Epic Expert
$3,300.00
Part No.  

Epic Expert

$3,300.00
Part No.  22803
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Epic Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
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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
  • Shimano XT 2-piece crankset promises legendary performance with a heralded strength-to-weight ratio for ample cross-country power
  • M5 alloy frame redefines the Competitive XC category with 100mm of supple FSR suspension, delivering small bump performance and smooth terrain efficiency
  • 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
  • S-Works The Captain 26 x 2.0" 2Bliss front tire works in concert with the S-Works Fast Trak LK rear tire to deliver exceptional traction, while minimizing rotating weight
  • 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, with travel optimized for the 29" frame
  • 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

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 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 28mm end caps, 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
RIMS Custom DT Swiss X420SL, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
FRONT TIRE S-Works The Captain, 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 Custom Shimano, outboard bearing
CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
CRANKSET Custom Shimano FC-M762 XT, 2pc., S: 170mm, others: 175mm
CASSETTE Shimano HG61, 9-speed, 11-34t
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-9 aluminum trigger
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
CHAINRINGS 44A x 32A x 22S, 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, 30.9mm
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip (S/M) Specialized Thick lock on grip (L/XL)
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC low rise bar, 7050 butted alloy, 31.8mm, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
STEM 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
BRAKES
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir CR SL Hydraulic, carbon lever blade, tool-less adj. reach and pad contact
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir CR SL, alloy backed semi-met pads, S/M: 140mm, L/XL: 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS None
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

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Stem Length 75mm 90mm 105mm 105mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 660mm 660mm 660mm 660mm
Reach 400mm 429mm 450mm 470mm
Stack 547mm 567mm 585mm 604mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 548mm 572mm 597mm 624mm
Ground-Top 878mm 898mm 916mm 935mm
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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