"one of the six billion" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> "Adrian B" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > "shipwreck" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > > I test rode this bike today and really liked it. Retailing for $1100 in San Diego. Anyone
> > > riding it and like to comment?
> > Good day. Down in Australia, purchased the Spcialized Sequoia Expert
> > three months ago. Loving every minute of it. It's got a wonderful ride
> and I
> > think a certain understated elegance.
> > I've had a bit of problem with the tyres/tubes on both wheels however.
> Had a
> > spectacular blow-out on the front yesterday (*KABOOM went the tyre*) and
> > rear tube split near the valve when pumping with a floor pump (!!).
> > just bad luck as my partner also has the same bike and hasn't had a
> > problem. Tubes and tyres aren't the most expensive thing however...And
> > bike shop replaced both under warranty but I think that was more good
> > on behalf than anything else *grin*
> I don't know a thing about the Sequoia, but tires and tubes have nothing
> do with the quality of a bike.
I understand your perspective.
However, a new bike with a few hundred kilometres on it shouldn't have the tyre rip/tear on
clear, even road at moderate speed...! The tires came on the bike and are part of it which
affects to the overall ownership experience. If I had replaced the tyres it has nothing to do
with the bike. If they came on the bike, are branded Specialized, I feel the tyres manufacturing
quality reflects on the bike.
Bikes are assembled from bits from all sorts of component manufacturers. The brand stuck on the bike
at the end of the day is responsible for their suppliers quality (from a consumer perspective).
If your car climate control system fails do you call Visteon in Brazil (one of hundreds of component
manufacturers) or GM/Ford/etc? The Ford Explorer SUV in the US certainly got into a little hot water
in respects to the Bridgestone-Firestone tyres......?
In summary: I love the bike and I'm very happy with the purchase. Just hoping my other tyre doesn't
explode (sorry being cheeky)