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    2010 Epic Marathon Carbon

    Hi,

    This frame was delivered today. In size L it weighs in at 2530 g:



    Complete bike will be posted soon as I am still waiting for the front derailleur!

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    Very nice. Is that new or used? 2010 model? 26" wheels?

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    Looks like the 2010 model. How much did it cost? On the website, it's not available for purchase for frame only.

    I see it's got the tapered headtube as well. What fork will fit other than Specialized FutureShock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu
    Very nice. Is that new or used? 2010 model? 26" wheels?
    Yes it is. New. Yes. Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by onegymrat
    Looks like the 2010 model. How much did it cost? On the website, it's not available for purchase for frame only.

    I see it's got the tapered headtube as well. What fork will fit other than Specialized FutureShock?
    With the headset reducer fitted you can use any fork with the frame.

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    If you look at the RockShox website, a lot of their forks are available with a tapered steerer. I assume this is true of other brands as well.

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    I am using the Sid Team fork with reducer. Itīs a new 2010 model and I bought it for 1500 Euros! Pics of the complete bike will follow next week!

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    Here is the first photo, weight is 10,6 kg. Truvativ Noir crank will follow once I get the right BB30 adapter:


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    Extreme jealousy...too much to take.

    Seems very light! I'm literally in contact with my usual LBS contact to get the same frame. I think the 1500EURO (<$2000usd) you paid sounds like a great deal!

    Is that an 80mm or 100mm fork?
    You said you have the reducer on, feels sturdy?
    Are you using to trail ride? Training and racing?
    Any issues with Brain so far? I had an '07 Epic which I sold but regret very much now.

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    Thanx. Itīs a 100 mm fork, no sturdy feelings. I use it for all purposes and it feels great on trail, so much more sensitive than my old 2008 Epic carbon. I donīt expect issues with the shock as itīs Fox, not the AFR which I had to change 9 times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho
    I donīt expect issues with the shock as itīs Fox, not the AFR which I had to change 9 times!
    Good point! My previous '07 Epic was the last year Fox made the Brain, then Spec went with their own for a few years. So glad Fox is back...which is why i'm considering this frame again. Thanks and send more pix later on!

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    Finally with Noir Crankset:




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    Sweet! Love the look of that carbon weave. I know it's cosmetic but it's damn sexy!

    Cheers!

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    How did you get the truvativ noir cranks to fit? I have the same frame and want to change the crank but the s-works crank is unavailable.

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    sweet bike...would look great next to my stumpy. what size rons and nic are those?

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    Thanx. Tyres are 2.25.

    For fixing the crank I got an adapter which my LBS organized. You need to get BB30 Pressfit with 24mm axle diameter!

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    More Bike Porn

    I've just had my 2009 Marathon Carbon replaced under warranty, and got a 2010 frame in return. It took a month to get the replacement from the 'States, and I missed a race while I was waiting, but the wait was worth it.

    Some pictures of the final build. I would have to say that I can't notice any difference in riding with the 2010 over the 2009, but I like the Carbon bling, and it's always nice to take a carbon frame and reset the Odometer to zero!

    2010 Epic Marathon Carbon-epic-marathon-42.jpg
    2010 Epic Marathon Carbon-epic-marathon-43.jpg
    2010 Epic Marathon Carbon-epic-marathon-44.jpg

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    Nice Bike but the saddle does not fit to the rest, looks like >250 g. sofa. Why did you choose the tyres that way? Imho the Ron would fit better in the rear (lower roll rsistance and weight) and Nic in the front due to the higher grip

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    The saddle is a Fiziik XM, and is my training one. I have a white Phenom SL for races. It must be a whole 50g lighter. Basically less than the weight of my gels. ;-)

    IMO the Ron is an excellent front tyre - good directional stability and bite in the corners. The Nic noticeably less so. Which is why I put it on the back - there I can make the most of it's traction advantages, and it's lack of cornering bite is not an issue. More than actual cornering bite, I find the issue the poor transition from centre to side knobs, particularly on loose terrain. It also has more traction than the Ron, and rear is where the traction is needed.

    I'm aware of the people that put the Nic on the front, but for my XC-style use, it is not as fast as a Ron, and much trickier to handle in the turns.

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    what went wrong with the 09 marathon frame.crack ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho
    Hi,

    This frame was delivered today. In size L it weighs in at 2530 g:



    Complete bike will be posted soon as I am still waiting for the front derailleur!
    5.5 lbs?, i thought mine 09 marathon carbon was around 5.1 for large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy895
    what went wrong with the 09 marathon frame.crack ?
    The seat-stay pivot broke loose in the frame - shown where below on the new frame.

    2010 Epic Marathon Carbon-epic-marathon-2010-bb-detail.jpg

    It happened very quickly - over the course of a 2-hour race a gradual knock from the rear got worse and worse. I thought the rear FWH had broken, and then that I was about to lose the rear wheel. I didn't stop (what was the point - there was nothing I could do), and didn't discover the cause until after the race. The frame was still intact, but there was about 1cm of travel in the pivot bearing (5mm each way). No problems with the warranty, just a pain as to how long it took. I missed a month of training, and 1 race.

    Still I'm happy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy895
    5.5 lbs?, i thought mine 09 marathon carbon was around 5.1 for large.
    Right,if the scale is corrct (including clamp).

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