S-Works Epic Evo 2021

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icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

Another day, another bike. This one is gonna be a heavy one but I'll live with it. I was initially waiting for my new road frame. But I caught the MTB bug and went all in. Yes, my wallet hurts.

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I'm not a photographer by any means so I don't understand how to take photos of this thing but I tried my best, I'll try to take better photos of the paint when I build it up. Basically raw carbon with a bunch of random logos and paint thrown on it. I'm undecided if I like it or hate it still. As for the build, I'm thinking AXS with a Bike Yoke Devine Sl, the new Roval Control Sl wheelset, XTR brakes, ENVE Cockpit, and so forth.

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Blue weights have been weighed, the rest is kinda just a placeholder/claimed while I wait for stuff to roll in!
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burglarboycie
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by burglarboycie

A really messy design on the frame in my opinion, almost looks like something went wrong.

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icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

It's not the color I wanted either. I probably won't keep it long enough to repaint it or anything like that. I suspect that this frame is lighter than the yellow and green. The yellow was supposed to be a bike shop employee-only frameset and this frame is a 1/200ish and handpainted. Availability all around on this bike sucked.

I originally planned to get the comp and leave it stock but tonytourist explained to me that money is just a social construct.

tonytourist
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by tonytourist

Money ain’t a thang, just buy more :roll: :noidea:

rapsac
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by rapsac

Nice frameset, paint scheme is an acquired taste perhaps, but only really to be known when the bike is finished.

scant
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by scant

thats a good weight for the frame considering the travel. if the colour still bothers you after a few months, go full weightweenie & sand all the paint off :)

I look forward to seeing the rest of the build

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robbosmans
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by robbosmans

For the drivetrain, shimano xtr shifts better than axs.


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icantaffordcycling
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robbosmans wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:09 pm
For the drivetrain, shimano xtr shifts better than axs.
I understand but I like the cleaner look of AXS, 3 cables all going to one port on the bike might not be ideal. In a perfect world, I would do an XTR cassette and chain with an AXS derailleur and shifter. Something like that would be perfect.

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icantaffordcycling wrote:
robbosmans wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:09 pm
For the drivetrain, shimano xtr shifts better than axs.
I understand but I like the cleaner look of AXS, 3 cables all going to one port on the bike might not be ideal. In a perfect world, I would do an XTR cassette and chain with an AXS derailleur and shifter. Something like that would be perfect.
Yes I understand, axs mech and shimano cassette and chain is definitely a smart choice


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