Epic Marathon 29
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Epic Marathon 29

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Epic Marathon 29
Technical Specifications
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. .
  • Roval Control EL XC wheelset with oversized 28mm end caps is ultra-lightweight, plenty strong, race-ready and prime for putting the hurt on every rider behind you
  • 29" M5 alloy Competitive XC frame with 90mm of supple FSR suspension features 29"-specific geometry with short chainstays, low BB and roomy top tube for confident all-day riding and racing
  • Custom Specialized/RockShox Reba S29 fork with carbon crown and Reba Team damper features a titanium motion control damper, FloodGate adjust and lockout for the optimal mix of beauty and brawn
  • Specialized and Fox blend their brains to develop the new FlowControl Mini Brain shock with Brain Fade adjust inertia valve, air spring and adjustable rebound for trophy-stockpiling performance

Technical Specifications

CHAIN SRAM PC-1090, 10-speed
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP, outboard bearing
CRANKSET SRAM XX, 39A x 26A,175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM XX, DMD style for SBC, top swing, bottom pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM XX carbon trigger
CASSETTE SRAM XX, 10-speed, 11-36t
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM XX, 10-speed, standard cage
FORK Custom SBC/RockShox Reba S29 Carbon, 100mm travel, One-piece tapered carbon crown/steeer tube, Rockshox Reba Team lower, titanium motion control damper, L/O w/floodgate adjust.
REAR SHOCK Fox/SBC remote Mini-Brain, inertia valve, w/ Brain fade adjust
FRONT HUB Roval Control EL XC, OS, 28mm end caps
REAR HUB Roval Control EL XC, OS, stragiht pull
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
FRONT TIRE S-Works The Captain, 29x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
RIMS Roval Control EL, 29"" XC disc wheel
REAR TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 29x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
SADDLE Specialized Phenom SL, Ti rails, thin foam, S/M: 130mm, L/XL: 143mm
SEATPOST Thomson Elite Setback w/ 12 degree clamp, M: 367mm L/XL:410mm
STEM 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 660mm wide, 8 degree backsweep,
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip (M) Specialized Thick lock on grip (L/XL)
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R CR MAG, alloy caliper, alloy backed semi-metallic pads, SS harware package, M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir R CR MAG, magnesium body, carbon lever, tool-less reach adjust
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R CR MAG, alloy caliper, alloy backed semi-metallic pads, SS harware package, 160mm rotor
HEADSET 1 1/8"" - 1 1/2"" Threadless, Campy style upper and lower cartridge bearing.
SEAT BINDER 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID, black
FRAME Epic FSR M5 alloy, 29"" geometry, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE DT/TT, sealed cartridge bearings, 90mm travel, replaceable derailleur hanger


Geometry Chart

- Geometry

  Med LG XL
Crank Length 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 90mm 105mm 105mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm
Handlebar Width 660mm 660mm 660mm
Reach 415mm 438mm 462mm
Stack 609mm 618mm 637mm
Chainstay Length 448mm 448mm 448mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 572mm 596mm 621mm
Ground-Top 936mm 945mm 964mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 590mm 615mm 640mm
Head Tube Angle - Low Setting 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Standover Height 767mm 779mm 781mm
Head Tube Height 110mm 120mm 140mm
Wheel Base 1109mm 1136mm 1163mm
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) - Low Setting 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length - Center to Top 445mm 483mm 533mm
Bottom Bracket Height - Low Setting 327mm 327mm 327mm