I've had my S-Works Venge about 4 weeks now and managed 2 dry rides on it so far, Saturday was a pleasant 40 odd miler in the sunshine.
I noticed the front mech wouldn't shift when I got home and on the ride a couple of times it took a few presses to shift up or down, I put it down to fat fingers in fat gloves.
Took the bike back to the Specialized Concept store I bought it from on Saturday afternoon, it's still there unable to find the problem & they've had to order a Di2 diagnostic kit which now won't arrive until Friday earliest.
My advice, keep your money, invest in good old mechanical DuraAce or Ultegra, I'll be chasing Specialized for something out of this, unacceptable in a brand new build.
I spose even expensive stuff can go wrong and at least they are trying to fix the problemUnacceptable? Only if they are not willing to put it right I would say
I wouldn't accept it in a new car why should I accept it in a £5000 bike?
Your 3 week old cars gearbox fails, would you acceopt a repair? Or would you want a new gearbox or a new car?
Dave, add this to the farce that was the build & I won't be buying anything from them again.
As for component supplier, not interested, Specialized sell the bike not Shimano.
Serves you right for buying an Audi!
Anyway, hopefully they can sort it quickly & hopefully my confidence in it will be restored with an 86 mile Sportive the week after next.
In other news, North face of molehill finally conquered.
Mole hill? Next time you drop 8 & a half grand on a bike that fails 3 weeks later do let me know.
Anyway, I'm sure they'll figure it out, in the mean time a loaner of a McLaren may go some small way of making up for the inconvenience, possibly.
More fool you for assuming that money magically bought infinite reliability.
So I did, my mistake.
Bit tetchy here aren't we? Well mostly me actually, just peed off by the store who buggered the build delivery up & now this.
Look on the good side, at least it hasn't got SRAM on it : )
True, sad thing is one of the LBS's own the Specialized store, which when it opened I thought was a good thing, small town with 3 bike shops was going to be tough on 1 or 2 of them, but they seem able to compete & compliment each other.
Never thought of it as a lifestyle store but you're right it is come to think of it.
I have SRAM on mine........but there agian its still working after many thousands of miles
I tried that SRAM double tap thing, that's a wrong 'un.
I'm calming down now, wifey just handed me a Peroni
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