Nigel Tufnel: It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
Finally after many trials and tribulations, including dodging a possible tornado, my new bike has arrived and it is awesome.
Specialized Pitch Expert.
Its black on black on black. Cannot fathom the black stickers on a black bike but I guess that is how all of the cool kids a rolling these days
it is geared low - great for climbing.
Suntour XCR Air fork with remote lockout
Hydraulic Disk Brakes
its light, not as light as my old cadex but damn it is light.
shifting and brakes are both really good.
Dont like the grips. Specialized Contour Body Geometry. I dont like the extra padding, paddle area on them.
Don't like the seat - may have to swap it out. Or break it in.
The platform pedals are shit.
May upgrade to better platforms or Crank Brothers Candy. I think I prefer clipless, but am going to try platforms for a while.
Tires are heavy and I will swap them out for lighter ones once these are shot.
Also bought a new helmet a Troy Lee Designs A1 which is amazeballs but really was stupid expensive.
Picked up a speedzone sport wireless computer.