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Epic EVO Comp

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Epic EVO Comp

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Lightweight yet stiff. Capable yet efficient. Fun yet focused. Hell, if Goldilocks ever wanted to drop you, our money’s on her picking an Epic EVO Comp to do the job.

While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimeter increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 6-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 Rx XC Tune customized suspension front and rear 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 Epic EVO’s handling characteristics.

Keeping the Epic EVO Comp just right is a well-balanced component mix featuring powerful four-piston SRAM G2 RS brakes, an X-Fusion Manic dropper, and RockShox SID Select fork.

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

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

Rear Shock

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

Fork

Rockshox SID Select, Charger RL Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

Cockpit

Stem

Alloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 60mm

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide

Tape

Specialized Trail Grips

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 125/150 Travel, 0mm offset

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM, X1 Alloy Eagle, 12-speed

Chainrings

32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready

Front Hub

Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h

Rear Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

Ground Control, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.35"

Rear Tire

Ground Control, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.35"

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta valve

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

Geometry

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SMLXL
Stack593mm597mm611mm629mm
Reach406mm436mm460mm485mm
Head Tube Length95mm100mm115mm135mm
Head Tube Angle66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
BB Height336mm336mm336mm336mm
BB Drop36mm36mm36mm36mm
Trail114mm114mm114mm114mm
Fork Length, Full530mm530mm530mm530mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center697mm729mm759mm792mm
Chainstay Length438mm438mm438mm438mm
Wheelbase1132mm1164mm1194mm1227mm
Bike Standover Height779mm781mm793mm804mm
Seat Tube Length400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle74.8°74.5°74.5°74.5°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal567mm602mm629mm659mm
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - ENGLISH
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.7
  • 12 Reviews

The Evo is the Epic

If you want a bike that can handle long distance endurance, climb like a champ and ride flats almost like a hardtail and still get rowdy on the downs this is the bike So far took this on a 45 mile with 7500 feet climb ride, planning a 70 mile ride with over 10,000 climb, looking fwd to it! I wanted a Pro model but so difficult to find so made it into a Pro by upgrading too … Race Face Turbine stem Race Face Next R carbon bar, 800mm 20 rise, 35mm XTR clipless pedals Specialized Carbon wheels Roval 29mm XD / 6B (29er) with DT Swiss 350 hubs Rock Shox Ultimate fork 35mm stanchions Rock Shox Ultimate Rear Shox Complete Eagle XO1 Drive Train (Carbon cranks (175mm) with 32 chain ring, 10-52 Eagle Cassette, Shifter, Chain, Rear Derailleur) Chris King Red Head set Chris King Red Bottom bracket Wolf tooth Red dropper lever Magura M7C HC3 brakes (with Shimano XTR 200mm front rotor and 180mm rear) Santa Cruz Fillmore tire valves (RED abodized cap) Rev-grips / RED anodized

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Yes!

Name:
George

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Nothing but problems

Purchased my Epic EVO early summer 2023, this bike has spent more time in the shop than on the trail. After every ride I have to return to the bike to the shop to have something fixed/checked. First was a fork failure. Since then I've had adjustments and readjustments, and a tire replacement. Still trying to identify the latest issue, must likely a rear bearings issue; the local shop is troubleshooting problem. I know I am one of the few who has had problems like this; I really want to love this bike, but all I see is a bike with issues that I am stuck with. Otherwise, it is a fun, fast ride, and looks great on the wall, but if given opportunity I'd pick a different brand/bike. I see this as a lack of quality control on Specialized part, I believe if the bike had been inspected before being packaged and shipped out, I wouldn't be in this mess. I'm sure once everything is fixed, I'll enjoy it, there is always next year.

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Yes!

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KRISTOPHER

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It's an Epic riding experience

I absolutely love this bike. It handles xc trails with ease. It climbs great. I switched to Absolute Black oval chainring and it climbs even better. The tires are decent in dry conditions but I'm not too confident with them on wet rocks/roots. I would buy this bike again and again. No regrets.


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Scott

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Best Bike Ever!!

I am a hardcore trail ripper and xc racer, I needed some thing that was light and fast but not a dedicated xc bike (so I can go in the fun stuff) This bike does everything and does it well too!!

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Yes!

Name:
John

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Even better

As a follow up to my previous review, I have had the Evo two months now and it is settling in, with the suspension getting smoother and I have found the optimum tyre pressures now. I am loving this bike. I made the right choice as it is perfect for uk single track and trails.

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Yes!

Name:
Andy

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Great XC or Trail bike

Being a mountain biker for 30 years I wanted something light, simple and that could ride the local terrain at speed and the Epic Evo Comp delivers. Great suspension kinematic performance and it is a very stable bike. I’m swapping the 2.4 tyres for 2.2 Fasttrack tyres to enable it to be even more agile, but that’s a personal preference. I’d also prefer a 2 x 11 drivetrain, but the 1 x 12 is reliable and dependable. What else is good? It looks superb, and the Specialised warranty is very reassuring as it shows the confidence they have. Great fun, and my new go-to bike.

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Yes!

Name:
Andy

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Great Bike, Rides like an epic.

This bike is a good value for a trail rider or cross country rider. You're getting a light bike with short-ish travel and a decent wheelset. The wheels are very heavy, but if you were to buy the nicest set on the market, it would be possible to make this bike sub 20lbs with stock parts-- it's that good. Can't recommend these tires for anyone looking to race xc, but they work and they are great for a trail rider. Switching to Maxxis ikon. I've been riding this bike for three months and I'm very happy with my choice. I race techy xc trails in southern utah.

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Yes!

Name:
Isaac L.

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Best value ever

This is the best bike for the money, the spec is perfect, and the geo sounds progressive but it works. I will never have to buy a bike again. This and the demo are some of the best bikes ever.

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Yes!

Name:
SUZ18

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The few rides i’ve done

The few rides i’ve done i’ve loved the bike. Coming from a previous gen Epic, i love the Evo without the brain and the 120mm squish

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Yes!

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Name:
Daniel R.

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Fast and light downcountry ripper

Picked this up as I wanted something that was fast and light to complement my Stumpjumper Evo (also an amazing bike). Luckily, got my hands on one of these and it's fully met or exceeded expectations, which were high in the first place based on the critical acclaim it has received. So fun and snappy to accelerate, but composed on the descents - the SiD is an amazing fork so a lot of credit goes to Rockshox. I'm in CO so it's definitely not the 'one bike' for here, but could definitely be in a lot of places where you're not looking at sustained technical descents frequently, this is definitely the bike I'm looking to pull out of the garage most of the time. A carbon wheelset and bars are the only upgrades I've made so far, everything has been great. Specialized has been killing it lately pretty much across their catalog, pick up one of these if you can get one.

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Yes!

Name:
Rob

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