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    27.5 Epic in 2015??

    Does anyone have insights or predictions re 27.5" wheel size for the Epic in 2015? I did a search but came up empty. Thanks in advance.

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    I would say 27.5 will go mostly on Enduro,Demo and Stumpy FSR. If they will ever do a 27.5 productů...
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    Specialized did say they would not produce 27,5 bikes, then again who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by PekkaS-works View Post
    Specialized did say they would not produce 27,5 bikes, then again who knows
    Then again, they did start selling 27.5 tires recently...

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    yeah that made me and my co-workers more than a little confused
    so maybe as an alternative to 29" maybe everyone isn┤t comfy on a 29 er?

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    I find it weird that they're pushing 29" wheels on the Enduro since it's supposed to be a climber and a DH bike all in one. I'd think it would be weird to tackle some serious downhill with a 29. I mean, all the DH specific bikes are 26, so going 29 would be a massive jump...

    I also noticed Specialized released 650b tires, kinda wondering if they'll release a 650b Enduro for 2015?

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    Assuming everything else stays the same, what would the difference be in bike weight for 27.5 versus 29 Epic? (assume Roval carbon wheelset) ... thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery View Post
    Then again, they did start selling 27.5 tires recently...
    Yes-- this is following the "we won't sell 29ers" line of thinking to a tee. Looking at the tires they've released, its quite a range of applications.

    I personally don't see the Epic in a 27.5 format; to me, the Epic's about perfect with 29 wheels. Its very quick in the tight stuff, and holds speed all day on the fast stuff. Maybe it shows up in the smaller sizes, as some companies are going that way. At my frame size (XL) and my XCish style I see little reason for the 27.5 wheel.

    I'd bet they show a 27.5 Enduro EVO and/or Demo in the next few years, and maybe the women's line goes that way as well? That would at least match the tires they've released.

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    Rumor has it...Stumpjumper FSR 27.5 is on the way. I'd love a an Epic 27.5.... Just not sure they will make it. The only pure XC 27.5 that I've seen is the Giant Anthem.

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    Re: 27.5 Epic in 2015??

    Quote Originally Posted by Single_Trak_Mind View Post
    Rumor has it...Stumpjumper FSR 27.5 is on the way. I'd love a an Epic 27.5.... Just not sure they will make it. The only pure XC 27.5 that I've seen is the Giant Anthem.
    Don't forget the Scott Spark 27.5 which is the bike I want...I will probably settle for a Fezzari or Anthem 27.5 though (price).

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    Scott Spark looks like a hot bike. It has more relaxed geometry and more travel than the Anthem. Candidly, I'm interested in buying either the Spark or the Anthem shortly. I haven't been able to test either bike.

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    Re: 27.5 Epic in 2015??

    I do like the slackness of my Scott Scale. When I test rode the Anthem I did miss that slacker HTA.

    The Anthem did ride really nice. Sucks that it has OD2 though.

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