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Men's S-Works Epic

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Colour:

Gloss Mint/Tarmac Black

Size:

L

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With more World Championship titles Olympic medals and Cape Epic wins than you can count the S-Works Epic truly is the fastest XC bike on the planet. Fast and flat rowdy and technical punchy and hard—no matter the course it’s the best tool to get you to the top of the podium.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical steeper and 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 reevaluated 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 Brain 2.0. The original Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension both in 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 Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally reborn. 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 Epic also has a rider Rider-First Engineered™ design that places complex carbon pieces in all the right places and this 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 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 350 grams.

For this S-Works model we spared no expense with the build so it features a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork w/ Brain Fade a 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset powerful SRAM Level Ultimate brakes and hand-built featherweight Roval Control SL wheels.

FRAMES-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORKRockShox SID WC Brain 29, top-adjust Brain Fade, tapered carbon crown and steerer, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
REAR SHOCKCustom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
FRONT HUBRoval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h
REAR HUBRoval Control SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry
RIMSRoval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
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"
CRANKSETSRAM XX1 Eagle, Boostâ„¢ 148, DUB, 170/175mm
CHAINRINGSSRAM Eagle, alloy, 32T
BOTTOM BRACKETSRAM DUB, threaded BB
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM XX1 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINSRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKESRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARSS-Works Carbon Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEMS-Works SL
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
SEATPOSTS-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 34.9mm, titanium bolt
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