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    Epic World CUP M5 vs Era Carbon Comp + Upgrades vs Superfly FS 9.8

    Hi All,

    Horribly don't know what to do on my next bike. Needs to be FS XC & light.

    I was originally going to go with the Era Carbon Comp (same specs as the Epic Comp) and upgrade it to XT and Stans Crest Wheels using the components I currently have on my Superfly HT. That would only leave me with a meh fork to eventually upgrade. I love the color!

    Now, for $700 more, I am thinking about the Aluminum Epic World Cup M5. It comes with carbon wheels, a SID fork, and 1x11. The exact same specs is available in a carbon frame for TWO THOUSAND dollars more. Not an option. Colors are pretty neat on this too. I just worry it limits my ability to upgrade in the future b/c it has all the components I need, just no carbon frame.

    My other option is to just go with the Trek Superfly, which comes with X01, lightish wheels, carbon frame, full fox set up, etc for $5395. Catch is: I dont like the color! Seems silly, but it matters.

    I searched all over and could not find the aluminum frame weight on the WCM5.

    Thoughts?

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    The Superfly FS is being replaced by a totally different bike soon. In use by the Trek team riders.

    Epic World CUP M5 vs Era Carbon Comp + Upgrades vs Superfly FS 9.8-trek-proto2.jpgEpic World CUP M5 vs Era Carbon Comp + Upgrades vs Superfly FS 9.8-trek-proto3.jpg

    Nice color.

    Also Isospeed in the 9.9 level Superfly HT. It may be compliant enough to avoid fs.

    Epic World CUP M5 vs Era Carbon Comp + Upgrades vs Superfly FS 9.8-2016-sf-9.9.jpg

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