Specialized's Epic speaks for itself with over 100 World cup wins and podiums in the mountain biking world and the latest Epic launched by Specailized is sure to continue the tradition with an improved design. For a fast and furious ride out on the trails, Specialized combined the nimble and efficient handling of a hard tail with the abilities of full suspension to create an adventure that's simply unparelled in the department of speed. Using a FACT 11m carbon layup to create the frame, the new Epic is significantly lighter in weight than any of it's previous models. The Epic's new frame has also been designed to be 15% stiffer in the rear triangle, allowing the for the Epic to reap the full benefits of the latest RockShox Specialized BRAIN suspension it has been fitted with. The re-engineered BRAIN suspension featured on the Epic now provides a more efficient and race-tuned pedal platform that provides a more beneficial power transfer as well as smoothing out the speed killer bumps in the trail more effectively than ever before. The Epic Comp has been equipped with a Shimano SLX 12-speed groupset, not only allowing for swift and reliable shifting out on the trails but also ensuring you never have to worry about dropping your chain ever again. Finally, the Epic Comp has been fitted with Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound tyres that provide optimal traction to the trail.
A Smarter BRAIN
True to form, the latest Epic continues the tradition, taking advantage of the most efficient BRAIN suspension Specialized have ever created to ensure it's always on a first-name-basis with fast. Re-engineered hand-in-hand with the new Epic, the latest BRAIN design resets the expectation for efficiency, employing a new race-tuned pedalling platform to ensure every watt possible is translated into forward motion, while handily soaking up momentum-killing chatter and big hits alike—all more smoothly than ever.
Redesigned with a focus on efficient power transfer and more confident handling performance, the Epic's all-new FACT 11m carbon frame features a 15-percent stiffer rear triangle in order to take full advantage of the BRAIN's new race-tuned pedaling platform, while the revised carbon layup of the front-triangle sheds weight, sending the Epic's already sky-high stiffness-to-weight ratio even higher.
The Reba RL from RockShox benefits from the SID's development on the World Cup circuit, providing a race-tested Motion Control damper with external low-speed compression, lockout and rebound adjustments. Shimano's SLX brakes are second to none when it comes to fuss-free stopping that's light on the scale and heavy on value. Employing tech from upstream XT and XTR offerings, the Shimano SLX rear derailleur ticks off quick shifts and employs a wide, 12-speed range to ensure jumps between gears are as minimal and efficient as possible. Specialized Alloy tubeless-ready rims feature a modern 25-millimeter internal width, allowing tires to achieve their ideal profile and footprint for optimal traction.
Frame - FACT 11m Full Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Fork - RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
Rear Shock - RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
Bottom Bracket - Shimano, BB52, Threaded
Seatpost - Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Seat Binder - Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
Rims - Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
Front Hub - Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Rear Hub - Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
Front Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Spokes - DT Swiss Industry
Inner Tubes - Presta, 60mm valve
Crankset - Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
Chainring - 32T
Shift Levers - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
Cassette - Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t
Chain - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed
Front and Rear Brake - Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Handlebars - Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem - Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
Swat - SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool