Epic Elite Carbon 29 World Cup
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Epic Elite Carbon 29 World Cup

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Epic Elite Carbon 29 World Cup
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Technical Specifications
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Where speed meets downright tough, you'll find our Epic Elite Carbon World Cup. Compared to a "standard" Epic, you'll find that the World Cup features shorter tube lengths and chainstays and a significantly tighter geometry. Why? Two reasons: more explosive power transfer and nimbler handling. And when coupled with the Elite's carbon chassis and M5 alloy rear end, you start to get the full picture of how this bike is balanced. But if you need more clarity, look no further than its build. It features a powerful mix of workhorse components from SRAM and Shimano, hand-built alloy wheels, and one of the most sought after suspension systems in the world—complete with our ultra-efficient Brain technology. So if you need a XC rig that can dish it out season after season, you've come to the right place.
  • SRAM's X1 one-by groupset controls the drivetrain, offering up reliable performance and a wide range of gears for both the climbs and descents. Compared to a typical two-by setup, X1 shows weight savings, less required maintenance, and minimal chance of chain drop, making it perfectly suited for the task at hand.
  • 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.
  • Roval Control 29 alloy wheels are hand-built to achieve the perfect tension and true, with the added benefit of ensuring a longer lifespan. However, the lightweight construction lends itself to sheer speed on climbs, while the wide design makes for an agile and confident wheel for descents.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X11L, 11-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM, PF30, OS press-in bearings, sealed cartridge
CRANKSET SRAM S-1000, 11-speed, PF30, 30T X-Sync ring, 94mm BCD spider
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
CASSETTE SRAM XG-1175, 11-speed, 10-42t
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X1, 11-speed, alloy cage
SUSPENSION
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
REAR SHOCK FOX/Specialized remote Mini Brain, AUTOSAG, Brain Fade adjust I-Valve, 200x48mm
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Roval Control, 15mm end caps, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control 142+, SRAM XX1 XD driver body, 32h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Revolution
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak, 120TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
RIMS Roval Control 29, alloy, disc, 21mm inner width, 32h
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
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
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, I-spec compatible
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano SLX, I-spec compatible
REAR BRAKE Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, metallic pads, I-spec compatible
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, CEN std., w/ toe clips
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8"" upper, 1-1/2"" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.6mm
FRAME FACT 9m carbon, World Cup XC 29 Geometry, M5 rear triangle, carbon PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 142mm dropouts, internal cable routing, PM 160 rear brake, SWAT tool cradle

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