No matter how you look at it XC racing is hard. The punchy accelerations rowdy rock gardens and quad searing ascents aren't for the faint of heart. With this in mind we designed the new Women's Epic Comp Carbon to make racing a bit more manageable and to take your results to the next level.
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 re-evaluated 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.
The Women's Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineered™ tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest best riding XC bike we've ever developed—no matter the frame size.
And while stiffness Brain technology and geometry features are cool and all we know what you’re thinking ""What about the weight?” We’re glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we’ve ever made weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing integrated channels through the shock extension straight tubes with less curves and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And if you’re curious this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams.
The build of the Women's Epic Comp Carbon is value-packed featuring an 1x11 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.
|Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
|RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 42mm offset, 110x15mm MaxleÂ® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, RX Women's Tune
|RockShox Brain, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
|Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
|Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
|DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
|Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
|Standard, Presta valve
|Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
|Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
|Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
|Race Face PF30
|SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
|SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
|SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
|KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢
|SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
|SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
|Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
|Specialized Sip Grip, half waffle
|Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
|Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
|Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
|Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Bike Standover Height
|Fork Length, Full
|Head Tube Angle
|Head Tube Length
|Seat Tube Angle
|Seat Tube Length
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal
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