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S-Works Epic World Cup

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S-Works Epic World Cup

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 1,765 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

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

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium 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

SeatPost

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

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Saddle

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

Handlebars

Roval Control SL Integrated cockpit, 60mm/70mm X- 12 degree integrated stem, 8-degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 760mm wide

Brakes

Front Brake

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

Rear Brake

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

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX SL Eagle Transmission

Shift Levers

SRAM POD AXS controller

Cassette

SRAM CS-1299 Cassette, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM XX SL Eagle

Crankset

Quarq XX SL power meter crankset, Carbon, 168 Q-Factor, DUB, 170/175mm, 34T

Chainrings

34t

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

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

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

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

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite Straight-pull t-head

Front Tire

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

Rear Tire

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

Inner Tubes

Specialized Turbo Tube

Weight

Weight

9.27kg (20 lb, 7 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.

Manual Downloads

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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_ENGLISH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_CHINESE_SIMPLIFIED.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_CHINESE_TRADITIONAL.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_CROATIAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_CZECH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_DANISH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_DUTCH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_FINNISH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_FRENCH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_GERMAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_ITALIAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_JAPANESE.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_KOREAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_NORWEGIAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_POLISH.pdf
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2023 EPIC WC USER MANUAL - PORTUGUESE
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_RUSSIAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_SLOVAK.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_SLOVENIAN.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_SPANISH.pdf
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2023_EPIC_WC_USER_MANUAL_SWEDISH.pdf
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2022 ROVAL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN WHEELSETS - OWNER'S MANUAL - PORTUGUESE BRAZILIAN
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2022 ROVAL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN WHEELSETS - OWNER'S MANUAL - CHINESE SIMPLIFIED
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2022 ROVAL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN WHEELSETS - OWNER'S MANUAL - FRENCH
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2022 ROVAL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN WHEELSETS - OWNER'S MANUAL - GERMAN
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2022 ROVAL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN WHEELSETS - OWNER'S MANUAL - SPANISH
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