2021 Epic Expert

$10,100.00
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Mixing hardtail efficiency and full-suspension capability to impressively quick results, Epic has always been defined by uncompromised commitment to speed.

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When speed comes calling, the Epic Expert doesn't just answer, it yells back, 'Catch me if you can!'

Featuring the most efficient suspension platform ever to grace a World Cup start line, the Epic Expert pairs 100-millimeters of Brain-controlled travel front and rear for a package that was born to erase seconds from the clock.

A Smarter BRAIN

Mixing hardtail efficiency and full-suspension capability to impressively quick results, Epic has always been defined by uncompromised commitment to speed.

Well, that and over 100 World Cup wins and podiums too. True to form, the latest Epic continues the tradition, taking advantage of the most efficient Brain suspension we've ever created to ensure it's always on a first-name-basis with fast.

Re-engineered hand-in-hand with the new Epic, the latest BRAIN design resets the expectation for efficiency, employing a new race-tuned pedaling platform to ensure every watt possible is translated into forward motion, while handily soaking up momentum-killing chatter and big hits alike—all more smoothly than ever.

Frame-Changer

Redesigned with a focus on efficient power transfer and better handling performance, the Epic's all-new FACT 11m carbon frame features a 15-percent stiffer rear triangle in order to take full advantage of the BRAIN's new race-tuned pedaling platform, while the revised carbon layup of the front-triangle sheds weight, sending the Epic's already sky-high stiffness-to-weight ratio even higher.

  • Offering 100-millimeters of brilliantly efficient BRAIN-controlled travel, the Epic’s FACT 11m carbon frame increases rear-triangle stiffness for peerless power transfer and introduces the most capable handling in an Epic yet, all while shedding weight over the previous-generation Epic.
  • The RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork serves up 100-millimeters of brilliantly controlled BRAIN travel for effecient performance that pairs perfectly with the Epic's rear BRAIN system.
  • Sprightly stoppers from SRAM, Level TL brakes offer smooth modulation for precise speed control.
  • Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25-millimeter internal-width hookless rim, and maximize strength, ride quality, and durability while keeping weight to a minimum.

Technical Specifications

FRAMESET
SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
Seat Binder Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt
Frame FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
 
DRIVETRAIN
Shift Levers SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32T, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
 
COCKPIT
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SeatPost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Tape Specialized Trail Grips
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Saddle Body Geometry Power Comp, Cromoly rails
 
WHEELS
Front Tire Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
Rims Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h
Rear Tire Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Inner Tubes Presta, 60mm valve
Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h
 
ACCESSORIES
Pedals delete
 
SUSPENSION
Rear Shock RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
 
BRAKES
Front Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
 

Geometry

  XS S M L XL
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 60mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Reach 390mm 415mm 445mm 470mm 495mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 533mm 563mm 598mm 626mm 656mm
Stack 596mm 586mm 591mm 605mm 623mm
Wheelbase 1090mm 1116mm 1148mm 1179mm 1211mm
Chainstay Length 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm
Front Centre 663mm 687mm 719mm 750mm 782mm
BB Drop 58mm 48mm 48mm 48mm 48mm
BB Height 314mm 324mm 324mm 324mm 324mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.5° 75.8° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Seat Tube Length 375mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 100mm 115mm 135mm
Bike Standover Height 740mm 763mm 766mm 776mm 788mm
Fork Rake/Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Fork Length, Full 505mm 505mm 505mm 505mm 505mm
Trail 106mm 106mm 106mm 106mm 106mm

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