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Epic EVO

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2021 Epic EVO

Remember when cross country didn't always involve a starting gun? So do we.

And, while it'll never turn down a number plate, Epic EVO is well-acquainted with the fact that the next ridgeline makes a perfectly good finish line too, offering an incredible combination of pedaling efficiency and impressive trail-taming capability to get you there faster.

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 our Rx XC shock tune 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 the Epic EVO's handling characteristics.

Epic EVO's flyweight FACT 11m carbon frame features heavy-hitting Shimano components and RockShox suspension for a package tailor-made for making miles disappear faster than ever.

Technical Specifications

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COCKPIT

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, XS-SM: 100mm, M: 125mm, L-XL: 150mm

Stem

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

Tape

Specialized Trail Grips

DRIVETRAIN

Shift Levers

Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd

Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed

Cassette

Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/Hyperglide+, 10-51t

Chain

Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/quick link

Crankset

Shimano MT511, 32T Chainring

Bottom Bracket

Shimano, BB52, Threaded

WHEELS

Rims

Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific

Front Hub

Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost

Rear Hub

Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline

Front Tire

Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Rear Tire

Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON? compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Inner Tubes

Presta, 60mm valve

WHEELS & TIRES

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

FRAMESET

Frame

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

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

Rear Shock

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

Fork

RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel

BRAKES

Front Brake

Shimano M6100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano M6100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

* 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
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Seatpost Length100 mm125 mm125 mm150 mm150 mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm60mm60mm60mm60mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
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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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Tire Pressure and Handlebar Grips Addendum
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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2019 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Chinese Simplified)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (English)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Japanese)
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - ENGLISH
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2017 FSR Tool Kit User Manual
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - FRENCH
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - GERMAN
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - POLISH
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2021 EPIC EVO - USER MANUAL - FINNISH
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2021 Epic Evo User Manual

Rider Reviews

  • 4.6
  • 8 Reviews

Nice in wide open spaces.

The bike climbs well and descends well in open areas like fire roads. For narrow and twisting tight turns, downhill single track, it is slow to respond and carries off trail. It may be that the larger platform is more stable in a generally straight line, but the larger/longer platform is slow to respond in rapidly changing tight spaces.

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Yes!

Name:
taco

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Great all-rounder!

I traded up from a 650B Camber to a EVO 29er. It is sooo much faster! The platform allows you to just hammer down the power. It is lighter and has a far superior suspension. What a great upgrade! Highly recommended.

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Yes!

Name:
Paul

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Newer to MTB riding, second bike and I Love It

I was previously riding the Camber and decided to upgrade to the Epic Evo. I absolutely love everything about this bike. The lighter weight makes it a responsive climber and it handles just great on downhills and everything else. So glad I was able to find one.

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Yes!

Name:
Brian

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All the bike you will ever need.

After owning almost every type of MTB (incl. road + gravel), an XC bike was never originally on my list of bikes to own. I bought an Epic EVO from the bike shop I was working in at the time and haven't turned back. After putting 1700+kms, tens of thousands of meters of climbing and many, many trails I can truly say that this is the all the bike you will ever need. I've since added a few modifications to mine but overall excellent bike to introduce you to cross-country riding.

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Yes!

Name:
josh

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This bike is a racer and a giant killer

This bike really does do it all. I have raced this bike cross country and it's perfect for New England course that are a bit rougher than most. I would take it over a standard Epic. It's also a very, very good trail bike. It's just rips and feel taunt and responsive. It's also not too long like a lot of other bikes now so it feels lively and fun. I just love this bike so much. I ride it hard in rocky New England terrain and find it no less of a performer than my 130 rear / 140 front Trek.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Adam N.

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Nimble XC Rider!

My previous bike was the 2020 Specialized Epic Evo Comp with rear Brain shock, which was a bit of a loaf & very chattery on the trail........... I wanted something, smoother, lighter, quicker & much more responsive, so I traded my Epic Evo Comp in & got a 2021 Epic....... WoWzzzzzzzeeeeerrrrsss what an amazing bike, everything I hoped for & so much more!!! Definitely an EPIC bike which is so awesome to ride, smooth & responsive on every level & the components are well matched for this truly EPIC bike!!! Well done TEAM SPECIALIZED on this truly EPIC bike!!!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Tyrone L.

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My favorite bike!

This bike blows away the past Stumpjumper comp I had. It's light, balanced and the components are great. Love this bike, love Specialized!


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Joanie B.

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Move over Stumpjumper!

This bike will sell fast. It's a perfect blend between a cross country speeder and trail tamer. Using carefully selected components I trimmed my bike to 24 lbs 2 oz, vs my Epic hard tail which is at 23 lbs. The EVO is not as fast as the hard tail in accents of course, and due to the slack steering it wanders a bit in twisty technical up hill single track sections. It's faster in the downhill and plows through the soft sandy/gravel washes without wavering. It's smoother over the bumpy stuff, naturally. The suspension is pure cross country, and very easy to set up, but the steering is all trail. I like the Reba because the offset is 42mm and it can accommodate a 160mm rotor. It's easy to upgrade with a Charger damper cartridge too. I set the chip for the steeper steering angle but I would think an additional 0.5 degrees steeper (to 67.5) would help with the twisty technical climbs. Thus my 4/5 rating. Inasmuch, it's not a cross country race bike, but rather more of a faster trail bike. Compared to the Stumpjumper, for example, it is lighter, quicker and more nimble. Overall, I'd recommend this bike, the EVO, as a welcome addition to any collection.


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Bicyclenerds

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