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I got a great deal on an 04 SWROKS EPIC Frame and currently ride on a 04 EPIC COMP DISC Frame. I was wondering if it's worth the swap and the differences between the two: (1) Lighter, (2) Durability, (3) Materials (4) Etc..

Any ideas, info or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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If you have an 04' Epic Comp frame and just picked up an 03' S Works epic frame your set with either frame you go with. The 04' epic frames were made 1/2 lb lighter than the 03's. Yes, S-Works frames are lighter, however your Epic Comp frame should weigh about the same as you're 03' S Works (if same frame size).

I have a large 04' Epic Comp disc as well. My buddy has a large 03' S Works Epic without disc brakes. Our bikes weight the same.

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Are you sure? Neither the 03' S-works frame or 04' Epic comp frame have the Carbon link, and the S-works has M5 tubing as compared to the comp's heavier M4. So where was the weight saved? As far as I know the 04' and 05' S-works Epics saved a 1/2 pound over their 03' counterpart.
 

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Upandatem said:
Are you sure? Neither the 03' S-works frame or 04' Epic comp frame have the Carbon link, and the S-works has M5 tubing as compared to the comp's heavier M4. So where was the weight saved? As far as I know the 04' and 05' S-works Epics saved a 1/2 pound over their 03' counterpart.
You are correct on that the 03' S-Works and 04' Comp frames do not have the carbon rear link. And yes, the 04' & 05' S-works saved a 1/2lb over the 03's And so did the M4 frames. Even without the carbon link. So where is the savings. If you put an 03' frame next to an 04' frame you will see that even though the design is the same the frames are made a differently in certain areas. For the med & large frames look at where the seat post tube meets the top tube. The support bracket that is welded to the top of the top tube and front of the seat post tube uses less metal. You can't see it from a birds eye view of the frame. But your finger on the underside of the bracket and you will see that the 03' model is solid. The 04' frame is missing a chunk of metal on the underside and you can stick you finger in it. This is just one example. Compare the 03' & 04' frames and you will see that there are differences in many areas where Specialized made an attempt to save weight.
 
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