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    how to tell what year epic marathon frame is?

    i bought an epic marathon frameset, came with seatpost and fox f100x fork off ebay.
    the previous owner said it was a 2004 model but come to find out it has a 2005 f100x fork on it. i was wondering if he was mistaken about the year...

    any help would be appreciated.

    some pics of it here if that would help

    http://home.ix.netcom.com/~haste/bike/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haste
    i bought an epic marathon frameset, came with seatpost and fox f100x fork off ebay.
    the previous owner said it was a 2004 model but come to find out it has a 2005 f100x fork on it. i was wondering if he was mistaken about the year...

    any help would be appreciated.

    some pics of it here if that would help

    http://home.ix.netcom.com/~haste/bike/

    He is right, That frame is 2004. It is 2004 because:

    1. That color is not silver anodized. 2005 frame is silver anodized.
    2. Rear shock I see is not the "brain lite" which is on the 2005 frames.
    3. The F100X fork has a brake stud on it. So, fork is strictly aftermarket. If I am not mistaken, the "disc only" fork is OEM. (applies to FX, FRL, FRLT) He probably swapped the fork to the 2005 because he either busted the 04 fork or wanted rim brakes on the front?

    hope that helps

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    thanks for clearing that up for me

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