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Epic World Cup Pro

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Epic World Cup Pro

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.

THE BIGGEST FLEX IS NO FLEX: The Epic World Cup sports the full suite of Roval Control SL components: 1,240-gram wheelset, 180-gram seat post, and 250-gram integrated cockpit (70mm x 780mm). Each boasting peerless light-weight, stiffness, and control on the World Cup today.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

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

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt

Suspension

Rear Shock

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

Fork

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

Cockpit

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert

SeatPost

Roval Control SL carbon seatpost, Two-bolt clamp, 0mm offset, 415/370mm x 30.9

Stem

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Handlebars

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

Brakes

Front Brake

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

Rear Brake

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

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

SRAM POD AXS controller

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission

Cassette

SRAM XS 1295, 12 speed, 10-52

Chain

SRAM XO Eagle

Crankset

SRAM XO Eagle, Quarq Spindle power meter, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t

Chainrings

Alloy, 34t

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB Threaded Wide

Wheels & Tires

Rims

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

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 Competition Race Straight-pull

Front Tire

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

Rear Tire

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

Inner Tubes

Specialized Turbo Tube

Weight

Weight

10.34kg (22 lb, 12.7 oz)

Weight Size

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* 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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Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm
Stem Length60mm70mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length370mm415mm415mm415mm
Stack600mm600mm614mm628mm
Reach415mm440mm465mm490mm
Head Tube Length93mm95mm110mm125mm
Head Tube Angle66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
BB Height313mm313mm313mm313mm
BB Drop58mm57mm57mm57mm
Trail113mm113mm113mm113mm
Fork Length, Full516mm516mm516mm516mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center701mm726mm757mm788mm
Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
Wheelbase1124mm1150mm1181mm1212mm
Bike Standover Height761mm764mm774mm786mm
Seat Tube Length395mm410mm450mm500mm
Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.5°74.5°74.5°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal581mm612mm641mm670mm
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 5 Reviews

insanely fast

I cant keep up with this bike! this bike is crazy fast and awesome to ride! would definitely recommend to anyone looking at it + its insane spec is awesome!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Elijah

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Best XC bike out there at the moment.

Bought this as an upgrade to my Epic Expert (2019) which it is in every way. I much prefer the rear shock on this bike, it works brilliantly. Ridden back-to-back with my (awesome) Epic HT there is no comparison, I'd pick the World Cup every time for any XC. HT is now my preferred gravel bike or bike to remind me I need a rear shock for XC. Negatives are the tyres & price which are the reasons I'm giving 5 stars rather than the deserved 6.

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Yes!

Name:
Matt P.

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Simply brilliant!

This bike is the by far the best mountain bike I have ever ridden. There is absolutely nothing that is negative about this bike. Having riden top end bikes from most of the big name brands, I'm super stoked with the impressive versatility of this bike. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a superfast and responsive racer!

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Yes!

Name:
Shaun

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My first Specialized MTB

I always have riding a scott MTB and make the switch to specialized when i first see the bike in a local bike store and on the internet. And i have to say that this bike is a lot more fun to ride and fast on the single track to. no lock out and new fork,demper,sram transmission make this a dream bike. To the people out there i have 1 answer,just buy the bike and you will be glad that you dit it. Regards Davy from Belgium

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Davy

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Rocket!

Coming from 2019 Epic, this is step forward. During first ride beat all the PRs on Strava. Great stability of bike, and really hardtail for a very long time until suspension start to engage. Recommend.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Dudo

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