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    S-Works Epic

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    2023 S-Works Epic

    Hey you, yeah, you...the one with the scale out seeing which of the six identical tires on the shelf is the lightest. Sure, some might call you a bit obsessive, but no worries, here, the S-Works Epic is speaking exactly the same language. Countless design hours, endless test laps, terabytes of telemetry data—all of it to make sure not a single ounce of speed was left on the table.

    Mixing hardtail efficiency and full-suspension capability to impressively quick results, the S-Works Epic has always been defined by obsessive commitment to speed. Well, that and over 100 World Cup wins and podiums too.

    A Smarter BRAIN

    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 S-Works Epic frame features a 15-percent stiffer rear triangle in order to take full advantage of the BRAIN’s new race-tuned pedaling platform. A dedicated layup schedule and the use of our top-shelf FACT 12m Carbon takes weight savings yet a step further than it’s stablemates, while the pièce de résistance comes in the form of a carbon fiber shock link, combining to shave a total of over 100 grams from the previous generation S-works frame—no easy task, mind you.

    Pairing perfectly with the Brain rear shock for the most balanced suspension perfomance on an Epic yet, the S-Works' Position-Sensitive Brain fork benefits from RockShox’s svelte-yet-stiff SID SL Ultimate chassis, improving front-end stiffness and handling precision while keeping the grams at bay.

    SRAM’s flagship XX1 Eagle AXS group certainly fits the bill when only the best will do, dispatching shifts with electronic authority while we tasked Roval with creating an entirely new Control SL rim that wouldn’t just be able to go toe-to-toe with the Epic’s newfound speed and handling performance, but add a bit of its own into the mix as well.

    Technical Specifications

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    Drivetrain

    Chainrings

    34T

    Crankset

    Quarq XX1 Powermeter, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

    Shift Levers

    SRAM Eagle AXS Rocker Paddle

    Chain

    SRAM XX1 Eagle

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

    Cassette

    Sram XG-1299, 12-Speed, 10-52t

    Cockpit

    Saddle

    Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

    SeatPost

    RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S/M: 125, L-XL:150,

    Handlebars

    S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm

    Stem

    S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise

    Tape

    Specialized Trail Grips

    Wheels & Tires

    Spokes

    DT Swiss Aerolite T-head

    Rims

    Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h

    Rear Hub

    Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h straight-pull

    Front Hub

    Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull

    Rear Tire

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

    Front Tire

    Specialized S-Works Fast Trak, S-Works Casing, T5/T7 Compound, 29x2.35

    Inner Tubes

    Specialized Turbo Tube

    Suspension

    Fork

    RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, Top-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

    Frameset

    Frame

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

    SWAT

    SWAT Box, Bottle cage EMT Tool cradle, EMT Topcap Chain tool

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt

    Brakes

    Front Brake

    SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

    Weight

    Weight

    10.23kg (22 lb, 8.9 oz)

    Weight Size

    MD

    * 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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    SMLXL
    Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm
    Stem Length60mm70mm70mm70mm
    Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length100mm125mm150mm150mm
    Stack586mm591mm605mm623mm
    Reach415mm445mm470mm495mm
    Head Tube Length95mm100mm115mm135mm
    Head Tube Angle67.5°67.5°67.5°67.5°
    BB Height324mm324mm324mm324mm
    BB Drop48mm48mm48mm48mm
    Trail106mm106mm106mm106mm
    Fork Length, Full505mm505mm505mm505mm
    Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
    Front Center687mm719mm750mm782mm
    Chainstay Length433mm433mm433mm433mm
    Wheelbase1116mm1148mm1179mm1211mm
    Bike Standover Height763mm766mm776mm788mm
    Seat Tube Length400mm430mm470mm520mm
    Seat Tube Angle75.8°75.5°75.5°75.5°
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal563mm598mm626mm656mm
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 5
    • 2 Reviews

    Awesome Bike. I upgraded from

    Awesome Bike. I upgraded from an older s-works and thought I was riding an ebike at first.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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