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    ... and if we just ... Lets see those EPICS--Please Post your Pics

    Here's a Thread deadicated to the Epic. Pictures and comments about what you think of them.

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    Gone some months ago.. but was an awesome ride..


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    07 EXP EPIC

    T-bike- 1 ride
    110 spec stem
    Easton Monkeylite HR carbon
    CK headset
    ~26-27#'s




    I'm all about efficient pedal strokes and love to climb. My '00 stumpjumper HT was beating me up on the downhills and I was due for a FS upgrade. 4" of travel, smart shock, powerful d-brakes great geometry,climbs well, rides like its on rails and its in my fav color. I'd like to lighten it up w/ a new wheelset. Any suggestions???
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    Quote Originally Posted by astroman36
    I'd like to lighten it up w/ a new wheelset. Any suggestions???
    Dt Swiss 240s or Hope Pro 2s on DT 4.2d rims

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    I LOVE that orange color! Its a tie between that and the demo green........
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    Older...

    But still sweet. Frame is a 04... the stock parts are the brakes, stem, headset, fork, and seat. I am in the process of changing to a SRAM X0 w/ twisters... should be sick
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    That bike looks sweet in that orange with the blue CK headset.
    06 Rocky Mountain ETSX - Full XTR, Fox Shox, Crossmax XL Wheels

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    Here's my 2006 that I just finished building. Has yet to see the trails and waiting for nicer weather.






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    Is orange the test bike color of 2007?

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    This was my '04 before it got swapped out... Nothing apart from the cranks and the forks was stock...
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    '06 EPIC


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    how do you get those nice frames aroudn the pic?

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    That white one seems like it hasn't seen dirt, hehehe Joks lang

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    "05 S-Works Epic Singlespeed

    My 05 S-works Epic SS, I have posted photos of my bike on other forums in previous builds, this is my Epic's current build:

    05 S-works Epic Md
    Fox F100X 100mm fork
    Avid SD SL v-brakes, koolstop red pads
    Nokon cables
    FSA 140 stem
    FSA XC-190 bar
    Pauls v-brake levers
    king headset
    DT-Swiss 1480 wheelset
    Torelli tubes
    Spec Roll-X D2 tires
    Thomson masterpiece seatpost
    Spec Rival SL seat
    Phil Wood TI bottom bracket, SS cups
    Middlburn 7 Cranks w/ uno 32 ring
    Time TI/Carbon pedals
    Endless spacer kit/ rear cog 20t (will change to 18 during summer)

    The Brain shock is well suited for the SS setup, the FSR suspension is not based around chain tension so it is fully active. The bike rides amazingly well, better actually since the SS conversion.
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    My current race build:

    Frame: Epic Marathon Carbon M
    Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax SLR
    Crankset: Shimano XTR M-970
    Shifters/Brake levers: Shimano XTR Dual Control M-975
    Derailleur, Front: Shimano XTR FD-M970
    Derailleur, Rear: Shimano XTR Low-normal M-970 SGS
    Brakes: Shimano XTR 06 Hydraulic
    Headset: Cane Creek Integrated IS-8
    Fork: Fox F100 RLC
    Rotors: Shimano XTR SM-RT97SS
    Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Carbon Flat Bar 07
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 90mm 0 deg rise
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback 367mm
    Seat: Specialized Rival SL
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34t 07
    Chain: SRAM PC-991 Hollowpin
    Tyres: Specialized Fast Trak UST LK
    Grips: Specialized Enduro
    Pedals: Shimano XTR PD-M970
    Computer: Cateye Micro-Wireless

    Race setup is identical except:

    Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
    Tyres: S-Works Fast Trak UST
    Saddle: Selle Italia XC Gel Flow
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece

    Real world race weight is 24.6lb. This includes pedals, cages and computer.

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    wow thats sexy

    you rarely see people riding epics. I've only had the privalige to ride one once.
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    2006 Ibex Zone FR-1
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    Wow.. sweet carbon epic...

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    i wish they made the carbon visible like that one the s-works models......it looks freakin sweet. Once i get my new saddle and get mine cleaned up, i will post up some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    i wish they made the carbon visible like that one the s-works models......it looks freakin sweet. Once i get my new saddle and get mine cleaned up, i will post up some pics.
    One of the many reasons I chose to go with the Carbon Marathon instead of the S-Works one. (The major one was price )

    I originally started off with an FSA carbon seatpost and a Ritchey Carbon WCS stem just to see if the weight loss was worth it; but the bike ended feeling...'off'; if you get what I mean. Thomson all the way!

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    03 S-Works

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    Here are some pics of mine. Its an 06 S-Works frame with 07 components(except for the crank) on it:
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    Here are my race (05 and 06 seasons) epics in different versions


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    Hey jut8,

    I was just wondering, how long is the battery run time on the Garmin Edge computer?

    Cheers,

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    I have yet to wear it out on a ride. I did the 2 day MS150 ride with it on my Tarmac, and it never needed charging. It was on from 7:30-3:30 the first day, and from 7:30 to 12:30 the second day without a having to be charged. It seems to be a pretty long lasting battery. I just make sure i charge it up the day before a long ride. Its been on my trainer also to use the heart rate feature, im on it ever day for an hour, and i havent charged it in the past 3 weeks. Its a great tool, I just wished it interfaced with my Mac Powerbook......i take into school with me and put the info on a PC there, but it would be nice to have that all at home.
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    Alfred, yours is def my favorite! That blue frame is my favorite by far! I almost bought a stumpy in that color a couple years ago, but I didn't know they made it in the epic too! Very cool, all the epics, very cool...

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    Stumpy Steve - thanks for the comments! I said the same thing about they Stumpy when I saw the same color. I first thought that it only came with the Epic. All the Epics on here are amazing. I love this bike! Will definitely stick to this one for a long time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwong

    I can't help to say, this is the most beautiful bike that I have ever seen!

    Have you got maybe some more pictures?

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    i have to say i love that blue too! I didnt know they made an epic in that color either....i thought they only made the stumpy that color.....that looks really trick!
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    A few more to tickle your fancy.

















    I know this is an EPIC topic; but here's my 06 Stumpy HT in the Famous Blue


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    That carbon epic looks awesome!! Papi likes!!

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    The reason why it looks so new is that down in the south eastern part of Australia we've only had around 4-5 days of solid rain since January 2006. It's a pain because most of the singletrack and fire trails are covered in layers of dust; which means I have to strip and clean the drive train on a weekly basis. However, the frame and the 'cosmetics' only warrant a quick wipe down.

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    Just picked up from the LBS

    Here is another green Epic. This one is a Comp. It was not a test bike but a frame that they painted green to judge responses. My LBS found it on the Specialized B2B page.

    Had them put my 03 Brain shock on it. Will be building it up in the next couple weeks.
    Weight is at 5.7 lbs. A full pound lighter than the 03 Comp that I was riding.

    I had to resize the pics.....so they might be a little blurry
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    07 Epic Expert

    Well this is my specialized epic..... i got the day before christmas. YESSSS!!!!! You might think im some spoiled rich kid with a $3,000 bike. but i did pay fore more than half of it. I dont have a camera so heres just a few pics of me racing. (sorry for the shorts, new bibs come in next week)
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    Here's mine....

    an oldie but goodie!
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    Just got it today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobus
    Just got it today

    Looks great! I remember the first day i brought mine home.......what a great day, changed my life......seriously, my first "real" mtb was a left over 05 Epic Comp Disc, things havent been the same since that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    Looks great! I remember the first day i brought mine home.......what a great day, changed my life......seriously, my "real" mtb was a left over 05 Epic Comp Disc, things havent been the same since that day.
    and specialized has been a hell of a lot richer

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    Here's my S-works frame and bits.

    Bought the frame from a guy who got this frame as a warrenty replacement. I used to have an epic comp a few years back.(baby blue demo bike)The first year they were out. I like the adjustable brain on this one so much more. That was the one thing I never got on with on my other epic the 1st time around. I couldn't get the back balanced with my terralogic forks at the time.
    I can't imagin what the currant epics ride like as the brain is so much more advanced still. I really like how mine works and rides so I am in no rush to try one. As I know I'll get the bug for a new one.
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    My 05 Epic Comp

    My Epic comp with some mods. the brain is not tuneable apart from rebound (there's no dial on the brain itself). I weigh 160 lbs and have about 90 psi in the rear, 75 psi in the front. Was wondering if anyone has ever upgraded from a base comp frame to the newer brain ? Love the bike but i do feel the rear sometimes stiffens up and acts like a hardtail at the wrong times . Been playing with the pressure and rebound setting to try and get it right. Suggestions welcomed - thanks

    Weight - 27.7 lbs
    Frame - Epic M, 05 M4, 90mm rear travel
    Fork - Fox F100RL, 100mm
    Headset - stock
    Stem - Titec Carbon Pluto
    Handlebar - Specialized Flat (Stock)
    Grips - ESI Racer's Edge
    Shifters - Shimano M570 LX
    Brakeset - Avid Juicy 7s
    R.Derailleur - Shimano M570 LX
    F.Derailleur - Shimano M750 XT
    Crankset - Shimano XT
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seatpost - Thompson elite setback
    Cassette - Shimano XT M760
    Chain - HG-93
    Pedals Azonic Accelerator (rediscovering the joys of riding flats)
    Wheelset - Velocity VXCs with Hope pro II hubs
    Tires - Panaracer Fire XC Pro (i'm trying out stan sealant in my tubes)
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    Only a couple of more days...

    My large, black Epic Marathon frame arrived yesterday at my LBS. Waiting on my red King headset and SRAM X.9 front derr to arrive. I hope to take her out this weekend!

    Fork: Reba Team U-Turn (85-115)
    Headset: Chris King
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 Twist
    Rear Derr: SRAM X.0
    Front Derr: SRAM X.9
    Cassette: SRAM PG 990
    Chain: SRAM 991 Hollow Pin
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Carbon
    Handlebars: FSA K-Force Riser OS
    Stem: Haven't decided yet
    Crank: TruVativ Stylo Team
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeaters SL
    Wheelset: FSA XC-300
    Tires: Spec FastTrack
    Saddle: Spec Toupe Team
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback

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    Sounds like a race bike to me...Let us know the weight fully built! And I think you meant XGen fd. Unless Sram is making a x9 front now... ?

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    Yes, there is an X.9 front derr now. Maybe next year or in 09 there will be an X.0. If it sucks, I'll switch to an XT...but I've got my fingers crossed. The plan is to race Firestone and Sea Otter this year.

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    An M5 Marathon here too...

    Frame has just arrived... building it with something old and something new:

    Epic M5 Marathon Large
    Rock Shox Reba Team 100mm
    Chris King NoThreadSet
    Thomson stem
    Easton Monkeylite XC
    Syntace Moto grips
    XTR 2007 shifters
    XTR 2007 cranks
    XTR 2007 front+rear der.
    Formula Oro 180/160 discs
    Thomson Elite setback seatpost
    Specialized Rival SL saddle
    Shimano XT cassette
    Shimano chain - HG-93
    Shimano 959 pedals
    Chris King Iso hubs / Mavic XC717 / DT Comp

    Curious how it will ride (not all parts are in yet), former bike was a Stumpy FSR anniversary...

    rapsac

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    Here is mine. I just added the full 07 xtr group and the mavic slr wheelset. Much better than the older xtr .
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    Mine clean/dirty

    One day back last year in february... I was sitting on the couch, when this heavenly light appeared, illuminating my Epic.... and suddenly I was overwhelmed with an intense desire to get out and ride!


    Then, here is another shot a couple months later, after the Mudslinger race, in Oregon.


    The new disc brakes on my new Epic Marathon would have sure come in handy for that particular race!

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    That's boss! Those SLR's look great on the Epic. What's it weigh?

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    Have not weighed it yet since all of the changes. Will try to weigh this weekend.

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    Pics

    Its a 2006 that has been heavily upgraded - everything but the seat and post. Love the bike. It climbs almost like a hardtail.

    A few pictures - all taken today. On Mt. Tam toward SF:



    Looking out over the Pacific Ocean.



    At Tamarancho - my favorite sign.....



    And of course, with the Angel.

    "Nothing is free."

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    I have to say B_Aero; that last one has to take the cake as the best Epic photo on the forum!

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    Epic day

    We had an incredible day yesterday.

    - Rode from Mill Valley to the top of Mt. Tam
    - Then down to the KOM sign of the Amgen Tour.
    - Took the pic with the Angel.
    - Rode down some very technical singletrack back to Mill Valley for Lunch.
    - Rode from downtown Fairfax to Tamarancho and did the loop clockwise - 10 miles of beautiful singletrack.
    - Just over 30 miles and 3:55 on the bike.

    Today
    - 2 Advil!
    "Nothing is free."

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