mentalOct 20, 2002
Specialized at Interbike
Since I mentioned earlier that Specialized was one of the my top two booths at the show, I guess the time has come to justify that decision. I’m sure much of the mainstream press will spend most of their time showcasing the Epic, Specialized’s inertia-valved XC full sus ride. Each time I stopped by the booth, there was another rider stomping on the pedals of their home-grown Epic demonstrator. Now, I’m not much of an XC rider, but I was certainly impressed with the lack of bob even when the rider was standing and mashing on the pedals. If the bike can balance that trait and still feature useable travel, it’s sure to be a huge hit in 2003.