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    THINK FASTEST: The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency, control, and light-weight. World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best, “This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail, plus the control and capability of full suspension.” All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach, inventing a radical new shock, and four decades of off-road winning experience.

    FRAME OF REFERENCE: To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling, our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness. This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top-tube, and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.

    SHOCKINGLY FAST: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived of and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail PLUS the control, capability, and momentum-carrying of full suspension—all with a simple setup. Co-developed with RockShox, the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail “snap”, combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness, and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel. Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. But you aren't just limited “open and closed,” the simple nature of its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.

    PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY: The Epic World Cup’s 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike. Because it’s designed to be ridden at or close to topped-out, it yields the same positive travel as a 100mm travel bike set up with 25% sag. To further optimize suspension performance, the Specialized Ride Dynamics team tuned the spring-rate to be relatively flat through the mid-stroke to handle the majority of bump forces like a longer travel bike. Due to its large size, the custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an “industry first” and plays a crucial role in smoothly managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.

    HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF: While the new, and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear, the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork. Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride, providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.

    THE WEIGHT IS OVER: With a frame weight of just 1,915 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficiently climbing, and more agile handling. And all of that adds up to speed. We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos, the lightest production road frame ever made, specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.

    Technical Specifications

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    Cockpit

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

    Handlebars

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

    SeatPost

    Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

    Tape

    Specialized Trail Grips

    Stem

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

    Wheels & Tires

    Rear Hub

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

    Spokes

    DT Swiss Competition Race Straight-pull

    Front Tire

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

    Rims

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

    Front Hub

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

    Rear Tire

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

    Inner Tubes

    Specialized Turbo Tube

    Frameset

    Frame

    Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt

    SWAT

    SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

    Drivetrain

    Shift Levers

    SRAM POD AXS controller

    Chain

    SRAM GX Eagle

    Cassette

    SRAM XS 1275, 12 speed, 10-52t

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB Threaded Wide

    Crankset

    SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM GX Eagle Transmission

    Chainrings

    Alloy, 34t

    Brakes

    Front Brake

    SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor

    Suspension

    Fork

    RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel

    Rear Shock

    RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm

    Weight

    Weight

    10.5kg (23 lb, 2.4 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 Length165mm170mm170mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm750mm
    Stem Length60mm60mm70mm70mm70mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length370mm370mm420mm420mm420mm
    Stack603mm600mm600mm614mm628mm
    Reach380mm415mm440mm465mm490mm
    Head Tube Length93mm93mm95mm110mm125mm
    Head Tube Angle66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
    BB Height309mm313mm313mm313mm313mm
    BB Drop61mm58mm57mm57mm57mm
    Trail113mm113mm113mm113mm113mm
    Fork Length, Full516mm516mm516mm516mm516mm
    Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
    Front Center665mm701mm726mm757mm788mm
    Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm430mm
    Wheelbase1089mm1124mm1150mm1181mm1212mm
    Bike Standover Height738mm761mm764mm774mm786mm
    Seat Tube Length392mm395mm410mm450mm500mm
    Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal541mm581mm612mm641mm670mm
    Geometry

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    Rider Reviews

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    • 2 Reviews

    EPIC WC the bike that rules them all.

    The bike is fast love it rides like a hardtail but easy on your back !!!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Clarence

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