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T-bike- 1 ride
110 spec stem
Easton Monkeylite HR carbon
CK headset

I'm all about efficient pedal strokes and love to climb. My '00 stumpjumper HT was beating me up on the downhills and I was due for a FS upgrade. 4" of travel, smart shock, powerful d-brakes great geometry,climbs well, rides like its on rails and its in my fav color. I'd like to lighten it up w/ a new wheelset. Any suggestions???


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"05 S-Works Epic Singlespeed

My 05 S-works Epic SS, I have posted photos of my bike on other forums in previous builds, this is my Epic's current build:

05 S-works Epic Md
Fox F100X 100mm fork
Avid SD SL v-brakes, koolstop red pads
Nokon cables
FSA 140 stem
FSA XC-190 bar
Pauls v-brake levers
king headset
DT-Swiss 1480 wheelset
Torelli tubes
Spec Roll-X D2 tires
Thomson masterpiece seatpost
Spec Rival SL seat
Phil Wood TI bottom bracket, SS cups
Middlburn 7 Cranks w/ uno 32 ring
Time TI/Carbon pedals
Endless spacer kit/ rear cog 20t (will change to 18 during summer)

The Brain shock is well suited for the SS setup, the FSR suspension is not based around chain tension so it is fully active. The bike rides amazingly well, better actually since the SS conversion.


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My current race build:

Frame: Epic Marathon Carbon M
Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax SLR
Crankset: Shimano XTR M-970
Shifters/Brake levers: Shimano XTR Dual Control M-975
Derailleur, Front: Shimano XTR FD-M970
Derailleur, Rear: Shimano XTR Low-normal M-970 SGS
Brakes: Shimano XTR 06 Hydraulic
Headset: Cane Creek Integrated IS-8
Fork: Fox F100 RLC
Rotors: Shimano XTR SM-RT97SS
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Carbon Flat Bar 07
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 90mm 0 deg rise
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback 367mm
Seat: Specialized Rival SL
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34t 07
Chain: SRAM PC-991 Hollowpin
Tyres: Specialized Fast Trak UST LK
Grips: Specialized Enduro
Pedals: Shimano XTR PD-M970
Computer: Cateye Micro-Wireless

Race setup is identical except:

Chain: Shimano XTR CN-7701
Tyres: S-Works Fast Trak UST
Saddle: Selle Italia XC Gel Flow
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece

Real world race weight is 24.6lb. This includes pedals, cages and computer.


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jut8 said:
i wish they made the carbon visible like that one the s-works looks freakin sweet. Once i get my new saddle and get mine cleaned up, i will post up some pics.
One of the many reasons I chose to go with the Carbon Marathon instead of the S-Works one. (The major one was price ;) )

I originally started off with an FSA carbon seatpost and a Ritchey Carbon WCS stem just to see if the weight loss was worth it; but the bike ended feeling...'off'; if you get what I mean. Thomson all the way!
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