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Just ordered a 2014 epic comp medium, the bikes comes in at 27.5 without pedals. I wanted to see some people alloy epics and how low they got them down too, so please post some pics with your mods.

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Can I play? It's a 26". :)


Specialized Epic Marathon M5 2007 (Medium Frame)

Fork : Rockshox SID XX WC 2011 without MoCo (lockout removed)
Expander : Extralite Ultrastar 2
Topcap : Extralite Alu screw
Spacers : Soul Kozak + Carbon

Hubs : Progress Turbine Ultra
Rims : Stans Podium MMX
Valves : American Classic
Spokes : Sapim Laser
Nipples : Alloy
Tires : Rocket Ron 2.1 Evo + Thunder Burt 2.1 Pacestar, both converted to tubeless with no Tubes
Skewers : Controltech Race

Stem : Syntace F109 100mm 6º (Ti bolts are standard)
Handlebars : Mtzoom Ultralight flatbar Carbon 31.8mm x 580mm
Grips : Hitemp42 cut
Bar Ends : -

Shifters : SRAM X0 3x9 Twist Shifters
FD : Shimano Durace 7900, with Alu bolts
RD : SRAM X0 Medium Cage with Aerozine PL 1.2 jockey wheels
Cables : Transfil Mudlovers
Cassette : XG-999 11-32
Crankset : Shimano M960 cut for 2 plates (38x24) Ta Specialites and the left arm crank with Ti bolts
BB : Shimano XT
Chain : KMC X10SL 2013 and Connex link
Pedals : CB Eggbeaters 2Ti with Ward Ti axle

Saddle : Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio
Seatpost : Schmolke SL 430mm x 30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp : FRM SC 35 TI

F Rotor : Hope Race 160mm with Ti bolts
R Rotor : Hope Race 140mm with Ti bolts
Brake (Levers/Calipers) : Hope Race X2 Ti and Alu bolts (standard)

9150gr/20.17 Lbs


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Best place to drop weight on your epic comp is going to be new wheels and tires. Something like the Stan's ZTR Crest set up tubeless with light tires would be a good place to start.
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