Ripping around between the tape is one way to worship at the altar of speed, but for all the other long, fast rides or marathon races on technical terrain, there's our all-new Epic Expert EVO.
A MORE EPIC KIND OF EPIC
Dropper posts and slightly longer forks may seem like overkill on an XC bike. We beg to differ. Epic EVOs are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions.
HARDTAIL EFFICIENT. FULL-SUSPENSION CONTROL
Suspension should always make you faster - never slow you down with energy-sucking suspension bob. Our ingenious Brain-equipped shocks keep the Epic firm when the trail is smooth, then automatically turns your bike plush the moment your tires meet rocks and roots.
- Race-proven, carbon chassis and ingenious Brain suspension - nothing's faster.
- Increased control courtesy of an ultralight and ultra-capable Fox Step-Cast 34 fork.
- SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain gives you all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest climbs.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel|
|Fork||FOX Performance Step-Cast 34, Grip damper, Boost, 44mm offset, 120mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready|
Front: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear: DT Swiss 370, SRAM XD 3-pawl driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
Front: Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear: Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
|Crankset||Truvativ STYLO, DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Stem||Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RS, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails|
|Seat Post||X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)|
* Subject to change without notice.