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    2007 Langster

    I know most of you aren't exactly Langster fans, but maybe someone is interested in this. It appears that for 2007 Specialized have given the Langster a carbon fork, 42x16 gearing with Sugino cranks and a 'rust' coloured paint job. The price has also gone up - yet another reason to buy an IRO?
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    If you like the compact geo and it's got a decent wheelset, it's probably not too bad of a deal, especially if the cranks are 75's.
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    langster s-works comes with a carbon fork i think. i'm not a fan of carbon though. unless you're a racing, it just seems bad to me. once it starts to deteriorate its pretty much done.

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    42-16? Doesn't look like track gearing to me. Any track riders care to comment?

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    I mentioned that I had read this at work today to the other guys at the shop, and the guys who have worked there a while said that the rust colored paint/carbon fork combo is an idea that Specialized has been throwing around for the last two years.

    So we'll see, maybe this year they'll do it. I wouldn't count on the Sugino 75's tough.

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    If that fork is stock.. the rake looks pretty ****ed up for the HT angle

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    Quote Originally Posted by daibutsusan73
    I mentioned that I had read this at work today to the other guys at the shop, and the guys who have worked there a while said that the rust colored paint/carbon fork combo is an idea that Specialized has been throwing around for the last two years.

    So we'll see, maybe this year they'll do it. I wouldn't count on the Sugino 75's tough.
    the 06 already has 75's, only reason i wish i got the 06 instead of the 05 on closeout.

    Anyways, i hate that paintjob, from the idea that i got from that low quality image, and i'm damn glad i got the 05 for its clean flat carbon gray paint, before they punked/urbanzed it, with thier graffiti esqued logo.

    That aside, a carbon fork is going to be a tough sell for the market the langster seems to be shooting for as a city/ urban bike geared for the younger and more "careless about s***" crowd; so most people in that market are looking for something bulletproof, and would assume the carbon fork wouldn't survive the daily grind riding through th city.

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    I dont see why the fork wouldnt last unless you crash a lot. In which case you either have the worst luck or suck at life and might need to stay off a bike in traffic if you wish to live to be much older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangsooyuk
    I dont see why the fork wouldnt last unless you crash a lot. In which case you either have the worst luck or suck at life and might need to stay off a bike in traffic if you wish to live to be much older.

    While you are right, unfortunelty not all bikers are enlightened of the wonders of carbon fiber.

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    actually what you are looking at is the langster comp - there are 3 models of langster: the regular, the comp, and the s-works. the langster comp comes with a FACT carbon fork, sugino 75 crank, sugino 75 bottom bracket, alex at-400 rims, mondo pro tires, and an alias saddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sers
    actually what you are looking at is the langster comp - there are 3 models of langster: the regular, the comp, and the s-works. the langster comp comes with a FACT carbon fork, sugino 75 crank, sugino 75 bottom bracket, alex at-400 rims, mondo pro tires, and an alias saddle

    how sure are you about that? seems odd that they would add a paint job thats almost exactly the same as the regular Langster of years past, F and R brakes, and then obvious street gearing to the Comp... which was supposed to be an actual track bike. seems like the just added a better crankset and a carbon fork to the Langster.
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    but the bike in the first post has both a front brake and back,and machined rims, the comp is sold brakeless and with non-machined rims. Im guessing this is is the base model, and non the comp. I doubt someone would spend the extra 400 bucks for themore track ready langster comp, only to downgrade the wheels and throw two brakes on it.
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    the comp-

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg
    If that fork is stock.. the rake looks pretty ****ed up for the HT angle

    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    42-16? Doesn't look like track gearing to me. Any track riders care to comment?
    good call on their part IMO. how many of these track bikes are actually seeing the velo anyways? i know mine ain't.
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    i've never heard of carbon forks being unable to cope with city riding. if you can't avoid the holes buy a huck bike and be done. or learn to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by solution_63
    I know most of you aren't exactly Langster fans, but maybe someone is interested in this. It appears that for 2007 Specialized have given the Langster a carbon fork, 42x16 gearing with Sugino cranks and a 'rust' coloured paint job. The price has also gone up - yet another reason to buy an IRO?
    That sloping top tube is all the reason I need :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    42-16? Doesn't look like track gearing to me. Any track riders care to comment?
    i ride 49x15 at the track... that gearing is aimed for street

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