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    2011 S-Works Epic 29er in the HOUSE!!!

    OK, not quite but it is at the shop.

    Pics soon, I promise.

    Cheers!

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    Can't wait to see some pics!
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    Good job!

    oh mate come on pics asap my 26" sworks is due end of the month!!!! cant wait will be a huge change from my trail bike or 150mm hard tail!!!

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    That's a tease! I assume you bought the complete bike since you've discussed the carbon wheels and the Reba Brain.

    PS. my DT 36 star came in the mail. I hope it works in the Specy hub. Thanks for the tip

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    This is very promising, maybe I'll see mine before the early December release date.

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    I saw one in a local shop several weeks ago, and they already had a second. The wheels are astoundingly light.

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    Are the frame sets and carbon wheels supposed to arrive after full bikes?

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    It appears that the whole bikes will be released prior to the framesets. Again, knowing that their are a few out there keeps my optimism high.

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    anxiously awaiting pics and weights. congrats on scoring what is most likely the most sought after new bike in 2011!!!
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    I'll wait patiently for my frame and wheels...indeed good to see full S-Works bikes rolling out.

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    Honestly, I was a bit surprised to hear it showed up as the last word I got was END of November. I really think Specialized is trying to under promise and over deliver on delivery times this year.

    I'll get over there this afternoon, I promise.

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    Let's hope youre right. I just picked my s-works carbon crankset on Monday. Just waiting for the spiders to come available then I'll have the build all prepared. I already have a Stans Crest laced to an AC from hub. Probably will go with the Crest in the rear as well. The bike is going to be ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goneskiian
    I'll get over there this afternoon, I promise.
    What the hell is wrong with you ? The day my $9,000 bike comes in I'm coming down with a cold. F work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli
    What the hell is wrong with you ? The day my $9,000 bike comes in I'm coming down with a cold. F work!
    SERIOUSLY!! go get your damn bike already you slacker!
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    What bike(s) are you coming from? Very curious to hear a ride report. I put 20 miles or so on a demo Carbon Comp yesterday (no S-Works demo bike, sadly), and very interested in what folks are experiencing with the new fork, XX group, etc.

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    I seen one today at the bike shop, Unreal the rims are Sweeettt just as the whole bike,

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    Quote Originally Posted by whybotherme
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    anxiously awaiting pics and weights. congrats on scoring what is most likely the most sought after new bike in 2011!!!
    Gone- I cant wait to see the "out of the box weight". I know you guys showed me the bikerumor site that showed the 21.14lb and the 23.5lb weights for a Medium. Did you get a Medium? Where did it come in that 2+lb spectrum? I know the 23.5lb quote included tubes/cage. I'm sure the bike comes out of the box with tubes, so not likely at the 21.14lb quote out of the box.

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    what size?
    S-Works all the bikes!
    Just another used cat for sale

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    My friend picked his new S-Works 29er Epic up tonight. He is on his first ride right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swami Scott
    PS. my DT 36 star came in the mail. I hope it works in the Specy hub. Thanks for the tip
    Keep us posted on this. My non S-Works Epic 29er frame will be here in mid-December, although its a Christmas gift so I won't get it until then. Still, I'm used to King hubs, so I'm definitely looking to at least get to 36 tooth engagement.

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    Sorry for the delay. I got distracted by the RECORD heat we had in Seattle today. I live just a bit east (inland) and it was 78!!! I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts as we're expecting a much colder and wetter winter than normal.

    Yes, I could have spent a couple hours building up a new bike but I chose to do a nice road ride instead.

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    good choice
    you only get so many nice days
    not too long until Crystal Mountain is open and than you will be just skiian
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    My buddy picked up his new Epic S-Works 29er last night and it weighed 21lbs 9 oz with no pedals but had Racing Ralph SnakeSkin Tires (set up tubeless), S-Works Water Bottle Cage, ESI Grips. With pedals it should be around 22.5lbs. His bike is a large.
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    don't forget to weigh your frame goneskiian
    you promised

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    Sorry for the psych out folks!

    I know my interwebs rep is going to take a huge hit but I've been told it can't come home until I make room in the garage. That's right, the CFO put her foot down. Look for an Epic Marathon on eBay next week.

    I wouldn't have had this overlap had the new machine not shown up early! I guess this isn't a bad problem to have. It's good for me to get to practice some delayed gratification though (or so I'm told).

    Thanks for the reminder SJ. It will take some disassembly but I think I can swing it.

    Yes, I will be living up to my username this winter for sure.

    Here are some teaser pics. I have a feeling someone here will get complete bike pics up before I do though. Sadly, today would have been a nice day for a ride, rain's movin' back in tomorrow.

    Cheers!
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    I'd pick it up and store it at the office.

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    god I want mine so bad now
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    OK, with all this talk about the Epic S-Works, I just went and paid for my new S-Works. The Medium they had in stock (which was sold) weighed 22lbs out of the box. They took out the tubes and added Stans- brining the weight down to 21lbs 10 oz. My new bike will be here on Tuesday. This is gonna be the slowes 4 days in history!

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    Very nice Goneskiian!!

    I've been told that the 36 star ratchet DT upgrade doesn't work on the Expert hubs (still need to verify) so I hope it works on the carbons because they look so nice. I love my Expert but the engagement sucks on the Specy hubs to the point that I might have to bail on that wheelset. Once again, buyers remorse with S-Works frameset on the brain

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    Anyone heard that they will be coming out with a black S-Works Epic 29er frameset?????? Insight????

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    After riding the 11' comp 29er around today, i am seriously excited for my sworks to come in. I think they nailed the full sus 29er on the head with this bike, it handles amazing, i can only imagine how it will be with the carbon frame, their fork, and much less weight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    Anyone heard that they will be coming out with a black S-Works Epic 29er frameset?????? Insight????

    Oh and yes, they are having a red/white, yellow/black, and they just added a Black color to the frame/fork set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swami Scott
    Very nice Goneskiian!!

    I've been told that the 36 star ratchet DT upgrade doesn't work on the Expert hubs (still need to verify) so I hope it works on the carbons because they look so nice. I love my Expert but the engagement sucks on the Specy hubs to the point that I might have to bail on that wheelset. Once again, buyers remorse with S-Works frameset on the brain
    The carbon rovals come standard with the dt swiss 36 tooth engagement. The new S-Works 29er does anyways.

    I destroyed my 36 tooth engagement tonight in my Roval 29er EL's. I was pre-riding for the race on Sunday and stood up to do a climb and boom. I was very disappointed.
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    Anyone seen pictures or have more information on the black 29er Epic S-Works frameset? My local dealer says its not on their site.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clivus
    Anyone seen pictures or have more information on the black 29er Epic S-Works frameset? My local dealer says its not on their site.....
    You mean this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swami Scott
    I've been told that the 36 star ratchet DT upgrade doesn't work on the Expert hubs (still need to verify) so I hope it works on the carbons because they look so nice. I love my Expert but the engagement sucks on the Specy hubs to the point that I might have to bail on that wheelset. Once again, buyers remorse with S-Works frameset on the brain
    I saw the post where somebody said this - it's too bad. But honestly rear hubs are something I don't like to mess around with. I gave King a call wlyesterday and they are forecasting that their 142mm hubs will be available in the beginning of December. They also said you will be able to buy a new axle to convert a 135mm QR hub if you'd rather go that route. I'll take the engagement and the reliability - granted that it comes at a price

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    No. The business online access acct. says there is a black color in addition to the white/red and flo yellow/black.

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    Black

    We need pictures fast!!!

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    I just picked it up...
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    21.8 lbs with pedals & cage!!!

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    Beauty! Is that a size small or medium?

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    that is one awesome bike! enjoy it man.

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    Glad to see somebody's getting bike pictures up in this thread!



    Sweet ride granget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu
    Beauty! Is that a size small or medium?
    Medium.

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    Looks great!
    Are those decals on the wheels??

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    The decals are cleared over so you can't feel them and they won't scratch off. The wheels are killer.
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    Ride report/review?

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    Swami Scott and Granget how tall are you guys
    I am still wondering if I ordered the right size
    did a fit calculator on CC and it said I should ride a 23.7 top tube
    of course this is in the middle of the two sizes
    I rode my friends 19" s works and it seemed to climb better than my 17.5 in the saddle (I'M SURE I WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS LATTER T-KID)
    I am 5'10" working on 5'9" by the way
    THANKS SJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    Swami Scott and Granget how tall are you guys
    I am still wondering if I ordered the right size
    did a fit calculator on CC and it said I should ride a 23.7 top tube
    of course this is in the middle of the two sizes
    I rode my friends 19" s works and it seemed to climb better than my 17.5 in the saddle (I'M SURE I WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS LATTER T-KID)
    I am 5'10" working on 5'9" by the way
    THANKS SJ
    Joe,
    I am 5'9" (used to be 5'10" too) with long legs for my height. Before I bought my bike I was sized with a Medium and Large side by side. On the Medium, the seat post is almost all the way out, but felt good. When I got on the Large, it just felt huge (maybe because this is my first 29er). The BG Fit guy at the Specialized dealer said I was in between sizing on the Medium and Large, but he thought the Medium fit me slightly better and would give me more confidence and a slightly lower center of gravity- so I went with the Medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    Swami Scott and Granget how tall are you guys
    SlowerJoe - I'm 6'0 and haven't started shrinking yet. I'm on the Large and it's perfect for me.

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