Special Ned

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  • 12-15-2012
    Saddle Up
    Special Ned
    Ned Overend Limited Edition Carve

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8275103684/" title="Specialized Ned Overend Special Edition Carve by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8275103684_f8268b4b1b_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Specialized Ned Overend Special Edition Carve"></a>

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  • 12-15-2012
    AZ
    Deadly Nedley deserves a better looking bike. :(
  • 12-15-2012
    skiahh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Deadly Nedley deserves a better looking bike. :(

    Glad I'm not the only one!
  • 12-15-2012
    Loll
    Why does he ride a carve over a stumpy?
  • 12-15-2012
    TBarnaby
    If it came with just a bit of his lung capacity I would buy one for sure.
  • 12-15-2012
    Silentfoe
    Is he co-sponsored by McDonalds now? Horrible colors!
  • 12-15-2012
    rufus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Why does he ride a carve over a stumpy?

    From what I've read, he rides it so Specialized can show that it's just as competitive a model as the Stumpy.
  • 12-15-2012
    phsycle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    From what I've read, he rides it so Specialized can show that it's just as competitive a model as the Stumpy.

    I'm guessing the same deal at 2010 nationals when he won on a Rockhopper SS.
  • 12-15-2012
    Flip D
    If I remember correctly, it looks like an updated color scheme of the one he rode in the '93 ish time frame before Specialized became a pure marketing company.
  • 12-15-2012
    Flat Ark
    I see a lot of their bikes "online" and wonder "what are they thinking". Then I see them in person and think "damn, that looks badass?" Maybe this will be the same? Either way, I'm not paying that much for a SS much less one made from aluminum.
  • 12-15-2012
    cgcharlie
    Great Ride!:thumbsup:
  • 12-15-2012
    Lance Strongarm
    Geez, that thing is so ugly you'd have to sneak up on it.
  • 12-15-2012
    SurlyCalvin
    I think Ned just needs a better stem, Post and Bars.
  • 12-16-2012
    rob1035
    I actually like it...gawdy for sure (better be fast if you show up on that...), but its a good deal I think and I bet its fast!

    How is the ride? Weight?
  • 12-16-2012
    timbone
    I like it...but then i have the lime green and yellow mid 80's Schwinn Sierra and like that too!
  • 12-16-2012
    serious
    Tough crowd. Bike looks just fine to me. I prefer sliding dropout on a single speed, but regardless, it is a fine piece of equipment colours and all.
  • 12-16-2012
    rushman3
    Nice build, when I first saw this bike online I thought what a cool SS race bike, then I looked at the parts mix.

    Wow, if you couldn't win on this bike, its time to work out harder.

    I have the Salsa SS El Mar.limited Ed. with a great paint job (IMHO), but a race bike with a NASCAR like paint job seems to make sense.

    If I decide to race SS, this bike would be at the top of my list. Plus Ned is one my Hero's.
  • 12-16-2012
    wv_bob
    Ned has better things to do with his bike than look at it
  • 12-16-2012
    kjlued
    I actually like it.

    I don't think it looks McD's at all.
    Different shades of red and yellow and the colors are flat.
    Still not saying it would be my first choice in colors, but I would ride it. :thumbsup:
  • 12-16-2012
    Mark in Baltimore
    I think it's pretty cool looking and is very much in keeping with the red frame/yellow stickers livery of Specialized from the mid-90's. It is definitely not an understated bike and can be arguably called gaudy.