2018 Epic Comp Carbon

2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
2018 Epic Comp Carbon
Regular price $5,900.00

Lighter, faster and smarter than ever.

A perfect introduction to your world of XC riding and racing, the Epic Comp Carbon features all of the same frame technologies that are found in its older siblings, only with a build that lets you give racing a try without breaking the bank.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. Specialized looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Specialized slackened the head anglet, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development. By moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

At the heart of the construction, you'll find Specialized's M5 alloy with the exclusive D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminium bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer at nearly every tube juncture.

The build of the Epic Comp Alloy is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset.

  • The M5 Premium Alloy frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology finally brings you all the benefits of alloy, like durability, in a lightweight package.
  • A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments.
  • An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.

Specs

  • FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset
  • REAR SHOCK RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
  • FRONT HUB Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
  • REAR HUB Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm spacing, 32h
  • SPOKES DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
  • RIMS Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready
  • INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
  • FRONT TYRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
  • REAR TYRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
  • CRANKSET Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
  • CHAINRINGS Steel, 30T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Threaded BB, 24mm spindle
  • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
  • CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
  • CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
  • FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
  • REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
  • HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
  • GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
  • STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
  • SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
  • SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm

Geometry

S M L XL
BB Drop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
BB Height 332.6mm 332.6mm 332.6mm 332.6mm
Bike Standover Height 764mm 770mm 776mm 799mm
Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Fork Length, Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Front Center 659mm 688mm 716mm 742mm
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
Reach 408mm 433mm 456mm 475mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.75° 74.75° 74.75° 74.75°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
Stack 588mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
Wheelbase 1095mm 1123mm 1152mm 1178mm

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