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Epic EVO Expert

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2022 Epic EVO Expert

Looking for a bike that soars as well as it sprints? Look no further than the Epic EVO Expert.

Wheels up or head down, the Epic EVO Expert’s masterful blending of inspired handling, capable geometry and laser-focused pedaling efficiency makes sure no rider ever has to make the decision between fast and fun.

While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimeter increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 10-millimeters out back, we’ve worked overtime to make sure it’s been implemented in a way that’ll have you saying ‘Whoa!’ as soon as you hit your first stretch of singletrack.

Meticulously engineered to retain as much of the Epic’s standard-setting efficiency as possible, the EVO’s new suspension kinematics work in concert with Rx XC Tune customized suspension front and rear to ensure you're able to make the absolute most out of every inch of travel on tap, while still offering increased anti-squat characteristics for improved pedaling efficiency.

With plenty of practice at staying ahead of the curve, the Epic EVO now lays claim to the most capable iteration of our Progressive XC Geometry ever to grace an Epic. It’s also more versatile than ever thanks to a new flip chip-equipped rear end that allows riders to adjust headtube angle and bottom bracket height to easily customize Epic EVO’s handling characteristics.

SRAM's high-flying X01 Eagle group handles shifting duties, while RockShox's SID Select+ is firmly in charge of takeoffs and landings with it's capable Charger 2 RL damper.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Seat Binder

SEAT COLLAR, KCNC, SPL-SC02-349-02, EXTRUDED, 7075-T73, 34.9MM, 10B21, BLACK ZINC BOLT, BOLT CLAMP TYPE

Suspension

Rear Shock

RockShox SID LUXE Select+, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm

Fork

Rockshox SID Select+, Charger 2 RL Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

Cockpit

Stem

Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide

Tape

Specialized Trail Grips

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

SEAT POST, A-PRO, MANIC, 22-XPMCMOP-100/125/150-011,FORGED,6066-T6 ,2-BOLT,30.9, 100/125/150 TRAVEL, OFFSET 0MM,310/361/425MM,SCM435,ZINC FINISH BOLT

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 32t

Chainrings

32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull

Spokes

DT Swiss Comp Race

Front Tire

Specialized Ground Control, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tire

Specialized Ground Control, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Inner Tubes

TUBES,STANDARD 48MM PV LOW LEAD 29x1.75/2.4, MAXXIS BRAND

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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XSSMLXL
Stack603mm593mm597mm611mm629mm
Reach380mm406mm436mm460mm485mm
Head Tube Length95mm95mm100mm115mm135mm
Head Tube Angle66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
BB Height326mm336mm336mm336mm336mm
BB Drop46mm36mm36mm36mm36mm
Trail114mm114mm114mm114mm114mm
Fork Length, Full530mm530mm530mm530mm530mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center672mm697mm729mm759mm792mm
Chainstay Length438mm438mm438mm438mm438mm
Wheelbase1106mm1132mm1164mm1194mm1227mm
Bike Standover Height760mm779mm781mm793mm804mm
Seat Tube Length375mm400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°74.8°74.5°74.5°74.5°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal536mm567mm602mm629mm659mm
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - ENGLISH
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 11 Reviews

Love my Epic EVO Expert

Favorite bike I’ve owned by far! I feel like it’s light and nimble enough to be a very good XC race bike and very capable at handling rougher stuff that I ride in Pisgah at the same time. My only complaint has been the Roval wheels as I’ve broken spokes off them on about 4-5 occasions. However, I’m a bigger guy and ride hard.

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Yes!

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Jon

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BEST MTB!!!

I have ridden mtb bikes for 30 years and this is my most favorite bike EVER!!! So fun, fast, comfortable and did I say FUN!!!


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Jackie

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Great bike

My favorite bike in 15 years of riding. I would give it 5*, but for the price I would rather have stuck with a cable derailleur and upgraded to a carbon bar and a better bottom bracket

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Yes!

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Brent

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Easy and Fast

This bike is a real pleasure to ride and appeals to the xc and trail rider all in one. I rode for 4 hour the other day and no sore back or hands. Feels very planted but responsive to the terrain. Im going to change the front tire to something a little more grippy but thats all. Excellent product straight out the box. Thats Specialized Road and Mtb covered just need to add a cx/gravel bike to the collection !!

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Yes!

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Julian

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Great bike

Slower than the Epic HT or the Epic, but very well equipped for rugged trail riding. The G2 brakes perform surprising well, they are firm and grab the rotors at the beginning of the pull. The tires are solid and grippy and high performance. But the 2.35 in back is slow on the accents. My bike is a size medium and it came with 175mm cranks which are too long. The cockpit is compact, so you use 175's then you may need a larger frame. The 32t chainring is too small. A 34t is more than sufficient, even for the steep climbs. Suspension is very tunable and the carbon frame and wheels perform flawlessly. All said, with a couple of minor part changes, this bike is a super high quality performer.

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Yes!

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TD

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Great bike!

Great all-around bike. Awesome on the climbs and a blast on the descents. Definitely recommend this bike

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Bryan

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stunning ride!!

well balanced all-round all-day bike, super efficient and really capable descender...very happy with my purchase

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Yes!

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Guido

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Great bike. Very nimble and

Great bike. Very nimble and good on climbs

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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The best in the world with just three upgrades to complete perfection!

I've ridden different bikes from Trek, Giant, and Scott, but without a doubt, the Specialized is very different from them, and surprisingly great. But cross-country models suffer from some shortcomings. Because these bikes are usually used as marathons in the woods, a few possibilities must be added to make them perfect: 1- Rear suspantion remote lock, so that we never have to give up the steering wheel on difficult routes; 2- Storage inside the body, like trail models, so that we can store food and equipment in long distances, without the need to carry a bag; 3- Rear fender, so that the carbon body and its driving parts are not scratched with mud and stones of forest paths.

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Yes!

Name:
Majid

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Impressed & Surprised By Comfort & Speed.

I've had my Epic Evo Expert for 1 week. Very impressed and surprised at how comfortable it feels. It's plush in the open setting and pedals effortlessly like a hardtail without needing to be locked out. I experienced some pedal bobbing until I set the suspension up to be on the firmer side for my weight. Still playing around with damping along with the contact points to dial the bike in but so far so good. Components are great also. Always liked the nice 'snap' sound of the X01 drivetrain (GX cassette). The.G2 RS brakes seem to be better than the previous G2 RSC brakes on my last bike. The RS seem to be quieter and less prone to squealing in the wet which is nice. Love the carbon Roval wheels and the Ground Control tires are surprisingly comfy without being wishy-washy. Bottom line... Specialized have 'nailed it' with this bike. The Epic Evo is balanced, poised and contemporary. Ticks every box. Very happy chappy :)

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Name:
Tez

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