Epic Expert Carbon 29
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Epic Expert Carbon 29

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Epic Expert Carbon 29
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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With 29-inch wheels, carbon fiber frame, and Brain inertia valve damping technology in both the Fox/Specialized shock and custom RockShox SID fork, the Epic Expert Carbon 29 has the speed to tame any cross-country terrain.
  • All-new FACT IS 9m carbon frame with M5 chain and seat stays, dedicated 29er geometry and full SWAT technology kit, sealed cartridge bearing pivots on every FSR point, and 142mm dropouts delivers the all-around best performing 100mm-travel Competitive XC bike
  • FOX/Specialized remote Mini-Brain inertia-valve shock with AUTOSAG and new lighter 2014 tune to seamlessly transition from efficient pedaling on smooth terrain to fully active on rough terrain
  • Custom RockShox SID 29 fork with Specialized Brain inertia-valve damping has 100mm of air-sprung travel and 15mm thru-axle to create the most efficient and supple cross-country fork available
  • Roval Control Carbon 29 142+ hookless carbon wheelset with durable DT Swiss internals, 15mm thru-axle, and stainless DT Swiss spokes brings carbon wheels to a whole new realm of fun
  • Custom SRAM S-2200 carbon double XC crankset with 38/24 gearing is built for strong, yet lightweight performance
  • Shimano XTR Shadow Plus mid cage, 10-speed rear derailleur is tough, lightweight, and delivers pinpoint shifts

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC 1051, 10-speed, PowerLink
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings, sealed cartridge
CRANKSET Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR Custom SRAM, 10-speed, high direct-mount
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SLX, 10-speed, trigger
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed, 11-36
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Shadow Plus XTR, 10-speed, GS mid cage
SUSPENSION
FORK Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy steerer, bottom-mount Brain Fade and rebound adj., 15mm thru-axle, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCK FOX/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/ AUTOSAG, inertia valve w/ Aramid hose, Brain Fade adjust, 205x53mm, 100mm travel
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 27.2mm, S: 350mm, Others: 400mm
STEM Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC, flat bar, 2014 butted alloy, 700mm wide, 8-degree backsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle aramid-infused, S/M: regular, Others: XL thickness
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Roval Control Carbon 29, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control Carbon 29 142+, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless
RIMS Roval Control Carbon 29, carbon disc, hookless bead, 27mm wide, 32h
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.0"", foldable aramid bead, 120 TPI
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.0"", foldable aramid bead, 60 TPI
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Magura MTS, hydraulic disc, Hi Friction pad, alloy caliper, Storm SL rotor, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 180mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Magura MTS, carbon master cylinder, alloy lever blade, hollow lever pivot, reach adj.
REAR BRAKE Magura MTS, hydraulic disc, Hi Friction pad, alloy caliper, Storm SL rotor, 160mm rotor
FRAMESET
SWAT SWAT MTB XC Kit w/ bottle cages, EMT Tool, and Top Cap Chain Tool
HEADSET 1-1/8 and 1-1/2"" threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2"" lower, cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER Specialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, single bolt, 31.8mm
FRAME FACT 9m carbon front triangle, SWAT EMT tool cradle, 29"" geometry, FACT IS construction, M5 rear triangle, tapered headtube, carbon PF30 BB, full internal shift/brake routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm

Geometry

Geometry Chart

- Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 75mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 700mm 700mm 700mm 700mm
Reach 393mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 564mm 593mm 620mm 647mm
Stack 587mm 601mm 615mm 634mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
Chainstay Length 448mm 448mm 448mm 448mm
Top Tube Length, Actual 529mm 557mm 583mm 611mm
Head Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Head Tube Length 90mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Seat Tube Angle, Effective 73.75° 73.75° 73.75° 73.75°
Seat Tube Angle, Actual 68.9° 69.25° 69.6° 70°
Seat Tube Length, Center to Top 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Standover Height 770mm 774mm 780mm 793mm
Wheel Base 1082mm 1112mm 1140mm 1168mm
Bottom Bracket Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm

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