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    Where in the world is Floyellow S-Works?

    Damn, I'm excited about this new addition. Unfortunatly I'm still unpatiently waiting. Sounds like February before it shows, and for the life of me, I can't get a straight answer or pic on the Floyellow color S-works. I'm mainly looking so that I can color match a few parts, but part of me also want's to know what the hell my new bike is going to look like. I did manage to stumble onto some video of one a month or so ago, but it looked like a demo and I know how the demos can sometimes differ in color from the final production.

    The floyellow in the lower end models is more of a lime greenish, but I've seen the Floyellow on other S-works and it's almost neon yellow.

    Help a brotha out...

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    I'm waiting on it too.

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    I'd be interested in the video if you can remember where you saw it.
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    This one?

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    Another...

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    Might not be the vid the OP was talking about, but here's one:

    http://www.cyclingdirt.org/coverage/...d-S-Works-Epic
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    Yup that's the video, and yup, those are the glam pics, but what I'm looking for is the real deal raw photos. You never do know with Specialized. I've seen colors on the website that look way different in person.

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    LBS just got one in. Picture is in the link below.
    I will see if I can get some better pictures

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...16.68215524592

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCasta
    LBS just got one in. Picture is in the link below.
    I will see if I can get some better pictures

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...16.68215524592
    I was just looking through your shops pictures and damn that is one helluva shop. Makes my local shops look like a shack, I wish they'd stock any high end stuff.

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    That looks way more yellow than green. Hmmm. Hope my choice was a good one and I don't regret it

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    Well there you have it folks... The first real picture of the Floyellow. Looks like I'll be color cordinating towards the neon yellow side! Either way I'll be happy...

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    Any ideas for flo yellow components?

    Yellow spoke nipples?

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    Well, at least we know they exist! Just hope mine ships before the 5% price increase goes into effect.

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    I think flow yellow is supposed to be the color of antifreeze
    my alloy epic frame said it is yellow and it looks like it is made out of prestone

    I could be wrong again
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    Here are a couple more pics.





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    Any idea whether they received one because they are a Specialized store or if they are shipping ? Been waiting patiently since I ordered in July.

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    I found out that mine shipped yesterday! Should be here by tomorrow. Can't wait to build it up!

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    Still waiting, ordered mine in september, i hope some good news comes soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    I found out that mine shipped yesterday! Should be here by tomorrow. Can't wait to build it up!

    What frame is it, the Epic or Stumpjumper HT?

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    S-Works Epic 29er frameset in Flo Yellow. Ordered it in July, the day I saw it at the dealer event in Keystone CO.

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    You got my hopes up there for a minute! Enjoy the frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCasta
    Here are a couple more pics.
    Cool! Any chance you could take off the fork, seatpost and rear hub and weight the frame for us? Thanks

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    Mine just got shipped today! Super excited! It should be in on monday!
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    Picked up the frame/fork today....WOW! It's definitely more neon yellow than the photo above shows. VERY flashy looking. Frame (size M) weighs 5lbs. 2oz. This includes the seatpost clamp. Fork weighs 3lbs. 8oz. I'll post more pics on Sunday...installing my crankset/rings tonight.

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    Ok, a few facts. The front derailleur needs to be a S3 derailleur mount. I kept the S1 XX derailleur from my Epic Marathon 29er and it didn't fit. Secondly, the rear hub appears to be the same as the one from the other Epic models. Doesn't appear to have any DT internals. Thirdly, the frame does not come with adapters to accommodate a 160mm rotor. This may only be the case for the medium frames. I'll post some pics in the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    Ok, a few facts. The front derailleur needs to be a S3 derailleur mount. I kept the S1 XX derailleur from my Epic Marathon 29er and it didn't fit. Secondly, the rear hub appears to be the same as the one from the other Epic models. Doesn't appear to have any DT internals. Thirdly, the frame does not come with adapters to accommodate a 160mm rotor. This may only be the case for the medium frames. I'll post some pics in the next few days.

    Thanks for that info! I was especially wondering about the brake adapters. I got a large, and its supposed to be in on monday. I will see if it has the 160mm adapters with it or not. I thought that the hub on the s-works was supposed to have the dt internals...oh well. I did get the roval wheels for mine, but plan on using that hub to build up a back up wheelset with some different tires.
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    Major bummer on the hub not being the DT version!

    Finally some S-Works frame weights! Thanks erichwic!

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    jut8, if your frame comes with adapters and you aren't going to use them, I'd be willing to buy them from you. Guess I could run a 140mm rotor to eliminate the hassle, but wouldn't mind the extra stopping power. Since we have about 12 inches of snow and it's supposed be about -5 here with the windchill, I don't plan on riding it anytime soon so these issues will probably resolve themselves by the time I am able to hit the trail.

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    erichwic, I am actually in the same boat as you, if the frame comes with the adapters i planned on using them for the 160 rotor, but if not, i guess i will give a 140 a try. If we want to go to 160's would it take a 185mm front post mount adapter? I wonder if a specialized dealer would be able to get them for us if we asked nice?
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    A 160>180mm post mount adapter is what you need. We got an Ashima one for my wife's 26" HT.

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    my hope 180 mm adapter was a little too tall 2-3mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    Ok, a few facts. The front derailleur needs to be a S3 derailleur mount. I kept the S1 XX derailleur from my Epic Marathon 29er and it didn't fit. Secondly, the rear hub appears to be the same as the one from the other Epic models. Doesn't appear to have any DT internals. Thirdly, the frame does not come with adapters to accommodate a 160mm rotor. This may only be the case for the medium frames. I'll post some pics in the next few days.
    I thought they all had DT internals and the points of engagement were different from Epic's to S Work Epic's which you could upgrade with this http://www.wheelbuilder.com/store/dt...grade-kit.html. So this is not the case?

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    I didnt get my frame yet, it got held up in SLC, but i did get some clarification on a few things. My frame is a large, and just like the others it did/will not come with a 160mm adapter for the rear brake.

    Also the included rear hub is not a dt star hub, it is just a standard hub to get you going if you didnt drop the coin on the Roval wheelset since the 142 is still new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    my hope 180 mm adapter was a little too tall 2-3mm
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    Which brakes are you using with this adapter? I thought it looked pretty good with my Formula Biancos, but maybe I don't know exactly what to look at...

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    Got this email back from specialized about the brake adapters:

    For the Epic frame: It won't ship with the brake adapters and unfortunately the 185 fork adapters probably won't line up (according to our QC dept. they're off by 1.5 mm). We don't have any in stock either, we are ordering them now but they won't be available for a couple months.

    That is ok with me, i can run a 140mm rotor until the 160 setup come in....who knows i may even like it!
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    I guess I'll be using a140mm until the adapters come in. I'm MAJORLY bummed that a $4400 dollar frame doesn't come with a high-end rear hub witht the DT internals. It looks like I'll be building it up but may go with a DT240 wheel as well. I sent a PM to Goneskiian, but if anyone else is willing to take pics of the underside of your bottom bracket area on S-Works Epic to get a better look at the cable routing it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    I sent a PM to Goneskiian, but if anyone else is willing to take pics of the underside of your bottom bracket area on S-Works Epic to get a better look at the cable routing it would be greatly appreciated.
    The cable routing on the 2011 Epic looks exactly the same as on the 2009 and 2010 Epic. There are some pictures of skiwi's 2010 Epic Marathon here showing the cable layout.

    My New S-work Epic impressions

    The main thing is to make sure the cables are long enough not to rub on the frame's bottom bracket shell when the suspension is fully compressed.

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    I can confirm the cable routing is pretty much the same as the picture linked above. Obviously the rear derailleur housing goes into the right chainstay.

    When looking at the picture linked above, the housing from left to right at the bottom of the picture are the rear derailleur, the front derailleur and the rear brake.

    Here's a picture of mine. The bottom right shows where the rear derailleur housing is entering the chainstay. I know, it's not super clear. I could probably get more if you give me a more specific shot you want.

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    So my main question is the housing for the rear derailleur. Does the full housing go in the chainstay? According to the pic, it looks like full housing routed internally?

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    I'm an AM/DH guy and definitely not of fan of the Brain system but that frame looks simply stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    my hope 180 mm adapter was a little too tall 2-3mm
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    Hey SlowerJoe - which rotor are you using with this adapter - is it a 180mm or a 183mm? I know that hope makes both. I looked more closely this evening and the adapter is def. too tall by approx. 2-3 mm for my 180mm Formula rotor. Is it ok to ride it this way? I see that hope offers their floating rotors in a 183mm and avid had their rotors in the 185mm size. Presumably one of these would resolve the issue.... How are you handling it?

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    Mines here

    That's aight JCL, because everyone obviously knows that a pretty bike automatically overrides any negatives said bike has. It's true, I have real world numbers from riding a butt arse ugly bike against a beautiful one and I was MUCH faster on the pretty bike.

    Just got the e-mail. Mine has arrived but I likely not see it till the weekend. I've got a real special evening planned for the two of us. Nice candlelite dinner followed by some cuddle time on the coutch. Guess having a pretty bike has it's privilages.

    What's all this talk about brakes? So you saying no go on any 160 front or back?

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    made my own adapter
    sometimes it is good to know how to use a lathe

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    So my main question is the housing for the rear derailleur. Does the full housing go in the chainstay? According to the pic, it looks like full housing routed internally?
    Yes, the housing goes through the chainstay. You may need to use the narrow gauge housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnerConvert
    Hey SlowerJoe - which rotor are you using with this adapter - is it a 180mm or a 183mm? I know that hope makes both. I looked more closely this evening and the adapter is def. too tall by approx. 2-3 mm for my 180mm Formula rotor. Is it ok to ride it this way? I see that hope offers their floating rotors in a 183mm and avid had their rotors in the 185mm size. Presumably one of these would resolve the issue.... How are you handling it?
    Duh... its a 160mm rotor with the 180mm adapter. My bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchmyback
    I thought they all had DT internals and the points of engagement were different from Epic's to S Work Epic's which you could upgrade with this http://www.wheelbuilder.com/store/dt...grade-kit.html. So this is not the case?
    I'm pretty sure the DT Swiss star ratchet upgrade will not work. I obviously have not tried it but from what others have told me, it won't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    I'm pretty sure the DT Swiss star ratchet upgrade will not work. I obviously have not tried it but from what others have told me, it won't work.
    Thanks, after reviewing this thread Specialized 142+ rear hub, I realized I need to plan for another hub option.

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    anyone planning to use the red carbon rims with this frame? any pictures of this? I might be getting the flo yellow but kinda bummed specialized decided to do the red roval carbon rim

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    Yes sir... Guess you can't win all the color cordinated battles. Shouldn't look too bad tho.

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    I wish I had the $$$ for the carbon Rovals but won't be going that route. Going to build up some Stans wheels. I figure I can buy one full set and an extra rear for half the price of a set of carbon rovals. Plus, I don't have to adjust the derailleur all the time. I'm still waiting for my new XX front derailleur to come in before I install the cranks. May be a few months before my rear wheel gets built too.

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