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Your Specialized bike is a death trap

NHetroNHetro Member, Rooster Endurance Member
https://bikerumor.com/2019/01/09/specialized-announces-steerer-tube-collar-recall-for-roubaix-ruby-diverge-sirrus/

Not surprised. I've had three separate recalls from Specialized. First was the Shiv seat post bolt collars that were slipping out of the frame. Had my LBS send the frame back and got a new one. Was out a bike for a few weeks. Next was the shiv aero bars recall. They were snapping and causing accidents. The new design sucks. Your reach was limited and fucked up any kind of fit you had. At least we got a $50 gift card for that. Lastly, I got one of the first batches of their short tail aero tt helmets. I got a personal email saying I had to send it back due to quality issues. Glad I hadn't crashed in it. Btw, they didnt have a replacement for a few months. No compensation for lost time or the hassle of sending the shit back due to their poor quality. The best solution I found was not to buy their shit any more. Rant over.
gregkrangamelSdogGasBombKenElPescadoPelado

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    NHetroNHetro Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    And to clarify, I used to be gay for Specialized. My LBS was a dealer and sponsored me. I bought all their shit. Two shivs and two epic mtbs for the wife and I. Four different helmets. 6 pairs of their shoes. Besides the quality issues and recalls, they all worked great. They are great for new bike shops because they sell everything you need to ride. They are innovative. They recognized a good bike fit is important and bought out someone to start their BG fit system. Get a rider comfortable, they'll ride more and buy more of your shit. Then they built their own fucking wind tunnel. So they kinda get it. They're good for the industry. I'm just butt hurt that they cant fix their quality issues.
    gregk
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    gregkgregk Member
    @NHetro that's some wild stuff. I've seen some old school-ish bike dudes (myself included) getting made fun of for harping on simplicity and liking designs that don't have a lot of moving parts... and then some shit like this recall happens. Everyone is trying to find these crazy high-tech ways to add suspension, when you could just ride bigger tires, or a nice steel fork that requires zero maintenance and won't break.
    NHetroAaronWebsteySdog
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    NHetroNHetro Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    edited January 11
    gregk said:

    @NHetro that's some wild stuff. I've seen some old school-ish bike dudes (myself included) getting made fun of for harping on simplicity and liking designs that don't have a lot of moving parts... and then some shit like this recall happens. Everyone is trying to find these crazy high-tech ways to add suspension, when you could just ride bigger tires, or a nice steel fork that requires zero maintenance and won't break.

    I hear ya. Ive gone of the way of a minimalist approach on the bike as well. 1x11. Only a BTA bottle. If I dont need it, it's not on my bike.
    SdoggregkKenElPescadoPelado

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