Hi everyone, I have a 2022 specialized epic evo comp coming in a few weeks and I’m looking at saving weight as I believe it’s about 27 lbs out of the box in size medium and I’m planning to race marathon XC with it. I was planning to buy the expert but my lbs is only getting one epic in medium size for 2022 and that was the only option. I’m looking to get the bike to about 25 lbs without pedals. I do have a decent budget in upgrades but 1500 USD is my max. Here’s what I have planned:
- Carbon Renthal fatbar lite 35
- swap the stock tires for Specialized Fastrack S-Works 2.35 - run tubeless as well
- Change wheels to the new Roval Control Carbon 6B
I think I’ll save just about 1 KG with these changes but I’d like to know if you have cheaper ways to shave a similar amount of weight without spending the full 1500 USD?