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Thread: Specialized Epic 'expert' '08
03-20-2010, 05:00 PM #1
Specialized Epic 'expert' '08
yea or nay on this machine? I might have a pretty sweet deal on one. Any solid reason to avoid the bike? I prefer the uphill to downhills and would rather have a responsive ride than a super plush ride. All I've got now is an old hard tail with about 2" of front travel so this is going to be plenty plush in comparison.
Any input would be appreciate.It's not so much the model year, it's the high mileage or meterage to keep the youth of Canada happy
03-20-2010, 11:47 PM #2
Pretty sweet bike, if you have a good deal then I seen no reason to pass it up. Of course make sure it fits well. They are surprisingly stout for a 4" XC bike. The only thing I don't like is the brain shock, which on the epic really isn't as big a deal as on the Stumpy. Sometimes its a bit slow opening and closing, but again, on an Epic pedaling efficiency is much more emphasized then on a longer travel bike, so its a good match. Is this the carbon or alloy version?All I know is that I don't know nothin'... and that's fine.
03-21-2010, 08:00 AM #3
you know that this is a mnt bike? right?
you need all that travel just to give the dog a workout?
ya, should be fine, if you want me to take a look at it for wear and tear, let me know
disc brakes on it? not "V"?
03-21-2010, 09:12 AM #4
It's the alloy version, discs, and new. I think I'm going to bail on it. I got sold on the 09 and then told about this 'great' deal on a 08. Thing is the rear shock linkage is totally different to the point of it being a totally different bike. May still spring for an 09 but now I'm open to other options.
The 09 seems a good match for me. My one concern is the thin wall of the tubing. Over all I'm sure the tube set is strong but geez it seems crimping one in would be real easy.
Any more thoughts?
Yea the dog is digging mtn biking up on Nose hill. She goes hard and keeps up with some breaks to catch her wind. I've already crushed my total mtn biking for the last few seasons.It's not so much the model year, it's the high mileage or meterage to keep the youth of Canada happy
03-21-2010, 09:27 AM #5
tubes should be fine, and that is what new bike/ dealer / warranty is for anyways.
check your email (.shaw) for some other deals Ive emailed you.
03-21-2010, 08:21 PM #6
I wasn't going to buy it but I went there for opening and there was one left. $2k for a brand new epic 'expert' 'test bike'. Expert and test bike make me the coolest clueless rider out there. Anyway bow cycle gives me all the service and one 1 year full tune they do with any new bike. Had it out today..... rear shock was not set up properly and didn't take a shock pump. Still pretty good ride, climbs great.It's not so much the model year, it's the high mileage or meterage to keep the youth of Canada happy
04-02-2010, 07:12 PM #7
did you get anything in the end?
04-06-2010, 07:50 PM #8
I thought I told you. I went there in the morning for opening, got lost and then directed to the right area and one bike was left. Took it for a test drive and went ahead and bought it.
Been out about 6 times, need to change out the stem I think but other than that it's pretty sweet.
Wait, looking above I did tell you. Anyway it's pretty sweet. Just riding a bunch up on nose hill so far but that's ok for sorting things out.It's not so much the model year, it's the high mileage or meterage to keep the youth of Canada happy