Chris Hughes wrote:
I'm liking the Epic.
There aren't many full suspension bikes I'd buy, but I'd buy that design Epic.
I like the looks of the Epic too. My only issue would have to do with it's country of origin. Isn't it a Taiwan made Specialized? They import almost all their frames now...Specialized that is.
Asian made frames that cost thousands of dollars really scuffs my grapes.
I get that they almost need to mass produce overseas now-a-days, but we should benefit from a reduced MSRP than we do...
Glad you like!
Yes it's Taiwanise but most frames are these days. I know its not an American wonder bike but I bought what I could afford ... and I love it. It was the basic model back in 2005 which didnt even come with disc brakes! Hence its just a Specialized Epic (not Comp, Marathon, Pro etc...)Ive upgraded it gradually but ive been careful to try and keep it fairly Retro ish with the right names Hope, Chris King, X-lite, Ricthey,Thompson etc...(ok the Shadow XT mech is a bit new school but it looks the nuts!)(oh and the disc rotors but they look cool too and save a few grams!) and no Carbon Fibre anywhere (ok, ok I know carbon headset spacers!) I love it!