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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Dear Specialized give us the truth.....

    Dear Specialized,

    I am waiting patiently for my black S-works Epic 29er frame that I ordered in December when it hit the website. I understand supply chain, resources, etc. I am a happy Specialized owner of a Tarmac and my wife's Ruby and Hard Rock. I've already purchased the S-works cranks with XX rings and my wheelset, ready to go. All I would like is to know whats going on and when. Should I sell my parts and look elsewhere? As long as I know its coming and is just a matter of when I will sit patiently. BUT I would like to know the facts.

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    What bike are you waiting for?

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    I am hearing April May depending on what frame you are waiting for.

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    Black S-works Epic 29er frame.

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    talked to the South Eastern rep today... he told me.... "good luck if you are waiting for the all black" maybe April if we get lucky.

    good thing I also ordered a floyellow... whichever comes first.
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    I will wait as long as I know the are definitely coming. Can someone answer that?

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    From my experience top of the line bikes/frames requires a lot more time than high/mid/lower end range.
    My Lapierre X control 910 2010 : ordered nov.18,2009,delivered the first week of march 2010. Hang in there,I'm sure it will be worth the wait !!

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    good luck getting the black. if you really want the frame, i would just ask them to ship the first color that becomes available, those frames are hard to get. but who knows you, could get lucky, my guess is that if you didnt order it from a concept store you are probably going to be out of luck on that color, but I may be wrong.
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    What's the big deal really? I mean I get it I'm waiting on a road bike that has been pushed back several times but really? Everyday someone else is whining about this. There's a delay somewhere in the line and they're obviously trying to fix it. Believe me they want to sell you a bicycle especially in this economy. So have some patience already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixteenstone96
    What's the big deal really? I mean I get it I'm waiting on a road bike that has been pushed back several times but really? Everyday someone else is whining about this. There's a delay somewhere in the line and they're obviously trying to fix it. Believe me they want to sell you a bicycle especially in this economy. So have some patience already.
    It seems like each year bike prices are going up, companies are scaling back or even folding. They cite the economy and/or poor sales.

    but the bikes that they should have available, aren't! We keep getting a bunch of soft launches. How can a company expect to have a happy following when you can't even get their current year lineup until halfway through the year? How can they make money when they can't even deliver their product?


    *this isn't just aimed at Specialized, BTW.

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    I talked to my bike shop about the black frame last week and they spoke to their rep and he said looks like the first of next month for the all black. He also said they are not a limited production so I would sit tight and you will get your bike.
    2011 S-Works Epic 29er

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    S-Works Epic 29er on order since November

    Just spoke with my LBS on Friday about my Epic S-Works 29er bike and they said early to mid March. I've been waiting since November. Not to mention that the price jumped $700 dollars since I ordered it. I would assume that has something to do with the late release of the bikes, the new price adjustments take affect today 2/14/11 - Happy Valentine's Day. I ordered my bike for $7,200 & I believe its going up to $7,500. My Tarmac SL3 S-Works frame took 6 months to arrive. Just waiting to spend my money.
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    $7500-$7200=$300 < $700. I ordered mine in July and got mine 3 weeks ago. So, that's around 6 months of waiting, November doesn't seem that bad!
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    I officially will not take delivery of my frame (if it ever even shows up). I ordered back in late Summer and how flipping hard is it for Specialized to tell us the truth? If they don't know, scares the hell out of me to buy another $5k frame from them! No other industry and can run continually with this lax of an actual production schedule and survive. If it is something else, why the silence. I am done waiting and will race my SF100 another season and hope that the Scapel 29 has better luck of actually getting produced than this Epic 29er.

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    I have 200mile on mine and I know that it sucks when your waiting but this bike is incredible so far!

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