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    ... and if we just ... Old Epic is compatible with 06 Brain!!

    Hi everybody!

    Look what I got from Spec

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh@Specialized

    Response (Josh) - 08/16/2005 08:57 AM
    Cristian,

    The shock will work on your 2003 frame.

    Specialized Bicycles USA

    Customer (Cristian Madrigal) - 08/12/2005 05:59 AM
    Hi! I would like to know if the new 2006 Brain with Trail Tune is
    compatible with my 2003 Epic Comp frame.

    Thank you,
    Cristian


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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Hi everybody!

    Look what I got from Spec
    Interesting...they'd e-mailed me and said "no." Oh well, I was going to take out the tape measure and calipers and find the answer eventually I guess

    Could you ask them what this means for rear travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXNavy
    Interesting...they'd e-mailed me and said "no." Oh well, I was going to take out the tape measure and calipers and find the answer eventually I guess

    Could you ask them what this means for rear travel?


    I just asked, I will post as soon as I get an answer from them.

    Cheers,
    Cristián

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    Shock Compatibility

    Hi,

    The '06 Epic shock is compatible with earlier frames, so long as you change the extension piece.

    However, we don't sell shocks separately.

    Jake Wake

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    Is that something that could change next year, i.e., like with the previous S-Works shock and CF link with IQ adjust?

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    CF link is a different design than the aluminum asy link, different mount position on the bike, length, etc. And they've been hinting at selling the better shocks separately for years now but nothing has come of it, so I don't expect anything to ever come of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadghost
    CF link is a different design than the aluminum asy link, different mount position on the bike, length, etc. And they've been hinting at selling the better shocks separately for years now but nothing has come of it, so I don't expect anything to ever come of it.
    For the '03 Epic, yes, but I have an '04. We'll see what happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadghost
    CF link is a different design than the aluminum asy link, different mount position on the bike, length, etc. And they've been hinting at selling the better shocks separately for years now but nothing has come of it, so I don't expect anything to ever come of it.
    In past years you were able to order the shocks separately through your LBS,a couple of months after the complete bikes are available, you can ask for the shock . I asked my LBS for last year's shock, but he told me it was about 600 EUR so I didn't think it was worth it.

    If you search the forums a bit you can find posts about people that fitted newer shocks on older Epics.

    Cheers,
    Cris

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXNavy
    For the '03 Epic, yes, but I have an '04. We'll see what happens...
    Why would they redesign a chassis if nothing changes? The S-Works changed with the newer link and that required a slight replacement of the FSR link but the standard M4 tubing Epic didn't change except for some minor metal removal.

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