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Saxo mechanicals

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited April 2010 in Pro race
Is it me, or have they had a huge amount of mechanicals during the classics?

Frank had one today and finished on someone elses bike. Chinny monster changed bikes in both Roubaix and the Ronde. Matti had his fit about getting the wrong bike etc.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Like most Specialized kit, you need at least a couple of replacements to find something of decent quality! In fact most people I know who ride them are on a warranty replacement.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Monty Dog wrote:
    In fact most people I know who ride them are on a warranty replacement.

    Maybe you have a very small social circle?

    I would have thought most of the Saxo mechanicals have involved non-Specialized components, like gears or brakes, and not the sort of thing people would get a warranty replacement for.
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  • DaveyL wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    In fact most people I know who ride them are on a warranty replacement.

    Maybe you have a very small social circle?

    I would have thought most of the Saxo mechanicals have involved non-Specialized components, like gears or brakes, and not the sort of thing people would get a warranty replacement for.

    Most of Saxos mechanicals have been things like frames failing.
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Really? That is a bit unusual/worrying if it's true. I can understand it with the amount of power Chinny's putting down though :D
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,007 Lives Here
    The mechanicals in the Ardenne's always seem to happen up tough hills..
  • SunWuKongSunWuKong Posts: 364
    Maybe the down tube electric motors have been on the blink? :wink:
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    DaveyL wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    In fact most people I know who ride them are on a warranty replacement.

    Maybe you have a very small social circle?

    The team I ride for is sponsored...this is merely an observation as the support from Specialized is typically excellent.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Monty Dog wrote:
    DaveyL wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    In fact most people I know who ride them are on a warranty replacement.

    Maybe you have a very small social circle?

    The team I ride for is sponsored...this is merely an observation as the support from Specialized is typically excellent.

    It must be if they're getting so much practice! :D
    Le Blaireau (1)
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