Epic Marathon
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Epic Marathon

Part No.  22427
Epic Marathon
Technical Specifications
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.
  • 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 Carbon fork with carbon and magnesium lowers to trim weight. Black Box Motion Control damper and external rebound and compression adjust help match fork performance to FlowControl Mini Brain and FSR telemetry.
  • Avid Ultimate SL custom brakes for Specialized with aluminum caliper body, alloy backed pads and stainless steel hardware for ultra-low weight. Monoblok caliper design enhances brake feel and modulation. Custom Avid Ultimate SL levers feature magnesium lever body and carbon lever blade for low weight.
  • Our custom DT Swiss wheels don't cut corners when it comes to quality: sealed cartridge bearings, a DT Swiss rear hub with star ratchet and alloy freehub and DT Swiss Super Comp 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.
  • Specialized Body Geometry Phenom saddle with tuned carbon reinforced shell for blend of comfort and efficiency. Titanium rails keep weight to a minimum.

Technical Specifications

CHAIN SRAM PC-971, 9-speed w/Power Link
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, trigger
CASSETTE Shimano M770 XT, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 22S x 32A x 44A, 4-bolt, 104/64mm
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage
FORK RockShox SID Race Carbon Custom for SBC. 100mm travel, carbon/mag lowers, motion control damper, external rebound and external floodgate compression adjust w/ alloy 1-1/8"" steerer
REAR SHOCK Specialized AFR remote mini , BRAIN inertia valve w/ BRAIN fade and rebound adj.
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 280S w/ Star Rachet, alloy freehub w/ DT RWS, 10mm alloy QR, 32h
INNER TUBES Specialized Ultralight 26x2.0"", presta
SPOKES DT Swiss Super Comp 2.0/1.7/1.8mm butted stainless, black, alloy nipples
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 26x2.0"", 120 TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead, dual compound
RIMS DT Swiss XR 4.2D, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h
REAR TIRE S-Works Fast Trak LK, 26x2.0"", 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, S/M: 367mm L/XL:410mm
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)
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Ultimate SL, alloy backed organic pads, alloy caliper, magnesium lever body w/ carbon blade, SS hardware package, S/M: 160mm, L/XL: 185mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Ultimate SL Hydraulic
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Ultimate SL, alloy backed organic pads, alloy caliper, magnesium lever body w/ carbon blade, SS hardware package, S/M: 140mm, L/XL: 160mm rotor
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


Geometry Chart

Epic - Geometry

  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