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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:00 pm 
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My new Epic. I tried to make some improvements to the original bike but there´s not much to improve. Next upgrades are some nice carbon wheels but those have to wait next racing season and some ti-bolts for stem.

Build list:

Frame: Epic S-Works 11m Carbon
Fork: Future Shock E100
Rear shock: FOx/Specialized Brain
Wheels: Roval Control SL 142+
Tyres: Rocket Ron TL 2.25
QR: rear DT Swiss 142, front Tune
Brakes: Sram XX World cup
Rotors: Clean Sweep X 160/160 + ti bolts
Cranks: S-Works Carbon 175 mm
Shifters & Derailleurs: Sram XX with Matchmaker
Cassette: XX 11-36
Handlebar: Enve XC riser 680 mm
Stem: Syntace 109 90 mm
Grips: Esi Racer Edge Black
Seatpost: Enve setback 30,9*400
Seat: Specialized Toupe Team 143mm
Pedals: CB Eggbeater 2Ti + Ti-axel
Bottlecage: Bontrager RXL


Weight: 9,76 kg with bottlecage and Garmin mount

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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-works 2011
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Wow amazing looking bike and some nice upgrades too. XC bikes are starting to look really fun. Is the HA slacker now then 10 years ago at least that is what it looks like?

TI bolt on a stem I would never do. Maybe that is just a problem in DH but I do not want to take chances with anything breaking on my stem especially not for so little wait reduction.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:01 pm 
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Epic :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:06 pm 
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Definitely Epic.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:14 pm 
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s-works my man :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:46 pm 
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Love it!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Nice. I think I saw this today... ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:57 pm 
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eurperg wrote:
Nice. I think I saw this today... ;)

Maybe you did...

Was it before or after my crash and DNF...? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-works 2011
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:20 pm 
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After summer of racing it´s time to start upgrades for next season.

First wheels:

Here´s Roval SL 142*12 wheels

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Front
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Total of 1464. Some room for improvement.

New rims from LBS:

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I´ve already ordered Tune Princess front hub but i´m having some trouble deciding which rear hub to choose? Spokes i think i´m going for DT Swiss Revos. Target weight is 1250 g.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:37 am 
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Your rear hub options are pretty limited with spacing and axle size on those bikes. I work for one of their dealers and we get that question all the time, there may be more out there than we know but its pretty much the stock hub or a I9 or something super exotic (i.e Tune etc).


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:43 am 
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Wrong, there are x12-hubs from many brands like Tune, DT SWISS, POP Products, Extralite, Chris King (i suppose), Hope. And these are only the manufacturers i know right now, there might be even more. Most of them are offering conversion kits for their regular rear hubs. Ive ordered a 2011 Sworks epic frame which will get a wheelset consisting of King/Kong x12, Cxray and podiums. This will weigh around 1220 g.

BTW- there is still a lot of room for improvement.
- seat post collar by MCFK
- custom carbon sest post or new ultimate
- ultra light foam grips by specialized
- perhaps 2.1 rons as they are really wide on a podium
- syntace x12 axle
- tune speedneedle (give it a try, i was surprised that its much more comfortable than the toupe, i did the change myself!)
- hope discs


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:50 am 
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After some research i´m leaning towards Kong X-12 rear hub. Do someone know weight diference with CX Ray and Revo spokes? Superspokes are too expencive and hard to get here in Finland.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:49 am 
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very nice epic, top choice of build kit :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Lateralus wrote:

BTW- there is still a lot of room for improvement.
- seat post collar by MCFK
- custom carbon sest post or new ultimate
- ultra light foam grips by specialized
- perhaps 2.1 rons as they are really wide on a podium
- syntace x12 axle
- tune speedneedle (give it a try, i was surprised that its much more comfortable than the toupe, i did the change myself!)
- hope discs


Thaks for great suggestions!

-MCFK collar is in the mail From Dulight.fr
-Enve seat post is here to stay :)
-ordered Specialized foam grips to test
-thinking of 2.1 RoRo or 2.0 Conti Raceking
-syntace x12 is bolt on so maybe some trouble when racing if i get a flat
-My behind didn't like speedneedle but considering S-Works toupe or Toupe Pro
-Hope disc are maybe or some Innolites. Rotors are Works in progress at the moment. Racing courses here in Finland are very flat


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:48 pm 
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Ashikma rotors, chain, cables?

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