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    Epic EVO Expert

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    Epic EVO Expert

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    Looking for a bike that soars as well as it sprints? Look no further than the Epic EVO Expert.

    Wheels up or head down, the Epic EVO Expert’s masterful blending of inspired handling, capable geometry and laser-focused pedaling efficiency makes sure no rider ever has to make the decision between fast and fun.

    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 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.

    SRAM's high-flying GX Eagle AXS group handles shifting duties, while RockShox's SID Select+ is firmly in charge of takeoffs and landings with it's capable Charger 2 RL damper.

    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

    Accessories

    SWAT

    SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

    Suspension

    Rear Shock

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

    Fork

    Rockshox SID Select+, Charger 2 RL Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

    Cockpit

    Stem

    Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

    Handlebars

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

    SeatPost

    X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150 Travel, 0mm offset

    Grips

    Specialized Trail Grips

    Brakes

    Rear Brake

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

    Front Brake

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

    Drivetrain

    Chainrings

    32T

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

    Shift Levers

    SRAM GX Eagle AXS Controller

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM GX Eagle AXS, w/ battery cover

    Crankset

    SRAM GX Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 32t

    Chain

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    Cassette

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

    Wheels & Tires

    Rear Hub

    DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull

    Front Hub

    DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull

    Spokes

    DT Swiss Comp Race

    Rims

    Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h

    Rear Tire

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

    Front Tire

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

    Inner Tubes

    Standard, Presta valve

    Weight

    Weight

    11.54kg (25 lb, 7.1 oz)

    Weight Size

    MD

    * 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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    XSSMLXL
    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

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    • 8 Reviews

    This bike makes me happy

    The bike is light, the controls are so easy to use and best of all I feel so comfortable with the downhills that this a game changer for me. Ordered online and the setup was very easy.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Peter B.

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    love this bike

    love this bike

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Sharon B.

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    Best Mountain Bike I’ve Owned

    I’ve been mountain biking for over 30 years. My last bike before the Epic EVO Expert was a Giant Trance Comp Carbon 27.5. I wanted a 29er that was great at climbing but was worried about losing suspension travel. The Epic exceeds all of my expectations. I’m climbing as well as in my 20s and my downhill runs are comparable to those on my Trance. The Epic is the best mountain bike I’ve owned.

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    Yes!

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    George

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    Cool Whip

    Climbs like a hardtail and descends like an Enduro! Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, or is it..probably yes, but you see where I’m going here. This bike gives you the best of XC Racing, All Mountain, and getting nasty on that decent!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Andrew E.

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    Impressed & Surprised By Comfort & Speed.

    I've had my Epic Evo Expert for 1 week. Very impressed and surprised at how comfortable it feels. It's plush in the open setting and pedals effortlessly like a hardtail without needing to be locked out. I experienced some pedal bobbing until I set the suspension up to be on the firmer side for my weight. Still playing around with damping along with the contact points to dial the bike in but so far so good. Components are great also. Always liked the nice 'snap' sound of the X01 drivetrain (GX cassette). The.G2 RS brakes seem to be better than the previous G2 RSC brakes on my last bike. The RS seem to be quieter and less prone to squealing in the wet which is nice. Love the carbon Roval wheels and the Ground Control tires are surprisingly comfy without being wishy-washy. Bottom line... Specialized have 'nailed it' with this bike. The Epic Evo is balanced, poised and contemporary. Ticks every box. Very happy chappy :)

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Tez

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    What a Difference

    I was riding an old (2002) S-Works 26" alloy framed bike and it served me well, but I knew it was time for a change. The dealer let me ride an Epic on my local trails to see what it was like and I fell in love. Not only the 29" wheels, but also the geometry was way different. Since I'm not racing, the race Epic wasn't as appropriate as the Epic Evo for my riding. I'd never spent so much on a bike purchase, but I have no regrets - best bike I've ever ridden!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Roger

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    Love This Bike

    I love this bike. I owned an Epic hardtail prior to this and loved it too however I wanted to get a full suspension so I tried a longer travel and really missed the sleek and lighter profile of my Epic. This Epic Evo ended up being perfect for me. Its super light and is really fun to ride. FYI- I tried a NON- SRAM rear Cassette on a ride thinking that AXS specific components were kind of gimmicky and wouldn't really make a difference but I was wrong. It wasn't terrible but made clanky noises on shifts so I went back to a AXS specific combination and it was amazingly quiet. Just thought I would pass that information on. Perfect bike for my trails. Highly recommend. The Specialized Mirror seats are awesome too for an upgrade.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Michael

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