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Old 06-30-16, 11:58 AM
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Noctilux.95
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Very nice!!! If you don't mind me asking how much money you have into upgrades?

Reason I ask, is that I have been looking at this bike. Bike shop weighed it for me and it's 21 lbs. stock.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...e-sl-29/106470

The downsides are.

1. It's $1350
2. It's singlespeed
3. Adding gears can be done, but at a cost. Probably close to $1500 by the time you are done adding cassette, derailleur shifter, cables etc

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...e-sl-29/106470

The Specialized Crave looks really nice though I'm not sure if I want a single speed bike for commuter/fire road rides. I live in a hilly area and don't always wear synthetic clothes when commuting. I can see myself walking into a bank or Starbucks all sweaty after climbing a 12% grade hill on a single speed bike

My Toughroad has ended up costing me around $1900 total after all the upgrades and selling the old parts. I purchased the bike for $850 OTD and the rest were in upgrades. I purchased everything on sale.
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