Epic Expert EVO
$5,800.00
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Epic Expert EVO

$5,800.00
Part No.  
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Epic Expert EVO
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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Ripping around between the tape is one way to worship at the altar of speed, but for all the other long, fast rides or marathon races on technical terrain, there's our all-new Epic Expert EVO. Consider it a more "epic" kind of Epic.

Take a look around our office and you're going to see plenty Epics—most of them wearing dropper posts, wider tires and bars, and slightly longer forks. That's because the Epics that we're Frankensteining are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions. At some point, we looked around and said to ourselves, “We should offer this bike, right out of the box, right?” So we did.

So let's dig into the details. First off, the EVO ups the fork travel from 100mm to 120mm. This gives you some relief up front while also slacking-out the front-end by one-degree to 68.5º. Next up, we added a zero-offset dropper post to give you more control on descents, but this design keeps your saddle over the BB on steep climbs. We also put some meat on the tires with a grippy 2.3" Ground Control at the front and a stiffer Fast Trak at the rear with GRID protection at the sidewalls.

The Epic EVO also features our Brain 2.0. The OG Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, and oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after some lengthy R&D, it's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This means that the oil paths are improved, and that creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

This is also among our first Rider-First Engineered™ MTB frames, where the tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, regardless of the frame size. As a result, stiffness is increased in the front-end for a vast improvement in the ride and in control. And to go along with this, each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best-riding XC bike we've ever developed.

And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you’re thinking, "What about the weight?” We’re glad you asked. The weight- savings on the frame is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams. And now, carbon models also feature additional tire clearance to accommodate wider, 2.3-inch tires. More traction, ultimately, equals more speed.

The build of the Epic Expert EVO meshes shredability with dependability and value, featuring a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheelset.

  • A FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance Series fork handles suspension duties up front with 120mm of travel and a GRIP damper that has Open, Medium, and Firm modes for every kind of terrain.
  • A FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance Series fork handles suspension duties up front with 120mm of travel and a GRIP damper that has Open, Medium, and Firm modes for every kind of terrain.
  • The hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm (internal width) hookless rim, so you get the low weight, low rolling resistance, and the best possible grip with the 2.3" tires.
  • The hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm (internal width) hookless rim, so you get the low weight, low rolling resistance, and the best possible grip with the 2.3" tires.
  • An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.
  • An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB, threaded BB
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
CRANKSET Truvativ STYLO, DUB
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINRINGS SRAM Eagle, 32T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
FORK FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance series, GRIP damper, 44mm offset, 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, 120mm of travel
REAR SHOCK Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm
SEATPOST X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
HANDLEBARS Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
WHEELS & TIRES
FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBES Presta, 60mm valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
RIMS Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
FRONT TIRE Ground Control, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Dirt
FRAMESET
FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic Evo - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 80mm 80mm
Seatpost Length 361MM 411MM 411MM 411MM
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Reach 398mm 423mm 446mm 465mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 571mm 599mm 626mm 650mm
Stack 595mm 605mm 619mm 638mm
Wheelbase 1103mm 1132mm 1159mm 1186mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Front Center 667mm 695mm 723mm 749mm
BB Drop 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm
BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8°
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Bike Standover Height 772mm 777mm 782mm 804mm
Fork Rake/Offset 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
Fork Length, Full 526mm 526mm 526mm 526mm
Trail 99mm 99mm 99mm 99mm

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