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What is really better, Trek or Specialized?

Old 05-18-20, 01:32 PM
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Both are decent brands. I think its something personalized, ride both, see which floats your boat. Might be something as personal like what color is more liked. Try all, keep the one that fits you. Think of the fun of riding all those different bikes....
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Old 05-18-20, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
Jeannie or Samantha?
That's a tough choice. Depends on the setting.
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Old 05-18-20, 01:45 PM
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Titanium.
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Old 05-18-20, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
Jeannie or Samantha?
Samantha or Sabrina?

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Old 05-18-20, 02:22 PM
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I couldn't' say which one was better. I shop brands for the features I like.
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Old 05-18-20, 02:30 PM
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Your Asking OUR Opinion?

Republican or Democrat?
Coffee or Tea?
Beer or Wine?
Trek or Specialize?

Ummmmmm I vote Trek. I've never been a big fan of Specialized for whatever reason. So take my opinion for what it's worth. Over thinking decisions is a problem that most of us have. Best advice I can give you is do your research, ride the bikes, form your own conclusion, and go with your GUT. Worst case situation, you sell it and buy something else. There is NO perfect bike or perfect company. Life is too short to procrastinate.
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Old 05-18-20, 03:14 PM
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Titanium.
Well, of course. But there are a whole bunch of those makers and which one of those is better? Moots is obviously head and shoulders above nearly everyone but Dean Both are within 200 miles of me. And I have 3 of them (2 Deans and a Moots)
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Old 05-18-20, 04:51 PM
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Which bike do you like best? If I like a bike popularity isn't a factor. Happy riding
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Old 05-18-20, 05:11 PM
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Trek vs Specialized

In my research Specialized uses house branded cranks and sell you what they call a 105 or Ultegra groupset on the bike. Trek on the overhand tells you its 105 or Ultegra and when you look at the drive train that's what it is. Trek will cost a little more because of this. Two other issues drive me to Trek;
1. Geometry most friendly to a comfortable for me
2. The nearest Specialized dealer for me is at least 1.5hr drive one way under ideal conditions, the nearest Trek dealer is at most a 30 min drive one way in bad conditions.
Ideal conditions only existed in ATL during the shelter in place orders, normal conditions will add at least 30 to the ideal quote above.
Geometry and convenience drive my decision
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Old 05-18-20, 05:13 PM
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Ride both. Buy the one that feels better. Back in '99 I was hot on the Cannondale Lefty. I rode it and the ride was too harsh. Dealer had a Schwinn 4-Banger that was a dream to ride, felt more like a motorcycle, what I was used to. It had a little suspension sag in the rear. Bought the Schwinn.
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Old 05-18-20, 09:57 PM
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Not a serious question. Samantha was a Stepford wife who wandered onto the wrong set. How many Darrens did she end up killing in total?
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Old 05-19-20, 04:42 AM
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I know this thread is going to be a train wreck.

What I donít know is whether I will be able to look away.
Every now and then I replay posts in my head. This one has delivered a few more smiles over the past few days.
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Old 05-19-20, 05:16 AM
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Here Specialized seems to be somewhat (more) overpriced compared to Trek and therefore a bit more rare and prestigious (believe or not, neither are among the most common brands here) - but that probably has more to do with the local dealer(s) than anything else.

Anyhow, bying a bike going by what's written on the frame is pretty silly these days, me thinks.
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Old 05-19-20, 06:48 AM
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Every now and then I replay posts in my head. This one has delivered a few more smiles over the past few days.
Ha! Thanks.

I must say that my cynicism was misplaced..... this thread has stayed admirably on the rails and lighthearted.
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Old 05-19-20, 07:12 AM
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Neither. They are both boring as hell, mass produced bikes.
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Old 05-19-20, 09:14 AM
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Interesting question. I think it comes down to taste. I really like specialized road bikes. I own 2 sworks road bikes. That said, i have 2 trek mtn bikes including a farley. I really like how trek puts 27.5x4+ hoops on their snow/fat bikes. My next bike will most likely be a specialized diverge, but a new trek farley also looks very compelling. Regardless, both companies are top notch and deliver great products and stand behind them.
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Old 05-19-20, 11:58 AM
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Go for a couple test rides back-to-back, Then decide which is better for you.

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Old 05-23-20, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JustinOldPhart View Post
Well, see, this is because you're not a true cognoscente, an inside tracker, you don't know 'the ****', you don't have 'a guy'.

Just like Favre pronounced his name FARV, Domane is pronounced DA-MONE. The bike was built to honor Vic Damone, who died in 2018.

This is the truth, from Burke's beyond-the-grave lips to my ear, I tell ya.

Oh, **** me, this thread is going to go sophomoric...
Huh. I heard it was for Mike Damone.

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Old 05-23-20, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Anyhow, bying a bike going by what's written on the frame is pretty silly these days, me thinks.
Well, actually that is a considerable part of the bike choice for me, but in a different way than you think. I don't want to look like a mobile advertising when biking around villages in my end of world which is not overrun by lycra fashion and fancy bikes. Like Zipp wheels are a no no, because of the huge letters putting it right into your face. Same goes for frame logos of some bike makers.

And this discussion of Domane name, I'd go by what you hear pronounced on YT videos. Also depends if you bike in North America or Europe, might be pronounced differently. Point in these cases is not to look silly, even if one is being correct.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
McDonalds or Burger King?

Try Cervelo.
McDonalds makes me poop to much......So does Wendy's. The local Wendy's had a manager who's last name was "Fartner"
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Old 05-25-20, 12:19 PM
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Cannondale?
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Old 05-26-20, 03:52 AM
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I could be wrong but the newer specialized bikes still use common parts , but the brand new trek bikes at least on the road side use proprietary designs , older treks has normal forks, at least on the road side ,🤔
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Mine is the best.
If you post "the" photo, then I'll give you a "ding". #conditioning
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
indyfabz is not posting a picture of his bike for some reason despite requests, so I'm taking the liberty of posting it for him:

"No 'ding' for you! Next!!"
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Ginger or Mary Ann? Betty or Wilma? Daphne or Velma?
Mary Ann, Betty, Velma

as the kids say don't @ me this is fact
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