2018 Specialized Epic FSR

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Kayba
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by Kayba

Pics of the new Epic FSR from Vallnord

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Another gone to flex stays
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Love the paint. Are they Danny MacAskill Magura brakes?

6.5k for the frame and forks!?!?!?
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by roeman

Interesting that they have gone with a lower forks offset 41mm whilst other manufactuer have gone the way of increasing fork offset when slackening head angle in XC bikes
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by boots2000

The short fork rake might be a mistake.
I remember the old Bontragers with short rake Rockshox forks.
Any bump or pebble woulds stop the front wheel.

roeman wrote:Interesting that they have gone with a lower forks offset 41mm whilst other manufactuer have gone the way of increasing fork offset when slackening head angle in XC bikes

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boots2000 wrote:The short fork rake might be a mistake.
I remember the old Bontragers with short rake Rockshox forks.
Any bump or pebble woulds stop the front wheel.

roeman wrote:Interesting that they have gone with a lower forks offset 41mm whilst other manufactuer have gone the way of increasing fork offset when slackening head angle in XC bikes

Not comparable. They have slackened the headtube at the same time. Coincidentally, this is the very same move that Transition has just introduced in their lineup (longer, slacker, less fork offset).

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by LeDuke

Why are you calling it an "FSR"?

Definitely not an FSR. Modified single pivot. Not a Horst link.

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by TheRookie

Good review on youtube, GMBs channel of Sam Gaze's bike.

As noted 'FSR' is no longer in the name as its not Horst link, but 'Future Shock Rear' would still fit!
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They are availlable on spec web site

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So in 2018 they finally hit the weight Scott and Trek hit with more advanced linkages and get current geo?
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Geo chart says the XL new Epic is 35mm taller in stack than the XL new Spark. Do they make a stem low enough for Kulhavy to get his fit right? :P

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That's why he rides a large :wink:

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by weeracerweenie

Seen an S-Works in person too (before Spec had allowed the embargo lift on the bike). Got to be fair, I'm a big Specialized nerd, and I know there's a lot of people who despise the brand, but this thing is SERIOUSLY impressive. For one the weight of it, a realistic Weight weenie build would but it easily in the mid to high 8kg mark. It's also honestly as stiff as my Epic HT S-Worls and the fork take thing is no issue. The original head angle was super steel so this is a remarkable improvement
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https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/07/07/20 ... l-pricing/

21.8. Considering my Yeti ASR-C with heavier wheels, a heavier fork, and a dropper plus cable weighs less with heavier tires, this thing really isn't that impressive weight wise for the cost.
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by 02GF74

Wow that is really nice, especially metallic paint - are the days of black coloured bikes numbered? Interesting development of the remove reservoir for the presumably the 'brain' that sits low down behind the rear drop out.

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