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    Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon Disc rated as "Best New Gear 2007" by Outside Mag

    From the Outside Buyer's Guide: The Best New Gear 2007:

    A SMARTER WAY TO RIDE

    You know those glorious and rare outings when you think only about riding--and not about your bike? That's what every ride is like on the carbon-fiber Epic. This year Specialized became the first major bike company to manufacture its own rear shocks, and their redesigned Flow-Control Brain rear suspension system is even smarter than last year's: A new sensor judiciously doles out the right flex--without even a hint of delay. Shifting is equally mindless. The fully resigned Shimano XTR drivetrain is smoother than anything else on the market. You get all this, plus four inches of travel fore and aft, in a package that weighs less than some hardtails. Bummer: It's a bit pricy. Bonus: The new CrossMax SL-Rs are some of the toughest, most responsive wheels we've ridden. 23.1lbs; specialized.com -A.G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vercingetorix
    From the Outside Buyer's Guide: The Best New Gear 2007:

    A SMARTER WAY TO RIDE

    You know those glorious and rare outings when you think only about riding--and not about your bike? That's what every ride is like on the carbon-fiber Epic. This year Specialized became the first major bike company to manufacture its own rear shocks, and their redesigned Flow-Control Brain rear suspension system is even smarter than last year's: A new sensor judiciously doles out the right flex--without even a hint of delay. Shifting is equally mindless. The fully resigned Shimano XTR drivetrain is smoother than anything else on the market. You get all this, plus four inches of travel fore and aft, in a package that weighs less than some hardtails. Bummer: It's a bit pricy. Bonus: The new CrossMax SL-Rs are some of the toughest, most responsive wheels we've ridden. 23.1lbs; specialized.com -A.G.
    Only because they couldnt get their hands on an enduro SL pro---Only kidding, I had an 03 Epic, If I could afford another one I'd get one.

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    I'm going to give their new 29er serious consideration when it comes out with full suspension.
    Last edited by vercingetorix; 05-09-2007 at 10:04 AM.
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    2007 Specialized S-Works Enduro SL Carbon
    2000 Specialized S-Works FSR XC

    Road:

    2006 Pinarello Paris Carbon
    1987 Ciocc

    Transports:

    2004 BMW M3 Convertible
    1988 BMW M6
    1974 BMW 2002 tii

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    Haha, they spelled "redesign" wrong...
    Riding and loving it

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    23.1lbs my ass; I wish mine weighed that much stock.

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    23 lbs?

    I wish mine would of come in at 23 lbs. I've spent a lot of money getting it there. Post, Seat, Brakes, Stan's, Stem, Bars, Grips, Skewers, Tire (SLK rear), Stan's rotor, Centerlock adapter, oh but that does include pedels.

    23.1 lbs. size Med.

    It is a fantastic race bike! I love it.

    Go JAZZ!

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    Yeah, i cant seem to get mine down to that weight either.......i am at 24.7lbs with pedals and all Ti hardware.
    Sponsors: Specialized, Honey Stinger, The Hive, Twenty6, 661, Elka Suspension, www.Chainsmokeracing.net

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    Perhaps Specialized gave a super light version to Outside Magazine.
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    2007 Specialized S-Works Enduro SL Carbon
    2000 Specialized S-Works FSR XC

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    2006 Pinarello Paris Carbon
    1987 Ciocc

    Transports:

    2004 BMW M3 Convertible
    1988 BMW M6
    1974 BMW 2002 tii

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenraptor
    Haha, they spelled "redesign" wrong...
    How do you spell it?
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    2000 Specialized S-Works FSR XC

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    2006 Pinarello Paris Carbon
    1987 Ciocc

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    2004 BMW M3 Convertible
    1988 BMW M6
    1974 BMW 2002 tii

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    Not like "resign"

    Riding and loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenraptor
    Not like "resign"

    The OP misspelled redesign the second time. The article itself has it spelled correctly both times.

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    outside reviews

    ive been reading outside for 20 years and their reviews are worthless......but their articles can be interesting

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