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Epic EVO

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2023 Epic EVO

Remember when cross country didn’t always involve a starting gun? So do we.

And, while it’ll never turn down a number plate, Epic EVO is well-acquainted with the fact that the next ridgeline makes a perfectly good finish line too, offering an incredible combination of pedaling efficiency and impressive trail-taming capability to get you there faster.

While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimeter increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 10-millimeters out back, we’ve worked overtime to make sure it’s been implemented in a way that’ll have you saying ‘Whoa!’ as soon as you hit your first stretch of singletrack.

Meticulously engineered to retain as much of the Epic’s standard-setting efficiency as possible, the EVO’s new suspension kinematics work in concert with our Rx XC shock tune to ensure you're able to make the absolute most out of every inch of travel on tap, while still offering increased anti-squat characteristics for improved pedaling efficiency.

With plenty of practice at staying ahead of the curve, the Epic EVO now lays claim to the most capable iteration of our Progressive XC Geometry ever to grace an Epic. It’s also more versatile than ever thanks to a new flip chip-equipped rear end that allows riders to adjust headtube angle and bottom bracket height to easily customize the Epic EVO’s handling characteristics.

Epic EVO’s flyweight FACT 11m carbon frame features heavy-hitting SRAM components and RockShox suspension for a package tailor-made for making miles disappear faster than ever.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

Rear Shock

RockShox DELUXE Select+, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm

Fork

RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel

Cockpit

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, XS-SM: 100mm, M: 125mm, L-XL: 150mm

Stem

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 31.8mm, 760mm wide

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Level T hydraulic disc, 2-Piston Caliper, 180mm rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM Level T hydraulic disc, 2-Piston Caliper, 180mm rotor

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t

Shift Levers

SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm 32T

Chainrings

32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 29mm internal width, 28h

Front Hub

Specialized alloy, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub

Specialized alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h

Front Tire

Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tire

Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta valve

Weight

Weight

12.72kg (28 lb, .7 oz)

Weight Size

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* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length165mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm760mm
Stem Length60mm60mm60mm60mm60mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length100mm125mm125mm150mm150mm
BB Height336mm336mm336mm326mm336mm
Chainstay Length438mm438mm438mm438mm438mm
Seat Tube Length470mm375mm400mm520mm430mm
Stack611mm603mm593mm629mm597mm
Trail114mm114mm114mm114mm114mm
BB Drop36mm36mm36mm36mm46mm
Fork Length, Full530mm530mm530mm530mm530mm
Reach436mm460mm485mm380mm406mm
Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.5°74.5°75.5°74.8°
Wheelbase1164mm1194mm1227mm1106mm1132mm
Bike Standover Height779mm781mm793mm804mm760mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Head Tube Length95mm100mm115mm135mm95mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal567mm602mm629mm659mm536mm
Front Center697mm729mm759mm792mm672mm
Head Tube Angle66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 4 Reviews

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Rafael I.

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Excellent bike. did 100 miles on this bike

Excellent bike. I am dialed in on the bike. did 100 miles race to the sun. I could have gone further than the finish line. light weight and fast. I can only criticize the small chain ring 32T is too small at some areas I was just spinning without acceleration; however chain ring can easily be upgraded. The wheelbase is excellent it easily rolls over obstacles.


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Eric M.

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Rides like magic but heavier than expected & NX sucks

Riding as first full suspension bike, has enabled riding things I wouldn't have contemplated tackling before. Barely use the rear lockout while climbing, and front/rear balance is A+ once shocks properly tuned. Cross shopped w. Canyon Lux, SC Blur, Orbea Oiz, and am very satisfied with this frameset for this price. One down side is total weight, at 12.2kg (L). Tires 880g ea., with 200g tubes, 340g bar. Swapouts saved 800g for ~$150, & could prob' go much lighter w. cassette & ditching drop-post (find I use it less than on my hardtail). Gradually getting used to SRAM Eagle NX clunky shifting after lifetime of Shimano XT, so will likely swap at some point. Overall very pleased w. frame & handling. Just wish they would've put some lighter parts on it from the get-go. But, at least I can replace components as they wear out (or as I can afford!)


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Paul

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Fast handling

I also ride a Specialized Chisel and find this bike as fast a handling bike as the HT, despite a pretty long wheel base. Specialized wanted a fast cross country bike and thats exactly what you get. Not a plush suspension, but it takes the hits and saves your butt. Light as well, hard to find s sub 30 lbs FS these days, this is it right out of the box.


Name:
Steve

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