Dialed Ride - 2011 Specialized S-Works Epic
Rob bought this full suspension 29er the other day. Weighs in at 22lbs... Carbon: full frame, fork crown and steer tube, rims, hubshells, cranks, seatpost, handlebars, brake levers. Full SRAM XX. One question for Specialized: Why the hell use stiffer bladed spokes on only one-quarter of each wheel (and round spokes on the rest of the wheel)? Seems like a case of form over function. Anyone got theories on this?
The Rovals are some sexy rims. Another customer came in last week and bought a Stumpy HT Comp with a set of Rovals--they shaved a full 2.5 POUNDS of rotational weight off of the bike!!! That's a serious upgrade. We'll be stocking more of these wheels (as well as Easton carbon wheelsets) this summer for those of you thinking about lightening up your ride.