Epic Expert
$3,900.00
Part No.  

Epic Expert

$3,900.00
Part No.  22308
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Epic Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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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

FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black
HEADSET 1-1/8"" Threadless, 10mm insertion alloy cups, sealed cartridge bearing
FRAME Epic FSR M5 Manipulated Alloy, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE DT/TT, sealed cartridge bearings, 100mm travel, replaceable derailleur hanger
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
DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano M762
CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
CRANKSET Custom Shimano FC-M762, 2pc., S: 170mm, others: 175mm
CASSETTE Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9, aluminum trigger, 9-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
CHAINRINGS 22S x 32A x 44A, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
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
GRIPS Specialized thin lock on grip (S/M) Specialized Thick lock on grip (L/XL)
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC low rise 31.8mm bar, 2014 butted alloy, 6 degree up, 8 degree backsweep, 640mm wide
STEM Specialized adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp, 3D forged w/ CNC finish
BRAKES
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir R Carbon SL Hydraulic, tool-less adj. reach
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R Carbon SL, Carbon lever, SS hardware, alloy backed organic pads, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm rotor
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
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.

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Stem Length 75mm 90mm 105mm 120mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 640mm 640mm 640mm 640mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 548mm 572mm 597mm 624mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 554mm 589mm 615mm 641mm
Head Tube Angle - Low Setting 70° 70° 70° 70°
Standover Height 729mm 751mm 759mm 764mm
Wheel Base 1061mm 1098mm 1126mm 1153mm
Head Tube Height 100mm 120mm 140mm 160mm
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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