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Old 12-31-04, 04:43 PM
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Just had a years worth of luck....

Having decided that instead of the P.1 street, I was going to go for the P.2 due to the huge upgrade for little extra s, I started phoning any Specialized dealer that I could find...only two had the P.2 and only one was open today. So off I went to Norwich to try the P.2. After trying the bike, the guy said that actually, a better bike for me would be the hardrock pro with an upgraded fork to an all mountain by 'zocchi as it would be lighter, nearly as strong and be able to ride xc. Then he remembered that the shop had recently bought a few Azonic frames cheap due to scratches in paintwork...AND that as a person had recently bought an Enduro frame instead of the whole bike, they also had a bunch of spare bits lying around. So I went off to another shop in their chain in Lowestoft to look at the Azonic DS1 frame which they quickly built up with an '04 manitou black comp, hyd. deore brakes, 8spd deore and Sun Ditch Witch wheels. Tried it...and bought it, for only 50 more than the P.2 would have been, at 700. It's such a sweet ride, although it has only been ridden from the station back to my house, I love the accelaration, and rolling speed of it. I also like the fork more than I thought I might, the guy in the shop reckoned it was strong enough to take some hammer. I even had time for a mere 1-2 ft stair drop!!! Over all, amazed at how much luck I can have in a day. It'll probably run out soon, better be careful riding tomorrow....

(pics to come if I can persuade dad to let me use the digital camera)
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Old 12-31-04, 04:57 PM
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Cool. Work on that persuading, I'd like to see pics of the new bike

What did you think of the P2 compared to your azonic frame-based bike?
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Old 12-31-04, 05:16 PM
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Sounds great, lets see pics!
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I got a new HR ss for christmas and took it out last night to ride street. now I have a Ditch Witch rim that has a flat spot,not sure how it happend.Hope your luck does'nt run out. Don't be too careful,thats no fun.
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Old 12-31-04, 06:31 PM
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MadMan: I reckoned the P.2 was a really great bike PROVIDED you did not want to ride much xc or have to ride to jumps etc. The Azonic is a far lighter frame, but still with the strength of the P.2. The only major difference between the two FRAMES apart from weight is the stand-over height - the P.2 does have more than the Azonic, but unless you want to do some seriously quick step-throughs it isn't going to be a problem

mtnbiker: shame about the rim, hopefully it's a one-off! And I won't be careful, my brother and I have been digging out a drop, nice and easy 2-3 footer to tranny.
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Old 12-31-04, 07:06 PM
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yay. only prob is, i have about 5 loose spokes, and the nipples are frozen, so icant tighten them. Also my whole bike needs servicing! Ah hell, ill steal the Azonic!
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