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    About to buy a EPX terra-shark comp. Yey or nay

    I'm in the market for a new bike and would like to keep it light to start it off. EPX has a carbon fiber frame which brings the complete bike to 28.7 lbs. considering that other bikes are around 32-37 lbs.. thisis considerable difference..

    has anyone considered.. or even bought thisbike??? is so how do you like it .. what have you read/heard about it? the components that come with it are ok.. not great stuff but i'll be upgradeing those.... anyone?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilchrist
    I'm in the market for a new bike and would like to keep it light to start it off. EPX has a carbon fiber frame which brings the complete bike to 28.7 lbs. considering that other bikes are around 32-37 lbs.. thisis considerable difference..

    has anyone considered.. or even bought thisbike??? is so how do you like it .. what have you read/heard about it? the components that come with it are ok.. not great stuff but i'll be upgradeing those.... anyone?..

    TIA

    Insang

    28.7 lbs. isn't very light for a cross country mountain bike. Some of the guys who post on the 'save some weight' board have full suspension bikes at 22 lbs. or less. How much do you plan to spend on the bike? There might be better/lighter alternatives to the EPX in your price range.
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    Nay!

    forget it. That is not that light. All of the major manufacturers make frames that are about tht weight. They will have better warranties and better suspension designs.

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    There's a few comments about the Terra-Shark on the old forums. This is the link to the original post.

    http://forums13.consumerreview.com/c...o.2@.ef65ef6/0

    And a review might help, too:

    http://www.mbaction.com/detail.asp?id=701

    http://www.designawards.com.au/ADA/0...GN/010/010.HTM

    The comments about the bike being heavy don't really apply considering the price range you're looking at. 28-29 lbs. isn't so bad for a FS bike that you probably expect to buy for less than $1000.

    After saying all of the above, I have no personal knowledge of the bike and can't say whether or not I'd recommend it. Good luck with your decision.
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    Nay.

    Save your money.

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