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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:58 pm 
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What so special about the S-Works hard tail frames and what does the 'M' designation mean I.e. M2?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:50 pm 
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The M, as I understand, relates to the metal matrix sructure of the tubing. Always wanted a stumpy M2 as I lusted after them as a yoof. The numbering, not sure what thats for. Always thought the s-works looked good.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Ive got just a "normal" stumpy M2, not the s works but it is still light as anything and great to ride.

Really not too sure what the difference is


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Aren't the S works made in the US and the orneries in Taiwan?
Do I win a prize?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I always assumed s-works = specialized works team, as the sponsored riders bikes mostly had s-works badge

as for m2, m4, m5 according to the sticker on frame its the mixture of metals
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:45 pm 
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S Works is the Specialized Skunk Works where they develop new stuff with various pro's and other people testing it and giving input as far as I remember.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:31 am 
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M is the number of elements added. Hence there wasn't an M3. I never owned an S Works, but the M frames are brilliant


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Not all S-Works are US built. I have an 03 Epic and a 95 Steel and neither were US made.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:07 pm 
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viewtopic.php?f=21&t=265977

Says 'Made in the USA' :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:43 pm 
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I had a 2003 S Works HT. M5. Very well made in Taiwan.


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