Men's Epic Comp Carbon

A perfect introduction to your world of XC riding and racing, the Epic Comp Carbon features all of the same frame technologies that are found in its older siblings, only with a build that lets you give racing a try without breaking the bank.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short- travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

The new Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineered™ tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size- specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we've ever developed —no matter the frame size.

And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you're thinking, "What about the weight?" We're glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we've ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimised torsion profiles in every section. And if you're curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams.

The build of the Epic Comp is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

A perfect introduction to your world of XC riding and racing, the Epic Comp Carbon features all of the same frame technologies that are found in its older siblings, only with a build that lets you give racing a try without breaking the bank.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short- travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

The new Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineered™ tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size- specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we've ever developed —no matter the frame size.

And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you're thinking, "What about the weight?" We're glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we've ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimised torsion profiles in every section. And if you're curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams.

The build of the Epic Comp is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

    • FRAME

      Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

    • FORK

      RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset

    • REAR SHOCK

      RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm

    • FRONT HUB

      Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h

    • REAR HUB

      Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

    • SPOKES

      DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"

    • RIMS

      Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • FRONT TYRE

      Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

    • REAR TYRE

      Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

    • CRANKSET

      Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy

    • CHAINRINGS

      Steel, 30T

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      Threaded BB, 24mm spindle

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

    • CASSETTE

      SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

    • CHAIN

      KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

    • FRONT BRAKE

      SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

    • REAR BRAKE

      SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

    • HANDLEBARS

      Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

    • GRIPS

      Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

    • STEM

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

    • SADDLE

      Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

    • SEATPOST

      Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm

    • SEAT BINDER

      Alloy, 34.9mm

    • PEDALS

      Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

    Specifications subject to change without notice.

  • Full fact 11m carbon fibre frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver an off-the-hook race bike. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
  • A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments.
  • An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.
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Geometry

  S M L XL
Stack 588mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
Reach 408mm 433mm 456mm 475mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
BB Height 332.6mm 332.6mm 332.6mm 332.6mm
BB Drop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
Fork Length, Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Front Centre 659mm 688mm 716mm 742mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Wheelbase 1095mm 1123mm 1152mm 1178mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Bike Standover Height 764mm 770mm 776mm 799mm
Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.75° 74.75° 74.75° 74.75°

  • Stack 588mm
    Reach 408mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.5°
    BB Height 332.6mm
    BB Drop 38.9mm
    Trail 94mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 42mm
    Front Centre 659mm
    Chainstay Length 438mm
    Wheelbase 1095mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm
    Bike Standover Height 764mm
    Seat Tube Length 400mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74.75°
    View S Geometry
  • Stack 597mm
    Reach 433mm
    Head Tube Length 105mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.5°
    BB Height 332.6mm
    BB Drop 38.9mm
    Trail 94mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 42mm
    Front Centre 688mm
    Chainstay Length 438mm
    Wheelbase 1123mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 595mm
    Bike Standover Height 770mm
    Seat Tube Length 434mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74.75°
    View M Geometry
  • Stack 611mm
    Reach 456mm
    Head Tube Length 120mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.5°
    BB Height 332.6mm
    BB Drop 38.9mm
    Trail 94mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 42mm
    Front Centre 716mm
    Chainstay Length 438mm
    Wheelbase 1152mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 623mm
    Bike Standover Height 776mm
    Seat Tube Length 470mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74.75°
    View L Geometry
  • Stack 630mm
    Reach 475mm
    Head Tube Length 140mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.5°
    BB Height 332.6mm
    BB Drop 38.9mm
    Trail 94mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 42mm
    Front Centre 742mm
    Chainstay Length 438mm
    Wheelbase 1178mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 649mm
    Bike Standover Height 799mm
    Seat Tube Length 520mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74.75°
    View XL Geometry