Epic Expert Carbon 29

Just a few years ago it was received wisdom that "XC" meant hardtail frames and unforgiving suspension. Well, that's not the case with the Epic Expert Carbon, which uses Brain technology to interpret between pedal power and bumps, plus the venerable precision of 11-speed XTR shifting.

Just a few years ago it was received wisdom that "XC" meant hardtail frames and unforgiving suspension. Well, that's not the case with the Epic Expert Carbon, which uses Brain technology to interpret between pedal power and bumps, plus the venerable precision of 11-speed XTR shifting.

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    • FRAME

      FACT 9m carbon, XC 29 Geometry, M5 alloy rear triangle, carbon PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 142mm dropouts, internal cable routing, FD mount, PM 160 rear brake, SWAT tool cradle

    • REAR SHOCK

      FOX/Specialized remote Mini Brain, AUTOSAG, Brain Fade adjust I-Valve, 205x53mm

    • 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 XC, 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, light lock-on, 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

    • FRONT DERAILLEUR

      SRAM GX, 2x11, bottom pull

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      Shimano XTR Shadow Plus, 11-speed

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      Shimano XT, 11-speed, trigger, I-spec II compatible

    • CASSETTE

      Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-40t

    • CHAIN

      KMC X11L, 11-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink

    • CRANKSET

      Custom SRAM S-2200, carbon, PF30 spindle, 36/24T, 94mm BCD spider

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      SRAM, PF30, OS press-in bearings, sealed cartridge

    • PEDALS

      Nylon, CEN std., w/ toe clips

    • RIMS

      Roval Control Carbon 29, carbon, disc

    • FRONT HUB

      Roval Control Carbon, 15mm end caps

    • REAR HUB

      Roval Control Carbon 142+

    • SPOKES

      DT Swiss Revolution

    • FRONT TIRE

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

    • REAR TIRE

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

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • SADDLE

      Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow Ti rails, 143mm

    • SEATPOST

      Command Post XCP, carbon lower tube, internal cable routing, 27.2mm, 35mm travel

    • SEAT BINDER

      Alloy, 31.6mm

Business in the front, party in the back—this could be an accurate way to describe the Epic Expert Carbon. It features a carbon fiber chassis and a durable M5 aluminum rear end in order to achieve the perfect blend of lightweight, stiffness, and durability. Maximizing these performance characteristics is 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. Meanwhile, our XC 29 Geometry ensures nimble handling and an efficient power transfer, and it's purpose-built to run double-ring setups for an ultra-wide range of gears. And to round everything out are a build kit and carbon wheels that deliver equal parts durability and high performance.
  • The chassis was built from FACT 9m carbon fiber for its lightweight and stiff composition, while M5 aluminum was used at the rear end for its strength and durability. And when paired with our XC 29 Geometry, you get a bike that's prepared to dominate a diverse variety of course types.
  • Custom FOX/ Specialized remote Mini Brain rear shock features AUTOSAG for easy set up and 100mm 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 mix of Shimano XT and XTR 11-speed components handle drivetrain duties. Combined, the pairing ensures the optimal blend of durability and precision through their reliable alloy construction and wide range of gearing.

Geometry

  S M L XL
Stack 587mm 601mm 615mm 634mm
Reach 393mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Head-Tube Length 90mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Head-Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
B-B Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
B-B Drop 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
Trail 84mm 84mm 84mm 84mm
Fork Length (full) 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
Front-Center 634mm 664mm 692mm 720mm
Chain-Stay Length 448mm 448mm 448mm 448mm
Wheelbase 1082mm 1112mm 1140mm 1168mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 564mm 593mm 620mm 647mm
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 587mm
    Reach 393mm
    Head-Tube Length 90mm
    Head-Tube Angle 70.5°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 84mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 634mm
    Chain-Stay Length 448mm
    Wheelbase 1082mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 564mm
    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 601mm
    Reach 418mm
    Head-Tube Length 105mm
    Head-Tube Angle 70.5°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 84mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 664mm
    Chain-Stay Length 448mm
    Wheelbase 1112mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 593mm
    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 615mm
    Reach 441mm
    Head-Tube Length 120mm
    Head-Tube Angle 70.5°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 84mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 692mm
    Chain-Stay Length 448mm
    Wheelbase 1140mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 620mm
    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 634mm
    Reach 462mm
    Head-Tube Length 140mm
    Head-Tube Angle 70.5°
    B-B Height 332mm
    B-B Drop 40mm
    Trail 84mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 46mm
    Front-Center 720mm
    Chain-Stay Length 448mm
    Wheelbase 1168mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 647mm
    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