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    Peak Cycles broken into and bike stolen

    The main glass window of Peak Cycles in Golden, CO was broken this morning and missing was a Specialized Epic Carbon 29er worth nearly $10,000.

    Please spread the word that this bike has been stolen and maybe we can catch the $$@#$

    $1000 reward I believe from John Polli, the shop owner, who is devastated right now.


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    People suck. I was actually looking at that bike on Friday.
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    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erSycip
    The main glass window of Peak Cycles in Golden, CO was broken this morning and missing was a Specialized Epic Carbon 29er worth nearly $10,000.

    Please spread the word that this bike has been stolen and maybe we can catch the $$@#$

    $1000 reward I believe from John Polli, the shop owner, who is devastated right now.

    The perp knew what he was taking, but 10K for a SpecEd?

    Also, downtown Golden and through the front window? No alarm? Condos literally 50ft across the street, in back, hotel on the side. Wow, a whole bunch of flags just got raised in my head. Hope they catch the dope.

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    So it was the S-Works then? That's crazy money for a bike.

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    An s-works epic w/ 29" wheels is not exactly a bike that blends in. I don't know if it's a $10,000 bike, but it's a very pricey bike. I'll keep a look out for it in classifieds, etc.

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    I hate to hear that for Peak. They should put a $15k price tag on a beat up old cruiser and they won't have to worry about idiot burglars stealing the $10k Generalized status symbol.

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    Yeah it is the S-Works. $9900 retail. Spare us all your opinions of if it worth that much.

    Probably stolen by some drunk ****tard. Hopefully it shows up at a pawn shop soon.

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    Heck no, it's not worth it. A brand new Yamaha YZ450F retails for about $8500.

    Of course, if rich guys will buy $10k mountain bikes, then the market has spoken.

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    I'm not a specEd fan, but that sucka is 22 lbs! Pretty damn light for a 29er dually.
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    Big write up in a magazine about this being the most expensive production bike ever. It went on to claim that it was the best mountain bike they have ever reviewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitecrwlr
    Big write up in a magazine about this being the most expensive production bike ever. It went on to claim that it was the best mountain bike they have ever reviewed.
    What shop would even stock that and not do an on order? Even GBS for all their high end stuff, doesn't do that. You have to finance that kind of floor. Inventory financing is not cheap like it used to be in the 80's and early 90's. How many people are walking into peak and walking out with a 10k bike on the same day, that just happens to be the perfect fit for them. There's something fishy here. I see a different story going on, but I guess I don't always look on the bright side of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    What shop would even stock that and not do an on order? Even GBS for all their high end stuff, doesn't do that. You have to finance that kind of floor. Inventory financing is not cheap like it used to be in the 80's and early 90's. How many people are walking into peak and walking out with a 10k bike on the same day, that just happens to be the perfect fit for them. There's something fishy here. I see a different story going on, but I guess I don't always look on the bright side of life.
    Its not like road bikes were you have 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, and 58 frames. If you had that on the showroom floor in a medium or large, you probably are going to hit the majority of the market.

    Sometimes a bike like that in the window is enough advertising to pay for itself, people don't want to buy it but it draws them into the store and they buy something else. I think its a bit premature to start insinuating that there is something unethical or unlawful that has transpired by the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    What shop would even stock that and not do an on order? Even GBS for all their high end stuff, doesn't do that. You have to finance that kind of floor. Inventory financing is not cheap like it used to be in the 80's and early 90's. How many people are walking into peak and walking out with a 10k bike on the same day, that just happens to be the perfect fit for them. There's something fishy here. I see a different story going on, but I guess I don't always look on the bright side of life.
    Are those aspersions I see you casting, schnauzers?
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    You have to finance that kind of floor.
    Exactly. That is why the shop owner is very pissed.

    You probably don't understand Specialized's business policy, especially in regards to S-Works products. I would be happy to explain to you via PM.

    The fishiness you smell is something else. Your detective work is lacking but I'll give you credit for thinking outside of the box.

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    Wait... there's a BOX?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Are those aspersions I see you casting, schnauzers?
    Moi? Mais non.

    Just saying, if I were an investigator, which I am not, I would be consumed by the brazen robbery. Now, if there was a price tag clearly visible on it and in the window, then it paints a different picture. There is a reason jewelery stores do not put price tags in plain view and clear out their windows after hours.

    Like I said, I hope they find the doof who took the bike and make a good example out of whomever they are. It wasn't as cunning and clever as they might believe.

    Ok, I have been watching too many of those shows on Tru and those other cop shows all the time channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erSycip
    Exactly. That is why the shop owner is very pissed.

    You probably don't understand Specialized's business policy, especially in regards to S-Works products. I would be happy to explain to you via PM.

    The fishiness you smell is something else. Your detective work is lacking but I'll give you credit for thinking outside of the box.
    I think I get SpecEd's business policy. Exclusive shops, they help finance the floor, etc. Kind of like a Chevy dealer.

    Yes, I would be pissed off if someone stole one of my bikes out of my house. That is why I have insurance, which I am sure they have. Still doesn't make it any better. I am just concerned about the very daring robbery in a relatively crime free area. I have been on Wash in the early AM. It's not a total ghost town.

    I am still wondering why there were no alarms. An audible that close to residences would have stirred people up very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Wait... there's a BOX?!?
    Yes. It is called mtbr.com/forums it is very small with just enough adequate holes drilled in the sides for breathing. The small space makes for some very pent up users with a false belief that being sarcastic is actually funny.

    albeit, I am in this same box.

    schnauzers: yes I believe a price tag was on the bike. Not sure about that but if so, I would agree it wasn't a good idea.

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    Price tag was definitely on the bike. They had it against the window, along with balance bikes for little kiddos. While my wife was test riding a bike last weekend, I about jumped when I saw the price. And of course, my kids were trying to get behind it to pull out a balance bike, while I tried to prevent them from knocking it over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    Price tag was definitely on the bike. They had it against the window, along with balance bikes for little kiddos. While my wife was test riding a bike last weekend, I about jumped when I saw the price. And of course, my kids were trying to get behind it to pull out a balance bike, while I tried to prevent them from knocking it over.
    You break it, you bought it.

    Leaving shiny things in a window with the price on them is NOT a good thing.

    Couple more things popped into my head (I love Kava)...

    What type of glass was the window? If I recall, it wasn't safety glass. So, what was used to break it and how did they not get hurt?

    With three bars within close proximity (one next door), they probably would have not been closed and mopped up until 2:30 - 3 AM. I know few runners who run wash at 5. That leaves about a two hour window of opportunity.

    No surveillance cameras? Anywhere? On any building? I thought there was one on the stop light and one outside the hotel.

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    I bet there are cameras now.
    And I hope that the other smaller bike shops around Colorado take note of this incident.

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    Seems like a very simple crime to me. Even the average meth-head or aspiring Cat 1 cyclist could figure it out.

    Park your car a few blocks way.
    Smash window with brick.
    Grab a get-away vehicle of your choice.
    Ride to your car.
    Stuff it in the trunk.
    Home and back in bed by 4:00am.
    On the trail the next day.

    Why is this so hard to figure out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggs
    Seems like a very simple crime to me. Even the average meth-head or aspiring Cat 1 cyclist could figure it out.

    Park your car a few blocks way.
    Smash window with brick.
    Grab a get-away vehicle of your choice.
    Ride to your car.
    Stuff it in the trunk.
    Home and back in bed by 4:00am.
    Parted out the next day.

    Why is this so hard to figure out?
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenstein406
    Fixed.
    Do you think the thief is smart enough to part it out?

    I hope everyone is watching Craigslist and the local pawn shops.

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    I, for one, am relieved you guys are on the case.



    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    You break it, you bought it.

    Leaving shiny things in a window with the price on them is NOT a good thing.

    Couple more things popped into my head (I love Kava)...

    What type of glass was the window? If I recall, it wasn't safety glass. So, what was used to break it and how did they not get hurt?

    With three bars within close proximity (one next door), they probably would have not been closed and mopped up until 2:30 - 3 AM. I know few runners who run wash at 5. That leaves about a two hour window of opportunity.

    No surveillance cameras? Anywhere? On any building? I thought there was one on the stop light and one outside the hotel.

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    I'm lacking on my knowledge of high end geek bikes by special ed lately... but how much on this bike WOULDN'T stand out like a sore thumb on local CL?

    Assuming it's some dumas, I'm just wondering if he does part it, if the odds are pretty good of him getting caught?

    I really wonder where some of these things go. couple years ago a rather unique one was stolen from sol vista, everyone was looking all over... where the hell do these guys sell them?
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega
    I, for one, am relieved you guys are on the case.


    Now, that is funny.

    FWIW, I also have a suspicion of who started the Indian Creek fire. Sorry, it's just my nature to be observant. I am also pretty darn good at computer forensics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryislife
    I'm lacking on my knowledge of high end geek bikes by special ed lately... but how much on this bike WOULDN'T stand out like a sore thumb on local CL?

    Assuming it's some dumas, I'm just wondering if he does part it, if the odds are pretty good of him getting caught?

    I really wonder where some of these things go. couple years ago a rather unique one was stolen from sol vista, everyone was looking all over... where the hell do these guys sell them?
    I am 95% sure you will never see this bike or any of the pieces ever again. It will never be used.

    Now, that black Yeti 575 with XO parts? You'll see it everywhere.

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    So I had to join to set the record straight on a few things (I work at peak)...

    -the window was broken out with a rock in between a grapefruit and a cantaloupe in size.

    -it was not safety glass, but plate glass.

    -the pricetag was on the bike, but was always facing inwards on the in-store side of the
    headtube (I personally made sure this was the case every day)

    -there are some cameras around Washington st. and the police are looking into it.

    -unfortunately we didn't have cameras or an alarm.

    John is one of the nicest guys I know, and by far the best boss i've ever had. As far as the stocking of that bike goes, with s-works if you don't have the bike in your shop, you're not going to sell it. Specialized's inventory on s-works is pretty much non existant. So there's not really the option of doing special orders. Let me know if there's any other questions I can answer.

    Oh, not that it really matters, but it weighed 21.84 lbs without pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    I think I get SpecEd's business policy. Exclusive shops, they help finance the floor, etc. Kind of like a Chevy dealer.

    I used to work at a shop that sold Specialized and used to be a big fan. The only trouble we had with them was that they signed up one of our two competitors to be a dealer without bothering to inform us. But yep... in the past they were known for coercing small bike shops into taking huge amounts of inventory, getting them over-leveraged and forcing them to drop all their other brands and sell Specialized exclusively. While it is unrelated to these tactics, they screwed over a buddy of mine at the worst possible moment when he was opening his shop back east some years ago, fortunately he had a Plan B and still runs a successful independent shop. This is probably de rigueur for the big bike manufacturers nowadays and this stuff probably doesn't matter to the average bicycle consumer, but I will never buy anything with the Specialized name on it again.

    btw... I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Giant or Maverick from Peak... they've always treated me right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoonsvsunicorns
    So I had to join to set the record straight on a few things (I work at peak)...

    -the window was broken out with a rock in between a grapefruit and a cantaloupe in size.

    -it was not safety glass, but plate glass.

    -the pricetag was on the bike, but was always facing inwards on the in-store side of the
    headtube (I personally made sure this was the case every day)

    -there are some cameras around Washington st. and the police are looking into it.

    -unfortunately we didn't have cameras or an alarm.

    John is one of the nicest guys I know, and by far the best boss i've ever had. As far as the stocking of that bike goes, with s-works if you don't have the bike in your shop, you're not going to sell it. Specialized's inventory on s-works is pretty much non existant. So there's not really the option of doing special orders. Let me know if there's any other questions I can answer.

    Oh, not that it really matters, but it weighed 21.84 lbs without pedals
    Thanks for the info. Good luck on getting it back, I hope you do. $65 gets you a wireless camera that records to a website. I know. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. But, you do run an InterWebz business from there, so someone had the know-how.

    I'd say invest the $45 per month for an alarm and hook up one or two cameras. What's that? Like three bottles of lube?

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    First thought - either this was a smash and grab by a meth head, and the bike will turn up in the next week.

    Or - It was planned slightly in advance, and you'll never see the bike again. If that's the case, someone had been in that shop within the past week or two and looked at the bike up close. This isn't a decision that someone (that isn't an addict) makes from the other side of a window at the last minute.

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    This is why every last one of my bike is actually an IED. There's a shaped charge in each tube, and if you don't punch in the code by the time you're out my front door, a little ball of fire will jump out of that top tube, rip your head off, and crap down your neck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoonsvsunicorns
    So I had to join to set the record straight on a few things (I work at peak)...

    -the window was broken out with a rock in between a grapefruit and a cantaloupe in size.

    -it was not safety glass, but plate glass.

    -the pricetag was on the bike, but was always facing inwards on the in-store side of the
    headtube (I personally made sure this was the case every day)

    -there are some cameras around Washington st. and the police are looking into it.

    -unfortunately we didn't have cameras or an alarm.

    John is one of the nicest guys I know, and by far the best boss i've ever had. As far as the stocking of that bike goes, with s-works if you don't have the bike in your shop, you're not going to sell it. Specialized's inventory on s-works is pretty much non existant. So there's not really the option of doing special orders. Let me know if there's any other questions I can answer.

    Oh, not that it really matters, but it weighed 21.84 lbs without pedals
    do you guys have the serial number of the bike? I will keep my eye out on ebay, CL, and the pawn shops.

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    Boy this tard is in for one hell of a ride after he grinds the serial numbers off that carbon BB SnAp hahahahaha. Thats the only good thing about a carbon mountain bike is its complete junk after some idiot does that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoonsvsunicorns
    -the pricetag was on the bike, but was always facing inwards on the in-store side of the
    headtube (I personally made sure this was the case every day)
    I was walking around in Golden on Saturday and saw the bike from outside - price tag said $9000, MSRP $9800. You definitely could see the price from outside.

    That being said, sorry to hear about the theft - hope you find the bastard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoonsvsunicorns
    Oh, not that it really matters, but it weighed 21.84 lbs without pedals
    Holy crap! Now I know why they are priced the way that they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatMutt
    Do you think the thief is smart enough to part it out?
    I hope everyone is watching Craigslist and the local pawn shops.
    I'd think so, or if he wasn't he is now. 10gs is felony theft for sure. Either it will be parted or sit for a couple years depending how greedy he is. But I don't know how smart or dumb he or she is. Plus you don't have to grind off the serial to change it but I won't go into that.

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    I wonder if Big Ring feels slighted considering a $9,000 bike is entry level for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slushhead
    I was walking around in Golden on Saturday and saw the bike from outside - price tag said $9000, MSRP $9800. You definitely could see the price from outside.

    That being said, sorry to hear about the theft - hope you find the bastard.

    Hmmm...

    I don't work Fridays and Saturdays, i guess I was the only one that did it.

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    This is sad news, Peak (and all the Golden shops) is such a great partner with the biking community. God's speed on getting back that bike.

    After investing in my new Yeti this past week, I also invested $38 getting 3 eyebolts with hitching rings and three programable cable locks at Home Depot. Now I have my Yeti, and me and my wife's road bikes locked up in the garage. Won't deter anyone serious about getting them but the quick snatch and ride off is diverted.

    An ounce of prevention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobGolden
    This is sad news, GBS is such a great partner with the biking community. God's speed on getting back that bike.

    After investing in my new Yeti this past week, I also invested $38 getting 3 eyebolts with hitching rings and three programable cable locks at Home Depot. Now I have my Yeti, and me and my wife's road bikes locked up in the garage. Won't deter anyone serious about getting them but the quick snatch and ride off is diverted.

    An ounce of prevention.
    uuh. wasn't GBS, it was Peak.

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    Stolen bikes recovered in Elbert County. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...medium=twitter

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    [QUOTE=69erSycip]Yeah it is the S-Works. $9900 retail. Spare us all your opinions of if it worth that much.

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    My opinion... not worth that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnForm
    Stolen bikes recovered in Elbert County. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...medium=twitter

    I hope it was there.

    Unfortunately, a lot of stolen high end bikes get shipped overseas and will never be seen again.

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    My opinion... not worth that much.

    Don't be so hard on yourself...You opinion is at least worth the internet space on this here board.

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    Stupid act for sure, but doesn't this get covered under insurance?

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