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Old 08-08-05, 05:20 PM   #1
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New Specialized Line? You gotta be kiddin'

That's pretty wicked looking.

http://www.mountainbiketales.com/Verdra3.htm

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Old 08-08-05, 05:32 PM   #2
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I love the color. I heard their prices have gone up quite a bit too.
Top of the line Tarmac is close to $8400.00
Kids 24" are $360 starting, which is a little steep being most kids are lucky to ride it a year.
I love Specialized, but they're gonna price themselves out.
2007 will be the year to buy the leftovers at a great discount
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Old 08-08-05, 05:58 PM   #3
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UCI legal?
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Smells like a hoax to me.
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I've seen this posted a few years ago. Definitely a hoax. Another clue is the reference to November 31st in the text of the link.
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Old 08-08-05, 06:24 PM   #6
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Smells like a hoax to me.
- nah, it's one of the 'concept' artwork pieces from Specialized's site (can't find the URL right now)...

- what i don't understand from the 2006 model info is whether the new bikes are the ENTIRE line, or replacement models for existing models, etc... this is confusing...

- for example, the Roubaix series isn't in the 2006 lineup?

- a little clarity on presentation might help... (but then again, i've emailed Cannondale twice about a misspelling on their corporate info page, and they've never responded or fixed the typo; guess they don't speak English up there in Pennsyltucky?)...

- and yea, the Specialized MSRPs are kinda whacked...

<sigh> i guess that IFbike in the LBS is looking better and better...
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Old 08-08-05, 06:44 PM   #7
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Could be an allright commuter with a few accesories and a decent Brooks saddle......
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Old 08-08-05, 06:52 PM   #8
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Reminds me of the transport thing Mr. Garrison invented in South Park
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Reminds me of the transport thing Mr. Garrison invented in South Park
That thing showed up in the last Star Wars movie! At anyrate, those things do exist.

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Yes, but that guy looks waaaaay to relaxed to be riding Mr. Garrison's version
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Yes, but that guy looks waaaaay to relaxed to be riding Mr. Garrison's version

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Old 08-09-05, 07:58 PM   #12
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Those bikes are screaming "STEAL ME!!!"
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I want one!
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Dangit Toefuzz you beat me to it!!

Khuon that guy's .... Um, ... smiling, how much is that thing "just like" Mr. Garrison's invention?
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Old 08-10-05, 09:57 AM   #15
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Could be an allright commuter with a few accesories and a decent Brooks saddle......
ok c'mon! we need a real photoshop job!
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ok woh there sally!



they cant use celeste on a specialized? what is that? thats like lance wearing a bell with craft shorts and a jersey on!
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I see a whole new market for special bike bags to fit those guys!
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Old 08-10-05, 12:23 PM   #18
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So uh, how exactly do you lock these things up? Let me guess, revolutionary magnet technology that glues your bike to the rack, right?
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Old 08-10-05, 05:51 PM   #20
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You have too much time on your hands...
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Old 08-12-05, 05:13 AM   #21
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that looks like a good shape for a pizza slicer - the right hand side vertical bit would be the handle
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Old 08-12-05, 11:44 AM   #22
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your all weird technology freaks.. go live with the jetsons while us normal people ride bikes
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Old 08-12-05, 01:43 PM   #23
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What the **** is that???
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The Specialized bike in the first post is a hoax. I posted pics of these in my blog about 6 months ago.

The original page it was published on says "Loof Lirpa" publishing? That's "April Fool" backwards...

Sorry - they ARE cool bikes though and NOT entirely impossible considering materials technology - even if the design isn't particularly practical.
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