Buy one. It's a great XC bike.
ProsCan go anywhere. Great climber.
ConsA little heavy (especially with TR slimed tubes) for DH/FR & tricks.
This is a 2011 Epic Pro 29er bought used in 2013. It is 4th Epic I have owned and easily the best.
ProsGreat climber, fast, smooth, shifting is silky. Working well w Candy 2 pedals.
ConsThis is an aluminum frame so weighs 29 pounds. About the same as my older Epics. stock seat is hard so possible upgrade item.
Its a good bike stock at LG size 28 lbs, a great bike once I upgraded everything, but the frame, I had a brain installed in the forks, 2/10, XO everything, S-Works carbon bars/stem, carbon seat post, Carbon Roval 1440 gram wheels, Rocket Ron 2/2.25, XTR pedals, Charge Ti Seat, its now down to a bit under 25 lbs, I work at a Specialized dealer so the discount helped.
ProsThis bike is fast, handles and climbs, does a cx bike need anything more.
ConsWheels, changed to Carbon Rovals (WOW big difference)
Worth the coin
ProsIt is almost as light as my old 2001 stumpjumber hardtail. The 29" wheels go over just about everything, and the full suspension with the brain is 'briliant'. I only wish I upgraded sooner.
ConsBike prices keep inflating while wages stay the same, but I would make the same purchase again.
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