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I bought a Mountain Bike that Cost as much as a Pinball Machine

By EricHadley

1 year ago


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#101 1 year ago

Just reached a thousand miles on my bike since getting it this past spring.

I've since acquired a bunch of Park tools, and have enjoyed tinkering and doing maintenance as much as riding. Kinda similar to the pinball hobby.

#102 1 year ago

Was up at twin lakes this past weekend and rode the Colorado trail. So much fun. Loving this bike!

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#103 1 year ago
Quoted from EricHadley:

Was up at twin lakes this past weekend and rode the Colorado trail. So much fun. Loving this bike!
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Lots of trails up here, my son rode 30 miles of single track for Pedal for the Park last weekend. There are some killer downhills on the CT.
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#104 1 year ago

Here's mine, pricey but worth it!! Love this bike! This is when it was being built.. For those looking to buy a Specialized now, you may want to check your motorcycle dealers... that's where I found mine.

I bought this last year and they've had 2 price increases since... this bike would run about $7K OTD IF you can find one.

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#105 1 year ago

This thread makes me feel bad for riding a Trek 7000 aluminum something like below w/hard fork+tail. I'm also a dozen miles from anything that resembles a hill

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#106 1 year ago

A couple of pics of wildlife on the trails.

Saw a mountain lion at a distance, but too far to zoom clearly.

Also encountered a rattlesnake sunbathing in the center of the path.

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#107 1 year ago
Quoted from Baiter:

This thread makes me feel bad for riding a Trek 7000 aluminum something like below w/hard fork+tail. I'm also a dozen miles from anything that resembles a hill
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If this was a spot what's missing picture; I would say pedals.

#108 1 year ago
Quoted from Khabbi:

Here's mine, pricey but worth it!! Love this bike! This is when it was being built.. For those looking to buy a Specialized now, you may want to check your motorcycle dealers... that's where I found mine.
I bought this last year and they've had 2 price increases since... this bike would run about $7K OTD IF you can find one.
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I have 3 Specialized Levo's....I bought the S works for myself, and Levo comps for the kids....they are great bikes

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#109 11 months ago

Thinkin about ordering this tomorrow. I ride a GT sanction now so I should feel right at home.
Any concerns from the audience on this pick?

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#110 11 months ago

This thread has motivated me to air up my tires and go for a ride.

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#111 9 months ago
Quoted from coasterguy:

3,000 miles ridden last year and I work more than full-time.

I have just surpassed 3,000 miles ridden in just under a year. Your post was kinda the inspiration.

I'm more impressed that you did 3,000 while working more than full time.

The argument others make that you don't get as good of a workout is wrong. My fitness has improved so much that I usually ride entirely unassisted.

I'm getting a solid workout because my bike is heavier. I can keep up with a lot of the weekend warriors on the trail who are on regular bikes.

I'll admit I've been curious how much easier it might feel on a lighter bike, but I like the option of power if I hit the wall, or wind starts to howl miles from base.

Most of my rides lately have been 25+ miles and 1750' altitude gains, all unassisted.

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#112 8 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

I have just surpassed 3,000 miles ridden in just under a year. Your post was kinda the inspiration.
I'm more impressed that you did 3,000 while working more than full time.
The argument others make that you don't get as good of a workout is wrong. My fitness has improved so much that I usually ride entirely unassisted.
I'm getting a solid workout because my bike is heavier. I can keep up with a lot of the weekend warriors on the trail who are on regular bikes.
I'll admit I've been curious how much easier it might feel on a lighter bike, but I like the option of power if I hit the wall, or wind starts to howl miles from base.
Most of my rides lately have been 25+ miles and 1750' altitude gains, all unassisted.
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Awesome! I can't stop riding mine. It's opened up so much more to me. I still ride mostly unassisted or eco. But rocky climbs I'd be hacking on are a blast in trail mode now.

Have to admit when I first saw this thread I thought will power trumps pedal assist and ped assist is for p.....s.
It's nice to be wrong sometimes...haha

Thanks op

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#113 7 months ago

Finally replaced the tires on my SL. They had over 3,800 miles. Didn't really pay attention how worn they were.

Just did a trail ride on the new tires and the added traction was noticeable.

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