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One of our all-time favourite mountain bikes, the Specialized Epic Expert is re-engineered to refine what was already a perfect bike for The South Downs (the South Downs Way starts within a mile from the front door of The Tri Store!). The Epic is as it states, EPIC. The Epic EVO was designed to further the suspension at the front end from 100mm to 120mm giving you further relief on testing trails. You will also find a zero-offset dropper post which puts your body weight over the BB, improving rider efficiency and comfort, whilst also giving you more control on the descents. Finally, Roval's hand-built carbon wheels offer supreme rolling resistance and limited weight so that you can get the best possible grip through 2.3" tyres. The Specialized Epic Expert utilises years of research and design in mountain biking to deliver a bike that is guaranteed to smash the XC scene to pieces by combining superior strength and stiffness with overall lightweight.
Fox 34 Fork
A FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance Series fork handles suspension duties up front with 120mm of travel and a GRIP damper that has Open, Medium, and Firm modes for every kind of terrain.
Hand-Built Carbon Wheels
The hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm (internal width) hookless rim, so you get a low weight, low rolling resistance, and the best possible grip with the 2.3" tyres.
An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.
Frame - Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Seat Binder - Alloy, 34.9mm
Fork - FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance series, GRIP damper, 44mm offset, 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, 120mm of travel
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Seatpost - X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
Rims - Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Front Hub - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear Hub - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Front Tyre - Ground Control, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tyre - Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Crankset - Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainrings - SRAM Eagle, 32T
Shift Levers - SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Chain - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Front and Rear Brake - SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Handlebars - Specialized Alloy Mini rise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem - Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Pedals - Specialized Dirt