Epic Expert Carbon
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Epic Expert Carbon

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Epic Expert Carbon
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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
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
FRONT TIRE S-Works The Captain, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
RIMS Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
REAR TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
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)
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

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