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What is really better, Trek or Specialized?

Old 05-15-20, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Cannondale resents your oversight.

But to be really train wrecky, it won't be complete unless Bike's Direct is brought into the mix.
It was a toss up between Trek and Specialized when I was bike shopping earlier this year. Ended up with Cannondale lol.

Trek is popular in the Midwest with their HQ being in Wisconsin. IMO, I would have gone with Specialized because the bike I wanted is cheaper and better components. Can't go wrong with either brand though.
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Old 05-15-20, 07:17 PM
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McDonalds, not even close!
But what about Cervelo's secret menu?
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Old 05-15-20, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
I trudged through this thread, and all that comes to my mind is: What is better, Colgate or Crest?
Aquafresh lol.
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Old 05-15-20, 07:24 PM
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Glad we got the OPs question sorted!
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I'm not buying anything from a company that killed the LeMond brand for a cheater

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Old 05-15-20, 07:54 PM
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Specialized. There, do you really believe me?
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Old 05-15-20, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
I trudged through this thread, and all that comes to my mind is: What is better, Colgate or Crest?
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Old 05-15-20, 09:10 PM
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Old 05-16-20, 02:45 AM
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Ginger or Mary Ann? Betty or Wilma? Daphne or Velma?
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Old 05-16-20, 05:34 AM
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Old 05-16-20, 06:18 AM
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Ginger or Mary Ann?
Not a good analogy, because this one is clear...... Mary Ann.
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There are already too many Treks and too many Specialized out there , go buy something else.
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Old 05-16-20, 09:44 AM
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Imagine there's no Trek
It isn't hard to do
No shops with only one brand
And no Specialized too
Imagine all the people riding every day

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
With lots of bikes for everyone
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Oh-nee-der is a reference from a movie...I'm not gonna say which one, tho. I'll let Oneder have the pleasure!
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Old 05-16-20, 10:07 AM
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It is best to support a company that most vigorously defends its unique intellectual property and trademark claims, because that is what makes us great as a country, and as a cycling community.
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Damn, I thought there actually might be some good info in this thread about the subtle differences between the two.
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Old 05-16-20, 02:48 PM
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I have a Trek Hybrid and a Specialized Gravel bike...Like them both
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Originally Posted by c0rbin9 View Post
Damn, I thought there actually might be some good info in this thread about the subtle differences between the two.
There aren’t any. They each have a wide varieties of bike models. There are differences between specific models each offers, but there is no unifying theme to it.
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Damn, I thought there actually might be some good info in this thread about the subtle differences between the two.
You must be new here.
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Old 05-16-20, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by c0rbin9 View Post
Damn, I thought there actually might be some good info in this thread about the subtle differences between the two.
Trek has good older bikes and wide selection and pretty good service and web site. Specialized is literally as generic as possible. Components are the same pretty much and you probably won't care much between one set and another anyway. But really there is just not a lot to say.
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My personal opinion; Specialized has had some frames that were more appealing than the similar type class that Trek offered... However, iirc, Trek made the initial leap to the 'style' & Specialized leveraged off that to create a design that made there rival more appealing.

Pretty much would have bought Specialized IF I were to have known to wait for there style to come out...
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I had a choice between four different LBS/IBS in my area. There are more but they catered to different riding styles. The one that made me feel most welcome carried Specialized. The one I disliked the most carried Trek. The one I disliked the most is now a Trek company store. I hated that store so much.
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I had a choice between four different LBS/IBS in my area. There are more but they catered to different riding styles. The one that made me feel most welcome carried Specialized. The one I disliked the most carried Trek. The one I disliked the most is now a Trek company store. I hated that store so much.
I never like "company" or single brand stores. They sell you what they have and that's not always what you want.

When I bought my Trek it was a Project One and the LBS was great letting me pick each part. They also offered me a set of Zipp 303s at a VERY reasonable price so I ordered my bike with the cheapest wheels since it had to come with some.

When it cam time for my second bike the bike Trek offered didn't have everything I wanted, but Cannondale did so they ordered the Cannon dale for me even though they had the Trek in stock.
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Old 05-16-20, 08:40 PM
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Not a good analogy, because this one is clear...... Mary Ann.
True. Just testing the intelligence of the forum. Did you know that Dawn Wells represented Nevada in the Miss America pageant? She also helped design the daisy dukes that covered up her navel after the TV censors became concerned about her revealing attire. She later started a company that designed clothing for “physically challenged” people. She and actor Russell Johnson stayed life long friends. They used to send each other birthday cards signed “The Rest”, which was a reference to the first season credits where their names were not mentioned, until he died of prostate cancer. By all accounts, she’s a great person. I saw her at the Philadelphia boat show back in the 90s. She was there selling a cookbook she had published.
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