It's HERE!! 2010 Specialized Epic 29er **Modem Melter**

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  1. T.Stanley

    T.Stanley STR Newb

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    Hey Guys,

    After 3 months of waiting, it's finally here!! Got a call from my lbs Friday letting me know that my Med '10 Specialized Epic Comp 29er was in. I couldn't pick it up till Sunday but it's now resting nicely in my garage. During my wait, I did however collect a few parts to upgrade the bike once it arrived.


    Upgrades:

    XO Shifters
    XO Rear Derailleur
    XT Cassette (not installed yet)
    Specialized The Captain S-Works 2.2 Front Tire
    Tubeless w/Stan's Fluid
    Shimano MT75 XT 29er Wheelset
    Shimano 520's


    I still need to install some carbon goodies once I get a few rides on my new baby \\:D/\\:D/\\:D/



    Anyway, here are some pictures. I was messing around with my camera today and wanted to take pictures of the bike before it gets dirty. Please excuse my lousy photography. Random and unedited pictures:






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  2. T.Stanley

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    Btw, I wanted to thank Carlos, Eric and the R&R crew for helping me out.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  3. 2wheel_lee

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    I'm guessing that you're actually more proud of your camera. :lol:

    Nice bike though!
     
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    :-s oh my,
    I hope mine is as pretty
     
  5. Keith B

    Keith B Professional Lion Tamer

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    What does it weigh in at? There was a guy with one at R&R the other day - he had the full XX group set on it !!
     
  6. T.Stanley

    T.Stanley STR Newb

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    I'm not sure. I'm heading after work to pick up a digital scale tomorrow and will post pictures of the weigh-in.
     
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    maybe you could post some pics if you get a chance....
     
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    Very nice looking bike :clap:

    That is also a great saddle, it is the one I have on my road bike currently.
     
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    congrats on the new ride! why are those hubs dirty?!
     
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    nice...you take good pictures, thats for sure.

    given the updgrades employed already, did you consider the marathon version? or is that just a ton of $ more? (I am too lazy to check the specialized site but i recall the marathon version retailing anyway for i think it was $6100 in which case yeah, this made sense)

    congrats
     
  11. T.Stanley

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    The wheels had a couple rides on them before they were mine ;)
     
  12. T.Stanley

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    At 6k the Marathon was out of the question for me because for the price I prepaid for the Comp + all the upgrades, I could have 2 of my bikes plus upgrades and a little extra back.
     
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    makes sense...plus, the XX (on the marathon) is very very ghey. good call
     
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    Congrats on the new bike. Looks like a really sweet rig. See ya on the trails.
     
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    the shock decaling looks quite nice.
     
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    i'd hit it
     
  17. T.Stanley

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    Yeah, I also cannot justify $1k per pound difference on the Marathon weight vs. Comp weight with my goodies either.
     
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    more light please!

    Especially under the BB. In picture #2 and next-to-last looks like 2 cables are hanging way too low.
     
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    denmother Gone riding....

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    I now have a definite case of BIKE ENVY, thanks alot!!! Very nice bike, BTW!!!! :clap:
     
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    Some Specialized full suspension bikes I have come across have been susceptible to ghost shifting if you don't leave the RD housing under the BB a little slack like that although those may be a tad on the long side. I was told that by a bike mechanic and have found it to be true..
     

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