Why is it Specialized gets all the bad press? Trek and Cannodale do the same thing as well Giant. Is Specialized is the only company that make this info public? Having worked with Cannodale and Giant they were both great. Never worked with Trek but have had many a friend/customer tell me about the poor service they have recieved when there was a warr issue.
I have never heard of Trek or C-dale directly approaching LBS to try and strong hang in the same way Specialized has... Have they? The only Trek store I ever worked at only carried trek and GF so that wouldn't be much help...