Specialized epic 2020

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robbosmans
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https://www.specialized.com/us/en/stories/epic-hardtail

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chain and cassette are epic
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very nice. very close geo wise to my highball V3.

stoney
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by stoney

I like the clearance for 2.3-2.4 size tires and the relaxed head angle. This should be a simple, fun, and fast bike.

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by Ghost234

Interesting that they got rid of the knock blocks. I liked that feature on the prior model.

Sure it added a handful of grabs, but ruined top tubes are not a good time.

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Here's a link for some weights on a Specialized Epic HT Comp Carbon 2020 in size L.
The frame was maybe a bit heavy, but I hate matte black frames… 50-200g weight penalty for something that looks pretty good, I can live with that :)

Built this in the days. Not a true weight weenie build but a lot of useful weight and stuff so I might as well share. Stripped the frame and wrote everything down. The scale said 8,78kg with SWAT tool, Cage and ofc pedals (those old used XTR ones are my lightest ones).
If someone with too much Money and a Mora knife goes banana on a S-works build I guess it would be light weight. I could cut maybe a half a kilo on this build without much money and still have a usable hardtail.

Still nags med that I forgot to get the weight on the new shifter housing from the XT m8100 shifter...
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stoney
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niklasp wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:51 pm
<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... "></iframe>
Here's a link for some weight on a Specialized Epic HT Comp Carbon 2020 in size L.
The frame was maybe a bit heavy, but I hate matte black frames… 50-200g weight penalty for something that looks pretty good, I can live with that :)

Built this in the Days. Not a true weight weenie build but a lot of useful weight and stuff. Stripped the frame and wrote everything down. The scale said 8,78kg with SWAT tool, Cage and ofc pedals (those old used XTR ones are my lightest).
If someone with too much Money and a Mora knife goes banana on a S-works build I guess it would be light weight.
That's a nice build! Were the original Roval wheels aluminum?

niklasp
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stoney wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 pm
niklasp wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:51 pm
<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... "></iframe>
Here's a link for some weight on a Specialized Epic HT Comp Carbon 2020 in size L.
The frame was maybe a bit heavy, but I hate matte black frames… 50-200g weight penalty for something that looks pretty good, I can live with that :)

Built this in the Days. Not a true weight weenie build but a lot of useful weight and stuff. Stripped the frame and wrote everything down. The scale said 8,78kg with SWAT tool, Cage and ofc pedals (those old used XTR ones are my lightest).
If someone with too much Money and a Mora knife goes banana on a S-works build I guess it would be light weight.
That's a nice build! Were the original Roval wheels aluminum?
Yes. IThink you need to go "expert" to get carbon. Probably the weight is the about 2k grams for them too. A bit expensive if you gonna change everything except frame, fork, stem, headset, axles... :D

K4m1k4z3
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Does anyone know what's the maximum size chainring the new Epic HT will accept?
Ideally I'd want to be able to fit a 38 oval (so effectively a 40 as far as clearance is concerned) but I could see myself settling on a round one if the oval is a no-go.
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K4m1k4z3 wrote:Does anyone know what's the maximum size chainring the new Epic HT will accept?
Ideally I'd want to be able to fit a 38 oval (so effectively a 40 as far as clearance is concerned) but I could see myself settling on a round one if the oval is a no-go.
Have a look at garbaruk their offset depends on the size of the chainring

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