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    FACT IS 11m vs. FACT IS 9m Epic 29er

    I have a 2011 Epic Comp 29er, not sure if anyone else has noticed on their frame but the sticker on mine indicates FACT IS 11m carbon. I'm assuming this is a mistake since 11m carbon is supposedly only on the SWorks model.

    Anyone else notice that on their bike?

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    Yup, it was an error, the comp has that marking on it, but it's 9m carbon
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    I just got my Comp a little over a week ago and it has 9m on it. Maybe the first run was 11m or had 11m stickers?

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    So what is the difference in 9m and 11m?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdumas
    So what is the difference in 9m and 11m?
    the 9 refers to 2009 technology, the 11 to 2011 technology. The layup and I believe type of carbon used differs to make it stronger in places (BB) and more flexible in places.

    Others may have more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hostilemonk
    the 9 refers to 2009 technology, the 11 to 2011 technology. The layup and I believe type of carbon used differs to make it stronger in places (BB) and more flexible in places.

    Others may have more info.

    First of all, the bikes were labeled wrong and are all 9m (except the S-Works) even if it says 11m. That number is the FACT number which has to do with the carbon layup, type of carbon, shape of the tubes, and method of construction (how and where the tubes are joined). Essentially, the higher the FACT number the lighter the frame since the fibers in the carbon sheets are stiffer so they can use less material to achieve the same overall stiffness or better.

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