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  • First rides on new Specialized Epic and Epic EVO
  • Ben_Haworth
    Full Member

    Kicking off a whole slew of XC race rig rejiggings is the new Specialized Epic. There’s also an EVO Epic for, you know, downcountrying.

    By ben_haworth

    Get the full story here:

    https://singletrackworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/first-rides-on-new-specialized-epic-and-epic-evo/

    devash
    Free Member

    Seriously good geometry numbers for everyday riding. I would definitely buy a regular Epic 8 for my day to day riding. Will be interested to see how this translates into podium positions on the WC circuit.

    chrismac
    Full Member

    Any news on specs for the EVOs

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    They are all on the Spec website.

    I’ve just watch a few minutes of the Guy Kesteven review on you tube. I had to turn it off after experiencing five minutes of quite galling fake whoops and hollers from the man himself – is he sponsored by them by any chance? Good grief…

    davros
    Full Member

    Never watched a guy kes vid before?

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    9 batteries!

    Why don’t they cut to the chase and just call it a Kenevo?

    SirHC
    Full Member

    I’ve just watch a few minutes of the Guy Kesteven review on you tube. I had to turn it off after experiencing five minutes of quite galling fake whoops and hollers from the man himself – is he sponsored by them by any chance? Good grief…

    Got to earn his way! One of the many I actively avoid, as they bring little value to the review.

    My stumpy is 140/130, weighs similar to the Epic EVO, but with a pike up front. Offers no improvement so I’m sticking for now.

    nickc
    Full Member

    Olympic year, so all the majors are releasing their brand new top flight XC machines. Love it. Really cool to see the technology.

    richrr
    Free Member

    I’ve just watch a few minutes of the Guy Kesteven review on you tube. I had to turn it off after experiencing five minutes of quite galling fake whoops and hollers from the man himself – is he sponsored by them by any chance? Good grief…

    … This made me laugh…., 7x Specialised (Specialized) related videos released in 2 days by ‘ole Kes ….. there is no indication that these are promoted/ADs on YouTube so clearly not sponsored at all ……. As has been said many times before this is challenge with consumer based “journalism” from many outlets and media platforms, all the people churning this stuff out rely on the bike brands to send them stuff / be flown out on freebies to test new products etc…. You can imagine if they are making their living out of this that they are not exactly going to give negative reviews in case the brand does not fly them out somewhere nice / send them stuff next time as without stuff they cannot create content – I can think of many platforms and  bike based YouTube “reviewers” who in stating the obvious if they were not sent bikes/stuff they would have no platform/channel, in which case I would take every review provided with some level of cynicism.

    davros
    Full Member

    I’d be whooping if specialized flew me to Chile to ride some dusty trails 😊

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    crossed
    Full Member

    I’ve just watch a few minutes of the Guy Kesteven review on you tube.

    Let me guess…

    He loved it and it was the best bike he’d ridden, as ever.

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