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    03-04 Epic Frame

    I think I am going to buy an older specialized epic off ebay. The older models are alot cheaper, so I was wondering if it is wise to buy. The ones i am looking at are 03-04. With buying the epic frame that is this old, is the brain shock a lot less developed and not as good? Will it last long? I am looking to spend around $750 for a frame and a fork, any suggestions?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Specialized-Epic...QQcmdZViewItem

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    The '03 frame has the Brain with only rebound adjustment -- but that was fine enough for me. It does the job, and it's no frills design is rock hard... no problems like the new Specialized designed Brains.

    With that said, I sold my '03 to get a used '04, and well, the only difference is the Threshold adjustment (how much of a bump until the shock activates). I use it from time to time, but most often I don't touch it but maybe once a season.

    The Fox Brains are pretty good, so I would worry too much about QC issues, at least that's been my experience.
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    I'm very happy with my '03 -- no unusual problems -- hardly any at all in fact. Rebuilt the shock, cleaned & lubed pivots, replaced headset (bottom bracket next), upgraded to Avid BB7 brakes & lighter wheels & tires, Reba 100mm fork...still going strong (the bike --- the rider's another story...).

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    Sounds good now all I have to do is find a good deal on one! Do you think the one on my 1st post is a good deal???

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