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2008 Langsters WOAH!

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Old 07-19-07, 03:15 PM
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2008 Langsters WOAH!

The Seattle is rad!

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=32238
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Old 07-19-07, 03:17 PM
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Old 07-19-07, 03:29 PM
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D A M N !!!!! can anyone say "shizzle" ???
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Old 07-19-07, 03:31 PM
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The chicago one is gangsta!
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Old 07-19-07, 03:40 PM
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Gansta Langsta ?
The Seattle is extremely hot - the green is mean! The fenders are slender! The brown is down!
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Old 07-19-07, 03:49 PM
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Wow! they're so hot, that they have already been discussed!!!!

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=299438

OMGZZZZ!!!1!
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Old 07-19-07, 05:09 PM
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of course, you do understand that you're only allowed to purchase the langster bearing the name of your home town. so, unless you’re from seattle you're SOL.
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i rock. pplz be linking to mah threadz.
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i saw the london in a bike shop in NJ yesterday. it was friggin sweet.
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Good Lord, The Langster is dead. Long live the Langster.

(Man, I'm so glad I got an '07. These '08 bikes are nothing but gaudy prefab trendiod toys. And the "non-city" Langster is just horrible looking. When will Specialized come to thier senses and just make and bare-aluminum, high-performance, open-road Langy with a decent wheelset and killer parts selection?)
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Call me whatever you want, but I don't like sloping top tubes unless the slope is downwards toward the fork (funny bikes) I don't like integrated headsets or external bb's either. I hope I am not going "rivendell"
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Not a fan of the top tube thing either.
Can someone enlighten me as to why the hell they would design it that way?
It seems they would sell many more if the tt wasnt that way.

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i test rode one yesterday and it was suprisingly light, but i also dont like the backward sloping of he top tube. plus the forks on the 07's are hideous with those skull decals you cant remove. ugh. im going to go with a pake probably.
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Old 07-19-07, 10:52 PM
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Wow, almost $800 for a bike with no gears. Good luck to 'em.
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Not a fan of the top tube thing either.
Can someone enlighten me as to why the hell they would design it that way?
It seems they would sell many more if the tt wasnt that way.
The Allez has the same geometry as the Langster but with different rear dropouts so they can basicaly make 2 different bikes with the same tubing, jig, and tooling. Compact geometry provides a stiffer and lighter frame while helping bikes to fit a wider range of body types (short-leg, long-torso riders will be able to ride the same 54cm bike as someone with a more symetrical body shape). Also, the crowd that seems to prefer horizontal top tubes also tend, in my limited experiece, to not purchase oversize aluminum frames and tend towards more traditional steel setups. So it seems purists are not their target audience which seems to follow their rational on the funky paint schemes for '08.
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Old 07-19-07, 11:14 PM
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Saving a buck.
Sounds about right.
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Old 07-19-07, 11:17 PM
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Saving a buck.
Sounds about right.
Well with big business (Arguably Specialized is considered a "giant" in the cycling world), ROI is king. Same reason you find the same switches in a Chevy Cavilier as in a Chevy Corvette... ROI
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Cant blame em really.
But yeah not the most agressive looking design.
If it rides nice i guess thats the main thing.
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I think all the good graphic designers work for snowboard and skate companies.
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btw deathhare----I checked your site. what does it mean for a tshirt to be guaranteed?
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im shocked..there isnt a williamsburg edition
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Originally Posted by lacosta_rasta View Post
im shocked..there isnt a williamsburg edition
I know you're probably joking, but in all seriousness, a Williamsburg-edition Langster would be one of the biggest failures in marketing history. Can you imagine someone walking into a bike shop and being like "I want the Williamsburg fixed-gear one?" It's just.. ugh!
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btw deathhare----I checked your site. what does it mean for a tshirt to be guaranteed?
I have no idea.
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I think that the langster in general is pretty good looking, but for the money, the parts (wheels) could use some upgrading.
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Originally Posted by abeyance View Post
Call me whatever you want, but I don't like sloping top tubes unless the slope is downwards toward the fork (funny bikes) I don't like integrated headsets or external bb's either. I hope I am not going "rivendell"
Go Rivendell mate. It's the way of the future (and past).

These bikes. Rarely do you find anything you like and really hate at the same time. For me, these are they.
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