Epic Expert Carbon
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Epic Expert Carbon

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Epic Expert Carbon
Overview
Technical Specifications
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With a XC World Championship to its name and complete bike weights as low as 21.5 pounds, the Epic® is the lightest, most efficient and fastest performance cross-country bike available. An integrated approach to the design of all its critical components, along with an enhanced AFR inertia rear shock and Specialized/FOX Shox Mini Brain® damper, will no doubt make a full suspension convert out of any competition- hungry rider.
  • DT Swiss X420SL 24mm-wide rims are sleeved and eyeletted for a sturdy and lightweight package that makes the climb out effortless
  • Avid Elixir R Carbon SL brakes/levers with tool-free reach adjust, alloy backed semi-metallic pads and carbon blades offer power-packed performance for speedy runs
  • Battle-tested RockShox SID Race 100mm air-sprung fork with rebound, compression, lockout adjust and FloodGate control dials in the perfect pedaling platform while retaining light weight
  • Specialized and Fox blend their brains to develop the new FlowControl Mini Brain shock with Brain Fade inertia valve, air spring and adjustable rebound for trophy-stockpiling performance
  • FACT IS-constructed 9m carbon frame with M5 alloy rear triangle and sealed cartridge bearing pivots delivers strength, rigidity and suppleness to create an uncompromising 100mm-travel Competitive XC bike
  • 9mm thru-axle front hub with hi/lo flanges and DT Swiss Competition spokes comes with 24/28mm end caps for increased tracking strength and multi-fork compatibility, with a quality DT Swiss alloy freehub in the rear

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Custom Shimano BB-91, OS, press-in bearing
CRANKSET Custom Shimano FC-M762 XT, 2pc., S: 170mm, others: 175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9 aluminum trigger
CASSETTE Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 44A x 32A x 22S, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox SID Race for Specialized, 100mm travel, air spring, rebound and floodgate compression adj.w/ LO, alloy steerer
REAR SHOCK Fox/SBC remote Mini-Brain, inertia valve, w/ Brain fade adjust
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Phenom, hollow Cr-Mo rails, thin foam, S/M: 130mm, L/XL: 143mm
SEATPOST 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm
STEM 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC low rise bar, 7050 butted alloy, 31.8mm, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip (S/M) Specialized Thick lock on grip (L/XL)
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, CNC flange, sealed cartridge bearing, 28mm oversized endcaps, 9mm DT RWS, alloy QR, 28h
REAR HUB Custom DT Swiss 330SL w/ alloy freehub, QR, 32h
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm stainless
RIMS Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
FRONT TIRE S-Works The Captain, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
REAR TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir CR SL Hydraulic, carbon lever blade, tool-less adj. reach and pad contact
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, S/M: 140mm, L/XL: 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS None
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8"" Threadless, Campy style upper and lower cartridge bearing
SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 36.9mm clamp ID, for carbon frame
FRAME FACT 9m carbon front triangle, IS construction, M5 aluminum rear triangle. sealed cartridge bearing pivots, 100mm travel, replaceable derailleur hanger

Geometry

Geometry Chart

- Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 75mm 90mm 105mm 105mm
Seatpost Length 300mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 660mm 660mm 660mm 660mm
Reach 400mm 429mm 450mm 470mm
Stack 547mm 567mm 585mm 604mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 547mm 580mm 603mm 633mm
Ground-Top 878mm 898mm 916mm 935mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 554mm 589mm 615mm 641mm
Head Tube Angle - Low Setting 70° 70° 70° 70°
Standover Height 726mm 747mm 757mm 775mm
Head Tube Height 126mm 144mm 154mm 184mm
Wheel Base 1061mm 1098mm 1126mm 1153mm
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) - Low Setting 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length - Center to Top 394mm 444mm 483mm 533mm
Bottom Bracket Height - Low Setting 331mm 331mm 331mm 331mm

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