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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by TurnerDHR23, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. MDJ

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    I'd be curious to know how much the 2 world championships really affected the demand. I know it would be hard to measure of course, but it would be interesting. I think the hype generated throughout the WC season had a much larger impact the the WCs. I've never considered this when buying a bike but I'm sure I'm influenced to a degree with what I see throughout the season.
     

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  2. demo 9

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    I got it because its a demo, i have had a few demo 9s and i loved them, boycotted the demo 8 because it had a 135, now that its 150, im back on board
     
  3. Huck_Finn

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    Got mine yesterday, built it last night, rode it today. They are shipping. They are awesome. It WILL be worth the wait. Sorry for the crappy picture, but I was too busy riding it to worry about glamor shots. :D

     
  4. demo 9

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    ^ where you live?
     
  5. FOXROX

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    beat me to it.
     
  6. FOXROX

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    i see snow. you shouldn't have it yet. obviously your riding season is over. send it to someone that can use it. i know you paid and all, but they are more important then you because they can ride in warm weather. ;)
     
  7. Huck_Finn

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    Maryland. Plenty warm enough to ride. You can have it when you pry it out of my cold dead hands. Based on how I ride, there's a strong possibility that you can have it at some point. :D
     
  8. FOXROX

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    LOL! have fun on it!
     
  9. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    how much snow did you guys get on Sunday?
     
  10. FOXROX

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    about six inches. guess how much is on the mountains? well judging by the fact the i live on the same mountain as diablo, ill say little to none. we had huge gusts for 2 days strait. most yards around here dont even have snow.
     
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    How bout that vernon education
     
  12. chillindrdude

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    just checked in with my local shop. Specialized Inventory Website states "Late January" for East Coast, and "Early APRIL!!!" for West Coast.

    Does that mean Specialized reserved a small lot of frames for East Coast dealers? Anyways, I put in a small deposit for one. *fingers crossed*

    If this is true, not only does East Coast has MOAR ROX but MOAR DEMO! :D
     
  13. demo 9

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    I am still a little lost here, it seems that the green demo 8 frames are popping up more and more in the SE (ive seen about 4) I think im on the first shipment (ordered in sept) The shop ordered about 10 of them, Why have a few guys gotten theirs, and we havent? (huge volume spesh dealer, HUGE) Is there something im missing?
     
  14. FOXROX

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    quit complaining we cant ride them anyway :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Maryland eh...I thought I recognized that yellow gate post ;)
     
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  17. FOXROX

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    i was being sarcastic. :rant:
     
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    If Huck Finn is who I think he is... (didn't know you were on the monkey man), we ordered his bike the day online orders opened with specialized. could be your shop wasn't quite on the ball. :D shoulda gone with us man, we woulda delivered. :thumb: :rofl:
     
  19. demo 9

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    but i wouldn't have gotten it at cost :thumb:
     
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    do you know around when the ordering became available? lol :thumb:
     
  21. JCL

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    They'll turn up when they do. If you need a new bike fix that desperately you should see a doctor.
     
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    you dont mind going w/ out a bike for 4 months? im happy for you. :rolleyes:
     
  23. JCL

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    It's called the off season.
     
  24. demo 9

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    We can usually get until january in NJ, lifts may be closed, but riding isnt. This year we got hammered with snow early, but there was till riding as of a week ago.
     
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    trails by me look fine.
     
  26. JCL

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    We've got snow fairly low. Doesn't bother me much as I like riding the AM bike and doing a bit of trail maintenance at this time of year. Variety is the spice etc...
     
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    Hi all,
    some of ya seem to know quite a big deal about the demos :D
    I'm wondering if i should swap my 09 demo for a 11. I'm like 6.03"/184cm, But not sure what size to get if so, i've tired riding a small on a track and actually found that quite good(better than my large 09) and then i tried a medium in a shop, and really liked the small better. But as i can read around forums, a guy at my size should maybe go for a large, but thats also depending on riding style and track.
    So what size would you recommend?

    Cheers, and happy new year
     
  28. TomBigmac

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    Medium or Large, unless your tracks are very very slow and very very tight only then the extra length will all make sense when you're up to speed. Will be so much more stable in fast sections, rough sections and steep corners.
    I'm 6'3 and ride a Large (and wouldn't swap for a medium) if that helps at all. Arrived last week..

     
  29. zdubyadubya

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    we were able to put in our pre-orders in august i think? can't really remember, its been awhile. I just remember that we ordered two demos; one for a customer and one for stock, but only the customer's arrived. we are still waiting for the one for stock.
     
  30. AutoPilotOff

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    Im 5'11' and going from a medium 09 to a medium 11. If it helps Brendan Fairclough said (in a vid) he was 6" and was happy on a medium.
     
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    Here's the bumpers for the 40.



     
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing.
     
  33. TomBigmac

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    Anyone have any advice on shock settings? Anything need to be done to cater for attributes the frame has?
     
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    ye, atleast im more sure about size :D
    Anybody knows if a vivid coil can be mounted without any fancy modification? just usual bushes?
     
  35. gazzou

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    anybody knows if if a shimano saint m810 derailleur can be mounted bolt-on on the frame ??
    thx
     
  36. cableguy

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    Has anyone weighed the frame+shock?
     
  37. BOOMSLANG

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    Yes, Vivid coil fits fine, but you have to buy the aftermarket shock extension, available soon.

    JC
     
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    Negative.

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    Why not, what difference does any derailur make? Bolts onto the rest of my frames just fine?
     
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    I'm with you. I have a 810 SS on the way so it better. Matt Hunter runs full Saint also so....???