Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike 2021
Offering a cost-effective way into the Specialized race-bred range, the Epic Comp Mountain Bike employes the same FACT 11m carbon, 100mm travel frame with Brain technology as the bikes higher in the range, making it a great privateer XC race bike or rapid trail machine.
By distinguishing between rider input and terrain bumps, the Brain is able to ensure that the Inertia Valve remains closed for efficient pedalling but opens it to access the 100mm of travel for greater comfort, control and traction when required. The RockShox Reba RL fork matches the rear end’s 100mm for a balanced ride. As XC racecourses have become more technically demanding, so XC race bikes have changed too; the Epic’s geometry is now longer, slacker and lower, with a 67.5° head angle for confidence on steep descents and tricky sections.
Shimano’s SLX 12-speed groupset and hydraulic disc brakes are highly dependable, giving reliable shifting and tireless braking in all conditions. The massive 10-51 cassette has low enough ratios for the steepest climbs without spinning out on the descents, so whether racing for a podium or a KOM the right gear is always to hand.
The Epic rolls on 29”x2.3” Specialized Fast Trak tyres on 25mm wide, tubeless-ready alloy rims so rolling resistance is low, grip high and tubeless conversion easy. The bike is finished with a selection of Specialized components and a Body Geometry saddle, along with an integrated SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool for any trail-side repairs.
Frame: Specialized FACT 11m Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, with RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integrated Extension, 265x52.5mm, 100mm of travel
Fork: RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, BB52, threaded
Stem: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebar: Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips: Specialized Trail Grips
Front Brake: Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake: Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX M7100, hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
Shift Levers: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Chain: Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed
Cassette: Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t
Crankset: Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, XS
Front Wheel: Shimano MT400-B, Center Lock 28h, 15x110 Boost, hub with Specialized Alloy, tubeless-ready, 25mm internal width rim, DT Swiss Industry spokes
Rear Wheel: Shimano MT510-B, Center Lock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline hub with Specialized Alloy, tubeless-ready, 25mm internal width rim, DT Swiss Industry spokes
Front Tyre: Specialized Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" clincher
Rear Tyre: Specialized Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" clincher
Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
Seatpost: Specialized Alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
Pedals: Available to be purchased separately
Accessories: SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool