SPECIALIZED EPIC PRO MOUNTAIN BIKE 2021
The carbon Specialized Epic Pro Mountain Bike benefits from much of the same impressive technology and design as the range-topping S-Works model, including the revised geometry. As XC race courses get ever more technical, so the bikes have evolved too, and the Epic now gets slacker angles, a lower bottom bracket and longer reach to help it retain its reputation as one of the fastest bikes available.
Brain suspension technology is the Epic’s party piece, with the clever design deciding in a fraction of a second whether any pressure is the result of a bump in which case the Inertia Valve will open up, or rider induced in which case the valve remains closed for more efficient pedalling. Both the rear suspension and front fork benefit from this technology, allowing the 100mm of travel to be plush or firm as required without the necessity of a manual lockout.
SRAM’s XO1 Eagle AXS 12-speed drivetrain is wirelessly operated, so there is no cable stretch or contamination to worry about, and the actuation is always consistently light which is a godsend at the end of a tough race or ride when fatigue has set in. The AXS smartphone app can be used to monitor the system and even allows for a degree of function customisation. SRAM also provides the Level TLM hydraulic disc brakes, helping keep the speed under control.
Carbon Roval 29” wheels, carbon S-works seatpost and S-works handlebar ensure that the bike’s weight is impressively low whilst Specialized’s Fast Trak tyres are a racer’s delight with low rolling resistance but good levels of grip and traction. Both the rims and tyres are tubeless-ready so conversion is simple, giving access to fewer punctures and the ability to run lower pressures if the course or trail conditions require it.
· Specialized FACT 11m Carbon frame with Modern XC Race Geometry and 100mm of travel
· RockShox-Specialized Brain rear shock with Rx XC Tune
· RockShox SID SL Brain fork with 100mm of travel
· SRAM X01 Eagle AXS 12-speed fully wireless electronic drivetrain
· SRAM Level TLM hydraulic disc brakes
· Roval Control 29” carbon wheelset
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 SID SL Brain, Top-Adjust Brain damper, DebonAir, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm travel
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebar Specialized S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
Front Brake SRAM Level TLM, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM Level TLM, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers SRAM Level TLM, hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO1 Eagle AXS 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM AXS Eagle Controller
Cassette SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Crankset SRAM X1 carbon Eagle, Boost™ 148, DUB, 32t, SM
Front Wheel DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, 6-bolt, hub with Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, tubeless-ready, 28h rim
Rear Wheel DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing hub with Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, tubeless-ready, 28h rim
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 Expert
Seatpost Specialized S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
Pedals Available to be purchased separately
Accessories SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool