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    Epic Expert

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    2023 Epic Expert

    When speed comes calling, the Epic Expert doesn’t just answer, it yells back, ‘Catch me if you can!’

    Featuring the most efficient suspension platform ever to grace a World Cup start line, the Epic Expert pairs 100-millimeters of Brain-controlled travel front and rear for a package that was born to erase seconds from the clock.

    A Smarter BRAIN

    Mixing hardtail efficiency and full-suspension capability to impressively quick results, Epic has always been defined by uncompromised commitment to speed.

    Well, that and over 100 World Cup wins and podiums too. True to form, the latest Epic continues the tradition, taking advantage of the most efficient Brain suspension we’ve ever created to ensure it’s always on a first-name-basis with fast.

    Re-engineered hand-in-hand with the new Epic, the latest BRAIN design resets the expectation for efficiency, employing a new race-tuned pedaling platform to ensure every watt possible is translated into forward motion, while handily soaking up momentum-killing chatter and big hits alike—all more smoothly than ever.

    Frame-Changer

    Redesigned with a focus on efficient power transfer and better handling performance, the Epic’s all-new FACT 11m carbon frame features a 15-percent stiffer rear triangle in order to take full advantage of the BRAIN's new race-tuned pedaling platform, while the revised carbon layup of the front-triangle sheds weight, sending the Epic’s already sky-high stiffness-to-weight ratio even higher.

    Technical Specifications

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    Drivetrain

    Chainrings

    34T

    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, 34t

    Chain

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    Cassette

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

    Cockpit

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

    Handlebars

    Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

    Tape

    Specialized Trail Grips

    Stem

    Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

    SeatPost

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

    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

    Front Tire

    Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

    Rear Tire

    Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

    Inner Tubes

    Standard, Presta valve

    Frameset

    Frame

    FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

    SWAT

    SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

    Suspension

    Fork

    RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel

    Rear Shock

    RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm

    Brakes

    Front Brake

    SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

    Weight

    Weight

    10.95kg (24 lb, 2.2 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 Width750mm750mm750mm750mm750mm
    Stem Length60mm60mm70mm70mm70mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length100mm125mm125mm150mm150mm
    Stack596mm586mm591mm605mm623mm
    Reach390mm415mm445mm470mm495mm
    Head Tube Length95mm95mm100mm115mm135mm
    Head Tube Angle67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°
    BB Height314mm324mm324mm324mm324mm
    BB Drop58mm48mm48mm48mm48mm
    Trail106mm106mm106mm106mm106mm
    Fork Length, Full505mm505mm505mm505mm505mm
    Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
    Front Center663mm687mm719mm750mm782mm
    Chainstay Length433mm433mm433mm433mm433mm
    Wheelbase1090mm1116mm1148mm1179mm1211mm
    Bike Standover Height740mm763mm766mm776mm788mm
    Seat Tube Length375mm400mm430mm470mm520mm
    Seat Tube Angle76.5°75.8°75.5°75.5°75.5°
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal533mm563mm598mm626mm656mm
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 4.6
    • 5 Reviews

    Great Ride

    I have been riding mtn bikes since front shock was just an idea. The Epic is really a great balance of latest tech and old school feel. The Brain shock works just as it should providing the old school hard tail rigid fork feel when pumping up a climb and allowing for the supple bump absorption on the way down. All the components work as they should, I am super impressed with electronic shifting but that review is for component manufacturers website. The only thing I would change and did change was upgrade to the sworks version of the tires. The bike feels more alive with lighter more supple casing of the sworks. Love this ride!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Bill

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    Best bike in the market

    Love the epic, pedaling is effortless, carries momentum like no other bike I’ve ridden. This bike feels like an extension of you, no matter what your skill level is. The brain suspension is incredibly intuitive and articulate. Well equipped and attractive package. Bottom line, this is a no hassle rocket of fun. Hard to beat the performance and value. You need one!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Verified Buyer

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    Name:
    Jose F.

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    Components

    Overall I like the bike, but I think the disappointment I have is all focussed at the SRAM GX AXS. At this price point I think I was expecting the performance of Deore XT or better, unfortunately for some reason it is difficult to find bikes with XT so I ended up settling for SRAM GX.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Verified Buyer

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    Name:
    Steve C.

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    Great bike

    Got the epic yesterday and I’d say I’m pretty pleased with it I just wish it came with X01 cable instead of the gx axs.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Justin

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