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    EPX 303 Carbon Fiber Bike

    Has anyone had any experience or hear anything about the EPX 303 Carbon Fiber Bike??!!
    Thanks,
    Lance

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    I have one and have been real happy with it. Supergo has frame, Tiagra setup (Skip) and the 105 w/ Mavic cosmo wheels. I would spend the extra $200 for the 105. Personally.

    The cables are trash, replace them. I orginally bought the Tiagra bike, and switched the shifters and derailers to 105 and threw on a pair of rolf wheels that I had laying around . I do not like the tiagra stuff. Sweet looking paint and carbon fiber ride.

    Post any other questions you have and I will answer

    James Mudler

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    Try their website: epxbikes

    There's a listing of EPX retailers. I purchased mine in Aug. from a LBS but INSISTED that I assemble it from the box; can't let them have all the fun!

    The 56cm Shimano 105 equipped Yellow/Blue bike comes almost fully assembled; I did the following:

    Switched the 120mm ITM (BigOne
    infamous for flexing) stem to 105mm ITM RoadRacing stem.

    Added some carbon headset spacers and adjusted/tightened the CaneCreek integrated threadless headset then the bolts on stem.

    Switched the 175mm 105 cranks to 172.5mm Ultegras: Note: the 105 cranks are NOT 1-key release so a crank puller was needed.

    Trued the Mavic Cosmos wheelset: it was only siightly out of true right out of the box.

    Replaced the michelin platic rim strips with quality Velox/Zefal rim tapes: make clinchers feel almost like tubulars.

    Added some black wellgo R4 spd-r pedals: inexpensive with good retention and easy release (I tend to abuse pedals with the metal cleats on my shoes).

    Cut the brake cables/housings to correct lengths and adjust/tighten brakes.

    Install and adjust seat post + saddle.

    Adjust derailleurs.

    Added CatEye Cordless 2 cyclocomputer.

    So far I've only put 285 miles on the bike but the ride is quite compliant and the huge bottom bracket is still plenty stiff for out of saddle hammering.

    NOW all I need is to put in more QUALITY training so I can really fly on those hilly club rides!

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    Crank it UP......so Velox rim tape makes cliinchers feel like tubulars? WHAT A LOAD!

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    Kindly RE-read:

    "make clinchers feel almost like tubulars.

    Last edited by Crank It Up; 02-17-05 at 02:02 AM.

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    Has anyone tried the EPX 303SL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srf
    Has anyone tried the EPX 303SL?
    Never heard of it.....must be new for 2005. The EPX website only shows 303 frame equiped with either 105, Ultegra, or Dura Ace (with Ksyrium SL wheelset).

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