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    Possible to tune Epic "Brains" differently?

    Sorry for the n00b question. Yes, I've searched the forums, but didn't really find the answer...

    So, I'm looking at both new and used Epics.
    Reading reviews, it seems like every year the journos talk up the newest "tune" and how it's better than last years, etc..
    So my question is, when sending your shock(s) into Spesh for a tuneup, is it possible to have them "tuned" to the latest? I have no idea how this works, obviously- maybe all they do is replace seals, I dunno.

    Alternately, is it cost-prohibitive to order the latest "brain" from Spesh?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Is this what you're looking for?

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    Mmmmebbe. Does that mean you can send in a rear brain from a 2011 and have it come back "tuned" like a 2013, I wonder?

    (Thanks for the link, btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRoubaix View Post
    Sorry for the n00b question. Yes, I've searched the forums, but didn't really find the answer...

    So, I'm looking at both new and used Epics.
    Reading reviews, it seems like every year the journos talk up the newest "tune" and how it's better than last years, etc..
    So my question is, when sending your shock(s) into Spesh for a tuneup, is it possible to have them "tuned" to the latest? I have no idea how this works, obviously- maybe all they do is replace seals, I dunno.

    Alternately, is it cost-prohibitive to order the latest "brain" from Spesh?

    Thanks for any help.
    Not easily. If you have the expertise, you can dismantle the shock and change the shim stacks as per any other shock. With regards to the Brain, similar story - spring rate and shims can be used to tune it. I have an AFR Brain shock laying around and I intend to dismantle it over the winter to see how easy these sorts of modifications are.

    For you, unless you know a good service technician who has had experience with this sort of thing, best to leave it to your LBS, and the standard Spec tune.
    Last edited by skiwi; 05-23-2013 at 03:39 PM.

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    Here are some threads that might offer some direction:

    Repairing brain shock with S-Tune or replace with 11'-13' FSR Brain shock?

    Brain Service DIY? (See post #20.)
    '12 S-Works Stumpjumper carbon HT
    '13 Specialized Carve Comp
    '94 S-Works M2

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