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    2013 or 2014 Specialized Epic Expert??

    I'm in the market for a new bike, and I just can't decide what to do. I can get a 2013 on sale, and I'm trying to decide whether the new 2014 would be worth waiting for (and extra money). The 2013 model is about $1200 less on sale, so I guess my question is do you guys think the 2014 model is worth the extra money? 2014 comes with carbon rims, but I'm not sure what the weight difference between the complete bikes. Thanks!
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    go with the 2013 if you can get it on sale i assume the 2014's are gonna be awhile and not go under retail

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    I was in the same shoes as you back in late July. 2014 Epic looks awesome since it's an all new model in years. Ultimately I chose slightly used 2013 Epic Expert and upgraded the hell out of it. I upgraded to: Roval Control Carbon Wheelset, Shimano XTR Series Shifters, FD, Pedals, Easton EC 70 Carbon Handlebar, Easton EC90 Carbon Seatpost, Specialized Phenom Expert Saddle. Grand total came out to $4500! It would retail at over $8k. Weighs 23lbs, which is pretty much S-Works.
    If I waited and got 2014 Expert you know that no bike shops will discount any plus tax will come out almost $7k.
    No brainer for me. Not worth additional $2500 with lots of lesser quality parts than 2013 model suped up.... My 2 cents...

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