Epic Expert Carbon 29
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Epic Expert Carbon 29

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Epic Expert Carbon 29
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With 29-inch wheels, carbon fiber frame, and Brain inertia valve damping technology in both the Fox/Specialized rear shock and custom RockShox SID fork, the Epic Expert Carbon 29 has the speed to tame any cross-country terrain.
  • FACT IS 9m carbon FSR frame with M5 alloy rear triangle with dedicated 29er geometry, sealed cartridge bearing pivots and 142mm dropouts delivers strength, rigidity, and suppleness to create an uncompromising 100mm-travel Competitive XC bike
  • Specialized and Fox put their heads together to develop the FlowControl Mini Brain shock with Brain Fade inertia valve, air spring, and adjustable rebound for the ultimate in racing and trail riding performance, new tune for 2012
  • Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain fork features inertia valve technology with Brain Fade adjustments to dial in the perfect platform for XC performance
  • Roval Control 29 wheelset with durable DT Swiss internals, OS28 front hub, and stainless DT Swiss spokes powers over challenging terrain with lightweight durability
  • Super-light, custom SRAM carbon S-2200 10-speed double crankset with PF30 spindle and removable spider offers stiffness, performance, and durability
  • Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic disc brakes with tool-less reach adjustment, and metallic pads, offer lightweight, power-packed control for ripping XC trails

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
CRANKSET Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X9, 10-speed, trigger, w/MiXmaster clamp
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1050 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAINRINGS 38/24
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage
SUSPENSION
FORK Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, Brain Fade and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCK Fox/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/new 2012 tune, inertia valve, w/ Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm, 29er hose length
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Roval Control 29, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control 29 142+, DT Swiss alloy cassette body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x2.0""
RIMS Roval Control 29, alloy disc, 24mm, 32h
REAR TIRE Specialized Renegade Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x1.95""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 400mm
STEM Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 105mm, XL: 105mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 680mm wide, 8º back sweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., metallic pad, MiXmaster shift lever mounts, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., w/MiXmaster clamps
REAR BRAKE Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., metallic pad, MiXmaster shift lever mounts, 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8 and 1-1/2"" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2"" lower bearing for tapered integrated HT, cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER 36.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
FRAME FACT 9m carbon front triangle, 29"" geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), M5 aluminum chainstays & seatstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm travel

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