i would go with the better warranty, which i believe is lifetime on specialized and 2 years on niners.
You got that right, I had a rep tell me they only released 80 of them. I'm one of the 80 so I'm pretty stoked.sparkie said:My friend works for Specialized. It seems they underestimated the demand for the Sworks. Might be hard to get. I am torn. I like the looks of the Specialized better but I think the Niner would handle better.
The Spec is 1/2 degree steeper on the small size, but it is also 1/2" slacker on all the other sizesmo0se said:The HT angle is fairly steep on the Spec. It may be good, or bad, for you... not good for my style of riding. If the spec. comes with a fox... I would convert it to 100mm and ride the Sh!t out of it. Warranty is a good thing, but doing what I just suggested would likely void the warranty. If they knew..
I'm going off a review.. looking for the link. The review is in the Jan 2010 Bike issue. Xc/marathon section. Stumjumper Expert Carbon.boomn said:The Spec is 1/2 degree steeper on the small size, but it is also 1/2" slacker on all the other sizes
Niner is 71, 72, 72, 72
Spec is 71.5, 71.5, 71.5
Ok, understood. But unless it was a comparison review we don't know if they wouldn't say the same or worse about the Niner and its steeper geometrymo0se said:I'm going off a review.. MBA they mentioned it felt nervous on steeps.
I have not researched TT length.. that plays into this. I would ride either...boomn said:Ok, understood. But unless it was a comparison review we don't know if they wouldn't say the same or worse about the Niner and its steeper geometry
I agree totally. I try to avoid all Specialized stuff after finding out about that Epic story. It is just unjustified corporate bullying IMO - the guy hand makes bags for adventure racing - what threat is that!. To try to drive him out of business for using the brand name epic is pathetic!Thor29 said:Niner of course. I would never buy a Specialized.
Here's just one reason of many: