Epic refresh in '23 or '24

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Again no that’s just an evo

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Any news here?
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Is it possible that Sworks has, but Expert does not have internal cable routing through the headset?

That's the insider information!!!! Thank you

Rip brain, die in hell. My brain was not able to hold longer than 2k km of mild riding, then required swap.
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robbosmans wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:54 am
RIP Brain
I assume this means Flight Attendant is good enough to make Brain effectively redundant?

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req110 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:30 am
Is it possible that Sworks has, but Expert does not have internal cable routing through the headset?

That's the insider information!!!! Thank you

Rip brain, die in hell. My brain was not able to hold longer than 2k km of mild riding, then required swap.
The S-Works model ridden by Sina Frei in those photos seems to have a large upper headset cover (so that could mean either through-the-headset routing or a steering block), but the angle of the rear brake cable does not really look like through the headset, does it?

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by RaffiCA

This seems to be a refreshed frame, angles and routing looks similar to the WC frame.
steveadore wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:25 pm
req110 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:30 am
Is it possible that Sworks has, but Expert does not have internal cable routing through the headset?

That's the insider information!!!! Thank you

Rip brain, die in hell. My brain was not able to hold longer than 2k km of mild riding, then required swap.
The S-Works model ridden by Sina Frei in those photos seems to have a large upper headset cover (so that could mean either through-the-headset routing or a steering block), but the angle of the rear brake cable does not really look like through the headset, does it?

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by forgottenOne

Hi guys.

Brain will stay within the WC Model. Epic Evo will switch to "normal" forks and dampers. But the S-works will be launched with similar with the Flight Attendant withit the next weeks ;). RS is also working on a Flight Attendand Rear Shock for the Epic WC.

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by req110

Brain on WC is only on the front fork.
Epic Expert has lockouts.
Epic Sworks has flight attendant

Epic evo i think will be called epic 130.
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forgottenOne wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:16 am
Hi guys.

Brain will stay within the WC Model. Epic Evo will switch to "normal" forks and dampers. But the S-works will be launched with similar with the Flight Attendant withit the next weeks ;). RS is also working on a Flight Attendand Rear Shock for the Epic WC.
Do you have any info about the headset and cable routing?

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req110 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:20 am
Brain on WC is only on the front fork.
Epic Expert has lockouts.
Epic Sworks has flight attendant

Epic evo i think will be called epic 130.
Is the Epic 130 a different frame altogether or the same frame as the Epic 120 with a different suspension link? Or does it also have only 120mm travel in the rear, with a 130mm fork?

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by req110

I have no idea to be honest.
I also started looking for the new scalpel, it kind of looks a bit cooler!
https://www.mtbr.com/threads/2024-scalp ... t-16161843
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by HHH

steveadore wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:54 am
forgottenOne wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:16 am
Hi guys.

Brain will stay within the WC Model. Epic Evo will switch to "normal" forks and dampers. But the S-works will be launched with similar with the Flight Attendant withit the next weeks ;). RS is also working on a Flight Attendand Rear Shock for the Epic WC.
Do you have any info about the headset and cable routing?
No doubt.
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HHH wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:18 pm
steveadore wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:54 am
forgottenOne wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:16 am
Hi guys.

Brain will stay within the WC Model. Epic Evo will switch to "normal" forks and dampers. But the S-works will be launched with similar with the Flight Attendant withit the next weeks ;). RS is also working on a Flight Attendand Rear Shock for the Epic WC.
Do you have any info about the headset and cable routing?
No doubt.1708947275035.png
Oh, no :cry:
Hopefully, it's only the S-Works model

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