2008 Specialized Langsters

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by starseven, 13 Jul 2007.

  1. starseven

    starseven Guest

  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    'singlespeed cross bike' Is there going to be lots of demand for that? :?:
  3. OP

    starseven Guest

  4. derosa

    derosa New Member

    Off the back
    Still going with plenty of toe - half a foot really - overlap I see.
  5. Yer Maw Mate Yer Maw

    Yer Maw Mate Yer Maw New Member

    Glasga Mate
    You got to give it to Spesh they can do some right nice bikes, heck I got a 2007 Roubaix so I know that.

    Thank goodness they did the Langster in white this year last years brown was a bit off don't think they sold much of emm a right brown pants (no pun)experience must have been going on at Spesh over that one :thumbsup:
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Sloping geometry just does not suit a fixed wheel. Neither does the BMX chainset.
  7. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i think the new spazz langsters are a horrible, woeful exercise in specious marketing.

    increasingly i seem to be alone in this.

    style over substance, the perfect bike for a media-mulleted ad-whore living in shoreditch, or possibly a foxtons estate agent, to place next to their grafitti-clad mini.
  8. Squaggles

    Squaggles New Member

    Maybe so but it's a bike and if it gets media-mulleted ad-whores living in shoreditch and foxtons estate agents riding bikes then thats fine by me .
  9. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i'd rather they were crushed under the wheels of one of their own minis, whilst on the way to a bijou apartment in london's fashionable east end.
  10. OP

    starseven Guest

    Let me know when you want to move to soapbox;)
  11. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i'll get me coat.
  12. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    Surely our trendy metro chums have the fixie as an accessory in the Shoreditch loft i.e. they don't actually ride it?
  13. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    they do ride it, but never fixed.
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I saw the white "god save the queen langster today - it is awful. :blush::biggrin:!

    I saw it in the window when I drove past and thought "that looks a bit of alright"...it did look alright from 20 yards but "in the flesh" it looked awful, chavtastic it was :rolleyes:
  15. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    I just ordered an 07 Langster in 'rust' - which I kinda like the look of.

    there are a handful of websites offering the 07 models for £350ish now - a reduction from the £400rrp - but when you call the shop they don't actually have any stock left. They are apparently selling very well - which explains why a lot of shops simply arent discounting the 07 model even though the 08's are available.

    Finally ordered it from cyclesurgery in London for £349 - should arrive on Friday with a bit of luck.

    I was tempted with the london model at full rrp, but would have worked out a bit more by the time I changed those ridiculous handlebars for something decent.- I wasn't fussed on the new 08 std green paintjob. I actually like the rust colour.

    unlike peejay, I think the langsters are a good idea. A 'reasonabley' priced, out of the box fixed is a decent idea and this will be my first foray into the world of singlespeed / fixed gear.

    can't wait to get in on friday!!
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