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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    Seat stays on the Expert are carbon. And I have yet to see a 22lbs TB even tho it is "All carbon".
    sorry but not true. the seat says on the expert carbon are actually the m5 alloy.



    is it possible to buy the rear triangle seperatly? obiously it would make sense to just buy the marathon or sworks with the carbon rear but didn't know if just the rear was kinda of affordable( at least to carbon standards of affordable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidperf View Post
    That's a badass looking machine. I love that color but I wish they offered a different choice in the Comp Carbon, just because everyone who buys that is stuck with the exact same color.

    This group of guys that are all buying Epics are having troubles deciding which colors to get. We all like the black but we don't want to have the same exact bikes as each other. We're not against the silver, which leaves us with those two options. The red isn't available right now.
    That bike is the Comp Carbon, which looks very similar to the black comp except it is matte black and a more yellowish green.

    I'm hard pressed to believe that someone can feel the difference between an aluminum and carbon fiber rear triangle on a full suspension bike. I would think that in between the shock and the flex in the bearings and pivots would be more noticeable than the material. What do I know though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    is it possible to buy the rear triangle seperatly? obiously it would make sense to just buy the marathon or sworks with the carbon rear but didn't know if just the rear was kinda of affordable( at least to carbon standards of affordable)
    AFIK the only way to get the carbon triangle is to buy the S-Works frame set, or one of the bikes that come with it. I've found no information on just the rear triangle.

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    I have heard that you can order the carbon rear triangle replacement through a speci dealer (this was not advertised, but a work around from a shop employee trying to do the same thing), but this was last year, not sure if that is still valid. Everyone (for the most part) is making good arguments in favor of both sides, so I might as well put my $.02 in the pot as well. I'm primarily a road racer, ride mtb in the off season and to mix it up with a few xc races a year. I was debating between the various epic models as well, with a very race and high-end oriented shop that I purchased it from. I ended up with the 2012 epic comp over the comp carbon. The expert was too much money, and I didn't care much for the brain fork anyways. I ended up swapping the wheels to Stan's crests, tubeless, new xt pedals, cut the bars down a bit, and put esi grips on, and I'm already down around 26.5lbs in a size medium. Next upgrades are cassette, post, bars, and stem, but I can do that over time when I find the "right" deals.

    The way I saw it was the carbon comp was around .75lbs lighter or whatever it was for $1100 more, and I was going to want to upgrade the wheels in either case. I could see that if this is going to a long term, weight conscious project, the carbon front triangle will pay off, because that weight will eventually come into play after you upgrade everything else. But if you're not a big WW, hardcore racer, "look at mine", upgrade happy, or only plan on having the bike for a few years, I personally didn't think it was worth the extra dough. For less than I would have spent on the carbon comp, I know have a bike lighter than the stock carbon comp.

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    To make the the decision easier in my opinion, here's what you do with that $1100 you save
    2013 Specialized Control 29 Carbon Wheels for $1200 | Mountain Bike Review

    Much better use of that money over a carbon front triangle. Wheels are the BEST place to loose weight first.
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    I always think to get a i9 wheelset for this value.. Its so cool, colored and tough

    Later do you can get some cheap chinese carbon rims to attached in these hubs and aluminum spokes
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    i bought my 2013 Epic comp size medium (im 5'10) 2 weeks ago for $3000. it came out the box @ 27 lbs. i added xt brake's, ground control tire's f/r tubeless, and Ergon GA1 Evo grips and it comes in @ 28. i had a 2012 SC Tallboy al in a large and felt it was to big. it rode great but the Epic blows it away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    To make the the decision easier in my opinion, here's what you do with that $1100 you save
    2013 Specialized Control 29 Carbon Wheels for $1200 | Mountain Bike Review

    Much better use of that money over a carbon front triangle. Wheels are the BEST place to loose weight first.
    This is exactly my plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd66 View Post
    i bought my 2013 Epic comp size medium (im 5'10) 2 weeks ago for $3000. it came out the box @ 27 lbs. i added xt brake's, ground control tire's f/r tubeless, and Ergon GA1 Evo grips and it comes in @ 28. i had a 2012 SC Tallboy al in a large and felt it was to big. it rode great but the Epic blows it away.
    So you're comparing the way a bike that didn't fit rode to a bike that does fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftajiri View Post
    I always think to get a i9 wheelset for this value.. Its so cool, colored and tough

    Later do you can get some cheap chinese carbon rims to attached in these hubs and aluminum spokes
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    I9 are nice but more bling. Why spend I9 kind of money, then throw those cheap carbon rims on them later? Go straight for carbon wheels for the same price. The spec wheels have DT Swiss internals and limited lifetime warranty. No emailing china hoping they warranty the rim and paying shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd66 View Post
    i bought my 2013 Epic comp size medium (im 5'10) 2 weeks ago for $3000. it came out the box @ 27 lbs. i added xt brake's, ground control tire's f/r tubeless, and Ergon GA1 Evo grips and it comes in @ 28. i had a 2012 SC Tallboy al in a large and felt it was to big. it rode great but the Epic blows it away.
    that is weird that the sc tallboy was to big cause i looked at the frame geometry and it looks like that is the medium/large frame size most specialized epic owners that are your height( i am also 5'10) have been looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    I9 are nice but more bling. Why spend I9 kind of money, then throw those cheap carbon rims on them later? Go straight for carbon wheels for the same price. The spec wheels have DT Swiss internals and limited lifetime warranty. No emailing china hoping they warranty the rim and paying shipping.
    Chinese are not do bad :P talking serious: i9 stock is a tremendous wheelset, but carbon roval is a good business.. I9 with reynolds costs more 2500 for almost weight of roval... Is more racional

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    Well, two out of the group of five have either ordered bikes or picked up already. I'm still trying to gather the funds for mine. Good thing is, one got a large and one got a medium, so I'll be able to try both sizes and see which one fits best.

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    If you are willing to spend the money on the carbon then buy the aluminum. I am sure that I will recieve much hate about this, but instead of spending an extra $1100 on the carbon frame purchase a set of Roval Control carbon wheels for $1100 also. This will not only lower the overall weight of the bike to about the weight of the carbon, but it will also decrease the rotational weight of the wheels. Rotational weight is where you should put your money, because the heavier the tires and rims, the more weight you much put into motion. Using more of your own energy and making the bike feel heavier. Rotational weight is more noticeable than overall weight. By putting the carbon wheels on the aluminum bike, you will make the aluminum bike feel much lighter than the carbon for the same price.
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    I'm about to pick up a full-bling carbon full-suspension, but I think if the money is important to you, get the aluminum frame. On the other hand, if you can afford it .... I've never heard anyone say "I wish I'd bought a little less bike"

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    Is there a complete list of all the weights of all the 2013 Epic 29ers somewhere?

    I have a 2011 Comp and I thinking of upgrading to a carbon model or do a build with an s works frame set. I would prefer to buy a 2013 complete carbon bike and switch over my trail SLs.
    '11 - Epic Comp 29er - Size M
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    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    I'm about to pick up a full-bling carbon full-suspension, but I think if the money is important to you, get the aluminum frame. On the other hand, if you can afford it .... I've never heard anyone say "I wish I'd bought a little less bike"
    True, but when $1100 only gets you a carbon front triangle, there are better places to spend that money like the carbon wheel set mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpjumper782 View Post
    If you are willing to spend the money on the carbon then buy the aluminum. I am sure that I will recieve much hate about this, but instead of spending an extra $1100 on the carbon frame purchase a set of Roval Control carbon wheels for $1100 also. This will not only lower the overall weight of the bike to about the weight of the carbon, but it will also decrease the rotational weight of the wheels. Rotational weight is where you should put your money, because the heavier the tires and rims, the more weight you much put into motion. Using more of your own energy and making the bike feel heavier. Rotational weight is more noticeable than overall weight. By putting the carbon wheels on the aluminum bike, you will make the aluminum bike feel much lighter than the carbon for the same price.
    This is my plan, now that they've released the less expensive carbon 29 wheel set. After the holidays, I should have the money to put down. I hope they have some left by then.

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    So how does the epic and its 100mm travel handle a little air time?
    Anyone had problems with bottoming out suspension or anything?
    I kind of want a stumpy fsr but for where I live it's a little too much bike
    I like racing too and also find myself airborn a little more than my old XC wheel set should have been (rip) but an epic with some control trails might do alright? Idk...
    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    sorry but not true. the seat says on the expert carbon are actually the m5 alloy.



    is it possible to buy the rear triangle seperatly? obiously it would make sense to just buy the marathon or sworks with the carbon rear but didn't know if just the rear was kinda of affordable( at least to carbon standards of affordable)

    Condidering I own one. I should know it is carbon. How about you use the googles.

    ITs the 1st bullet point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    Condidering I own one. I should know it is carbon. How about you use the googles.

    ITs the 1st bullet point.

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    Considering you own one you should know to mention it was a Evo which you didn't do so I was right in saying the epic expert carbon does not have carbon stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    So you're comparing the way a bike that didn't fit rode to a bike that does fit
    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    that is weird that the sc tallboy was to big cause i looked at the frame geometry and it looks like that is the medium/large frame size most specialized epic owners that are your height( i am also 5'10) have been looking for.
    the TB felt like i was on top of the bike and the Epic i feel more "in" the bike. the Epic is more responsive, tight,quick, like it's on rails. it rides different than the TB. i bought the TB from Competitive Cyclist and i did the fit calculator and it said i was in between sizes so i called them 2 times and spoke to 2 different guys and both told me that i was in between sizes and to go with the large. i really liked the TB but i like the Epic more. is it because of the size difference? i dont think i can say100% yes. i truly feel it rides different. i would tell anyone looking for a bike to TEST RIDE all of the bikes they are looking at and if you are like me and in between size guy to try both sizes and see what feels best to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrich88 View Post
    So how does the epic and its 100mm travel handle a little air time?
    Anyone had problems with bottoming out suspension or anything?
    I kind of want a stumpy fsr but for where I live it's a little too much bike
    I like racing too and also find myself airborn a little more than my old XC wheel set should have been (rip) but an epic with some control trails might do alright? Idk...
    Thoughts?
    i dont jump much i have hit some drop offs and rocks around 2 -2 1/2 ft and it's fine. a good set of wheels will help out. my best advise is to either hit a demo day, test ride, or rent the bike for a day and test all of the bikes you are considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd66 View Post
    i dont jump much i have hit some drop offs and rocks around 2 -2 1/2 ft and it's fine. a good set of wheels will help out. my best advise is to either hit a demo day, test ride, or rent the bike for a day and test all of the bikes you are considering.
    Thanks,
    The only problem there is that the local shops are all very small and Don't have the selection of full suspensions, only epics
    West Texas is very XC oriented, but I like traveling and riding new places. So idk. Maybe a camber? Might still stick with the epic. We shall see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrich88 View Post
    Thanks,
    The only problem there is that the local shops are all very small and Don't have the selection of full suspensions, only epics
    West Texas is very XC oriented, but I like traveling and riding new places. So idk. Maybe a camber? Might still stick with the epic. We shall see!
    While not on an Epic, I had a SJ with the 130mm Travel and I'm now on a 100mm Tallboy and I don't miss the travel. I will say, the TBc has a 120mm front fork, not 100mm so it is a little different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrich88 View Post
    Thanks,
    The only problem there is that the local shops are all very small and Don't have the selection of full suspensions, only epics
    West Texas is very XC oriented, but I like traveling and riding new places. So idk. Maybe a camber? Might still stick with the epic. We shall see!
    Tyrich, my buddy lives in Denton Tx and i know that shop's in the Dallas area rent bikes so you could rent one for a day or 2 and see what you think. i test rode an 2012 Epic and Camber on the road and in the woods on an old gas pipeline along the interstate behind the shop i had went to and although it wasn't a ride on an actual trail i could tell that the Camber felt like a pig, tank which could be fun on the right trails but for me it is more of a "trail" bike than i was looking for. the Epic was fast but the test ride didn't sell me on the Epic. if i had ridden it on a trail then i would have bought it. so i decided on a SC TB. my buddy has one a talked me into it. i rode and raced it for 8 months and it was a real nice bike but it was a hair too big for me and i had a few minor issues happen with the bike so i sent it back and got the Epic. the Epic is more of a xc race bike than the Camber. so if your looking for a race bike i would say look at the Epic and the SC TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd66 View Post
    Tyrich, my buddy lives in Denton Tx and i know that shop's in the Dallas area rent bikes so you could rent one for a day or 2 and see what you think. i test rode an 2012 Epic and Camber on the road and in the woods on an old gas pipeline along the interstate behind the shop i had went to and although it wasn't a ride on an actual trail i could tell that the Camber felt like a pig, tank which could be fun on the right trails but for me it is more of a "trail" bike than i was looking for. the Epic was fast but the test ride didn't sell me on the Epic. if i had ridden it on a trail then i would have bought it. so i decided on a SC TB. my buddy has one a talked me into it. i rode and raced it for 8 months and it was a real nice bike but it was a hair too big for me and i had a few minor issues happen with the bike so i sent it back and got the Epic. the Epic is more of a xc race bike than the Camber. so if your looking for a race bike i would say look at the Epic and the SC TB.
    Sweet! So do you think the epic could handle the trail riding as well?
    Because I know it may be far fetched but I want a little of both in this bike purchase.
    I have a little bit of a bike crush on the stumpy fsr's but I feel like it would suck on the race track,
    I don't race often, but I would like something that could do it when I wanted to.
    If one bike could do that that is what I want to find out.
    Otherwise I may just get a trail bike and upgrade my hard tail to a race worthy set up.
    But, performance in both areas is the preferred method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyd66 View Post
    Tyrich, my buddy lives in Denton Tx and i know that shop's in the Dallas area rent bikes so you could rent one for a day or 2 and see what you think. i test rode an 2012 Epic and Camber on the road and in the woods on an old gas pipeline along the interstate behind the shop i had went to and although it wasn't a ride on an actual trail i could tell that the Camber felt like a pig, tank which could be fun on the right trails but for me it is more of a "trail" bike than i was looking for. the Epic was fast but the test ride didn't sell me on the Epic. if i had ridden it on a trail then i would have bought it. so i decided on a SC TB. my buddy has one a talked me into it. i rode and raced it for 8 months and it was a real nice bike but it was a hair too big for me and i had a few minor issues happen with the bike so i sent it back and got the Epic. the Epic is more of a xc race bike than the Camber. so if your looking for a race bike i would say look at the Epic and the SC TB.
    And which shop did you go to? I've been to a couple shops in Dallas when I've been down there, but not while I was in the market for anew bike

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    well you could get a Camber and make your HT your race bike. the stumpy is too much bike for xc racing IMO. i didn't test the bikes when i was in Dallas i tested them here in my town. if your thinking Specialized 100% i would find a shop that has an Epic, Camber and Stumpy and go talk to them and tell them what you are looking for and see if you can test them. im telling you a test ride is the best way to see what each one is about. in the last year i have traveled to TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, GA to ride and race and 100mm was enough for me and im 240lbs. the most i would go up to is 110mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    To make the the decision easier in my opinion, here's what you do with that $1100 you save
    2013 Specialized Control 29 Carbon Wheels for $1200 | Mountain Bike Review

    Much better use of that money over a carbon front triangle. Wheels are the BEST place to loose weight first.
    Question on these wheels compared to a set of Mavic Crossmax SLR 29's recommended by my LBS.

    Specialized are carbon, weigh 1580g, have DT Swiss hubs I believe, and a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

    Mavics are aluminum, weigh 1620g, and have some kind of optional warranty against ANY kind of damage which puts them in the same price range.

    The Specialized are new enough that I haven't read many long term reviews on them but the Mavics have had either great reviews or terrible. Most of the terrible reviews are about customer service and them standing behind their warranty.

    And how about Stans rims or any other brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidperf View Post
    Question on these wheels compared to a set of Mavic Crossmax SLR 29's recommended by my LBS.

    Specialized are carbon, weigh 1580g, have DT Swiss hubs I believe, and a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

    Mavics are aluminum, weigh 1620g, and have some kind of optional warranty against ANY kind of damage which puts them in the same price range.

    The Specialized are new enough that I haven't read many long term reviews on them but the Mavics have had either great reviews or terrible. Most of the terrible reviews are about customer service and them standing behind their warranty.

    And how about Stans rims or any other brand?
    I have not ridden carbon wheels, so I can't tell you. I can only comment based on what I've read. Carbon rims are not just about the weight, it's the increase stiffness at the same weight or lighter than alum.

    My LBS is a Specialized dealer also, they always have 20-20% off sales, so I'm hoping to have the money by the time the next one comes along. At around $950 I think I'll have to give them a try.

    The hub internals are DTSwiss, the other Roval carbon rims have been out a while and have good reviews along with good comments on the warranty when needed. While it's not a long term review, Francois first look review is enough for me to give them a try.

    I looked into getting DTSwiss with the Cheap Chinese carbon rims built; it was going to cost more than these Specialized on sale, so for me it seems like a no brainer.
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    Update, if anyone is still interested. Didn't get as much back on taxes as I had hoped (had to pay actually) so the Epic has been postponed. $3,000+ bike just isn't in the cards at this time.

    So now I'm going to look at a 07 Stumpjumper Expert with some mods. It will get me back on the trails for now and allow me to save up for the Epic I really want.

    The EXACT Epic I want is on eBay right now, but out of my reach at the moment.

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    Sorry to hear that. I ended up getting a used, "almost new" (not really, but that's another story), 2012 S-Works carbon hardtail after riding my buddy's 2011 Stumpy carbon HT. I missed the excellent climbing ability of a hardtail and was willing to sacrifice some ride for efficiency over a FS. Sold my Trek Top Fuel for a decent price and was thrilled to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hidperf View Post
    Update, if anyone is still interested. Didn't get as much back on taxes as I had hoped (had to pay actually) so the Epic has been postponed. $3,000+ bike just isn't in the cards at this time.

    So now I'm going to look at a 07 Stumpjumper Expert with some mods. It will get me back on the trails for now and allow me to save up for the Epic I really want.

    The EXACT Epic I want is on eBay right now, but out of my reach at the moment.
    Bummer on you missing out getting an Epic at this time. Maybe a used one in good condition sometime in the future?

    On a lighter note, this is one of the threads that has been very helpfull! In doing research on my own for sometime, I have confirmed and narrowed down my choice to getting a silver '13 Comp and upgrade with the less expensive Roval Control Carbon wheelset for ~ the list price. Adding those, along with going tubeless with the SWorks tires,carbon bars/seatpost/seat I already have should lighten things up more than adequately. Now to sell a couple items from my quiver to consolidate and have an all-round Trail/XC/Epic machine!
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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Hi Epic owners. Im planning on buying Epic Comp carbon 2013 in size XL. That would be my first mountain bike. I have ridden road cycles for several years and just wanted have some new inspiration with that bike.
    Im quite tall so I wanted t ask if there is other tall Epic riders around here? Im 6ft 4 and my inseam is 38". Is that big enough for me or should I seek some other bike?

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    Input on a possible 2013 Epic purchase

    I'm 6'2 with a 34 inseam and I ride an xl but could ride a large so you should be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by finbike View Post
    Hi Epic owners. Im planning on buying Epic Comp carbon 2013 in size XL. That would be my first mountain bike. I have ridden road cycles for several years and just wanted have some new inspiration with that bike.
    Im quite tall so I wanted t ask if there is other tall Epic riders around here? Im 6ft 4 and my inseam is 38". Is that big enough for me or should I seek some other bike?
    I'm an inch shorter and own exact bike you are looking for. It works for me perfect. With that said, fitting bikes is almost impossible on a message board, so I'd talk to your shop. Even if they don't have the exact bike, I'm pretty sure every Epic shares the same geometry, so getting on any XL Epic should tell you if it will work for you or not. The Comp Carbon's a great ride. I've done a few upgrades, but most of them were done because I had nice stuff sitting in the parts bin. Only major one I've done is wheel set... thats on the way!

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    Okay, thanks guys. Thats a relief to hear. That bike Im planning on buying has been laying around in one athletes storage room, because hes couch dont let him drive it. Practically the bike is new, but I should get it in good price. Thats why I was interested on sizing.
    Cant wait to buy it..

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    Pulled the trigger on the black and green '13 Epic Comp last week. I went by today to check it out and they were waiting for the Ground Controls to come in that I wanted to swap to. Also dropping the XL's 110mm stem to the 90. They are setting it up tubeless out of the gate. I can't wait!

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