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

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Postby road_donut » Tue Mar 23, 2010 20:48 pm

jmillen wrote:Very nice indeed :D Liking the colour scheme.

Any idea of weight?


Cheers jmillen .....

i've been trying to pop down my lbs to get it weighed but everytime i go out on it i head off down the trails lol ....i will deff get it weighed soon though

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Postby road_donut » Tue Mar 23, 2010 20:52 pm

SDK2007 wrote:I've tested an S-Works Epic and it was extremely fast - it's basically a road bike for the mountain.
Stamp on the pedals and the power transfer is instant. Narrow bars (by today’s standards) and a long cockpit set you up into racing mode.It’s a perfect bike to extract every ounce of your fitness to the trail.

If you’re looking for something a bit more fun and forgiving for trail center riding then get a Stumpjumper FSR with more travel and slacker angles.

The Epic is a racing machine !!!


A bit more fun :?:

I have plenty of fun on my bike :lol: ..... i think that the epic is certainly a racing beast but i feel confident in riding anything on it .... within reason :?

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Re: 2010 Specialized Epic Fsr Comp Carbon

Postby PaulBox » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:50 am

road_donut wrote:Hey PaulBox if you grab yourself an Epic you wont regret it .... i love mine to bits, im not the best rider in the world but feel more confident in my riding knowing i have this bike supporting my fat ars* :? lol .... i've had the bike a few months and not been affraid to tackle any trails that have popped up... the 100mm travel soaks up most things i've ridden. I would definitely recommend buying one


Cool, I think I'm sold, now just need to decide whether to up my budget to the carbon model like yours... :wink:

You've not experienced any problems with it at all?

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Re: 2010 Specialized Epic Fsr Comp Carbon

Postby road_donut » Wed Mar 24, 2010 19:58 pm

PaulBox wrote:Cool, I think I'm sold, now just need to decide whether to up my budget to the carbon model like yours... :wink:

You've not experienced any problems with it at all?


Nice one PaulBox good choice :D i've had no issues @ all with the bike, i do about 100+ miles a week at the moment and it runs great always ....

Yeah the budget thing was a issue for me ... but then i thought sod it and got the carbon model.... and dealt with the bank balance at a later date lol...

I've not ridden the non carbon version but i think it would still be a sweet ride... whichever one you choose you will love it :P

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Postby SDK2007 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 20:58 pm

Don't worry about Carbon - it'll be fine.
I've been running my Carbon Enduro SL for 2 years over rocky terrain containing jumps and drop offs and it hasn't missed a beat.

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Postby road_donut » Sat Apr 03, 2010 20:36 pm

A few pics after a morning at Sherwood Pines Nottinghamsire

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Postby *AL* » Sat Apr 10, 2010 09:23 am

That's very nice 8)

How are the XTR rims ?
I'm guessing you're using 6 blot adaptors with the original Avid discs ?

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Postby Stoo61 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:10 am

How are you finding the Carbon WCS finishing kit? Any issues?

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Postby road_donut » Sat Apr 10, 2010 16:10 pm

*AL* wrote:That's very nice 8)

How are the XTR rims ?
I'm guessing you're using 6 blot adaptors with the original Avid discs ?


Cheers *AL*

Rims are holding up great :)

I had to use the the 6bolt adapters it was the cheapest option for me after my insuance claim. I did a bit of jiggery pokery with the insuance company and i ended up with the Epic Bike, Set of XTR wheels and 2 160mm XTR rotors (flogged on eBay).

The adapters were on £14 each from JE James and i thought it was the easiest and cheapest option for getting the wheels on the bike

I'm not sure if it would have been better to put the XTR rotors on and to use different brake calipers or adapters ? i just thought that option was the more expensive

But they are running sweet anyway :D

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Postby road_donut » Sat Apr 10, 2010 16:17 pm

Stoo61 wrote:How are you finding the Carbon WCS finishing kit? Any issues?


The Carbon stuff is great not had any probs at all ... i must admit i was sh*ting it a little after i put it all on and then reading about the carbon paste stuff you can buy to stop it moving or slipping..... but i have been keeping an eye on it and it aint budged so far so i think its all good :?

Looks pretty cool too :o

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Postby *AL* » Sat Apr 10, 2010 16:22 pm

I'm looking at wheels for my Epic atm.

I'm considering XTR rims amongst others but weighing up the rotor options.

I've found Avid centrelock rotors (185/160) on the web today which are slightly pricer than the std rotors, but my current Epic discs would fit straight onto my stumpy, so at least I can make use of them in the future.

Decisions, decisions....

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Postby road_donut » Sat Apr 10, 2010 16:36 pm

*AL* wrote:I'm looking at wheels for my Epic atm.

I'm considering XTR rims amongst others but weighing up the rotor options.

I've found Avid centrelock rotors (185/160) on the web today which are slightly pricer than the std rotors, but my current Epic discs would fit straight onto my stumpy, so at least I can make use of them in the future.

Decisions, decisions....


I just had a quick google for the rotors too .... they do seem a little pricey but if you can use your other disc's they thats cool .... :D

I would like to have used the XTR rotors i got from the insurance but Shimano dont do a 185 disc (to my knowledge) so i was a little p*ssed off about that .... :(

Let us know what you decide *AL* :wink:

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Postby road_donut » Mon Jul 19, 2010 19:43 pm

Added some new XTR cranks a couple of weeks ago .... this is the 1st time its been clean since so i thought i'd take a few pics :?

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I put some heli-tape on to try and protect them a little bit .... but as you can see in the 2nd pic i've done a propper sh*t job at it :cry: .... so i reckon its comming off soon lol

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Postby *AL* » Mon Jul 19, 2010 20:04 pm

road_donut wrote:I put some heli-tape on to try and protect them a little bit .... but as you can see in the 2nd pic i've done a propper sh*t job at it :cry: .... so i reckon its comming off soon lol


Google 'crankskins' :wink:

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Postby road_donut » Mon Jul 19, 2010 20:24 pm

*AL* to my aide once again lol ....cheers pal :D

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Postby *AL* » Mon Jul 19, 2010 20:31 pm

I ordered the clear, they send you 3 pairs of crankskins in the pack and they usually take less than a week to arrive from the States.

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Postby Dick Scruttock » Mon Jul 19, 2010 20:35 pm

I have a pair of 175mm skins from crank skins you can have. PM me your address and i will send them you asap.

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Postby road_donut » Mon Jul 19, 2010 20:50 pm

Hiya Rick .... i've just sent you a PM

Thankyou very much matey your a star..... :D

and once again cheers *AL* for all your help :)

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Just Bought a Epic Carbon Comp

Postby Dickeniffer » Wed Aug 04, 2010 08:16 am

Hi everyone, im new to Bikeradar. But have just purchased a FSR Carbon and it is wonderful. I previously had a Carrera banshee from Halfords (stop laughing at the back)as I wasn't sure if I would get into mountainbiking after a 10 year break.

I then signed up for the 75 miles London to South coast off road for the british heart foundation, so started using the bike lots, and decided to invest in a "proper bike".

After reading a couple of reviews and this thread I decided to spend some of my hard earned.

It is awsome so thanks for your comments.

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Re: Just Bought a Epic Carbon Comp

Postby *AL* » Wed Aug 04, 2010 08:26 am

Dickeniffer wrote:It is awsome so thanks for your comments.


Welcome to the Carbon Epic club !

( we need pictures though, start a thread :wink: )


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