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Old 05-09-04, 02:47 PM   #1
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Today is one of those days when you go to a bike shop to look up a bike for a friend and end up wanting a bike for yourself. Anyways, I saw this cool looking P.2, 2004 for only $700. I didn't try it, just looked at the components, ect... First thing I want to ask you guys is about the fork Marzochi EXR Comp, 100mm. Is it an ok fork(I'm not doing 10 feet drops)? I am not familiar with marzochi lineup and don't know how it ranks among you guys. Other thing is the brakes. Now I know that Avid mecs are the best on the market, but this one comes with Hayes HMX-2 HD, mechanical disc, 8" rotor in front and Hayes HMX-2 XC, mechanical disc, 6" rotor in the back. Same question here, what's your experience with them? I assume that frames of p. 2and p. 3 are the same, am I right? Thanks!
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Old 05-09-04, 03:32 PM   #2
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Today is one of those days when you go to a bike shop to look up a bike for a friend and end up wanting a bike for yourself. Anyways, I saw this cool looking P.2, 2004 for only $700. I didn't try it, just looked at the components, ect... First thing I want to ask you guys is about the fork Marzochi EXR Comp, 100mm. Is it an ok fork(I'm not doing 10 feet drops)? I am not familiar with marzochi lineup and don't know how it ranks among you guys. Other thing is the brakes. Now I know that Avid mecs are the best on the market, but this one comes with Hayes HMX-2 HD, mechanical disc, 8" rotor in front and Hayes HMX-2 XC, mechanical disc, 6" rotor in the back. Same question here, what's your experience with them? I assume that frames of p. 2and p. 3 are the same, am I right? Thanks!
The P series bikes from specialized are extremely popular. The fork is a low end fork, but it is a better fork than what they had on last years bikes because it isnt a pogo stick. If the brakes are tuned up right, they will work just as good as avids. The P3 frame is a little wider in the rear end is all, and I really dont know what that is for. Our shop sells maybe 15 P bikes a year.
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Old 05-09-04, 09:01 PM   #3
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MY cousin just got one and I love it. I gave him my DJer in order to improve the one glaring weakness. The fork. The wheels while not great are 36 hole with a TA which make up for what is normally a low quality rim.

BRakes fines, chain guide great...38 front ring sucks for technical trail riding but it does the job.
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