View Poll Results: 05 S-Works or 06 Marathon?

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  1. #1
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    05' S-Works Epic vs. 06' Epic Marathon?

    Well, I finally sold my 2001 Specialized FSR XC Pro.

    I need advice on my next ride, and the two favorites are the 05 S-Works Epic Disc (used), or an 06 Epic Marathon.

    Price wise they are about the same $3200 (used) to $3500+tax.

    The kind of riding I do has been mostly in the midwest, technical singletrack, fireroads, etc. I just moved to Salt Lake city so I will be riding Moab, etc.

    Is the brain fade. geometry change worthwhile over the better/lighter components on the '05 S-Works?

    I plan on racing x-terra type events with it too.

    Thanks,

    Moises

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC_Specialized
    Well, I finally sold my 2001 Specialized FSR XC Pro.

    I need advice on my next ride, and the two favorites are the 05 S-Works Epic Disc (used), or an 06 Epic Marathon.

    Price wise they are about the same $3200 (used) to $3500+tax.

    The kind of riding I do has been mostly in the midwest, technical singletrack, fireroads, etc. I just moved to Salt Lake city so I will be riding Moab, etc.

    Is the brain fade. geometry change worthwhile over the better/lighter components on the '05 S-Works?

    I plan on racing x-terra type events with it too.

    Thanks,

    Moises
    Geometry is not really changed. Pivot location is modified a bit, but that's not really significant.

    Brain Fade just makes the "on off" feel more smooth, (I currently don't have any complaints on the 05 shock though, but I'll test ride next weekend at the trail demo to find out if 06 is worth it.) and adds 1cm of more travel. So it's up to you if these are worth it.

    Tough, S-Works has better components, so it might be better.
    Last edited by Daffunda; 10-08-2005 at 04:37 PM.

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