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    stanley
    Full Member

    Well, the bike was delivered a few days ago, and first ride was yesterday. So I think NBD was really yesterday.

    Anyway, wanted something fast and light to flatter my fitness levels. Decided on a new Specialized Epic 8 in Expert trim. Changed a few bits to suit my set up.

    Thoroughly enjoyed riding it yesterday, although it’s impossible to back off and enjoy an easy pace; it eggs you on to go faster! All the time!

    Really impressed with how capable it felt, how quiet on the descents and how useful the 3 position, ‘bar mounted, lockout is. Very happy 😀

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    DrP
    Full Member

    very nice…

    the epic 8 is teh bike everyone should have for 99% of their needs!!1

    DrP

    marksnook
    Free Member

    I really want an xc bike, this isn’t helping 😂

    reeksy
    Full Member

    Same.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I am so glad Specialized have moved on from their logo on every surface. That looks rather good. 👌

    stanley
    Full Member

    I really want an xc bike, this isn’t helping 😂

    An XC bike that’s a capable descender too 😉

    marksnook
    Free Member

    Yeah in fairness a capable xc bike. Downcountry?! 😂

    I keep meaning to try sell the gravel bike to fun this but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
    I think a spur is out of the question so an epic evo fits the bill

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Very nice indeed!   Does the “8” still have the flip chip?

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    Quanti costi?

    Kramer
    Free Member

    If I was in the market for a short travel trail bike, I’d actually have a long look at the Epic over the Evo now that it’s travel has increased.

    stanley
    Full Member

    Yes, it has a flip-chip in the shock’s lower mount. I’ve got it in the low setting.

    £6k for this bike (upgraded cranks were an eBay bargain). I was happy to pay full RRP, as I could only find one in stock in the UK. I think the price is fairly realistic; certainly more so than the RRP on previous models.

    chestrockwell
    Full Member

    Defo on my list for later in the year.

    heebyjeeby
    Full Member

    Like the look of it a lot but as with many bikes of this ilk the bar mounted remote lockout is a big turn off for me…when it works its great but show it any grit or dirt and it starts playing up.

    I have a blur3 which started off which a twistloc type thing and its been a constant bug bear of mine…maybe they have improved it in the last couple of years but I have my doubts.

    Other than that the bike looks ace.

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