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    2018 Epic to Evo??

    I have a 18' Epic Comp. Wanted some thoughts on changing out the Reba RL 100mm to a Fox 34 Performance Elite 120mm to "Evo" my bike. Is it worth it as this this is my everyday ride.

    Love the bike and recently changed the tires around to a more aggressive Ground Control 2.3 in the front and moved the Fast Trak 2.3 to the rear. Seems to stick better and keeps the front from washing out as much in the loose stuff.

    I am a larger rider at 200lbs and thinking the 34 may stiffen and slacken up front to give me a little more confidence in the twisty, slightly more gnarly stuff here in MI.

    Don't have many complaints currently as the bike is faster than I am.

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    FYI, I think you can convert the Reba to longer travel but won't make it any stiffer. I may attempt to bump mine up to 110mm soon.

    I've settled in on those tires for my 2017 comp as well for the same reasons.

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    Unfortunately looking on RockShox's site the 18' Reba on my Epic is a 80/100mm unlike prior models that could relatively easily change stroke on.

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    If you're going for a new fork consider a Boost version for more tire clearance. You can experiment more in the future. If your wheels aren't Boost you can get an adapter kit for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    If you're going for a new fork consider a Boost version for more tire clearance. You can experiment more in the future. If your wheels aren't Boost you can get an adapter kit for that.
    2018 epic is boost already. You will not get a 2.6 to fit in the back of an Epic. I have XR2 2.2 on 24mm wheels that fits well. Not much more room for a bigger tire. 2.3 fast tracks fit 2.4 maybe depending on the tire. No need to go plus at all on an Epic, but you can go a bit wider.

    The Epic Evo is really just a parts bin swap. Tires, fork, dropper is about it. I run my Epic 2.35 Ikon in front and 2.2 XR2 (used to have an XR3) in the back on 24mm internal width wheels. Fox 32 SC fork. 100 mm. About the only thing I would do is add a dropper maybe. Even then most of my miles it does not need it. Still it is an easy change if I were to go and "Evo" the bike. Just get Fox 34 SC and dropper and call it good. Maybe go wider bars from the 720 or just leave them.
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    I'm with you there. I don't really need the dropper.

    I took my 2.3 FastTrak from the front and it fits fine in the rear and put a new 2.3 Ground Control on the front. Only had to buy 1 new tire.

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