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    2012 Epic 29er Picture Thread

    POST YOURS!!!
    Here is my first 2012, I bought this because the S-works (sram) has been delayed until november apparently due to not enough pre-orders. Yet some people in other countries already have them. O well enough ranting



    Weight for now is 26.50 lbs with XTR 980 pedals (307g), edge 500/gsc 10 (95g), and a heavy bottle cage (36g)
    Mods are tubeless, Rocket Ron Front tire (moved fast trak to rear), ESI Grips, syntace F109 100mm, Ritchey superlogic seatpost, and S-works Chicane saddle

    Stock Weight Comparison (no pedals, dork disc or reflectors) -
    2011 Comp Carbon 29er (XL) 27.38 lbs
    2012 Comp Carbon 29er (XL) 26.31 lbs

    I know everyone will be interested in the wheels/tire weights
    Front Wheel, Tire, Tube, and Rotor - 1795
    Rear Wheel, Tire, Tube, Cassette, dork disc and Rotor - 2376
    Front Wheel - 985
    Rear Wheel, Cassette and dork disc - 1544
    S-works Fast Trak 29x2.0 - 525
    Renegade Control 29x1.95? - 550
    9mm Skewer - 58



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    I'm super jealous. I love the scheme on this years Comp Carbon.

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    Dang, that it one good looking bike!

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    Mine will be here next week,can't barely wait now !! So that's an XL,it looks perfectly balanced, beautiful rig. I would have waited for an Sworks anyway. No Expert available either ??
    I'll add a pic as soon as possible

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    All I see on these forums is the comp carb. Is that the only one released? I ordered a regular epic comp 2012 and want to know if anyone has taken shipment yet?

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    Thanks for the kind words. In regards to the color it is awesome, it's more of a neon red. I guess the picture darkens it.

    I noticed their is now 2 layers of tape on the seat tube where the brain hose could potentially rub, I took a picture and will upload it later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Mine will be here next week,can't barely wait now !! So that's an XL,it looks perfectly balanced, beautiful rig. I would have waited for an Sworks anyway. No Expert available either ??
    I'll add a pic as soon as possible
    I am still waiting for the S-Works, but I needed something to fill the gap especially because it will be very cold in 2 months. The Expert wasn't available in XL.

    Quote Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post
    All I see on these forums is the comp carb. Is that the only one released? I ordered a regular epic comp 2012 and want to know if anyone has taken shipment yet?
    Comp, Comp Carbon and Expert are out. S-works are out in some countries, someone sent me a picture of one in Italy.

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    Does anyone know the average time Ill wait from ordering to getting my Comp? does specialized have them in stock ? is it just a matter of fulfilling the order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post
    Does anyone know the average time Ill wait from ordering to getting my Comp? does specialized have them in stock ? is it just a matter of fulfilling the order?
    I know there were 4 XL comps left a week ago, call your dealer and find out if your size is available. If it is it's a matter of how long it takes to ship, took 5 days to NY for mine.

    The brakes have taken a big step forward this year on the comp. Now you can adjust them so the brakes grab as soon as you pull the lever the slightest bit, this is especially nice for the rear. It makes them feel a lot more responsive.

    I did have one instance of chain suck on the first ride. I am growing to hate the 24/38 X7 rings, I don't think I will change them on this bike (unless I go 1x10) but I certainly will on the next one.

    Here is the pic

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    I have a 2012 epic comp 29er. Had it for about 4 or 5 weeks. I will post pictures tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    I know there were 4 XL comps left a week ago, call your dealer and find out if your size is available.
    4XL 's left where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post
    4XL 's left where?
    In the Specialized warehouse stock, I'd be willing to bet those 4 are gone by now. But that doesn't say another about other sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    In the Specialized warehouse stock, I'd be willing to bet those 4 are gone by now. But that doesn't say another about other sizes.
    I ordered mine in mid aug. And still have not got it yet! But I am in Canada so that might be why.... Thanks for the info

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    Anybody seen their 2012 s works epic frame/fork sets yet?I have a red/carbon/white med ordered.... Last ETA i was told is October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonf600 View Post
    Anybody seen their 2012 s works epic frame/fork sets yet?I have a red/carbon/white med ordered.... Last ETA i was told is October.
    I haven't seen that color combo yet but the comp carbon looks pretty similar except the red will be darker. I have seen a picture of a 2012 Black/Red/Carbon.

    When did you order it? When were you given that ETA?
    I was told late September (when I ordered at the end of August) but now am being told they early November.

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    Ordered it 8/6/11 and i was told October for ETA.The guys on my team got their 2012 experts about 2 weeks ago.

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    Ordered my '11 S-Works Epic 29er frameset in July of 2010 and it didn't show up until January of '11.
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    2012 Epic Comp Size XL
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdqmach26 View Post
    2012 Epic Comp Size XL
    That color combo is sick! too bad i couldn't get it in Canada. Still waiting on mine... seems the snow will be here before my bike!

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    That color is awesome! Specialized did a great job with the schemes this year, with the exception of not making the Black/Red S-works 29er available in the states.

    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic View Post
    Ordered my '11 S-Works Epic 29er frameset in July of 2010 and it didn't show up until January of '11.
    Framesets always come out after complete bikes, also isn't yours one of the yellows ones? That takes even longer than the standard color complete bikes, as i'm sure you know

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    This is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannonf600 View Post
    Anybody seen their 2012 s works epic frame/fork sets yet?I have a red/carbon/white med ordered.... Last ETA i was told is October.
    Well, not sure where you are, but I am in the Toronto, Ontario area and we couldn't even order these until after the Spesh 2012 product launch in mid August. I have the same unit in a frameset order, but was told mid-January. So the October date seems agressive, but it's a slower delivery in Canada due to demand. I am doing my build over the winter. Tough waiting so long though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post
    That color combo is sick! too bad i couldn't get it in Canada. Still waiting on mine... seems the snow will be here before my bike!
    Where about's are you in Canada? As a fellow Canadian with a frameset of my own incoming, it would be nice to know what you've been told . I trust my dealer and I am building up my parts bin to put things together in January. I have a sub 22lb spec on an S-Works that I could only get in the Red/White/Carbon colour. No mat black/yellow available apparently, but like the red better anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    Well, not sure where you are, but I am in the Toronto, Ontario area and we couldn't even order these until after the Spesh 2012 product launch in mid August.
    Do you know if any 2012s have made it to TO Like the comp or carbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post
    Do you know if any 2012s have made it to TO Like the comp or carbon
    I don't think so...I buy my bikes from Gears in Mississauga and they are one of the largest Spesh dealers in Canada. When I put the order on my S-Works 29er frameset, it was apparently the first one in the country ordered. And I do trust them as I have spent a small fortune there on bikes and they have been good to me the past few years. As I mentioned, they only committed to a mid January delivery on the frameset and joked with me not to bug them about it until at least Christmas.

    I actually will be dropping in there in the next couple of weeks and will have a look around and ask some questions too. Where did you buy from in TO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post

    I actually will be dropping in there in the next couple of weeks and will have a look around and ask some questions too. Where did you buy from in TO?

    Cheers,

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    Out in Ajax... Ordered from impala in whitby. They said that it would be late sept. /oct. But I have not seen any at all in Canada yet so I am getting nervous cus I want to ride it before winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post
    Out in Ajax... Ordered from impala in whitby. They said that it would be late sept. /oct. But I have not seen any at all in Canada yet so I am getting nervous cus I want to ride it before winter.
    Okay, I know Impala. Don't know anyone there specifically, but know of the shop. Surprising to hear of late September or October as I had done some research into US supply before buying here in an effort to have even a 2011 before season's end. Even the US they were suggesting mid October. And I deal directly with one of the owners at Gears and we were exchanging emails while she was at the Spesh product launch. I hate to be negative, but I would be very surprised if it shows up before the end of our season here. Awesome if you get it, but I will be pissed if mine shows up before season's end when I don't have all the parts for it. Do you mind sharing what you paid for it? If not, no worries!
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    I think the comp will be out before your s-works. Paid 3300.

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    I finally found a picture of the frame!!!!!

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    Interesting that it has the alloy steerer.
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    I was thinking the same thing. What makes it even more interesting is it also has alloy steerer and the top mount brain knob. I'm sure we won't see that on production bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. What makes it even more interesting is it also has alloy steerer and the top mount brain knob. I'm sure we won't see that on production bikes.
    I rode the Sworks Hardtail demo bike at mbo and it had the top mount brain knob. IIRC the demo tech said that is what they are going to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly Rod View Post
    I rode the Sworks Hardtail demo bike at mbo and it had the top mount brain knob. IIRC the demo tech said that is what they are going to.
    I know that but it is only supposed to be with the carbon crowns/steerers which are on s-works. The expert has a SID but it doesn't have the top mounted adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    I finally found a picture of the frame!!!!!
    There were many pictures available of the frameset only option. I find it interesting that the top tube at the seat post has a solid triangle, where most pics out there have a hole. Not sure what the deal is there or if it is relevant in any way, but it would seem strange that there are multiple options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    There were many pictures available of the frameset only option. I find it interesting that the top tube at the seat post has a solid triangle, where most pics out there have a hole. Not sure what the deal is there or if it is relevant in any way, but it would seem strange that there are multiple options.
    Can you show me one of these other pictures?
    S and M don't have gussets, L and XL do

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    The S-Works WILL have the carbon crown and steerer. It will also have top-mounted Brain Fade. Just to put that to rest.
    Inventory as of a minute ago at Specialized is zero Epic Expert 29ers in any size, and eta is pessimistic at about late November / early December. There are 16 Comp Carbon 29ers in XL, and plenty of M's and L's.
    We have one M and one L Epic Expert at the concept store here in Fort Collins.
    They also have -drum roll please- a 2012 S-WORKS Epic 29er. They just got it and it's not even built yet. No others on the horizon, but as a concept store they get preferential treatment. It is gonna kill me to see it in the flesh - it's a large and so am I...

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    Do you know if it is the Sram or XTR version? Go make them build it!!!

    If the 16 Comp Carbon 29ers in XL is directed towards what I said earlier, I said Comp not comp carbon because the person said they were waiting for a comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adultswim View Post
    There are 16 Comp Carbon 29ers in XL, and plenty of M's and L's.
    As I thought.... there seems to be way more comp carbons around then Just regular comps. Grrr

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dp-psAfoUJc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    Can you show me one of these other pictures?
    S and M don't have gussets, L and XL do
    This pic is right from there website...

    Specialized Bicycle Components : S-Works Epic Carbon 29 Frameset

    Is the one I am patiently waiting to arrive in mid-January.
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    You said their are many pictures available...where are they? The ones from the specialized.com make the colors look different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    You said their are many pictures available...where are they? The ones from the specialized.com make the colors look different.
    There's also these, which I am sure you've seen...

    2012s Have Landed

    Not sure what else you are after...
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    Those are the same pictures as specialized.com, you said," There were many pictures available of the frameset only option" I was/am asking where they are? can you post them?

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    There are pictures of the framesets on that link...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dp-psAfoUJc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Great video,thanks for sharing.

    So that is Interbike....in Las Vegas ?? I thought they used to be at Sands Expo/Venetian,not somewhere in the desert. Pretty cool !!

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    Beautiful...Thanks for finding and sharing. I especially like the pedals.
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    I may need to change my pants...Supposed to be one of the few available before November

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    I may need to change my pants...Supposed to be one of the few available before November
    lol. 10gs for a bike... Why show it off with 3$ pedals!?

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    -12 hours to pick up my 2012 Expert...I won't get much sleep tonight I guess.

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    I went by one of my local Specialized dealers to see the 2012 Epics in person. 2012 Epic carbon comp 29ers were priced at $4000.00. I dont recall what the epic comp 29ers were priced at.($3200.00?) Leftover 2011 Epic comp 29ers were at $2800.00 before any price negotiation. First impression of the new models was that I liked the brake rotors but everything else was less impressive. Lower level fork, same heavy crankset with bash instead of big ring, another wheelset (although better) that would be the first on my list to replace. I think that the 2011 leftover Epics are a great buy for those who can still find one. Having not ridden a 2012, I wonder if the new 2012 shock tuning is any better than a '11. Just my first impression of the new Epic Comp 29ers. Am I missing something that say ditch your 2011 and rush out and buy a 2012?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    I may need to change my pants...Supposed to be one of the few available before November
    I take it that one's a large and you need an XL, what a shame. I hope your pants wash up OK!!!

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