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Old 09-03-04, 11:56 AM   #1
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Specialized is the best, Case Closed (and i can prove it)

Seems like every time I get on bike forums I see a thread entitled Specialized vs something. Wether it be VS Giant, Trek, Biachi, Lightspeed, whatever. Below are 11 "Specialized VS ?" threads that were posted on in the last month alone! So from now on, instead of asking, just pick the specialized!.......or read through some of these threads below because there are only so many ways to skin this cat and here they are.........


(These are the titles and urls to the Specialized vs forums this month.)

Trek or Specialized WSD???
Trek or Specialized WSD???

Trek 1500 / Allez Elite / R600 = ?
Trek 1500 / Allez Elite / R600 = ?

Specialized, Trek, Giant or Cannondale (Hybrid or Comfort)?
Specialized, Trek, Giant or Cannondale (Hybrid or Comfort)?

Specialized Stumpjumper comp Vs. Kona Kula Deluxe Vs. Rocky Vertex 70
Specialized Stumpjumper comp Vs. Kona Kula Deluxe Vs. Rocky Vertex 70

Specialized Sequoia or Trek 1200C
Specialized Sequoia or Trek 1200C

specialized or haro??
specialized or haro??

Specialized Allez vs Giant OCR3
Specialized Allez vs Giant OCR3

Litespeed Vela or Specialized Roubaix...can you help me decide?
Litespeed Vela or Specialized Roubaix...can you help me decide?

giant OCR 1 vs Scattante vs Specialized
giant OCR 1 vs Scattante vs Specialized

Comparing Bikes Marin Vs. Specialized
Comparing Bikes Marin Vs. Specialized

Specialized Sawpit shoe vs. Shimano M58
Specialized Sawpit shoe vs. Shimano M58

All this just goes to show that Specialized is the best
Case Closed
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Old 09-03-04, 12:25 PM   #2
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Old 09-03-04, 12:29 PM   #3
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Old 09-03-04, 02:37 PM   #4
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not quite. were are the specialized vs. felt threads!?
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Old 09-03-04, 02:58 PM   #5
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not quite. were are the specialized vs. felt threads!?

hehehe...my LBS carries Specialized, Felt......and I know this is gonna hurt ....Raleigh.
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Old 09-04-04, 10:48 AM   #6
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Dude, Whenever somebody say this or that is best I have to
wonder what would happen if everybody married the same women
or drove the same car or drank the same beer or etc. NOT
something I even want to think about. UGH!!!

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "BEST" ANYTHING. THERE IS ONLY
DIFFERENT.

Yes, ease back on the coffee, mate.
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Old 09-04-04, 01:54 PM   #7
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Dude, Whenever somebody say this or that is best I have to
wonder what would happen if everybody married the same women
or drove the same car or drank the same beer or etc. NOT
something I even want to think about. UGH!!!

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "BEST" ANYTHING. THERE IS ONLY
DIFFERENT.

Yes, ease back on the coffee, mate.
Not everybody has to ride the same bike.....Specialized has lots of options...Allez, S-Works, Enduro, Roubaix, Sirrus, Stumpjumper, Epic, Sequoia ect.....you can still ride Specialized and be unique at the same time and most models come in two color schemes thats twice the fun!

(P.S My mom wont let me drink coffee, not to mention its gross unless its frozen and in the form of a smoothe)
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Old 09-05-04, 02:36 AM   #8
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Specialized makes some nice bikes. But I still wouldn't take an S-Works or a Roubaix over my Litespeed. In fact, I'll take my Ghisallo over any Specialized bike any day of the week ... but that's just me .
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Old 09-05-04, 03:32 AM   #9
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What is all of this supposed to mean. Everyone should get a specilized? What is this supposed to prove? I really dont care which bikes are better then others. And if there is no point other then 'they are the best' then there is no point to all of this. Everyone has their own opinions, so dont start making a deal out of it, especially on FORUMS. Because many people would probably not like your opinion. There are some respected senior riders out there, and i dont think you should start explaining to them which is the best bike.
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Seems like every time I get on bike forums I see a thread entitled Specialized vs something. Wether it be VS Giant, Trek, Biachi, Lightspeed, whatever. Below are 11 "Specialized VS ?" threads that were posted on in the last month alone! So from now on, instead of asking, just pick the specialized!.......or read through some of these threads below because there are only so many ways to skin this cat and here they are.........
Where's the thread that compares the SpecialEd Lamester to a pile of rusting bike parts?
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Old 09-05-04, 01:32 PM   #11
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(P.S My mom wont let me drink coffee, not to mention its gross unless its frozen and in the form of a smoothe)
When you can start choosing things without your mommy's permission, I hope you figure out that Specialized is one of several mass-market bikes available to you at equal performance.
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Old 09-05-04, 03:50 PM   #12
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It's about the engine not the bike (to a much lesser extent of course).
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Old 09-05-04, 04:26 PM   #13
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When you can start choosing things without your mommy's permission, I hope you figure out that Specialized is one of several mass-market bikes available to you at equal performance.
and mass marketing is bad y? doesnt that one guy...whats his face.....you know, the best cyclist on earth ..ohh ya lance armstrong ride one of those bikes that is from a mass marketed brand. You would think he might know a thing or two about good bikes
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Wait! LANCE DOESN'T RIDE A SPECIALIZED! It CAN'T be the best!
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i dont think anyone cares who is the best bike, and operator is right. Its the engine not the bike.
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Old 09-05-04, 06:01 PM   #16
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i dont think anyone cares who is the best bike, and operator is right. Its the engine not the bike.
In a perfect world that's true, but you know there's some closet snobs in this forum.
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Old 09-05-04, 06:45 PM   #17
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Old 09-05-04, 09:18 PM   #18
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and mass marketing is bad y? doesnt that one guy...whats his face.....you know, the best cyclist on earth ..ohh ya lance armstrong ride one of those bikes that is from a mass marketed brand. You would think he might know a thing or two about good bikes
thanks for proving my point, freakshow.

Why don't you start a new thread:
Trek is the best, Case Closed (and I can prove it-er, Chanman can prove it for me if his mommy lets him)
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I've ridden two Specialized models, and they were both very nice. I opted for another Trek in part because I decided to purchase from the shop that's always given me excellent service, and it doesn't carry Specialized bikes*.

Silly enough, one reason I considered Specialized in the first place is that I already owned a Trek and most of my gear has TREK emblazoned across every surface, and I was beginning to feel like a shill. Plus, I thought it might be nice to own a model that has a name instead of a number. Specialized's branding tends to be a tad less intrusive than Trek's as well. In the end consumer loyalty (to my bike shop) won out.

(*My shop does sell Body Geometry products however; I bought a pair of those nifty gel grips to replace the ones that came with my 7500FX. I watched closely the first week for signs of tissue rejection. )
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In a perfect world that's true, but you know there's some closet snobs in this forum.
to a degree maybe. It just that when people take it too far saying their bikes better ect., its start to really (sorry for the language) piss me off!
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I have a specialized bike, because I liked it best out of all the ones in my price range, and a specialized helmet, because I liked the style of it for the price.

I was thinking about a Trek (4900), but it was a bit out of my budget, and I liked the hardrock sport more.
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i still love both my treks

and those who said it depends on the "engine" are right. like they say, "only the foolish worksman blames his tools"

and these threads promoting your opinions don't seem to change my opinions. everyone has their own views. just as long as a person likes their own bike. specilized is another brand of bikes. people have their own tastes which is why they're's many brands and types of bikes. people like specialized, people like trek. people like road bikes, people prefer mountain bikes. one way or another people are still gonna like other kinds of bikes, there will never be a time when everyone likes just one brand. for your information, i believe specialized is NOT the best. you did not prove much to me but realize that there really isnt such thing as the best. it may be the best for you, and for others, but everyone has their own "best"

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i still love both my treks

and those who said it depends on the "engine" are right. like they say, "only the foolish worksman blames his tools"

and these threads promoting your opinions don't seem to change my opinions. everyone has their own views. just as long as a person likes their own bike. specilized is another brand of bikes. people have their own tastes which is why they're's many brands and types of bikes. people like specialized, people like trek. people like road bikes, people prefer mountain bikes. one way or another people are still gonna like other kinds of bikes, there will never be a time when everyone likes just one brand. for your information, i believe specialized is NOT the best. you did not prove much to me but realize that there really isnt such thing as the best. it may be the best for you, and for others, but everyone has their own "best"
i second that. Chan man should be reading all of this stuff
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Old 09-07-04, 01:16 AM   #24
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Just cos Specialized is the most POPULAR or BEST KNOWN brand, doesn't make it the best. I mean cummon, use some common sense.
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Aren't the decals removeable on the Trek bikes? I'd rather have a non-descript frame than one emblazed with logos.
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