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    2004 Epic Pro vs 2005 Epic Disc

    Hi,

    I have a problem:

    I can buy a new 2004 Epic Pro or a new 2005 Epic Disc from my LBS. The difference in price is about US$300 (the 2004 being the dearer choice). Both bikes are medium. I am 5" 71/2" and 160 lbs. The 2004 felt a little more comfortable to ride but it did have a 1" riser bar whereas the 2005 Epic Disc did not. They have slightly different geometry but I am not sure if this would have been significant.

    Which way should I go? I am not sure if the Rock Shox SID Team fork is comparable to the Fox fork.

    Confused,

    Steve

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    I thought the geometry was the same, but I'm not sure about that.

    I can tell you that SIDs are very flexy. I think they suck, personally. The Fox will be much better.

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    "05 for sure

    I've owned both, and still have the '05 EPic Pro Disc.

    The $300 difference for the Fox Terra Logic is more than worth it. I went to my LBS 9 mothes ago to check into buying the Fox as I was dissapointed with the SID. They convinced me (with a nice deal) to just trade the '04 in for the '05. Was well worth it.

    JohnB

    NOw if FOX just made a 29er fork for my SS..........................
    RideOn!

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    Geometry looks same

    Hi,

    The difference looks likes it is from going from the 80 mm fork to the 100 mm fork.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Went for the 2005 Epic Disc

    Hi,

    I decided to get the 2005 Epic Disc. The big price reduction was too good to refuse!

    I liked the Avid BB-7 mechanical brakes over the Avid Ti vee-brakes and the Fox F100RL over the SID Team fork.

    Thanks for the input as I am new to this type of riding.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Mind if inquire what your inseam is?

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    Hope you enjoy it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Astrodude
    Hi,

    I decided to get the 2005 Epic Disc. The big price reduction was too good to refuse!

    I liked the Avid BB-7 mechanical brakes over the Avid Ti vee-brakes and the Fox F100RL over the SID Team fork.

    Thanks for the input as I am new to this type of riding.

    Cheers,

    Steve
    Hope you like your new ride. I didn't know they offered the Epic with mechanical discs. I have those Avids on my Single Speed and they work nice, but dont have the 1 finger power of the Shimano XT hydraulics on my Epic.

    Gotta flash a picture of my baby:



    After a good hard (and somewhat muddy!) ride!
    RideOn!

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    Inseam measurement

    Hi Crash&Burn,

    My inseam is 31" (78 cm). Quick measurement with shoes on

    By the way, the medium Epic Disc 2005 fits me very well.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Tested the Epic out today

    Hi JohnB,

    Nice image!

    My medium Epic Disc 2005 has just arrived. Did a test ride so the LBS could do more adjustments. Looks great (nice black and silver combo of the fork, shocks and frame) and rides damn fast!

    The Avid BB-7s stop me nicely with 2 finger pressure which is enough for me

    My only adjustment to the stock bike is a riser bar.

    I noticed that it came with Mavic X223 rims not X317 rims not sure if this is a concern.Still it was a damn good price!

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    I just bought a 2005 Epic Comp w/Juicy 5 brakes and it also came with 223's instead of the 317's the website claims. Is there a major difference in these rims? The rest of the bike is awesome to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrodude
    Hi Crash&Burn,

    My inseam is 31" (78 cm). Quick measurement with shoes on

    By the way, the medium Epic Disc 2005 fits me very well.

    Cheers,

    Steve
    Thanks, very strange. My inseam is 29" or there abouts and I stand 5' 6.75" nearly 7" and I found the small to be more comfortable. Maybe I'm crazy or clueless

    Glad you like the bike, I love mine. I have the X221's , the back seem bomb proof but my front is radially laced which is becoming a problem... I think the only majot concern from the 317 to the 223 is weight, the 223's should be stronger. I think...

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    The 2005 Epic Disc

    Hi,

    I am 1" taller (not sure if that is important in bike fit). I tried a small followed by a medium. I prefer the medium but with a riser bar.

    The X317 seem to be for vee brakes (machined side walls) or disc . However, the X223s are disc specific. I did not think that the $AUS220 for upgrading to X717s was warranted.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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