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 Post subject: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:17 am 
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My Epic S-Works WC - Size M - 8960g

Frame: Epic S-Works WC
Fork: Sid Custom RockShox SID World Cup 29 Brain
Rear Shock: FOX/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/ AUTOSAG, Kashima coating
Headset: FSA Speciazed S-Works
Aheadcap: Extralite Hypercap
Expander: Extralite Ultrastar II
Stem: Extralite Ultrastem OC 90mm
Handlebar: Schmolke TLO 620mm
Shifter: Sram XX1 Gripshift
Grips: Extralite Hyper Foam Rubber Grips
Brakes: Magura MT8
Rotors: Ashima Ai2
Rotor Bolts: Trick Stuff for rotors
Bottle Cage: TUNE bottle holder Universal
Seat Post Clamp: MCFK 31.8
Seat Post: Schmolke SL 27.2 400mm
Saddle: Tune Speedneedle Alcantra
Crank: S-Works 2013
Spider: Sram XX1 for S-Works Crank
Botton Bracket: S-Works PF30
Chainring: XX1 36T
Chain: XX1
Pedals: Egg Beater 11 + Contact Sleeves
Rear Derailleur: XX1
Cassete: XX1
Wheelset: Ax Lightness SRT + Tune Prince, Princess + CX Ray Sapim
Quick release front: Rock Shox QR15 - waiting for the new extralite to replace
Quick release back: Specialized X-12
Tires: Tufo XC2 Plus
Cables: Powercordz
Extras: 160ml of Notubes Tire Sealant


Later I will post some better pictures and with the scale

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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:22 am 
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Awesome build!

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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:33 am 
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This is simply amazing. Once you have the skewers I think you have done just about everything possible. Can you tell us a little bit more about how it rides and how you use it?


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:34 am 
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BrianVarick wrote:
This is simply amazing. Once you have the skewers I think you have done just about everything possible. Can you tell us a little bit more about how it rides and how you use it?

In my opinium feels great riding it, a lot different from any other full suspensions bikes I've ridden before. Because of the steeper headtube it gives you the sensation of a very fast bike, its kind of a small size hard tail 29er bike on the corners, the bike is really tight and fast, awsome for XCO.

The new brain is very tight and in my opinium even more precise than the 2013 model, it does a great job on reading every bump on the terrain. I also think that the setup became more simple and easy to tune than the older model.

The frame is very well build with a perfect paint and finish job, but It is not a very light frame as I expected it would be, the frame weighted 2205g, wich is only 30g lighter than my older epic 2013 s-works frame.

There is not much left for me to do, the only thing is the QR15 thru axle from Extralite, and that means about 30g less. I also have some training wheels (ZTR Race rims + Extralite Hyperfront + Hypercamber + CX Ray Sapin + Fast track front and renegade rear tires), with that set up the bike goes a little heavier, didnt wheight yet, but will probalby be around 9100g.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:49 am 
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That is one awesome bike! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:31 pm 
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wow that is a really nice bike. great work.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:36 pm 
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solid ride, it need close up pictures: tires, rims, hubs, bar, everything!


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:54 pm 
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That is awesome! I love the epics and this is a premium example!


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:33 pm 
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Nice bike. But with a 36 tooth there must not be much climbing by you.
Everyone I know with 29ers built with XX1 need a 28 chainring.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:28 pm 
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I guess it depends what sort of riding and efforts you want to put out. I can race any XCO race here in my 39/36 but it is at race pace, we have a lot of short steep climbs here. When I train I rarely use my 26T at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:34 pm 
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I run a 32 with XX1 on my 29er and do plenty of climbing, thinking about swapping to a 34.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:43 pm 
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boots2000 wrote:
Nice bike. But with a 36 tooth there must not be much climbing by you.
Everyone I know with 29ers built with XX1 need a 28 chainring.

For races here where I leave the perfect set up it would be a 34 or 36T chainring, here we have lots of short and steep climbs on the races also and you can go throw those climbs with the bigger chainrings. I also have the 30, and 32T chainrings for special ocasions like a 15 or 20 degrees climbs or long and big climbs, most of the guys that I know who rides XX1 uses 34T or 36T, for XCO races goes really well, but that depends a lot on the riders condition also.


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Really gorgeous bike and great weight!

I think the fork and rims complement the unique frame nicely :D

Maybe some rear mech tuning (Fibre Lyte cage/ jockey wheels/ bolts) and a direct mount ring could drop some weight but it'd be 75g at most???

Aesthetically, removing the decals on the cranks is all I would personally do.

Such minimal and picky things... basically it is an awesome bike :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:31 pm 
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DanW wrote:
Really gorgeous bike and great weight!

I think the fork and rims complement the unique frame nicely :D

Maybe some rear mech tuning (Fibre Lyte cage/ jockey wheels/ bolts) and a direct mount ring could drop some weight but it'd be 75g at most???

Aesthetically, removing the decals on the cranks is all I would personally do.

Such minimal and picky things... basically it is an awesome bike :beerchug:

Thats a good point, I will check the rear tunning, do you know if Fibre Lyte is already building the XX1 cage?
About the direct mount ring, I am waiting for the new Carbon Ti XmonoSync, by replacing the spider plus chainring I would take off about 30 or 35g, wich means a lot now...
Thanks Dan! :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: Epic S-Works WC
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Thats a good point, I will check the rear tunning, do you know if Fibre Lyte is already building the XX1 cage?


It is listed on their website but only saves 9g. There aren't too many good value super light 12T pulleys but cheap KCNC 12T pulleys have dropped another 10g on my XX1 mech and work perfectly. The mech has quite a lot of bolts so there must be scope for another 5-10g although a lot of them are odd sizes and hard to find alu replacements for (e.g. narrow head on the cable pinch bolt). That's 25g towards the weight loss... minimal but every little helps!

Can you tune the remote cables for the shocks as you would the gear cables?

Can you also run the rear brake hose under the top tube, through the shock mount and along the top of the NDS seat stay? Just a thought to allow it to be shorter and perhaps avoid the large loop there currently is by the caliper.

Any possibility of Ti frame/ shock bolts?

Can you lose some weight with a new rear bolt thru?

Maybe less sealant in the wheels too? Although it'd be a minimal weight loss (presumably that large(ish) amount of sealant is required for the 29er tyres).

Really love those rims! Would be good to know how they ride and if they live up to the hype (and price tag!)


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