2020 Epic Evo Comp

2020 Epic Evo Comp
2020 Epic Evo Comp
2020 Epic Evo Comp
Regular price $4,800.00

The more epic Epic.

The EVO will be the answer for many Epic riders. When the Epic was overhauled for 2018, it got a dropper friendly 30.9mm seat tube (was 27.2 before). It wasn't previously spec'd with a dropper, but most of the ones we sold had droppers added. Customers were also putting chunkier tyres on them (particularly on the front). The 2018 Epic is already the best XC bike, but people were wanting a little more "trail" out of it.

Basically, the EVO is the more shreddy Epic that quite a few customers are looking for. With a longer fork, it's taller in the front end making it a more comfortable marathon bike. Now spec'd with a dropper post, bigger fork, wider bars and meaty tyres, the Epic EVO is the all-day, backcountry ripper.

EVO represents the rowdier side of our bike line and the Epic Comp EVO is no exception to the rule. We’ve added a longer travel fork and a dropper post to the Comp-level Epic to create a bike that’s just as fast, but offers even more control when the trail gets hectic.

Dropper posts and slightly longer forks may seem like overkill on an XC bike. We beg to differ. Epic EVOs are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions.

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. 

  • M5 premium aluminum with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver an off-the-hook race bike. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of rear travel paired with a longer-travel (120mm) RockShox Reba RL fork, make the Epic EVO one of the most capable, fastest XC rigs available at any price.
  • Meet Brain 2.0. We mounted the latest generation Brain shock closer to the axle, making it responsive to the smallest of bumps. We also reduced oil turbulence for consistent suspension performance, no matter how big and fast the hits come. Next, we ditched the Brain’s original floating piston for a bladder system that yields even smoother action. The world’s smartest suspension just got even smarter.
  • An extra 20 millimeters goes a long way when it comes to boosting a fork’s ability to suck up bumps. That’s why we’ve equipped the EVO with a 120mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork.
  • The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle—all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest, steepest climbs—in a simple, single-ring package. No front derailleurs necessary.
  • An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.

Specs

  • FRAME Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel
  • REAR SHOCK Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
  • FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 24h
  • REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
  • SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
  • RIMS Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
  • INNER TUBES Presta, 60mm valve
  • FRONT TYRE Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • REAR TYRE Fast Trak, GRID 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 NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • CASSETTE SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
  • CHAIN SRAM SX 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 X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
  • SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm

Geometry

S M L XL
BB Drop 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm
BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
Bike Standover Height 772mm 777mm 782mm 804mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Fork Length, Full 526mm 526mm 526mm 526mm
Fork Rake/Offset 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
Front Center 667mm 695mm 723mm 749mm
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Reach 398mm 423mm 446mm 465mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Stack 595mm 605mm 619mm 638mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 571mm 599mm 626mm 650mm
Trail 99mm 99mm 99mm 99mm
Wheelbase 1103mm 1132mm 1159mm 1186mm

Click here for a general sizing guide.

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