Epic Expert
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Epic Expert

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Epic Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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Competitive XC DO YOU KNOW HOW FAST YOU WERE GOING? The Epic® is the fastest mountain bike in the world, with a World Championship and a string of World Cup victories to prove it.

Inside Tech Our new FlowControl Brain allows the Epic's AFR rear shock to instantaneously transition between firm and fully active settings, enhancing both efficiency and control. For race situations or just high-performance riding, the Epic's Brain can be dialed to a hardtail firm setting, guaranteeing maximum efficiency on both rough and smooth terrain.

Useful Links Total Suspension Integration Suspension Setup Manuals/Tech Bulletins

  • Epic FSR M5 alloy frame, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE DT/TT, hollow alloy shock link, sealed cartridge bearings, 100mm travel, replaceable derailer hanger
  • Specialized AFR inertia, Brain Fade rear shock
  • Specialized stands behind the materials and workmanship of any Specialized branded fork or rear shock for a full 5 years.
  • Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc brakes
  • SRAM X.0, 9-speed, long cage rear derailleur
  • Shimano M762 XT, Custom 2pc crank/BB
  • Custom DT Swiss X420 rims, 24mm w/eyelets, 32h

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-971 w/ Power Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano M762 XT custom for Specialized
CRANKSET Shimano M762 XT custom for Specialized
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M581 LX, 34.9mm clamp, bottom swing, dual pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9, aluminum 9-speed trigger
CHAINRINGS 22S/32A/44A, 4 bolt 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
SUSPENSION
FORK Fox F100 RL, 100mm travel, air spring, rebound/compression adjust w/ lock out, alloy steerer
REAR SHOCK Specialized AFR inertia, Brain Fade, adjustable from HT firm to Trail Tune, air spring, rebound adjust
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, 28h CNC flange and disc mount, sealed cartridge bearing, 9mm DT RWS alloy QR
REAR HUB DT Swiss custom for Specialized 370 with DT RWS QR, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm
RIMS DT Swiss custom for Specialized X420, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
FRONT TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control LK, 26x2.0"", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control LK, 26x2.0"", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized XC MTB, hollow Cr-Mo rails, SL foam
STEM Specialized adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp, 3D forged w/CNC finish
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC low rise 31.8mm bar, 2014 butted alloy, 6 degree up, 8 degree backsweep, 640mm wide
BRAKES
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc, 160 and 185mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Crank Brothers Smarty custom for Specialized
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1 1/8"" threadless, alloy cups w/ 10mm insertion, sealed cartridge bearing
SEAT BINDER Alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID
FRAME Epic FSR M5 alloy, fully manipulated frame w/ new larger diameter/stiffer ORE DT/TT, hollow alloy shock link, sealed cartridge bearings, 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 120mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 640mm 640mm 640mm 640mm
Chainstay Length 427mm 427mm 427mm 427mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 538mm 572mm 597mm 624mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 554mm 589mm 615mm 641mm
Head Tube Angle - Low Setting 70° 70° 70° 70°
Standover Height 748mm 757mm 767mm 778mm
Head Tube Height 100mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
Wheel Base 1064mm 1100mm 1127mm 1155mm
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) - Low Setting 74.2° 74.2° 74.2° 74.2°
Seat Tube Length - Center to Top 394mm 444mm 483mm 533mm
Bottom Bracket Height - Low Setting 331mm 331mm 331mm 331mm

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