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Epic EVO Comp

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2023 Epic EVO Comp

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 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.

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

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Accessories

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

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

SeatPost

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

Stem

Alloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 60mm

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Handlebars

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

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, 27mm inner width, 28h, tubeless ready

Front Hub

Specialized alloy, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub

Specialized alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

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

Rear Tire

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

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta valve

Weight

Weight

12.22kg (26 lb, 15 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 Length60mm60mm60mm60mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm150mm
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

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 3 Reviews

Amazing bike on difficult technical

Amazing bike on difficult technical climbs. Light and responsive.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Verified Buyer

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Name:
Ian S.

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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.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Rob

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No problem being motivated to ride this 2022 Epic EVO comp

Felt lucky to score this Epic EVO comp from Specialized's on-line, home delivery program. I moved to a size L Epic EVO comp from a 2019 XL Stumpjumper Alloy ST comp. Big change from a trail bike that was the size of a small motocross bike to a more nimble, lighter XC bike with even slacker front geometry than the Stumpjumper (?!). I was skeptical of the Rockshox suspension and SRAM drivetrain/brakes (compared to Fox and Shimano) but so far, my worries are unfounded. However, the SID Select fork, while totally satisfactory, lightweight, and feeling plush, lost its lockout and the Charger damper had to be bled after just a few weeks riding. Bottom line: I had to close my eyes on the price. Nonetheless, happy with my purchase and I'm motivated to ride this lighter weight, nimble, confident XC bike. Glad I made the switch from the XL size Stumpjumper (although it was an awesome trail bike.)

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
tom

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