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    i finally got my Sequoia

    09 Specialized Sequoia Elite

    i only got to ride it for 1-2 miles tonight but plan to ride a little tomorrow if possible and planned a 10 mile greenway ride for sunday.







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    Congratulations, nice looking bike. Enjoy the ride!
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    Nice bike!! The Sequoia's always been a sweet bike but your '09 is the nicest I've seen. Are those carbon seatstays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terbennett View Post
    Are those carbon seatstays?
    yes
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    Very nice ride! Congrats, and enjoy.
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    Excellent! Looks like they've made some changes, like the Tiagra cranks and is that black wheels? What size frame is that? Oh, I see from your sig. it is the Elite model... is she black or maroon? The crank pic looks maroon. Do report in after some rides!
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    well i just realized i didnt get the bike i thought i did. im color blind so the colors didnt throw me off at first. the lady working the front of the lbs said she didnt have any 08 models left only 09s so i didnt think any more of it till i got home and was wiping it down after my first ride. i have an 08 model they changed from the alex 28/24 spoke rims that this bike has to mavic 32/28 spoke rims the 09s have. plus the 09s have full 105 components this one is mixed 105 / tiagra.

    what would you do this bike rides great but its the 08 with cheaper components and wheels for the price of a 09? i may try to go back to the lbs tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Excellent! Looks like they've made some changes, like the Tiagra cranks and is that black wheels? What size frame is that? Oh, I see from your sig. it is the Elite model... is she black or maroon? The crank pic looks maroon. Do report in after some rides!
    it is maroon size 56
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    Awsome!! I hope you enjoy your new bike. Now go ride the hell out of it!!!!
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    Hmmm... how do you know it's an 08 vs. an 09? Other than the Tiagra cranks, what components aren't what they're supposed to be? As I recall the colors changed for 09 but the Specialized web site is down and I can't look up details.
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    Bikepedia rocks! I went to a Specialized shop about three months ago and was talking with the owner about the '09 lineup. He was oblivious to it. Specialized hadn't even sent the dealers a list or any info on the 09's yet. I gave him the bikepedia website address and boy was he pissed. All the '09s were already posted there. After that, I spoke to a couple more bike shops that carried Specialized- they all said the same thing. Kudos to Bikepedia for getting it first.

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    ok i went to the lbs this morning and after looking at the pros and cons of the 08 vs 09 bike i have decided to keep the 08 bike and in return this spring he is going to build me a 36 spoke wheel to replace the 28 spoke rear wheel. also he told me the 9 spd chain will hold up better than the 10 spd chain also that the Shimano Tiagra crankset will be a sturdier ride than the Sugino Comp crank set. i guess time will tell.
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    MMMM... shiny bike chain! Have fun!!


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    Nice looking ride!! Very relaxed geometry should make those longer rides a lot more comfortable. Almost bought one of those back in "05" when I was looking for a road bike.

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    Nice ride! However, I'd be asking for a price break, or having the wheel done asap. Kind of lame that they didn't know it was a 08 and charged you more for it.

    And from what I hear he is correct about 9sp chains.

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    BikePedia does indeed rock! FWIW it looks like you did get at least get the carbon seatstays, which appear to be no longer part of the deal with an 09. I kind of dig the maroon too, which would not come in 09 models.
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    your right i hadnt noticed they dropped the seat stays in 09
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    Nice bike! Enjoy the ride!

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    Congratulations on your new ride.
    I picked up mine this Friday but because of work have not been able to ride it much.
    Really nice bike. Love the "feel" and of the relaxed geometry.

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    well i went to Shelby Bottoms today with my family and my boss and his family. they had never rode the greenway at Shelby Bottoms and i had never rode it on a road bike. the bike done great smooth riding and a lot easier to pedal than the mountain bike i had. we only rode about 8 miles today but im looking forward to putting a little distance on the bike soon. here are a few pics and a link to the album if your interested.
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    Oh yeah, the maroon is nice! You are on your way now, but I must recommend a helmet. (You will eventually have some sort of crash.) Where is that bike bridge... it's a nice one.

    As you start to ride longer, take breaks every 8-12 miles and don't flog yourself. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Oh yeah, the maroon is nice! You are on your way now, but I must recommend a helmet. (You will eventually have some sort of crash.) Where is that bike bridge... it's a nice one.

    As you start to ride longer, take breaks every 8-12 miles and don't flog yourself. Enjoy!
    the helmets are coming..... the bridge is the pedestrian bridge over the cumberland river beside opryland in shelby bottoms downtown nashville, tn.
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