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Just a few questions on the Epic Comp. I am trying to get back into Mountain Biking after 7 or 8 years of little to no riding. And pretty much anything currently on the market will be be better then what I had 8 years ago (old Diamondback with no susupension). I will be riding mostly XC with a few technial trails here and there. I am looking for a bike that can grow with me and last for several years. I would like to keep my budget in the $1600 or less range.
I had been mostly toying with hardtails until I came across what I think is a pretty good deal on an Epic. This bike is Specialized demo bike at my LBS. It looks brand with very little wear. The owner of the store says that the bike has been demeod very little (maybe 10 times at most). It is painted in a cool lime green color which I assume Specialized painted all the deme bikes this color I can by the bike for $1400. The bike carries a 90 day warranty instead of the standard 1 year.
Any issues you can guys (and girls) can think of with this bike? The reviews seem very positive on it. Is the price good for a slightly used Epic Comp?
I had been leaning towards a entry level Stumpjumper but for just a few dollars more, this bike may be hard to pass up.

Thanks for any help you can provide!!
 

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My bro picked up an Epic after riding a 1985 Takara Highlander w/ upgraded Rock Shox Indy fork. He loves the brain functionality as he was worried about pedal bob coming from the hardtail. He picked up the Disc for 2K, so this seems like an excellent deal buddy. Have fun!

PS. Being the demo bike, they'll let you ride it on the trail first, right?
PSS. Are they willing to swap out parts for you? ie stem, bar, tires, etc for sizing/preference?
 

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Not sure about swapping out the parts.

I just found out the Frame warranty actually does not come with bike. Specialized voids the frame warranty on their demos for some reason. Would this worry any of you if were buying the bike? It would be just my luck to buy the bike, go out for the first ride, and screw up the frame somehow!

By the way, I picked up the bike today for a demo. I will go out tomorrow and try it out to see if I like full suspension or if I want to stick with a hardtail like I am used to.
 
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