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crispy4505 mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 13:32
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
Of course. You buy a car for the chassis and the engine. Not the upholstery or wheels. Even with a cloth interior and steel wheels, the veyron's price isn't going to be cut in half. Again, cars are a terrible comparison. It's hard to find a car where you can double or triple the base price through purchasing options from the factory. I would much rather have PinkBike them review the top end model then the bottom end model. That way the components are less of an issue for the reviewer and they can focus on how the frame and it's geometry performs. You can easily find reviews of the components that come with the price point model you're looking at.
crispy4505 mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 9:24
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
If you want to understand how committed a company is to a product, look at what they spend on it. The Stumpy Evo 650 uses stumpy 29er front triangle and the Enduro 650b uses the old 26" Enduro front triangle. Clearly they were given the directive to get a 650b product into production as soon as possible. Coming from a 26" Enduro (2010), I was recently in the market for a 650b trail/enduro bike and went with Giant for the reasons above. If Specialized put in the time, money and effort they did with the Enduro 29er, I think this would be getting much better reviews and accolades. Oh, and they would have kept me as a customer.
crispy4505 mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 9:18
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
Quite possibly the worst comparison theory ever. Why does everyone get hung up on the price tag? The frame/geometry is really what determines how the bike rides and the enduro comp can be had for $3,600.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 14:51
Dec 12, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
"If you take two equal bikes (parts spec) and tell me that Specialized paid $4,000 to make it and is charging $6,000, while Giant paid $4,500 to make it and is charging $6,500, I'm picking Specialized. I give zero shits what they pay, it's what *I* pay that matters" - I couldn't agree more if that were the case. However, bikes you're comparing are NOT the same. One has better components and the other has a carbon frame. And, with those tradeoffs, they end up with a similar price. So it's up to you as the consumer to decide which you prefer. Giant's product managers are betting one way and Specialized the other. If you're hellbent on getting carbon, Giant makes a Reign Advanced for $4,750.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 8:47
Dec 12, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
The Reign and Stumpjumper Evo are not really comparable bikes. The Trance SX and Stumpy Evo are. If you really wanted to compare those two, the stumpy has a lower spec (cost) shock, fork, seatpost and wheels. Yes, both have pikes but SRAM offers different internals for manufacturers save money. RC vs RC3, the RC is a lower spec (cost) fork. Also, Specialized saves a ton on development and manufacturing costs on the stumpy evo 650 b frame b/c the front triangle is the exact same front triangle as the stumpy evo 29er. Chain guide/bashguard is completely relevant. Your comment was around price and the bashguard/guide is a $100 accessory.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 13:39
Dec 11, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Just picked up a new trance sx and I also got the same maxxis tires on mine. I wonder if something happened between giant and schwalbe or schwalbe had inventory shortage.
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 13:36
Dec 11, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Enduro Expert Carbon is $6,600. Yes, you get X01 derailleur and cassette but you also get lower spec fork, specialized seat post and specialized wheels and no chain guide/bashguard. Specialized saves a ton of money by making a lot of their own components
crispy4505 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 16:18
Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Yeah, that should work. I'm 5'9 and riding a medium.
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