2021 Specialized Epic

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SpeedyChix
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by SpeedyChix

scant wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 pm
The Epic Evo looks very cool. 200g lighter than the Brain equiped Epic with 110mm travel, able to carry 2 bottles & running a conventional shock sounds like a winning combo. Finally an Epic frame without a Brain shock!
Local dealer says the Evo is a couple hundred grams heavier? Seems like it should be lighter or once a 120 travel fork goes on the Evo frame they should be about the same?

Contemplating the Epic, Epic Evo or the updated Spark RC. Currrenlty on a non-RC Spark (130/120) and love it.
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LeDuke
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by LeDuke

SpeedyChix wrote:
scant wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 pm
The Epic Evo looks very cool. 200g lighter than the Brain equiped Epic with 110mm travel, able to carry 2 bottles & running a conventional shock sounds like a winning combo. Finally an Epic frame without a Brain shock!
Local dealer keeps saying the Evo is a couple hundred grams heavier? Seems like it should be lighter or once a 120 travel fork goes on the Evo frame they should be about the same?

Contemplating the Epic, Epic Evo or the updated Spark RC. Currrenlty on a non-RC Spark (130/120) and love it.
The frame is lighter, the bike is heavier.


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iamleven
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by iamleven

2022 models if anyone is interested. https://www.specialized.com/au/en/shop/ ... %242520EVO

Epic pro now comes with a dropper post and SL wheels

akdmx
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by akdmx

iamleven wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:55 pm
2022 models if anyone is interested. https://www.specialized.com/au/en/shop/ ... %242520EVO

Epic pro now comes with a dropper post and SL wheels
Thank you for sharing this - good find! I was hoping I could determine if this also reflected a price increase but the AUD vs USD pricing seems to include more than just FX differences.

Does anyone have an idea of when to expect these in US?


OnTheRivet
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by OnTheRivet

I usually roll my eyes at these comparisons but you can get a NEW Ducati Panigale V4 for the same price as the Sworks Epic. That is f%%king insane. No justification other than rich golfer types need a bike to hang off the back of their stupid Mercedes G-Wagon

akdmx
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by akdmx

OnTheRivet wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:14 pm
I usually roll my eyes at these comparisons but you can get a NEW Ducati Panigale V4 for the same price as the Sworks Epic. That is f%%king insane. No justification other than rich golfer types need a bike to hang off the back of their stupid Mercedes G-Wagon
The link provided is denominated in AUD which shares the same "$" as USD

AnkitS
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by AnkitS

Specialized is really milking the bike shortage teet for everything that it's worth. :noidea:

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by bikewithnoname

akdmx wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:05 am
OnTheRivet wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:14 pm
I usually roll my eyes at these comparisons but you can get a NEW Ducati Panigale V4 for the same price as the Sworks Epic. That is f%%king insane. No justification other than rich golfer types need a bike to hang off the back of their stupid Mercedes G-Wagon
The link provided is denominated in AUD which shares the same "$" as USD
Yeah it's more 950 supersport money in USD. Utter joke
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Nejmann
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by Nejmann

OnTheRivet wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:14 pm
I usually roll my eyes at these comparisons but you can get a NEW Ducati Panigale V4 for the same price as the Sworks Epic. That is f%%king insane. No justification other than rich golfer types need a bike to hang off the back of their stupid Mercedes G-Wagon
In Denmark you can add 180% in taxes on bikes and cars, sooooo.. Does that make the S-works cheap? LOL

Attermann
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by Attermann

Theres isn't 180% tax on bikes, only cars.

Nejmann
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by Nejmann

Attermann wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:26 pm
Theres isn't 180% tax on bikes, only cars.

150% then?

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