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    Epic Expert Carbon 29er vs Expert Evo R 29er

    Guys Im looking for some insight on which Epic to buy.....I would love an S works but they are to expensive for me. Im torn between the Evo vs the Expert carbon. I like the weight savings, carbon rear triangle, and handlebar of the Evo, but im not a SRAM fan. Im curious what others think? Also I went to Demo a 13 Expert carbon 29er today and the front fork was not working right. Its like the Brain was half engaged....have others had similar issues?

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    What do you mean by half engaged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    What do you mean by half engaged?

    Thats what the guys at the S works dealer thought. We tried airing out the front fork, refilling, opened the brain, and rebound...didnt matter there was popping feeling in the front fork when you pushed it down.

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    anyone???

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    The EVO's seat stays are CF though the chain stays are AL/M5, not that that's a bad thing IMO.

    The obvious other difference is the 1x10 which to my use is far too limited a gear range. YMMV. Try before committing.

    I've never heard of the Brain acting as you describe and wouldn't worry about it. The Epic handling ability and suspension are about the best available IMO, and you won't likely be unhappy
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