The first thing i must say is northside cyclery is only in it for the money. fair enough they are a bussinessand need to make a profit and all but the number of times iv gone in there and asked them bout certain things,and then the shit that they spin, WHOA!! quit simply they are doush bags! they down talk every other store and claim that specialized is the best and only bike to own (iv ownd two big hits so im deffinatly not anti spech!)Sparkman said:For 4K for the frame, I reckon the money is better spent on a tried and tested and lighter design. I'd go SC V10 or Turner DHR for close to that money. Or if you want to freeride, the new SC VP-free.....
All FSR's are not the same. Otherwise they wouldn't have spent years refining bikes like the M1 and IH SGS DH. Not to mention that FSR linkages are also used for XC. The linkage geometry (and hence rear axle path) are radically different from other designs. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. I agree that Spec make pretty solid bikes with excellent build quality. I had to stop myself drooling while looking over the bike. It looks awesome, and the build quality is superb. I was nearly going to buy one, then I realised that it was just too bloody heavy. The frame weight is around 2 kg heavier than many of the best DH frames around. If you don't care about the weight, just think that if you got a lighter frame, you could also carry a 6-pack of beer with you :lol:Turley said:FSR is a tried and tested design
Demo 9's have a bit of a bad name cause they have been deliberately marketed at the freeride market cause that is the largest market atm. The frame is a bit on the heavy side but isn't that far out from your standard DH bike(well within what you shoudl expect from a DH bike) The bike has had alot of RND and if they made them like the bighits they should last for years. If ya look at the geo you can see it is a bit different to what most DH bikes have but it is still gonna own on a DH track.
They also look sweet IRL. Photos on the net realy do nothing for it! The price of 4k is a bit high imho but there are avenuse for a pritty decent price drop. Just ask around.
Id say you'd be either VERY unlucky or bender has been using ur bike! ...ive heard of them snapping... but 4 times :?
With Specialized's lifetime frame warranty, you could have kept on snapping them :wink:Daver said:
The build quality on the demo nine is f&*king awsome, i don't really care that it is made in tiawan, the welds are perfect, way better than any american bike i've seen (including my super 8].Daver said: