2018 Men's Epic Comp Carbon

£3500.00

Satin Black/Flo Red

Sizes:
M
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L

Part No. 90318-5303
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If you’re looking to take on the world of XC racing as well as riding, the Epic Comp Carbon is the perfect machine to fuel your competitive streak. It has all the same frame technologies that grace its bigger brothers with a build that keeps you competitive, but without bottoming out your bank account.

As race courses have evolved, getting steeper, ever more technical and more challenging to take on, we’ve risen to the challenge and in the process come up with something special. World Cup athletes and amateur XC riders alike will feel the benefits from the first pedal stroke.

Going back to the bare bones, we’ve looked at what gives a bike great handling from the head angle to the reach, chainstay length, stack and the fork offset – and then reconsidered the lot. To make the bike more stable at speed we’ve increased the reach, which also makes it more comfortable to ride. We went for a full-length dropper post for the 30.9mm seat tube, ahead of the usual short-travel XC option.

With the overall handling package still in mind we’ve slackened out the head tube to work with a front end that lands on a custom offset 42mm fork, giving it good manners in tight corners and switchbacks.

The Brain drew a line in the sand for us to set us apart as a true innovator and leader in suspension development, changing how the bike world looked at suspension, its inefficiencies and it’s benefits. It wound up winning all kinds of races too.

However we knew we could make it better and so we teamed up with the innovators over at RockShox to bring you a totally redesigned and completely new Brain 2.0.

The Brain 2.0 gives you more dependable damping and perfectly consistent reactions to bump forces with integrated hoses and suspension links. By moving it ever-closer to the rear axle we also knew the Brain would be in the best spot for sensitivity.

By using Rider-First Engineered tubes we’ve also managed to give this Epic a serious stiffness upgrade. We managed to increase stiffness hugely in the front end for a big improvement in control and ride quality. Each frame size has it’s own specific tubeset, so we can give you the best riding XC bike that we’ve ever made, with that same incredible stiffness - no matter what frame size you ride.

To drop weight we used a clean and efficient frame layout, put together with tubes shaped for optimised torsion profiles, integrated channels through the shock extension and clean cable routing. If you want to know how it all adds up, well, it’s the equivalent of losing a chainstay and shock extension on the last Epic, with a total of nearly 525 grams shaved off.

The Epic Comp is all topped off with a value-packed build of 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, Roval Control alloy wheels and SRAM Level TL brakes. Be ready. This will be Epic.

  • Full fact 11m carbon fiber frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver an off-the-hook race bike. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
  • A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments.
  • An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.


FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset
REAR SHOCKRockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
RIMSRoval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
CRANKSETRace Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
CHAINRINGSSteel, 30T
BOTTOM BRACKETThreaded BB, 24mm spindle
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINKMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link?
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEMSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 34.9mm
PEDALSSpecialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.


Size S M L XL
BB Drop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
BB Height 332.6mm 332.6mm 332.6mm 332.6mm
Bike Standover Height 764mm 770mm 776mm 799mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Fork Length, Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Front Center 659mm 688mm 716mm 742mm
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Reach 408mm 433mm 456mm 475mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.75° 74.75° 74.75° 74.75°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Stack 588mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
Wheelbase 1095mm 1123mm 1152mm 1178mm

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