Spec is a brilliant company that can't offer a reasonable proced bike because it keeps changing everything all the time and taking on more than they can handle.
Disagree - I think Spec have hit the right balance of design improvements /QC /price point better than any of their main competitors over the years.
Don't forget they own the horst link patent and all they've ever done every year is refine it to the various model applications. Tweak, tweak, tweak. They've never reinvented the wheel.
Personally I think they'll live to regret going with house brand forks [HTML_REMOVED] shocks, especially ones that clunk and cause a line up at the repair tent… but hey, Spec no doubt has a building full of the best marketing and product managers in the business, so who am I to second guess them. They'll probably do just fine.
"Sad, but true. Oh, so true! (I couldn't have said it better myself). The newest craze in mountain biking (a sport that keeps reinventing itself -out of boredom?- is called "Slopestyle" -doing flips on mountain bikes." -Monica Craver- :lol: