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    Rat Bastard mcoomer's Avatar
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    I'be got a few minutes so....new bike pron!!!

    Got it a few months ago but haven't put up a pic so...



    The bike is great. I'm used to the Prophet and as much as I love that bike this thing is much more fun to ride on singletrack. It gives up BB clearance but feels much more planted on the trail. My average speed has gone up nicely. Basically, I'm having a blast!

    Totally unrelated but pics of the dog on the same ride.



    Pics of the dog freaked out by the fact that he can see the water below the bridge. This is the second time across the bridge. The first time he laid down a couple of times. I sure know how to pick'em!

    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    You ride a dog on the trails?!

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    More stable than a bike!
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    I have that same bike but the newer version. When I posted pictures I was told that # 1 - specialized sucks and # 2 - i was lying about the weight. So my question would be....how much does yours weigh ?

    btw - i dropped significant time off my routes on this bike.

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    great looking ride and dog.

    i used to have a viszla...of golden rust lineage or something

    mx

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    I have that same bike but the newer version. When I posted pictures I was told that # 1 - specialized sucks and # 2 - i was lying about the weight. So my question would be....how much does yours weigh ?
    Specialized sucks almost as much as weight wieners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshburnett View Post
    Specialized sucks almost as much as weight wieners.
    ..................more.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshburnett View Post
    Specialized sucks almost as much as weight wieners.
    thats very interesting, could you explain in more detail though ? what is a "weight weiner" ?

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    Bike weight was 25.25lbs. It's probably a bit less now because I've gone to light tubes so no sealant in the tires and it has a hollow pin chain. Probably closer to 25lbs even but I haven't weighed it again. Total guess here but I'm thinking it's about 5-6 lighter than my Prophet. I know that it feels totally different.

    BTW...my understanding of the definition of "weight weiner" is someone obsessed with weight reduction even at the expense of longevity/reliability. I would rather have a heavier bike and ride home at the end of the day. Still, there is nothing wrong with making some smart choices to reduce the weight of a bike. To each his own.
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    It's a plural of "weight weenie", and I'd say that carbon Specialized S-works bikes suck really hard.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Nice bike. Too bad Specialized sucks.
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    Damn...you guys sound as bad as the roadies!
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    It's a mountain biking forum joke that's been beat to death.
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    .....but it still sucks.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Gotcha.....anyways...nice bike...
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    Pretty dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    .....but it still sucks.
    Well, sub-25lb Specialized bikes really suck. The OP's is bordering on acceptable to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    I have that same bike but the newer version.
    No, you have the epic. His stumpjumper weighs more in part because it has more travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Pretty dog
    I love him to death. He'll do 15 miles with me in the morning, go home and take a nap, and then he's ready to go to the dog park for a couple hours in the evening. The bike is the only way I can even come close to keeping up with him. I wish I had half his energy.
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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