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Men's Epic Expert


Gloss Storm Grey/Rocket Red



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So you want a lightweight, carbon framed XC race bike but also a weekend ride that's on hand to slay your fellow riders on home built trails Yeah no problem, Check out the Epic Expert!

Cross country tracks and local woodland trails aren't what they used to be, they've evolved to be steep, technical and are now more demanding than ever before. With this in mind the Epic has been deconstructed and had every angle, length and size re-thought. Top tube length has been increased for stability at speed, the head angle is now more relaxed for more poise over rough terrain, chain-stay length, bottom bracket height, suspension offset and stack height have all been adjusted to ensure the Epic doesn't get unsettled by the most demanding trails or world-cup tracks.

We didn't stop there though, with technology ever advancing we had to look at dropper posts as well. The seat tube has now been re-sized to accept a full length 30.9 post, meaning you have the option of using the range of Specialized Command dropper posts. Descending just got a whole lot easier.

The Epics front suspension is covered by fitting a custom offset RockShox SID fork. Offsetting the fork by 42mm means that in tight switchbacks and technical turns the Epic still behaves, even with the slacker head angle. The forks have 100mm of travel with a Brain fade adjuster and a 15x110mm Maxle. Keeping it under control at the rear is a Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve and auto sag. The Brain 2.0 technology has an almost instant reaction to terrain changes, keeping traction to an absolute max, and to improve it even more we've moved the brain closer to the rear axle which is the most sensitive spot making the rear suspension almost flawless.

Frame construction and the material used is obviously a major part of building an XC whippet, which is why we incorporated our rider first engineered design. This places additional, specially designed carbon pieces in all the right places on the frame. The outcome being, that any flex is seriously reduced giving you a frame that is coherent regardless of the power you put through it, or the size of the frame you buy.

With all this and more the overall weight is at the top of everyone's list, so we reduced frame curves, routed cables through the shock linkage and minimised anything we could, the result was a saving of almost 525 grams from the previous Epic.

To finish the Epic Expert, we've dressed it in SRAM'S 12-speed GX Eagle groupset & Level TL hydraulic disc brakes. Keeping you rolling fast and efficiently are Roval's Control carbon wheelset and our own Fast Trak, GRIPTON tyres.

FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORKRockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, top-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
REAR SHOCKCustom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry
RIMSRoval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
INNER TUBESPresta, 60mm valve
FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 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
SEATPOSTAlloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 34.9mm
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt

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

Size S M L XL
BB Drop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
BB Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
Bike Standover Height 371mm 371mm 371mm 371mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Fork Length, Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Front Center 659mm 687mm 715mm 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 596mm 623mm 647mm
Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
Wheelbase 1094mm 1123mm 1151mm 1177mm