2010 Specialized Epic Fsr Comp Carbon *new pics last page*

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FSR Comp carbon

Postby Dickeniffer » Wed Aug 04, 2010 08:59 am

Ill post some pics tonight , no mods as yet though just some flat pedals, I used to ride trial so have become so used to flats.

I'm loving the carbon though.

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Postby road_donut » Wed Aug 04, 2010 13:30 pm

ohhhh i thought i was gonna get "Thread Raped" then :oops: lol .....

only joking Dickeniffer .... thumbs up on getting a Epic mate n a carbon one too :D (mmmmmmm carbon)

as *AL* said welcome to the Epic Club (now get some piccys for us to see :P)

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Postby Dickeniffer » Wed Aug 04, 2010 16:34 pm

Image


think i uploaded this right.

Sorry to Thread rape you nobody likes that.
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Postby Cj83 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 16:59 pm

lovely bikes guys!

seriously considering an epic when next years are out with the 2x10 set up and the option of 120mm travel (Epic Evo or whetever it will be called). However i have one reservation that maybe you epic owners can help me with... the brain...

How well does that system work? I have a hardtail at the minute but could do with a 'smoother experience' when in the saddle over bumpy stuff... i've tried to look up a few guides to the inner workings of the brain. i probably don't understand it fully but from what i gather it needs to rear wheel to first go up before it activates the shock? if this is the case how does it handle, for example, just riding off a curb in the saddle, does the rear shock kick in and smooth that out? are there ever instances where maybe it hasn't kicked in when you thought it should have?

cheers guys

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Postby road_donut » Wed Aug 04, 2010 18:08 pm

Dickeniffer wrote:Image


think i uploaded this right.

Sorry to Thread rape you nobody likes that.


lol ..... i was only pulling your p*sser on the "Thread Rape" matey bike looks sweet now go n get it muddy :D

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Postby road_donut » Wed Aug 04, 2010 18:17 pm

Cj83 wrote:lovely bikes guys!

seriously considering an epic when next years are out with the 2x10 set up and the option of 120mm travel (Epic Evo or whetever it will be called). However i have one reservation that maybe you epic owners can help me with... the brain...

How well does that system work? I have a hardtail at the minute but could do with a 'smoother experience' when in the saddle over bumpy stuff... i've tried to look up a few guides to the inner workings of the brain. i probably don't understand it fully but from what i gather it needs to rear wheel to first go up before it activates the shock? if this is the case how does it handle, for example, just riding off a curb in the saddle, does the rear shock kick in and smooth that out? are there ever instances where maybe it hasn't kicked in when you thought it should have?

cheers guys


Hiya Cj83..... im not sure how the brain works either lol..... i just set it up using the guide and went for it ..... i somtimes forget that the brain is there it just seems to do its job

i'm pretty sure one of the guys on here will educate us both :?

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Postby Dickeniffer » Thu Aug 26, 2010 20:32 pm

How's the epic going, had mine a few weeks now and it gets better and better, decided to go spd's in the end , never tried them before but I'm suprised how good they are. Have your upgrades made much difference? Tyres? Etc.
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Postby road_donut » Fri Aug 27, 2010 14:45 pm

Dickeniffer wrote:How's the epic going, had mine a few weeks now and it gets better and better, decided to go spd's in the end , never tried them before but I'm suprised how good they are. Have your upgrades made much difference? Tyres? Etc.


Hey Dickeniffer bike is running sweet thanks matey :)

This is the 1st time i've ever ridden with spd's too and im loving them also...

As far as the upgrades making a difference, i never rode the bike with original wheels and tyres on so i cant realy comment :?

The cranset does feel like i can get more power down and i have just fitted today a new XTR front mech so i will update you when i go out at the weekend on that

Bar/Stem/Seatpost upgrades i dont think make much of a impact performance wise ..... but do look sweet IMO :wink: lol

How are you getting on with yours ? sound like you have some upgrade gremlins trying to get out :D

and still waiting for some picks of your bike with mud on it .... lol

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Postby Dickeniffer » Fri Aug 27, 2010 20:00 pm

Must admit, I keep looking at looks of nice carbon bits and lots of stuff with the letters.... X.....T......R hmmmm I can feel a spending spree coming on.
Xtr chainset would be very nice , I think that could be next for me, got some panaracer firepro tyres in yellow coming, it is a wonderful bike though.
Got to stop looking at the pretty carbon frame as I'm going to hit a tree.
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Postby *AL* » Fri Aug 27, 2010 21:08 pm

TBH, I'd look at swapping the wheels before the cranks.

The standard wheels are quite flexy and they're not the lightest either, a lighter stiffer set will spin up a lot quicker, the difference is very noticeable.

After that, the world's your lobster.

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Postby Dickeniffer » Sat Aug 28, 2010 08:17 am

What are the tyres like ive tried various sets but cant seep to get it right, most of my current riding is hard pack with a little bit of mud chucked in, i've ordered some panaracer jobbies in the hope I get on with them.
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Postby Dickeniffer » Sun Aug 29, 2010 20:15 pm

As regards how the brain works, it is very simple, you ride along and the brain does magic things.


The honest answer is nobody knows, it's one of lifes amazing unanswered questions. I bloody works though.
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Postby road_donut » Mon Aug 30, 2010 16:59 pm

On my 1st trip to Ladybower today thought i'd take a few pics of my latest upgrade XTR front mech :)

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Now also sporting a set of clear Cranksins courtesy of Rick Draper ...... cheers pal :D

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Postby MountainMonster » Mon Aug 30, 2010 17:54 pm

Lookin sexy covered in mud, love a dirty girl :)

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Postby road_donut » Tue Aug 31, 2010 17:47 pm

MountainMonster wrote:Lookin sexy covered in mud, love a dirty girl :)


:lol: ..... this was about half way around ..... at the end she was well mucky :o

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Postby Da Mighty Chicken » Tue Aug 31, 2010 19:02 pm

Really nice, lovely looking bike, especially with the upgrades, however I do confess that the strange and mysterious material that is known as 'carbon' does scare me, especially at the prices these bikes go for :shock: :lol:

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Postby road_donut » Tue Aug 31, 2010 20:38 pm

Da Mighty Chicken wrote:Really nice, lovely looking bike, especially with the upgrades
Cheers Da Mighty Chicken :)

Da Mighty Chicken wrote:I do confess that the strange and mysterious material that is known as 'carbon' does scare me, especially at the prices these bikes go for

It scare the B'Jesus out my missus too ....usualy when i have the debit card in hand :lol:

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Postby mikeyj28 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:07 am

Lovely bike..i really want one of those. If you ever feel the need to throw it away then there is a willing home to take it from you haha.

What are you going to change next? How much does it weigh?

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Postby road_donut » Mon Sep 20, 2010 19:05 pm

Cheers mikeyj28 :D

I think if you have a word with my missus she will throw it away in a second ..... seem to spend more time with it then her :lol:

I'm thinking next upgrades will be some X0 shifters and matching rear mech and maybe a new saddle.

As for the weight i keep meaning to get it weighed at my LBS(Sherwood Pines), but everytime i get there i get side tracked with the trails and forget...... i reckon i've forgotten 4 or 5 times :oops: . I will get it weighed one day :x

Are you looking at getting a 2010 they have dropped a few ££££ in price or looking @ the 2011 ones ?

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Postby bilabonic » Tue Oct 19, 2010 17:42 pm

Just ordered one of these today after years of road biking. I am 10 mins away from afan valley and now i am missing out.

I ordered through Tredz and had 20% for 2010 model.

Any hints/tips re bike. Read up loads but still confused by the suspension etc.

Are there any items which you recommend replacing ?

Cheers :D


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