Epic Marathon Carbon
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Epic Marathon Carbon

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Epic Marathon Carbon
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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.
  • Race-ready Roval Control AL XC wheelset with oversized 28mm end caps is insanely durable, yet lightweight and prime for putting the hurt on every rider behind you
  • Avid Elixir R CR magnesium body brakes 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
  • 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
  • FACT IS-constructed 9m carbon frame with M5 alloy rear triangle and sealed cartridge bearing pivots delivers strength, rigidity and suppleness to create an uncompromising 100mm-travel Competitive XC bike
  • Specialized E100 FutureShock fork with 100mm of Brain-regulated travel and rebound adjust are supported by a carbon 1-1/8-1.5" crown-steerer assembly that balances smoothly with its Mini FlowControl rear

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Custom Shimano BB-91, OS, press-in bearing
CRANKSET Shimano FC-M770 XT, 2pc., S: 170mm, others: 175mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M770 XT, DMD, top swing, dual pull
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X-0, carbon/aluminum trigger
CASSETTE Shimano M770 XT, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 44A x 32A x 22S, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
SUSPENSION
FORK Specialized Future Shock e100, inertia valve, 100mm travel, Brain Fade, external rebound adj., single sided air spring and damper, carbon 1-1/8"" to 1.5"" steerer
REAR SHOCK Fox/SBC remote Mini-Brain, inertia valve, w/ Brain fade adjust
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Roval Control AL, alloy, oversize 28mm end caps
REAR HUB Roval Control AL with alloy freehub
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
FRONT TIRE S-Works The Captain, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
RIMS Roval Control AL, disc, 24mm
REAR TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Phenom SL, Ti rails, thin foam, S/M: 130mm, L/XL: 143mm
SEATPOST Thomson Elite Setback w/ 12 degree clamp, S/M: 367mm L/XL:410mm
STEM 3D forged alloy, adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS S-Works XC Carbon low-rise bar, uni-directional carbon, 31.8mm, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS Specialized waffle lock on grip (S/M) Specialized Thick lock on grip (L/XL)
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir R CR MAG, alloy caliper, alloy backed semi-metallic pads, SS harware package,S/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, S/M: 140mm, L/XL: 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS None
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1 1/8"" - 1 1/2"" Threadless, Campy style upper and lower cartridge bearing.
SEAT BINDER 36.9mm clamp, one bolt for carbon frame/post
FRAME FACT 9m carbon front triangle, IS construction, M5 aluminum rear triangle. sealed cartridge bearing pivots, 100mm travel, replaceable derailleur hanger

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