Epic World Cup Expert

£6,500.00
10 days free insurance available

Looking for speed? The 'Specialized' Epic World Cup XC race bike is the fastest out there. Lightweight and efficient, with control and capability. Unmatched in performance, this bike will elevate your riding experience.

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 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. 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, handling bump forces like a longer travel bike.
  • The custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an “industry first” and plays a crucial role in 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 1915 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficient climbing, and more agile handling—ultimately adding 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.

Frame Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered?, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel
Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel
Rear Shock RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Seatpost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Seat Clamp Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt
Rear Brake SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor
Front Brake SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor
Chainrings Alloy, 34t
Shift Levers SRAM POD AXS controller
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Transmission
Cassette SRAM XS 1275, 12 speed, 10-52t
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner Tubes Specialized Turbo Tube

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

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.

Read the full warranty here

When you purchase a bike from Specialized Concept Stores, you'll receive a complimentary tune-up service at your nearest store within 6 weeks of bike delivery.

This free service is designed to ensure that the bike you've chosen is operating optimally and to make any necessary adjustments, such as cable stretching, common with new bikes.

However, if you encounter any issues with your bike at any point, we strongly advise you to cease riding and promptly book your bike in for its complimentary service to ensure your safety and riding pleasure.

When you receive your bike, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how effortless it is to get it road-ready. We've designed the assembly process to be as straightforward as possible, so you can start enjoying your new ride without delays.

All you need to do is install the handlebars, pedals, and wheels. It's a quick and hassle-free process that requires no advanced technical skills. Our user-friendly instructions and included tools will guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth and secure assembly.

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or new to bike assembly, you can trust that the process will be a breeze. Within no time, your bike will be fully assembled, and you'll be ready to hit the road, trail, or bike path with confidence.

We offer 10 days free cover with all new bikes purchased, provided by our insurance partner VeloLife. You will be covered for the first 10 days of ownership against theft and accidental damage, so you can purchase with confidence.

Give yourself the comfort of no obligation free insurance, make sure you have peace of mind from the moment you leave the store. If anything happens to the bike in the first 10 days of ownership, know you are covered!

Cycle to Work Scheme: Affordable Riding for UK Employees

Unlock a cost-effective way to own the bike of your dreams through the Cycle to Work Scheme. This initiative, available to employees in the UK, lets you enjoy the benefits of cycling while saving on your bike purchase.

With the Cycle to Work Scheme, you can use your pre-tax salary to acquire a brand-new bicycle and essential cycling accessories. This means significant savings for you, as your salary sacrifice reduces both your income tax and National Insurance contributions.

The process is seamless: Choose the bike that suits your needs and budget from our extensive range. Your employer will then set up a salary sacrifice arrangement, spreading the cost of your bike over a specified period, typically 12 to 18 months.

Once the salary sacrifice period ends, you have the option to own the bike outright for a nominal fee, ensuring you get to keep and enjoy your trusted two-wheeled companion for years to come.

Experience the freedom of cycling, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint with the Cycle to Work Scheme. Join countless UK employees who have already embraced this eco-friendly and wallet-friendly way of commuting.