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...a mountain bike you have always dreamt of.

  • Custom bikes building

    Custom bikes building

    ...a mountain bike you have always dreamt of.

Specialized S-Works Epic

A Specialized S-Works Epic frame was my life-time decision I did when I escaped hardtail concept to a full-suspension race mountain bike. Nowadays, looking backward, it was very good decision, although it was one of the first Epic frame concepts (year 2004) with a proprietary FOX Brain suspension technology.

Specialized S-Works Epic
I had been riding this frame for some time when I decided to experiment a bit. I was looking for something special, unusual, thus I took airbrush design in year 2006. At the same time I decided to change my helmet as well as the frame’s design. That was my first experience with bike tuning by airbrush.

The next design change came in year 2008 when I was repairing the final finish of the frame and I "airbrushed" the FOX Float R Brain shock. The custom shock design followed the factory design of FOX F100RLC fork in all details. The last change rose with a Specialized 3D badge on a head tube. More information about shock tuning and custom head badge you can find in section "project".

Thanks to my previous experience, I chose an "extralite" cockpit, seatpost and seat clamp by Extralite again, Mavic CrossMax SL cross-country race wheels and still reliable an "old-fashion" Shimano XTR M952 group (inc. shift and brake housing and cables).

I used my "old-school" Shimano XTR V-brakes with ceramic pads. They came from a newer Shimano XTR M970 group (like SPD pedals) and I was quite satisfied. A Shimano XTR M952`s combo set of brake and shifter levers was replaced by SRAM X.0 system, thus the shifting was under SRAM X.0 Twister control and brake levers were taken from Extralite.

Red Chris King NoThreadSet head set was a perfect choice, as well as red X-Lite Titanium quick releases. Selle Italia SLR saddle with titanium rails did its job well.


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frame Specialized S-Works Epic 2004 /custom airbrush
fork FOX F100RLC 2008
shock FOX FLOAT R Brain /custom airbrush
headset zone
   headset Chris King NoThreadset
   top cap/bolt CarbonTi /titanium bolt
   headset spacer carbon
crankset
   crankset Shimano XTR Hollowtech I
   chainrings Shimano XTR
   bottom bracket Shimano XTR
shift zone
   gear shifters SRAM X.0 Twister Shifter /titanium bolts
   cables/housing Shimano XTR
   front derailleur Shimano XTR M952 Differential Plate /titanium bolts
   rear derailleur SRAM X.0 short carbon cage /KCNC ceramic bearing pulleys
   cassette Shimano XTR Titanium
   chain Shimano CN7701 DuraAce/XTR
wheels
   hubs Mavic CrossMax SL
   quick releases X-Lite Titanium
   rims Mavic CrossMax SL Ceramic
   spokes/niples Mavic CrossMax SL
brakes
   front brake Shimano XTR V-brake /ceramic-allowed braking pads
   rear brake Shimano XTR V-brake /ceramic-allowed braking pads
   brake levers Extralite UltraLevers
   cables/housing Shimano XTR
pedals
   pedals Shimano XTR SPD
control
   handlebar Extralite UltraBar UL
   grips Extralite UltraGrips
   handlebar ends ---
   stem Extralite UltraStem UL2 110mm /Extralite titanium bolts
seat zone
   seatpost Extralite UltraPost UL2 /Extralite titanium bolts
   seatpost clamp Extralite UltraClamp /Extralite titanium bolt
   saddle Selle Italia SLR /tubular titanium rails
tyres
   front tyre Schwalbe Racing Ralph UST 26x2.1" EVO Kevlar
   rear tyre Schwalbe Racing Ralph UST 26x2.1" EVO Kevlar
   tubes ---
others
  Specialized water bottle cage /titanium bolts

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Peter Lucansky,
Bratislava

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...a mountain bike you have always dreamt of

custombikesbuilding.com

Peter Lúčanský,
Bratislava

custombikesbuilding.com
custombikesbuilding.sk



...a mountain bike you have always dreamt of

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