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.
Redesigned with a focus on efficient power transfer and more confident 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 Reba RL from RockShox benefits from the SID's development on the World Cup circuit, providing a race-tested Motion Control damper with external low-speed compression, lockout and rebound adjustments.
- Shimano's SLX brakes are second to none when it comes to fuss-free stopping that's light on the scale and heavy on value.
- Employing tech from upstream XT and XTR offerings, the Shimano SLX rear derailleur ticks off quick shifts and employs a wide, 12-speed range to ensure jumps between gears are as minimal and efficient as possible.
- Specialized Alloy tubeless-ready rims feature a modern 25-millimeter internal width, allowing tires to achieve their ideal profile and footprint for optimal traction.
FRAME - FACT 11m Full Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORK - RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
REAR SHOCK - RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
FRONT HUB - Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
REAR HUB - Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
SPOKES - DT Swiss Industry
RIMS - Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
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 - Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET - Shimano, BB52, Threaded
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
CASSETTE - Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t
CHAIN - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed
FRONT BRAKE - Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE - Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, 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 - Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
SWAT - SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool