Besides the 1000 price difference what else is different?
E100 Brain fork, and better equipment spec.
I'm interested aswell : why they call it marathon ?? My Lapierre X control is sold by Lapierre as a marathon bike,wich means light and comfy to pedal for long hours. What about the Epic Marathon,did they put a different saddle,stem and rizer bar on it ??
Spoke to a Spec rep yesterday and they canned the Marathon for 2011 -- apparently it was not needed in the lineup. I was not clear if the frame geometry was different - or if it was longer or.... In any event it's GONE.