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    You will die......

    Just clicked over here to RBR and see the big ad from Specialized "You Will Die Before These Tires". In fact it is to the right of my screen as I type.
    I've seen this ad in mags before and find it absolutely stupid as all get out! Just stop it!
    First, I don't like thinking about "dying" when I'm thinking about cycling.
    Second, I had a set of those crappy tires and got plenty of flats. Those tires are dead and gone and I'm still here.
    I should sue Specialized for false advertising. Or at least tasteless advertising.
    How about if Gatorade had an ad saying " You Might Get Cancer Some Day But It Won't Be From Drinking Gatorade".
    Rant over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Just clicked over here to RBR and see the big ad from Specialized "You Will Die Before These Tires". In fact it is to the right of my screen as I type.
    I've seen this ad in mags before and find it absolutely stupid as all get out! Just stop it!
    First, I don't like thinking about "dying" when I'm thinking about cycling.
    Second, I had a set of those crappy tires and got plenty of flats. Those tires are dead and gone and I'm still here.
    I should sue Specialized for false advertising. Or at least tasteless advertising.
    How about if Gatorade had an ad saying " You Might Get Cancer Some Day But It Won't Be From Drinking Gatorade".
    Rant over.
    You could sue Specialized but will probably only get a dollar.

    Oh, and your point is?

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    Point is, it's a dumb ad and what is their point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Point is, it's a dumb ad and what is their point?
    They dont have one.

    I agree, we are going to die anyway but it wont be with any crappy specialized tires.

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    How about, "I wouldn't be caught dead riding on those crappy tires".

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    TK, you had better watch out, the big Shyzalized might sue YOU for defaming their tires. That's how they roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    You could sue Specialized but will probably only get a dollar.
    How much will the lawyers get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride-Fly View Post
    That's how they "roll".
    Pun intended?

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    I didn't buy their tires, so I would not know. And don't care to findout either.

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    lols, the ad is featured when I clicked this thread.

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    I wonder what would happen if a dude bought a set of these tires, rolled out of the bike shop and got mowed over by a dump-truck. Then he certainly did die before the tires. Imagine the beating Spec would get if that got publicized!

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    Not for me. It's probably because you have been shopping for tires and the cookies placed on your computer are tailoring the ads for you. Ya really can't get away from that anymore. Try disabling all cookies and see how much it limits your browsing. It pretty much makes your browsing session unusable
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    lols, the ad is featured when I clicked this thread.

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    I flatted a Specialized Fast Trak Control two weeks ago. Will I die soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Just clicked over here to RBR and see the big ad from Specialized "You Will Die Before These Tires". In fact it is to the right of my screen as I type.
    I've seen this ad in mags before and find it absolutely stupid as all get out! Just stop it!
    First, I don't like thinking about "dying" when I'm thinking about cycling.
    Second, I had a set of those crappy tires and got plenty of flats. Those tires are dead and gone and I'm still here.
    I should sue Specialized for false advertising. Or at least tasteless advertising.
    How about if Gatorade had an ad saying " You Might Get Cancer Some Day But It Won't Be From Drinking Gatorade".
    Rant over.
    Try the Specialized Mondo. Awesome cheap tire.

    It won't last forever, but that kind of advertising only works on idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haendelbars View Post
    I wonder what would happen if a dude bought a set of these tires, rolled out of the bike shop and got mowed over by a dump-truck. Then he certainly did die before the tires. Imagine the beating Spec would get if that got publicized!

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    I plan on living another 50 years or so. So is Specialized trying to tell me if I put a set of those on my bike they will last 50 plus years. Does any tire even last 50 months. What are they trying to say here?
    You know what, I'm calling those guys when I get a chance. If they were selling rocks or dirt or Twinkies, ok then, but tires, c'mon.

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    I am close to 70 years old they may be spot on LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles42 View Post
    I am close to 70 years old they may be spot on LOL
    That's a crack up!

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    I was gonna rep tihsepa for the Volagi lawsuit reference but apparently I already repped him for something else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucew View Post
    Second that. And if you aren't using Google Chrome, you should be.

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    I think they meant it as in "you are going to bonk" before these tires flat, but it is a poor way of trying to sell long lasting tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucew View Post
    Exactly. What ads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Point is, it's a dumb ad and what is their point?
    Dumb advertising?

    Gee, I'll alert the media...

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    What a stupid thing to get worked up about.

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