You’ve arrived: Yes, offering so many platforms (and models within those platforms)
is intimidating, but the end result is a bike that will fit your riding style perfectly.
Specialized makes a trailbike that will get you where you are going.
Stronger system: It is always a battle of
balance. A tapered head tube (and
tapered fork steerer tube) gives the front
end added stiffness, so the rear suspension needs to respond. Specialized has
reduced the number of components in
their rear suspension and, in doing so, has
come out with a laterally stiffer rear end.
Rocking the RockShox: RockShox now
makes a Specialized Autosag shock, and
their design ups the technology to a more
rider-friendly design. The RockShox system uses a push-button to set the sag,
unlike the Fox version where a Schrader
valve cap needs to be removed, the valve
depressed and the cap replaced. The
RockShox system eliminated the possibility of a rider adding air to the wrong
Schrader valve. Don’t laugh; we saw an
experienced rider doing just that. ;