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December 09, 2005

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John Satory

I just built up a Specialized Tricross for a client. Nice frameset with good specs. There's something to be said about buying a mainstream bike...It's not all bad. Thanks for writing!

gwadzilla

I just bought a new Specialized
had my hesitations
as I am not above the attraction to the esoteric
but
the bike seemed sweet and the price was right
so I went mainstream

I dislocated my shoulder on the innagural off road ride
nothing to do with the equipment
just me being stupid

it seems like a sweet ride
even if it is just sitting in my basement right now

but
I am stoked to have it for future cross races
rain or shine
snow or ice
sure I may complain
but that is my nature

John Satory

Thanks for your comment Divine. I think that they are purposefully "thinning the dealerbase herd" so to speak while moving towards a new level of bicycle retailing (i.e. Apple, The Gap, etc.). This is all fine and good in my opinion, but they need to realize that there's going to be a substancial amount of bad blood out there at the dealer level. And we all know that this industry in particular doesn't do well in the face of changes. We'll see if they can weather the storm of change.
Specialized is already opening their own stores.... I think they to can pull it off because of the strength in their brand.

divine gear

is trek not maintaining their dealer base, because they are opening their own stores? is this the next step for the dealer? if this is the case why broaden a dealer base, and just stick to putting up their own stores? then are we to expect to see a specialized store soon? they do have good stuff.

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