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    2014 Specialized Epic Expert WC worth the money ????


    I been riding my 2011 Epic Expert and I love it. but now I'm looking for a new bike and just want to get everyone opinion on the new Epic Expert WC, is really worth the money ?

    I planning to do few 12 hours races and hope to get on Leadville Trail 100

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    yes it rocks! I also have a 2013 Carbon comp with carbon Roval wheels and other upgrades that make it just as expensive as my new WC and the new WC is by far better!

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    I could give you some first hand advice. I had a 2011 Epic Expert 29er EVO R and really liked it. I was racing Cat 1 xc and thought the bike was perfectly suited for the purpose. The I decided to upgrade last year to a 2013 Epic Marathon. I did a lot of endurance racing including the Wildcat 100, a 12 hour solo race, and the Hampshire 100. I thought going back to the double was better gearing for longer events. I also noticed the functionality of the brain was improved. It seemed to have a better transition from locked to active. This year I plan on sticking to 50 milers, a 6 hour solo, and a 100k. I'll also sprinkle in some regular xc races. When the Epic WC came out I thought it would be the perfect bike, but wasn't sure about the geometry change and stiffer suspension tune. I really liked the idea with the 1x11 so I ended up buying one. After riding it for the first time today I'm glad I did! The bike feels super quick and responsive and the brain works seamlessly. I ran the front and the 3/4 closed and it felt like I was riding a fully rigid bike until I hit trail obstacles, the transition to open was even smoother and with no clunking sound. I rode more out of the saddle and the bike just wanted to attack everything. It was a noticeable difference from my 2013 and way better than the 2011. Is it worth it? The depends on your feelings, but I certainly don't have any regrets!
    Specialized BG FIT Master Technician

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    I think it's worth the money. I have been doing my research and when I look at other bikes in it's price range the Epic Expert WC is just spec'ed nice for the price.

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