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    S-Works Epic --- Where's the Weight?

    With weights beginning to be released, I a bit surprised that the frame isn't some crazy 400g lighter or some such thing. Where exactly are they cutting so much weight to get it below 20 lbs?

    Looks like the 2014 will be within 100g of the 2013. May even be less than that (one guy on here reported it was heavier which seems unbelievable).

    The wheels can't be that much lighter either, not like they're 1100g! So with a decently heavy seatpost, xx1 being the same and the stem and bars probably weighing the same, where do you think all this weight is coming off?





    is that new fancy crank only 200g maybe?? ;-)

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    I think that the 2014 S-works Epic should weight about 22-23 lbs. The 2014 S-works Epic WC weights about 20 lbs. With form grips and the S-Works Renegade as a front tire the WC should get below 20 lbs.

    The weight differents is because of...

    - The WC frame only supports 1x drive train = lighter frame. The normal S-works Epic frame is a bit heavier because it supports 2x drive train. The S-works Epic comes with 2x10 XTR which is a lot heavier than the 1x11 drive train from SRAM (no front derailleur and only 1 shift lever).
    - The WC Epic has Magura MT8 brakes and the normal S-works Epic has XTR brakes.
    - The WC Epic only has 95 mm front and rear suspension. The normal S-works Epic has 100 mm of travel.

    You can compare the two bikes a Specialized.com: Specialized Bicycle Components

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    In addition, the WC is actually a slightly smaller frame than the standard S-Works frame for a given size. You can see that in the geometry specs. It's probably not a big difference weight-wise, but they all add up.
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    Specialized have been BS about weight for years.As said in previous posts,I think the 2013 and 2014 frames will be the same.It's all about the groupset and components that are added.It's easy to get a light bike with no pedals,paper thin tires,no slime or bottle cages etc.I've seen sub 20lb 2012 epics so anything is possible.

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    I don't recall Specialized listing any bike weights for the US market. I'm pretty sure that they also don't list frame weights. Perhaps they do in other locations. The only weight claims I have seen have come from magazines, online sites, etc.
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    New wheelset only weighs 1335 g , so another 110-120 g off!

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    When you discuss weights on these bikes, what frame size are you talking about? Big difference between S and XL.

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