Last edited by sloppyswish; 08-27-15 at 10:51 AM.
I would ask the dealer just to ensure it wasn't a safety issue... If not, I wouldn't worry about it.
Yep, I'd bring it to the dealer attention, just in case it is something, and in case it pops off! Cover your butt! Other than that, I'd just ride it!
"Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009
Specialized Crosstrail Sport - '08
Nishiki Sport - misappropriated from my youngest son (circa 1984)
Marin Stinson - misappropriated by my youngest grandson - '01
"The Beast" - 1990 Schwinn Airdyne (in the basement for winter torture)
Yep, get some assurances (in writing) from the dealer that it's not a safety concern, and then ride it. I used to be picky like that with everything....until I realized it was sucking the joy out of every aspect of my life. Now, I just enjoy things and don't worry about the small stuff. Much more fun!
You guys are very helpful thank you! Brought it to the dealer today and they felt it was a paint issue. They pressed on it and felt it was not the frames integrity. I also emailed specialized so if it does get worse I can always say I notified them of the issue asap. I've just never owned a carbon frame before. If this was aluminum I might not worry as much. Not to mention I have an unhealthy amount of OCD. You are absolutely right when you say just ride and have fun. Little message that goes a long way.
My sisters boyfriend is a very successful professional mountain biker and one of the questions I ask him are, how would you rate the top 3 bike companies. He said Specialized, Trek and Giant in that order. (he is not sponsored by any of those 3)
I can tell you that many road bikers scoff at owning a carbon framed hybrid. They're idiots. Ive owned very expensive road bikes. As long as you put bar ends on your bike (the specialized came with them), hybrids are much, much more comfortable than road bikes. Hybrids are the wave of the future. Ive ridden 50 miles a shot with my hybrid and the design of the hybrid has gotten me back into biking. I can tell you many road bikers I run into look twice at both bikes.
Both bikes are fantastic and I am keeping both until the wheels fall off. The specialized was about 400.00 (US dollars) cheaper. Thats strange because it has disc breaks and came with bar ends and a coin flip on the rest of the components. I think for the money, the specialized is the better bet and might be a bit more comfortable (geometry) I do not believe the specialized is the better bike. But gun to my head? All things being even? I would take the trek, by a hair. None of it based on performance. I would say that youre ALWAYS better off getting the discount on last years model. I have ultegra pedals on both and I love it. Based on looks I am sure many people would take the specialized. I am lucky to have both. Ive enclosed pics. Thanks!!!!!
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