SPECIALIZED - Epic Expert Carbon
Lightweight carbon frame? Check. Industry-leading suspension technology? Oh yeah. Race-ready build kit? You know it. The Epic Expert is not only ready to shine in races, but it's also ready to put your closest buddies in the pain cave on the weekends.
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With more World Championship titles and Olympic medals than anyone can count, the Epic is truly the fastest cross-country bike on the planet. Quick and flat, rowdy and technical, punchy and hard—no matter the course, the ultralight and efficient Epic brings home the win.
HARDTAIL EFFICIENT. FULL-SUSPENSION CONTROL
Suspension should always make you faster—never slow you down with energy-sucking suspension bob. Our ingenious Brain-equipped shocks keep the Epic firm when the trail is smooth, then automatically turns your bike plush the moment your tires meet rocks and roots.
• Race-proven, carbon chassis and ingenious Brain suspension—nothing’s faster.
• Lightweight, Brain-equipped RockShox SID fork—firm during sprints, plush over the hits.
• SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain gives you all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest climbs.
FRAME : Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORK : RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
REAR SHOCK : Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
FRONT HUB : Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUB : DT Swiss 370, SRAM XD 3-pawl driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
SPOKES : DT Swiss Industry
RIMS : Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
INNER TUBES : Presta, 60mm valve
FRONT TYRE : Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TYRE : Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
CRANKSET : Truvativ STYLO, DUB
CHAINRINGS : Steel, 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET : SRAM DUB, threaded BB
SHIFT LEVERS : SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR : SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
CASSETTE : SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAIN : SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
FRONT BRAKE : SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE : SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARS : Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS : Specialized Trail Grips
STEM : Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLE : Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
SEATPOST : Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER : Alloy, 34.9mm
PEDALS : Specialized Dirt