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What's with the Specialized Tricross seatstays?

Old 06-10-08, 11:02 PM
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What's with the Specialized Tricross seatstays?

Has anyone seen the Specialized tricross expert or comp? There's some special gel on the seatstays and carbon seatpost. I believe they're called "zertz". What do they do?
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yeah, and give the marketing department something (else) to work on.

Do you play tennis at all? You hit the ball and the strings make a 'twang' sound, you tie an old rubber band around the base of the strings and the 'twang' changes to a 'thwack." Same idea. Does it help at all with the ride? maybe? maybe not?

So... Zertz ~= old rubber band.

great bike though. i've got one and i dig it.
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Originally Posted by Chansnewbike
I believe they're called "zertz". What do they do?
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It was the bay window in the included seatpost that freaked me out a little.
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Absorb road buzz from what I hear. I have the 2006 version that only has it in the seat post. May be marketing, but I personally think it's a good idea.
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