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    Specialized S-Works Carbon or Trek Elite 9.9 SSL?

    Gurus,

    Anyone familiar with these two models? I really can't make up my mind whether to go for the Specialized S-works or the Trek Elite. I did a pedalsmonkey comparison but not sure.

    I ride about 200KM a week on all kinds of terrains but nothing really fancy.
    Kevin.

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    Since they're both madly expensive bikes, The only thing I can see is I like the Trek Elite's geometry a little better.

    With that in mind, I would never spend that much on a bike. Ever.
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    I learned this the hard way. They say that experience is the best teacher, but I would have been preferred to just read about it on the internet.

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    they look very similar - nearly identical spec. test ride them. buy what you like better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin972 View Post
    Gurus,

    Anyone familiar with these two models? I really can't make up my mind whether to go for the Specialized S-works or the Trek Elite. I did a pedalsmonkey comparison but not sure.

    I ride about 200KM a week on all kinds of terrains but nothing really fancy.
    Kevin.
    Here's my thoughts.....if you are able to spend this kind of coin on this kind of bike, then you should be smart enough to not ask us numbnuts what we think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer02 View Post
    Here's my thoughts.....if you are able to spend this kind of coin on this kind of bike, then you should be smart enough to not ask us numbnuts what we think.
    +1. great point.
    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I learned this the hard way. They say that experience is the best teacher, but I would have been preferred to just read about it on the internet.

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    A couple things-

    1) the trek isn't really going to come with the XXX wheels- trek couldn't produce enough to put them on any bike as oem.

    2) the spesh has a funky steerer setup- 1 1/8" top to 1 1/2" bottom- harder to replace the fork if you want to. the trek has a straight 1 1/8".

    3) trek has a SID fork, the spesh has, well, a spesh.

    4) trek has a 2x9 drivetrain- won't have that tiny gear. that said, the one time i rode a 2x9 i didn't even touch the small chainring.

    so just a few things to think about- and personally, i'd go for the trek.

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