Yes, you heard right. I am seriously considering cheating on my mountain bike. I own and have ridden Cannondales for years but now find another attractive spin.
I have been pouring over the website and bikeshop looking at the Specialized Epic. I will of course keep the Scalpel as it is a sweet ride and handles like it is on rails. The C'dale will be my "sure thing" but I would like to get a little bit of strange sometimes also.
I like the specialized setup for racing primarily. The inertia valve that keeps the shock working in bumps but locks it out automatically on the easy terrain. No bobbing from pedal pressure. I would get the entry level epic and upgrade a few things to shave weight down to about 25lbs over time. I weighed this bike at the shop at 26.75 lbs the other day. It was running some heavier tires and wheels than I run so I couls shave some weight almost immediately with a wheel/tire swap. I'd also get a lighter seat and carbon post.
Anyone have an Epic?