S-Works Epic World Cup

£11,000.00
10 days free insurance available

Ride the fastest XC race bike in the world, the Specialized Epic World Cup Mountain Bike. With unmatched efficiency, control, and lightweight design, this bike is perfect for smooth to moderately technical courses. Built with innovative shock technology for the best of both hardtail and full suspension worlds. Packed with features like Ride Dynamics Developed suspension, SRAM XX SL transmission, and Roval Control SL components for top performance.

THINK FASTEST: The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency, control, and light-weight. World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best, “This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail, plus the control and capability of full suspension.” All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach, inventing a radical new shock, and four decades of off-road winning experience.

FRAME OF REFERENCE: To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling, our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness. This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top-tube, and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.

SHOCKINGLY FAST: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived of and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail PLUS the control, capability, and momentum-carrying of full suspension—all with a simple setup. Co-developed with RockShox, the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail “snap”, combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness, and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel. Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. But you aren't just limited “open and closed,” the simple nature of its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.

PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY: The Epic World Cup’s 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike. Because it’s designed to be ridden at or close to topped-out, it yields the same positive travel as a 100mm travel bike set up with 25% sag. To further optimize suspension performance, the Specialized Ride Dynamics team tuned the spring-rate to be relatively flat through the mid-stroke to handle the majority of bump forces like a longer travel bike. Due to its large size, the custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an “industry first” and plays a crucial role in smoothly managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.

HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF: While the new, and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear, the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork. Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride, providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.

THE WEIGHT IS OVER: With a frame weight of just 1,765 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficiently climbing, and more agile handling. And all of that adds up to speed. We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos, the lightest production road frame ever made, specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.

THE BIGGEST FLEX IS NO FLEX: The Epic World Cup sports the full suite of Roval Control SL components: 1,240-gram wheelset, 180-gram seat post, and 250-gram integrated cockpit (70mm x 780mm). Each boasting peerless light-weight, stiffness, and control on the World Cup today.

  • The all-new Epic World Cup frame features Ride Dynamics Developed suspension technology and 75mm of optimized rear wheel travel. Thanks to its shock technology, Epic World Cup delivers unmatched pedal efficiency and is ready for the roughest descents you can throw at it–no lockout switches required.
  • SRAM XX SL transmission builds on what top riders need in shifting performance and robustness, making it perfectly matched for the brutal demands of off-road racing.
  • An all-new SID SL BRAIN fork provides 110mm of bump-muting performance while discerning inputs from the ground or rider to provide ultimate efficiency.
  • Created specifically to match the increased capabilities of the Epic World Cup, the Roval Control SL rim introduces a completely new offset rim profile that features a 29mm internal width that not only increases strength and reduces weight, but also improves pinch-flat resistance by 22-percent.

FrameS-Works FACT 12m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel
SWATSWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
Rear ShockRockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm
ForkRockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel
TapeSpecialized Trail Grips
HandlebarsRoval Control SL Integrated cockpit, 60mm/70mm X- 12 degree integrated stem, 8-degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 760mm wide
SaddleBody Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base
Front BrakeSRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor
Rear BrakeSRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor
Rear DerailleurSRAM XX SL Eagle Transmission
Shift LeversSRAM POD AXS controller
CassetteSRAM CS-1299 Cassette, 12-speed, 10-52t
ChainSRAM XX SL Eagle
CranksetQuarq XX SL power meter crankset, Carbon, 168 Q-Factor, DUB, 170/175mm, 34T
Chainrings34t
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
RimsRoval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h
Front HubRoval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull t-head
Rear HubRoval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h straight-pull t-head
SpokesDT Swiss Aerolite Straight-pull t-head
Front TireSpecialized S-Works Fast Trak, S-Works Casing, T5/T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear TireSpecialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner TubesSpecialized Turbo Tube
SeatPostRoval Control SL carbon seatpost, Two-bolt clamp, 0mm offset, 415/370mm x 30.9
Seat BinderSpecialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Size S M L XL
BB Drop 58 57 57 57
BB Height 313 313 313 313
Bike Standover Height 761 764 774 786
Chainstay Length 430 430 430 430
Fork Length, Full 516 516 516 516
Fork Rake/Offset 44 44 44 44
Front Center 701 726 757 788
Head Tube Angle 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
Head Tube Length 93 95 110 125
Reach 415 440 465 490
Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
Seat Tube Length 395 410 450 500
Stack 600 600 614 628
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 581 612 641 670
Trail 113 113 113 113
Wheelbase 1124 1150 1181 1212

Lifetime warranty* to the original owner against structural defects in material or workmanship on ALL models of Specialized-branded frames and forks

  • Includes seatstays and chainstays on full-suspension bikes
  • Does not include suspension forks and suspension parts
  • Does not include paint and graphics (these are covered below)

* Register your bike, frameset, or Roval wheels within the first 90 days of purchase for a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

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