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    2018 Canyon Spectral AL 6.0 vs 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 27.5

    Canyon Spectral AL 6.0 $2399 vs. Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 27.5 $2999

    Both fantastic reviews so far, especially the Canyon.
    The Canyon is cheaper by $600 with arguably the better build kit, lighter. Cons would be press fit BB, no test rides nor local dealer support.
    The Specialized I can test ride, LBS support, threaded BB, lifetime frame, maybe better resale.

    Any thoughts on these two?

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    Do you feel that the LBS is able to provide the standard of service that you might require from them? If yes, I'd say go for that stumpy!

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    $600 goes a long way in parts and repairs.

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    Pretty much to get what the bike shop is going to offer you your going to have to drop $500 on tools and spare parts such as spokes, nipples, brake pads, and ect. If you buy the specialized bike you should have a place you can always drop in and pick up the little things like brake pads or spoke nipples. I think most of the bike shops making good money today are the ones doing a lot of service work. Giving them business basicly helps to ensure that they are going to stay in business.

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    Check out the Canyon specific thread. A bunch of folks are having cracked frame issues. May not be a big deal but it is worth considering. Although you can get good deals out of the gate from online only bikes, I really enjoy the service I get at the LBS I bought my Fuel at. They take very good care of me and we have a great relationship. That is piece of mind that money can't buy for me from an online only bike company.

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    I own a new Spectral and it's an amazing bike, my only complaints are the pressfit BB, my constantly makes a creeking noise and no ISCG mounts. Other than that the bike rips!

    Those guys who brake there frames must be extremely aggressive riders. On a side note though canyon is giving them new frames.

    As for LBS support I work on all my bikes myself, I can't tell you the last time I walked into a bike shop and bought anything.

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