Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup
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Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup

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Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup
Overview
Technical Specifications
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Make no qualms about it—this World Cup version of the Epic Expert Carbon is purpose-built for racing. Compared to the "standard" version of this Epic, the World Cup features shorter tube lengths and chainstays and a significantly tighter geometry. Why? For more explosive power transfer and nimbler handling, of course. Additionally, it's specifically designed for one-by setups, which comes with the added benefit of an oversized chainstay for enhanced rigidity and power transfer to the rear end. Then you'll find 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. And when you add in a SRAM one-by kit, Shimano brakes, and hand-built Roval carbon wheels, you'll find that there's nothing holding you back in putting out sheer speed.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 blend of SRAM's X01 and X1 components comprise the one-by drivetrain. Together, they provide a lightweight, precise, and efficient platform for both climbing and descending.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-X1 chain, PowerLock, 11-speed
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings
CRANKSET Sram 2200 Carbon, Custom for SBC, PF30, 30t X-Sync Direct Mount, S:170mm, others: 175mm
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
CASSETTE SRAM XG-1180 cassette, 11-speed, 10-42t
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X01 rear derailleur, X-Horizon, 11-speed
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 Carbon, 15mm end caps
REAR HUB Roval Control Carbon 142+, SRAM XX1 XD driver body
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 Carbon 29, carbon, disc
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized, carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
STEM Specialized Stout, 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, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano XT, I-spec compatible
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8"" upper, 1-1/2"" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER Specialized Sport, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm
FRAME FACT 9m carbon, M5 alloy rear end, PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 12x142mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 95mm of travel, SWAT™ tool cradle

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