1km takes about 25 mins riding at a good pace. The one thing i have noticed is how fast this bike is compared to my old bike, as well, riding a single speed, going up what i used to consider a somewhat easy grade incline, is not as easy as i remember lol.
My friend bought a bike on pinkbike.com. Was told there was no problems with the frame, yadda yadda. Went to see it and inspected it pretty thoroughly but kept wheels on.
Brought it to a bikeshop for a tuneup, guy takes off rear tire, and calls him immediately. Says frame is compromised because the tire used was too fat for the chainstay (?) rear triangle thing, and has rubbed off some four layers of the carbon (!!?)
It's a 2010 scott scale 30 I believe, not sure, but as a third owner, does he have any recourse? He contacted the seller who is holding off on taking it back because he claims there was nothing wrong with it. This happened 2 days ago (the sale) so it's not like this is an overnight crack, but a long-term rubbing down of the frame.
What would you do, what would Jesus do, what to do?