Epic Expert Carbon 29
$6,200.00
Part No.  

Epic Expert Carbon 29

$6,200.00
Part No.  106435
load-spinner
Epic Expert Carbon 29
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
Reviews
Business in the front, party in the back—this could be an accurate way to describe the Epic Expert Carbon. It features a carbon fiber chassis and a durable M5 aluminum rear end in order to achieve the perfect blend of lightweight, stiffness, and durability. Maximizing these performance characteristics is 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. Meanwhile, our XC 29 Geometry ensures nimble handling and an efficient power transfer, and it's purpose-built to run double-ring setups for an ultra-wide range of gears. And to round everything out are a build kit and carbon wheels that deliver equal parts durability and high performance.
  • 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.
  • The chassis was built from FACT 9m carbon fiber for its lightweight and stiff composition, while M5 aluminum was used at the rear end for its strength and durability. And when paired with our XC 29 Geometry, you get a bike that's prepared to dominate a diverse variety of course types.
  • 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 mix of Shimano XT and XTR 11-speed components handle drivetrain duties. Combined, the pairing ensures the optimal blend of durability and precision through their reliable alloy construction and wide range of gearing.
  • Custom FOX/ Specialized remote Mini Brain rear shock features AUTOSAG for easy set up and 100mm 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.

Technical Specifications

FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.6mm
HEADSET 1-1/8"" upper, 1-1/2"" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings
FRAME FACT 9m carbon, XC 29 Geometry, M5 alloy rear triangle, carbon PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 142mm dropouts, internal cable routing, FD mount, PM 160 rear brake, SWAT tool cradle
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Roval Control Carbon, 15mm end caps
REAR HUB Roval Control Carbon 142+
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Revolution
RIMS Roval Control Carbon 29, carbon, disc
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak, 120TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.2""
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM, PF30, OS press-in bearings, sealed cartridge
CHAIN KMC X11L, 11-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
CRANKSET Custom SRAM S-2200, carbon, PF30 spindle, 36/24T, 94mm BCD spider
CASSETTE Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-40t
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano XT, 11-speed, trigger, I-spec II compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, 2x11, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XTR Shadow Plus, 11-speed
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow Ti rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Command Post XCP, carbon lower tube, internal cable routing, 27.2mm, 35mm travel
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
HANDLEBARS Specialized, 7050 alloy, 8-backsweep, 6-upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm
STEM Specialized Stout XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware
BRAKES
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano XT, I-spec compatible
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, CEN std., w/ toe clips
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, 205x53mm

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Stem Length 70mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Reach 393mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Stack 587mm 601mm 615mm 634mm
Wheelbase 1082mm 1112mm 1140mm 1168mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 770mm 774mm 780mm 793mm
Head-Tube Length 90mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Front-Center 634mm 664mm 692mm 720mm
Fork Rake/Offset 46mm 46mm 46mm 46mm
Head-Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Trail 84mm 84mm 84mm 84mm
B-B Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
Chain-Stay Length 448mm 448mm 448mm 448mm
Fork Length (full) 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Seat-Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
B-B Drop 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
Seat-Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 564mm 593mm 620mm 647mm

Reviews