2020 Epic Expert

2020 Epic Expert
2020 Epic Expert
2020 Epic Expert
Regular price $8,300.00

Lighter, faster and smarter than ever.

Lightweight carbon frame? Check. Industry-leading suspension technology? Oh yeah. Race-ready build kit? You know it. The Epic Expert is not only ready to shine in races, but it's also ready to put your closest buddies in the pain cave on the weekends.

With more World Championship titles and Olympic medals than anyone can count, the Epic is truly the fastest cross-country bike on the planet. Quick and flat, rowdy and technical, punchy and hard—no matter the course, the ultralight and efficient Epic brings home the win.

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.

  • Full fact 11m carbon-fiber frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver a peerless race bike—at any price. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
  • 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.
  • This Epic’s custom Brain-equipped RockShox SID fork is decidedly smart—firm during sprints, plush over the hits—no lockout levers required.
  • The 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain gives you all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest, steepest climbs—in a simple, precise and durable package. Goodbye, front derailleurs. We don’t need you anymore.
  • Hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm internal width hookless rim, ensuring optimal traction and rolling resistance properties.


    • FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
    • FORK RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
    • REAR SHOCK Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
    • FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
    • REAR HUB DT Swiss 370, SRAM XD 3-pawl driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
    • SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
    • RIMS Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
    • 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 Truvativ STYLO, DUB
    • CHAINRINGS Steel, 32T
    • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
    • CASSETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
    • CHAIN SRAM NX 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 Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
    • SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm


    S M L XL
    BB Drop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
    BB Height 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
    Bike Standover Height 764mm 770mm 776mm 799mm
    Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
    Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
    Front Center 659mm 687mm 715mm 742mm
    Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
    Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
    Reach 408mm 433mm 456mm 475mm
    Saddle Width 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74.75° 74.75° 74.75° 74.75°
    Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
    Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
    Stack 588mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
    Stem Length 60mm 70mm 80mm 90mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm 596mm 623mm 647mm
    Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
    Wheelbase 1094mm 1123mm 1151mm 1177mm

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    Note that specifications can change without notice.

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    Bikes need regular maintenance but we're here to help. To guarantee that your new bike stays running sweet, we offer a free General Service on all bikes that we sell. Worth $89, we'll do your first one for free at 6 months of ownership. Note that while the General Service labour is free, additional labour or parts cost extra. Bookings are required.

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    Best Warranty

    Specialized is confident with their quality and has one of the bike industry's best warranties out there. Frames and Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty and are transferrable to a subsequent owner, who then get 2 years from the original retail purchase date. We have very few come back with problems and the ones that do are sorted quickly.

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