Went second hand and got a 2008 Specialized's Epic from Jerky on here. Will tinker the spec a little and see how I get one. Saved me a few quid over going new!
Only thing to watch out on with Epics is the sensitive Brain system which seem to be prone to stopping working correctly.
As soon as it starts playing up then don't delay getting it serviced. And get it serviced regularly....
But apart from that, you'll like the bike, for sure.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.