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    2011 Epic Evo R Coverted from 1x10 to 2x10

    Just picked Epic Evo R from the shop. I really liked the color of this bike vs. Epic Expert, yet I wanted a 2x10 so I replaced entire drivetrain with SRAM XX (39/26) along with Hope Tech 2 brakes, Thompson Masterpiece seat post, Syntace Stem, WTB Silverado SLT saddle, Shimano XTR pedals and then added Roval carbon wheels. Yes, lots of changes, yet total weight for size large - 23.45 lbs Adding back the stock wheelset brings the bike back to 25.5 lbs.
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    Awesome bike, you certainly changed a lot right off the bat.

    Mind me asking how much you paid for the wheels? feel free to pm me if you don't want to post the #.

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    Hey, thats my bike. I have both the bike and wheels ordered, plan on leaving it 1x10 but adding an XX cassette. Thanks for posting, was wondering how the red wheels would look with the white/carbon.

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    Awesome, same bike I have on order and I plan to switch to 2 x 10 with XX at some point.

    What is the Q-factor of that XX BB-30 crankset?

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    Local shop has the Carbon Roval's in stock. I just upgraded my Enduro to a set of Traverse EL's and was checking out those Carbons...
    NOT for the Enduro, but simply drooling over them... Holy **** they're light! If I remember right, the shop said retail was around $1500.00

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    164 Q Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by Wily
    Awesome, same bike I have on order and I plan to switch to 2 x 10 with XX at some point.

    What is the Q-factor of that XX BB-30 crankset?
    Q Factor is 164. I first attempted with 156, yet too tight.

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    Weigh less than listed by Specialized

    Quote Originally Posted by slvrathlon
    Local shop has the Carbon Roval's in stock. I just upgraded my Enduro to a set of Traverse EL's and was checking out those Carbons...
    NOT for the Enduro, but simply drooling over them... Holy **** they're light! If I remember right, the shop said retail was around $1500.00
    Specialized has the wheels weighing in at 1440g, yet these weighed in at 1415...the shop was amazed. The wheelset also comes with ti QR. Yes they are pricey, yet if you have purchased alot from the shop...ask for an added discount, which will minimize some of the pain. Compared to the Easton's, these are a much better deal, and yes, they look great - actually better than my Zipp Firecrest wheels, as I also race triathlons.

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    Do the wheels also come with a Ti rear axle? Also did you weigh the bike in total stock mode?

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    bike looks awesome man, i cant wait till i get an epic 29er!
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    Rear Axle Info

    Quote Originally Posted by TRIUMPH KID
    Do the wheels also come with a Ti rear axle? Also did you weigh the bike in total stock mode?
    Ti QR is only provided for the front wheel, yet they provide an additional 142+ rear axle QR - same that comes with the bike. The bike, with all original components and pedals weighed in at 26.5 lbs.

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    Lighten it up even more by putting a Sram XG-1099 Cassette on it.

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    Light components

    Quote Originally Posted by ARIZycle
    Lighten it up even more by putting a Sram XG-1099 Cassette on it.
    Already done and with changing out the seat post and seat, I saved 185g!

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    "yet I wanted a 2x10 so I replaced entire drivetrain with SRAM XX "

    XG1099 cassette is XX.

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    Seattle43, how tall are you? Noticed you have the setback seatpost with the seat shifted all the way back and the Syntace stem appears 110mm or more. I would like to order a seatpost but not sure if I need the setback or straight. Probably should wait to get the bike, not feeling a lot of patience at the moment.

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    Height / Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by TRIUMPH KID
    Seattle43, how tall are you? Noticed you have the setback seatpost with the seat shifted all the way back and the Syntace stem appears 110mm or more. I would like to order a seatpost but not sure if I need the setback or straight. Probably should wait to get the bike, not feeling a lot of patience at the moment.
    I am 6' & 170lbs. Stem came is a 110mm. The saddle has shorter rails so it looks like its pushed back, yet in relation to the Specialized saddle, it would sit half way on the rails.

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    Seattle what's your inseam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpastore22
    Seattle what's your inseam?
    I am 6' / 170lbs with a 33/34 inseam~

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    Question for the OP. All the 2011 (or what I would assume are 2011) I've looked at online don't have the triangular spaced shape where TT joints the DT like on your 2011. The pictures I've found of 2010 do though. I'm just starting to reserach the Epics, and I'm a bit confused.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cru_jones
    Question for the OP. All the 2011 (or what I would assume are 2011) I've looked at online don't have the triangular spaced shape where TT joints the DT like on your 2011. The pictures I've found of 2010 do though. I'm just starting to reserach the Epics, and I'm a bit confused.

    Thanks!

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    I think your looking at 26er frames this is a 29er. for 2011 the L and XL has the connection and the S and M don't so it just depends which frame is pictured

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike
    I think your looking at 26er frames this is a 29er. for 2011 the L and XL has the connection and the S and M don't so it just depends which frame is pictured
    Your right, all 2010's had the split, in 2011 (to my knowledge) all 26 & 29er frames had a 1 piece for the s/m and due to the longer seatube the l/xl had the split. If that was filled in it would be allot heavier and have allot extra material
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshS
    Your right, all 2010's had the split, in 2011 (to my knowledge) all 26 & 29er frames had a 1 piece for the s/m and due to the longer seatube the l/xl had the split. If that was filled in it would be allot heavier and have allot extra material
    Ok cool. It's kind of hard to tell from the Spec website what size they are showing.

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    How strong / durable is the 1099/XX cassette? I got one for the Epic but would like to change the Enduro EVO's.

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    Upgrade spider?

    Quote Originally Posted by seattle43
    Q Factor is 164. I first attempted with 156, yet too tight.
    I'm looking to convert mine to a 2x10 as well. Is there any other option rather than buying a new crankset? I found a Truvativ Spider for the S-Works cranks but I'm not sure it would fit on these cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppler
    I'm looking to convert mine to a 2x10 as well. Is there any other option rather than buying a new crankset? I found a Truvativ Spider for the S-Works cranks but I'm not sure it would fit on these cranks.
    I'm wondering the same.
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    Beautiful build!

    Which xx front derailleur did you use? The S1 or S3?

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    I used the S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by seattle43
    I used the S3
    Did you have to get a new mount for the derailleur or did the one for the 1x10 chain guide work? I'm in the process of doing the conversion.

    A pic would be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seattle43
    Q Factor is 164. I first attempted with 156, yet too tight.

    Hmmm 156 fits on my medium frame.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade-Runner
    Hmmm 156 fits on my medium frame.....
    My frame is a Large~

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppler
    I'm looking to convert mine to a 2x10 as well. Is there any other option rather than buying a new crankset? I found a Truvativ Spider for the S-Works cranks but I'm not sure it would fit on these cranks.
    i'm not sure if someone else posted - but the truvativ spider for SW crank is a different spline than the 2200 crank that specialized is using on a lot of 2011 bikes. the 2200 crank uses the 'x0' spider. however it is definitely different than a x.0 crank (spindle built in vs 2 arms and a bolted in spindle), but sram tells me x.0 and 2200 use the same spider. currently QBP still doesn't show a part number. hope that helps. jg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade-Runner
    Did you have to get a new mount for the derailleur or did the one for the 1x10 chain guide work? I'm in the process of doing the conversion.

    A pic would be awesome.
    we did this conversion for a customer at the shop - i ordered a DMD mount spacer shim thing but it turns out there is one already behind the e13 guide... go figure. and yes just to second it, S3 mount. that is also known as E2 (trek and fisher call it this) if i'm not mistaken. good luck.

    oh, and p.s. i had a xx cassette last year, replaced the chain before my park tool guage said it was worn out - and the 36t cog was worn out. it is aluminum... i would just replace chains often since you can't actually get a replacement 36t cog - sram did send me a replacement xx cassette though. enjoy.

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    Hello. I'm converting my EVO R 29er to 2 x 10 (all XX) as well and the front derailleur issue is confusing me. I heard that I need an XT E-Type and that the XTR will not work. It looks like others in this post are saying an xx s3 mount FD will work, but I see and xtr front derailleur in your picture. Can you tell me exactly what front derailleur you used? I'm hoping the XTR M985 E2 FD will work. Thanks in advance for any clarification you can give me.

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    I have the 2010 Epic Carbon Comp frame and use the Shimano XTR M985 E2 FD with SRAM X.0 shifters (2 x 10) and it works splendidly.

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    Thanks for the info! I'll go with the XTR M985 E2 FD.

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