• 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    The latest word on the Fast Trak 29er
    Received this email response from the Specialized product manager 30 minutes ago (Dec 12, 2005, 11:17am):
    Quote:

    They (the Fast Trak 29er) are scheduled for release, they are being inspected at our warehouse, today or tomorrow. Dealers should be able to get them within 24 hours of that...

    ### ###
    Product Manager
    Tires, Tubes, Pumps, Cages, Computers
    So at the end of the week go bug your local Specialized dealer to order them.

    Fast Trak 29x2.00 part #0016-0285
  • 12-12-2005
    Padre
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy
    Received this email response from the Specialized product manager 30 minutes ago (Dec 12, 2005, 11:17am):

    So at the end of the week go bug your local Specialized dealer to order them.

    Woohoo!
  • 12-12-2005
    MTBNate
    My local Specialized dealer just looked at me with Little Orphan Annie blanked out eyeballs when I asked them to order me a set.

    wtf*?






    *Wait till Friday?
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate
    My local Specialized dealer just looked at me with Little Orphan Annie blanked out eyeballs when I asked them to order me a set.

    wtf*?






    *Wait till Friday?

    Yeah, wait a few days and ask them to call Spec. They should be in the order system by Friday. Maybe Banks can post the part # for us.
  • 12-12-2005
    Cloxxki
    MTBR search does work :-) I was too sceptical to try "part number" first. Too me multiple searches even, "specialized price" somehow did bring it.

    Banks 08-02-2005 : We got the 2006 Specialized binder today and PART NUMBER for the 29" Fast Track Pro D2-[dual compound] is 0016-0285 retailing under $40!

    Maybe we'll even make this a sticky with the part number in the title when it's actually ready. Just to get these suckers sold out asap :-)
    Preferably through as many dealers as possible, don't all bug the same popular S dealer.
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 29inch
    can a non-specialized dealer LBS order these?

    I do not know what the current policy is. I have seen Specialized tires at non-Specialized bike dealers in the past.
  • 12-12-2005
    mcd
    just got off the phone with my lbs doing some of santa's work and told them to check for me starting next monday...i had already made them aware that these would be coming one day, and they are a big specialized dealer and they are pretty good to me as i'm the only freak 29er rider they have ever had in the shop, and also the only sser...
  • 12-12-2005
    29inch
    can a non-specialized dealer LBS order these?
  • 12-12-2005
    ozlongboarder
    Are these tires a 2.0 or 2.2?
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ozlongboarder
    Are these tires a 2.0 or 2.2?

    They are labeled 2.00. The casing is bigger than the Exi 2.3. The specs are on my site.
  • 12-12-2005
    ozlongboarder
    Thanks Shiggy.
  • 12-12-2005
    MTBNate
    I know I am not the only one who finds it odd that the Big Red S makes 29er tires but doesn't make a 29er....


    :hummm:
  • 12-12-2005
    Cloxxki
    They're against it, LOL! But well, they were stuck with a tire mold in Taiwan, and it keeps popping up on the year balance as an asset, but representing only $0 production turnover. You can only say "no" for so long... :-)
    Really, this is a just a good chance for them to have their dealers slowly warm up for the all-29" 2007 line-up they're preparing right now.
    Now imagine how THAT would shock the world! Specialized booth, Eurobike 2006. Only 26"ers left in their line-up are dirtjumpers and junior bikes. I'd love to see how the S-fans would react to that, and whether other big brand hotshots would be all over their booth, with worried faces. Have they gone mad, or have we been sitting back too much over the summer?
  • 12-12-2005
    bhsavery
    wow. Might this be a sign of things to come? They might be testing the 29er waters without actually making a bike. Smart plan actually.

    Specialized also makes tubular tires with no bikes with tubular wheels
  • 12-12-2005
    ozlongboarder
    I think the S-fans would be very happy especially the racer types. I would buy a 29er Enduro in a heart beat.
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    PART NUMBER for the 29" Fast Track Pro D2-[dual compound] is [SIZE=4]0016-0285 [/SIZE]

    Thanks Jan Gerrit
  • 12-12-2005
    Rainman
    If these tires are better than Exi's, i'm in.. :)

    R.
  • 12-12-2005
    Enoch
    Any chance
    What's the chance of getting a picture of these tires? and a estimat $$$?
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rainman
    If these tires are better than Exi's, i'm in.. :)

    R.

    "Better" is a personal opinion. Compared to the Exi the FT has/is:
    • a higher volume casing
    • a much thinner more supple casing
    • lighter weight
    • more race type tread


    Mostly better for what I ride. Not a FR/DH type tire.
  • 12-12-2005
    OneGearGuy
    Thanks shiggy!!!
    This is great news and a huge step forward for the big wheels. :D

    OGG
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Enoch
    What's the chance of getting a picture of these tires? and a estimat $$$?

    They look exactly like the 26" version
    http://specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/equi...ackProD2_l.jpg
    http://www.mtbtires.com/features/bik...t/bigshot2.jpg
    $40 range
  • 12-12-2005
    DeeZee
    Put me down for a pair.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Padre
    Woohoo!



    Do you want to call The Path or do you want me to? ;)
  • 12-12-2005
    donkey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy

    Soo what are you spending the most time on these days...the Chester or the Slingshot?

    The Sling looks like such a fun bike.

    B
  • 12-12-2005
    donkey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy
    Mostly the 'Shot lately. I need to shoot pics of the latest bar setup.

    Do tell....

    B
  • 12-12-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by donkey
    Soo what are you spending the most time on these days...the Chester or the Slingshot?

    The Sling looks like such a fun bike.

    B

    Mostly the 'Shot lately. I need to shoot pics of the latest bar setup.