Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup

The Epic Expert Carbon World Cup is the first and last word in XC bikes, built with the tuned shocks and quick handling required of the World Cup circuit. Yet it also boasts an immaculate carbon construction, tight, race-proven geometry, and a SRAM one-by groupset that's all business come race day.

The Epic Expert Carbon World Cup is the first and last word in XC bikes, built with the tuned shocks and quick handling required of the World Cup circuit. Yet it also boasts an immaculate carbon construction, tight, race-proven geometry, and a SRAM one-by groupset that's all business come race day.

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    • FRAME

      FACT 9m carbon, M5 alloy rear end, PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 12x142mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 95mm of travel, SWAT™ tool cradle

    • REAR SHOCK

      FOX/Specialized remote Mini Brain, AUTOSAG, Brain Fade adjust I-Valve, 200x48mm

    • FORK

      RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air spring, 100mm travel, bottom-mount Brain fade adjust, rebound adjust, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 46mm offset, 15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle

    • HEADSET

      1-1/8" upper, 1-1/2" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings

    • STEM

      Specialized Stout, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware

    • HANDLEBARS

      Specialized, 7050 alloy, 8-backsweep, 6-upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm

    • GRIPS

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

    • FRONT BRAKE

      Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads

    • REAR BRAKE

      Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads

    • BRAKE LEVERS

      Shimano XT, I-spec compatible

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      SRAM X01 rear derailleur, X-Horizon, 11-speed

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger

    • CASSETTE

      SRAM XG-1180 cassette, 11-speed, 10-42t

    • CHAIN

      SRAM PC-X1 chain, PowerLock, 11-speed

    • CRANKSET

      Sram 2200 Carbon, Custom for SBC, PF30, 30t X-Sync Direct Mount, S:170mm, others: 175mm

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings

    • RIMS

      Roval Control Carbon 29, carbon, disc

    • FRONT HUB

      Roval Control Carbon, 15mm end caps

    • REAR HUB

      Roval Control Carbon 142+, SRAM XX1 XD driver body

    • SPOKES

      DT Swiss Revolution

    • FRONT TIRE

      S-Works Fast Trak, 120TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0"

    • REAR TIRE

      Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0"

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • SADDLE

      Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, 143mm

    • SEATPOST

      Specialized, carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm

    • SEAT BINDER

      Specialized Sport, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm

Make no qualms about it—this World Cup version of the Epic Expert Carbon is purpose-built for racing. Compared to the "standard" version of this Epic, the World Cup features shorter tube lengths and chainstays and a significantly tighter geometry. Why? For more explosive power transfer and nimbler handling, of course. Additionally, it's specifically designed for one-by setups, which comes with the added benefit of an oversized chainstay for enhanced rigidity and power transfer to the rear end. Then you'll find our Brain technology at the fork and rear shock. What's Brain? It's an intelligent system that's able to interpret the difference between rider and trail input, so it stays firm under effort and plush over bumps. And when you add in a SRAM one-by kit, Shimano brakes, and hand-built Roval carbon wheels, you'll find that there's nothing holding you back in putting out sheer speed.
  • By pairing a FACT 9m carbon fiber frame w/ a M5 alloy rear end with our World Cup XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on tight tube angles and light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit.
  • Custom FOX/ Specialized remote Mini Brain rear shock features AUTOSAG for easy set up and 95mm of fine-tunable suspension. To maximize efficiency, the proprietary design allows the shock to differentiate rider input and trail bumps, so the suspension feels firm under effort and plush over rough terrain.
  • The RockShox SID Brain 29 fork provides 100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps.
  • Roval Control Carbon 29 wheels are lightweight and hand-built to deliver sheer speed on climbs and sprints, while the 22mm internal width lends itself to ample control and nimbleness on technical descents.
  • A blend of SRAM's X01 and X1 components comprise the one-by drivetrain. Together, they provide a lightweight, precise, and efficient platform for both climbing and descending.

Geometry

  S M L XL
Stack 583mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
Reach 398mm 423mm 446mm 465mm
Head-Tube Length 90mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Head-Tube Angle 71° 71° 71° 71°
B-B Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
B-B Drop 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
Fork Length (full) 499mm 499mm 499mm 499mm
Fork Rake/Offset 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
Front-Center 633mm 661mm 691mm 717mm
Chain-Stay Length 439mm 439mm 439mm 439mm
Wheelbase 1073mm 1103mm 1131mm 1157mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 562mm 592mm 618mm 643mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 770mm 774mm 780mm 793mm
Seat-Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Seat-Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Handlebar Width 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Stem Length 70mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm

  • Stack 583mm
    Reach 398mm
    Head-Tube Length 90mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 499mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 633mm
    Chain-Stay Length 439mm
    Wheelbase 1073mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 562mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 770mm
    Seat-Tube Length 400mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 70mm
    Crank Length 170mm
    Seatpost Length 350mm
    View S Geometry
  • Stack 597mm
    Reach 423mm
    Head-Tube Length 105mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 499mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 661mm
    Chain-Stay Length 439mm
    Wheelbase 1103mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 592mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 774mm
    Seat-Tube Length 434mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 90mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 400mm
    View M Geometry
  • Stack 611mm
    Reach 446mm
    Head-Tube Length 120mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 499mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 691mm
    Chain-Stay Length 439mm
    Wheelbase 1131mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 618mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 780mm
    Seat-Tube Length 470mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 100mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 400mm
    View L Geometry
  • Stack 630mm
    Reach 465mm
    Head-Tube Length 140mm
    Head-Tube Angle 71°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 499mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 717mm
    Chain-Stay Length 439mm
    Wheelbase 1157mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 643mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 793mm
    Seat-Tube Length 520mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 110mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seatpost Length 400mm
    View XL Geometry