Epic Comp EVO
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Epic Comp EVO

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Epic Comp EVO
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Technical Specifications
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If we're being honest with ourselves, alloy has always been at the heart of the EVO family. It's tough, it's stiff, and at least with our bikes, it's pretty damn light. Basically, it embodies everything that's good about mountain bikes, and that's what EVO is all about. But an Epic Comp EVO made out of aluminum? We say, "yeah, it's a perfect fit." And that's because this bike brings all the uphill racing, singletrack-ripping fun you want, and puts it in a durable, on-budget package. So get excited, because this is the most "epic" Epic yet.

Take a look around our office and you're going to see plenty Epics—most of them wearing dropper posts, wider tires and bars, and slightly longer forks. That's because the Epics that we're Frankensteining are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions. At some point, we looked around and said to ourselves, "We should offer this bike, right out of the box, right?" So we did.

So let's dig into the details. First off, the EVO ups the fork travel from 100mm to 120mm. This gives you some relief up front while also slacking-out the front-end by one-degree to 68.5º. Next up, we added a zero-offset dropper post to give you more control on descents, but this design keeps your saddle over the BB on steep climbs. We also put some meat on the tires with a grippy 2.3" Ground Control at the front and a stiffer Fast Trak at the rear with GRID protection at the sidewalls.

The Epic EVO also features our Brain 2.0. The OG Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, 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 some lengthy R&D, 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 means that the oil paths are improved, and that creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

At the heart of the construction, you'll find our M5 alloy with our D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology that strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum frame that's more compliant and considerably stiffer at nearly every tube juncture. It's awesome.

For the build, we spec'd a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control Alloy wheelset.

  • A RockShox Reba RL fork, with 120mm of travel, soaks up rocks, roots, and bumps, and it also features both compression and rebound adjustments.
  • The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle at a value anyone can appreciate.
  • An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB, threaded BB
CHAIN SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CRANKSET Truvativ STYLO, DUB
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTE SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
CHAINRINGS SRAM Eagle, 32T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
REAR SHOCK Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm
SEATPOST X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
HANDLEBARS Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
GRIPS Specialized Sip grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
WHEELS & TIRES
FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
RIMS Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
FRONT TIRE Ground Control, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Dirt
FRAMESET
FRAME Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic Evo - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 80mm 80mm
Seatpost Length 361MM 411MM 411MM 411MM
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Reach 398mm 423mm 446mm 465mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 571mm 599mm 626mm 650mm
Stack 595mm 605mm 619mm 638mm
Wheelbase 1103mm 1132mm 1159mm 1186mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Front Center 667mm 695mm 723mm 749mm
BB Drop 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm
BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8°
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Bike Standover Height 772mm 777mm 782mm 804mm
Fork Rake/Offset 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
Fork Length, Full 526mm 526mm 526mm 526mm
Trail 99mm 99mm 99mm 99mm

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