This is the bike that was mentioned in a prior thread:
Officially official now, I guess…
No dropped seatstays
So despite Specialized’s assertions to the contrary, what de the chances that this shows up under a World Tour rider next year? A bigger rider who wants to hit the UCI weight limit could absolutely benefit from this frame.
I don’t remember if they bothered to have the frame UCI approved (which is only based on shape / design, not weight).
they would need to add more weight. almost 2 pounds…
More than likely possible.
But again, this is not the fastest bike. And the person would be compeating vs aero bikes at the same weight… so
No, I am talking about just the frame, not the bike. Take that from for a larger rider, 60mm rims and disc brakes and I bet you can hit the UCI weight limit where other frames would have them above.
Again, this is for a larger rider, not a flyweight like Allaphillipe.
the test bike was 13 pounds with disk brakes (no pedals).
IDK…in the grand scheme, you will not see a huge person riding a tour. And if the person is big, it will be SUPER thin…
I like the bike tho…like it very much (except the price that is)
Fourteen thousand, five hundred United States dollars.
You wrote Ridiculous wrong.
Maybe I’m just a sucker for shiny things, but I’m actually liking it more than I thought. Maybe Specialized is just amazing at product marketing. I was really leaning towards a new SL7, but I don’t really race, and I get more enjoyment out of just getting the most elevation per mile that I can, so maybe this is the bike for me. The red gold chameleon/bronze foil is calling my name.
And Racepoint has already built one up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m2mUKIBC4Y
I was actually really looking forward to this bike. In concept it seemed to be what I was looking for in my next bike/frame, but electronic only and price just put it out of the realm of possibility for me.
Really struggling to see the point of this bike
Build something different?
And to charge a TON of $$$ for something “old school”
Its like chevy building an electric car using a C1 body, and changing $200k for it…
and 90% of the population
So basically it is nice, old school bike for normal bike user done in modern technology for an absurd amount of money that excludes normal user. As an idea I love it but the price indicates it nothing more than a shiny, luxurious gimmick. For this price you will get really luxurious boutique bike that is truly unique. But I am sure that specialized will be short on stock in no time.
Buy an old Supersix or Izalco for a fraction of the price
If I use the dentists count in my neighborhood, I would say they will say thousands of them.
with all the S-Works Tarmacs that I see on club rides it seems at least a third of folks in my club must be dentists And it always cracks me up how the fastest climbers in the club are on modest, affordable bikes. A couple years ago one guy brought his son out on a ride, and he was on a vintage 70s or 80s steel bike and proceeded to crush everyone on every climb.
That was your first mistake