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Women's Epic Comp Alloy

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2018 Women's Epic Comp Alloy

While the frame material of choice these days may be carbon, alloy frame technology has come a long way, especially when you look at our Women's Epic Comp with our D'Aluisio Smartweld technology. With it, you get a frame that's nearly as light as our carbon offerings, but it leaves you with the perfect bike to try your hand at XC riding and racing.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short-travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

At the heart of the construction, you'll find our M5 alloy with the exclusive D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer at nearly every tube juncture.

The build of the Women's Epic Comp Alloy is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, a rear RockShox Brain shock at the rear that's custom-tuned for women, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset. Every touch point has also been hand-selected for female riders, as well, from the Sip Grips, to the bar width and crankarm length, all the way down to the superlative Women's Myth Sport saddle.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel, flex pivot

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 34.9mm

SUSPENSION

REAR SHOCK

RockShox Brain, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm

FORK

RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 42mm offset, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, RX Women's Tune

WHEELS

RIMS

Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h

FRONT HUB

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h

REAR HUB

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

SPOKES

DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"

FRONT TIRE

Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

REAR TIRE

Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

CASSETTE

SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

CHAIN

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

CRANKSET

Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy

CHAINRINGS

Steel, 28T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Race Face PF30

COCKPIT

STEM

Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPS

Specialized Sip Grip, half waffle

SADDLE

Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

REAR BRAKE

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length165mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width720mm720mm720mm720mm
Stem Length60mm60mm80mm90mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm350mm
Stack588mm588mm602mm616mm
Reach388mm408mm433mm456mm
Head Tube Length110mm125mm95mm95mm
Head Tube Angle69.5°69.5°69.5°69.5°
BB Height332.6mm332.6mm332.6mm332.6mm
BB Drop38.9mm38.9mm38.9mm38.9mm
Trail94mm94mm94mm94mm
Fork Length, Full506mm506mm506mm506mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm42mm42mm42mm
Front Center639mm659mm689mm717mm
Chainstay Length438.7mm438.7mm438.7mm438.7mm
Wheelbase1075mm1095mm1125mm1153mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal548mm568mm597mm624mm
Bike Standover Height765mm765mm768mm771mm
Seat Tube Length385mm400mm434mm470mm
Seat Tube Angle74.75°74.75°74.75°74.75°
Geometry

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