Epic Expert
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Epic Expert

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Epic Expert
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WIN BY A LANDSLIDE WITH THE NEW EPIC® — the bike that turned its debut race into Christoph Sauser's first XC World Championship title uses an advanced carbon chassis, integrated FSR suspension and new Mini Brain technology to make molehills out of mountains.
  • Newly redesigned Epic FSR 100mm-travel frame crafted from M5 aluminum for best combination of low weight, durability and ride quality. Performance-oriented geometry makes the Epic the fastest bike from Point A to Point B.
  • Specialized proprietary FlowControl Mini Brain allows Epic's AFR rear shock to instantaneously transition between firm and fully active settings, enhancing both efficiency and control.
  • 100mm-travel RockShox SID Race with Black Box Motion Control damper and external rebound and compression adjust helps match fork performance to FlowControl Mini Brain and FSR telemetry.
  • Custom Avid Elixir R Carbon SL brakes feature full hydraulic calipers, organic pads for enhanced modulation and a 160 or 185mm rotor for awesome control with minimal weight. Elixir R Carbon SL levers feature tool-free reach adjustment for enhanced comfort and control. Carbon lever blade trims weight.
  • Shimano XT Hollowtech II crank custom for Specialized. Hollow forged crankarms and integrated pipe billet bottom bracket ensure stiffness and efficiency. SG-X chainrings provide smooth, dependable shifts.
  • Our custom DT Swiss wheels don't cut corners when it comes to quality: sealed cartridge bearings, a DT Swiss rear hub with quick release and DT Swiss Competition stainless spokes with alloy nipples. Exclusive to Specialized.
  • S-Works Fast Trak LK 26 x 2.0" tires feature short, fast rolling knobs for easy speed and dual-compound tread for awesome traction. 2Bliss technology enhances control and durability without adding weight.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano M762
CRANKSET Custom Shimano FC-M762, 2pc., S: 170mm, others: 175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9, aluminum trigger, 9-speed
CASSETTE Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 22S x 32A x 44A, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox SID Race, 100mm travel, air spring, motion control damper, external rebound and external floodgate compression adj.w/ LO, alloy steerer
REAR SHOCK Specialized AFR remote mini , BRAIN inertia valve w/ BRAIN fade and rebound adj.
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Phenom, hollow Cr-Mo rails, thin foam, S/M: 130mm, L/XL: 143mm
SEATPOST 2014 butted alloy, single-bolt setback, S/M: 350, L/XL: 400mm
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
GRIPS Specialized thin lock on grip (S/M) Specialized Thick lock on grip (L/XL)
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, CNC flange, sealed cartridge bearing, Oversized end caps, 9mm DT RWS, alloy QR, 28h
REAR HUB Custom DT Swiss 370 w/ DT RWS QR, 32h
INNER TUBES Specialized Ultralight 26x2.0"", presta
SPOKES DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm, stainless, black, alloy nipples
RIMS Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 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 R Carbon SL, Carbon lever, SS hardware, alloy backed organic pads, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir R Carbon SL Hydraulic, tool-less adj. reach
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R Carbon SL, Carbon lever, SS hardware, alloy backed organic pads, S/M: 140mm, L/XL: 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS None
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8"" Threadless, 10mm insertion alloy cups, sealed cartridge bearing
SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black
FRAME Epic FSR M5 Manipulated Alloy, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE DT/TT, sealed cartridge bearings, 100mm travel, replaceable derailleur hanger

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