Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon ???

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon ???

Old 11-25-08, 02:40 PM
  #1  
SunFlower
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: torrance
Posts: 530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon ???

Okay I am about to buy this bike for XC racing. Its pricey but I like it. I know everyone has their opinions but anyone want to share them ?? I have heard some questions about this bikes durability. Anyone here have one and want to give some feedback ??
Oh, and what about "the brain" ? any feelings on it ?
SunFlower is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 04:09 PM
  #2  
mcoomer
Rat Bastard
 
mcoomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sammamish, WA
Posts: 1,504

Bikes: Cannondale Prophet, Specialized S-Works SL2, Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If your bike has an S-Works logo on it you can be assured that it was built to do one thing very well. Go fast, either on the road or in the dirt. That Epic is a race bike straight from the box.

My Stumpy has the brain on it and I like it a lot. I generally run with it only a few clicks from full firm and it seems to work very well. I'm less impressed by the brain function on their fork but it still helps on climbs. You're getting yourself a pretty hot bike. Have fun.

Mike
mcoomer is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 05:36 PM
  #3  
M_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I suggest not spending nine thousand dolars on a race bike when you've never done a bike race of any kind before.

Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
my first cyclocross race is dec 14th. its going to be my first bike race EVER. i have been training hard for it and realized i am out of shape, badly. i know i can complete the race but i know its going to hurt. i am also going to get creamed by most, if not all of the other racers.
i have been riding my bike for about two years now, averaging maybe 20 miles a MONTH. in the last 3 months i have been doing rides of about 20-35 miles but at a slow comfortable pace. the last month i have been trying to do some max effort type stuff and i seriously suffer.
this high intensity stuff is HARD. i just hope i dont puke or pass out. AHHHHHHH
M_S is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 05:57 PM
  #4  
SunFlower
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: torrance
Posts: 530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by M_S View Post
I suggest not spending nine thousand dolars on a race bike when you've never done a bike race of any kind before.
i'll keep that in mind, thanks.
SunFlower is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 07:32 PM
  #5  
mcoomer
Rat Bastard
 
mcoomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sammamish, WA
Posts: 1,504

Bikes: Cannondale Prophet, Specialized S-Works SL2, Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unless of course you have the disposable income and can easily afford it. In that case, rock it cause you only get to go around one time!
mcoomer is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 08:59 PM
  #6  
M_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm trying to save him from being "that guy" at the races. But whatever.
M_S is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 09:15 PM
  #7  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i can't stand "that guy". usually becuase he rides a nicer bike than me, but whatever.
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 09:16 PM
  #8  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
no one wants to be "that guy". can't stand him... i just can't.

Last edited by Terrapin Ben; 11-25-08 at 09:16 PM. Reason: cat to can't
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 09:17 PM
  #9  
ca7erham
****** (can I say this?)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: CO
Posts: 1,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I know the kind of people you are talking about. They seem to be the ones that are in the lower half of the beginner class. . . And the really good people (at least around here) seem to be doing it on HTs with older forks.
ca7erham is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 10:57 PM
  #10  
SunFlower
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: torrance
Posts: 530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Terrapin Ben View Post
no one wants to be "that guy". can't stand him... i just can't.

Unless "that guy" is still in junior high, or still has that mentality as an adult, then I dont really care. Besides, I am getting into kick ass shape and i'll probably kick your ass in a race soon enough.
I would HATE to be "that guy" who cares what kind of bike other people ride. I think they have a name for it...."class warfare" or "obama voter" or "juvenile" or "d*ck"


Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 11-28-08 at 06:32 PM. Reason: oops. Mistake
SunFlower is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 11:12 PM
  #11  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
eh... juvenile is better than "spends a lot to compensate for skill". either way, gald i don't fall in either category.
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 11:42 PM
  #12  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
actually, i'm very juvenile. poo poo, pee pee, and that's what she said are the basis of most of my jokes.
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-25-08, 11:52 PM
  #13  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
i am also going to get creamed by most, if not all of the other racers.

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!




(see what i mean?)
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 12:02 AM
  #14  
scrublover
Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
 
scrublover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East coast
Posts: 3,486

Bikes: hardtail, squishy, fixed roadie, fixed crosser

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
this'll be interesting.

yeah, you'll puke.

tip: hang out near the port-o-johns as late as you can before race start. no, no, not for puking.
scrublover is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 12:14 AM
  #15  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
this'll be interesting.
I already regret everything i've said in this thread. or at least i regret how i said. or how it was received. and definitely the typos. but one thing i don't regret is the that what she said joke, because i think it was really pretty funny. and i'm officially on thanksgiving break and have three weeks untill i am done with the fall semester. i will not deny that my posts have been written under the influence. at least we'll have a some guaranteed forum fun over the holidays!

Last edited by Terrapin Ben; 11-26-08 at 12:20 AM.
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 12:21 AM
  #16  
scrublover
Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
 
scrublover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East coast
Posts: 3,486

Bikes: hardtail, squishy, fixed roadie, fixed crosser

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
[QUOTE=Terrapin Ben;7919588]
Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
this'll be interesting.QUOTE]

I already regret everything i've said in this thread. or at least i regret how i said. or how it was received. and definitely the typos. but one thing i don't regret is the that what she said joke, because i think it was really pretty funny. and i'm officially on thanksgiving break and have three weeks untill i am done with the fall semester. i will not deny that my posts have been written under the influence. at least we'll have a some guaranteed forum fun over the holidays!
You must have been hanging out at Big Sky this evening, eh?
scrublover is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 12:23 AM
  #17  
Terrapin Ben
I'm simply not credible.
 
Terrapin Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 612

Bikes: A blue one and a black one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
as a matter of fact, i actually was. thats amazing you guessed the brewery i was hanging out at! Tuesdays are $5 growler fills. i've had an exciting evening of cribbage and slow elk stout.

Last edited by Terrapin Ben; 11-26-08 at 12:28 AM. Reason: elaboration on the nights events
Terrapin Ben is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 12:35 AM
  #18  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a Black Star growler stashed away in the cupboard - - would they fill it anyway?
__________________

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 06:27 AM
  #19  
mtnbiker66
Old School Rad
 
mtnbiker66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The old Mountains
Posts: 8,206

Bikes: Blur LT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
I am getting into kick ass shape and i'll probably kick your ass in a race......

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh snap!!!!!!! I smell an e race cooking!
__________________
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
mtnbiker66 is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 07:46 AM
  #20  
ca7erham
****** (can I say this?)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: CO
Posts: 1,900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Maybe him and elf?
ca7erham is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 01:27 PM
  #21  
M_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'd e race but I'm slightly hung over.


I don't regret my post. Someone had to say it. Plus e races are fun. Much easier than the real thing.




(I'd beat you riding a unicycle backwards).
M_S is offline  
Old 11-26-08, 01:35 PM
  #22  
C Law
Too Much Crazy
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 3,659

Bikes: A bunch

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 114 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
Unless "that guy" is still in junior high, or still has that mentality as an adult, then I dont really care. Besides, I am getting into kick ass shape and i'll probably kick your ass in a race soon enough.
I would HATE to be "that guy" who cares what kind of bike other people ride. I think they have a name for it...."class warfare" or "obama voter" or "juvenile" or "d*ck"

Yes, that is all well and good.

But can your dad beat up his dad?
C Law is offline  
Old 11-28-08, 02:46 AM
  #23  
kevin972
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go for it, but check the Trek Elite 9.9 SSL as well

Did you check out the Trek Elite 9.9 SSL?
I did a pedalsmonkey comparison between these two great models and you should definitely take a look at the Elite option.
What's your riding profile?
Kevin.
kevin972 is offline  
Old 11-28-08, 04:39 PM
  #24  
SunFlower
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: torrance
Posts: 530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i bought the carbon epic. will ride it tomorrow.
SunFlower is offline  
Old 11-28-08, 05:20 PM
  #25  
junkyard
Fourth Degree Legend
 
junkyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: American Gardens Building
Posts: 3,826

Bikes: 2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
Unless "that guy" is still in junior high, or still has that mentality as an adult, then I dont really care. Besides, I am getting into kick ass shape and i'll probably kick your ass in a race soon enough.
I would HATE to be "that guy" who cares what kind of bike other people ride. I think they have a name for it...."class warfare" or "obama voter" or "juvenile" or "d*ck"

Wha?
junkyard is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.