All-New Epic Expert

All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
All-New Epic Expert
Regular price $10,500.00

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.

      Specs

      • 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 SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
      • REAR SHOCK RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
      • FRONT HUB DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h
      • REAR HUB DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
      • SPOKES DT Swiss Competition Race
      • RIMS Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 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 SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32t, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
      • CHAINRINGS SRAM Eagle Alloy 32T Direct mount
      • BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
      • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
      • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
      • CASSETTE SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
      • CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
      • FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
      • REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, 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

      Geometry

      XS S M L XL
      BB Drop 58mm 48mm 48mm 48mm 48mm
      BB Height 314mm 324mm 324mm 324mm 324mm
      Bike Standover Height 740mm 763mm 766mm 776mm 788mm
      Chainstay Length 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm
      Fork Length, Full 505mm 505mm 505mm 505mm 505mm
      Fork Rake/Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
      Front Center 663mm 687mm 719mm 750mm 782mm
      Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
      Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 100mm 115mm 135mm
      Reach 390mm 415mm 445mm 470mm 495mm
      Seat Tube Angle 76.5° 75.8° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
      Seat Tube Length 375mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
      Seatpost Length 350 350 400 400 400
      Stack 596mm 586mm 591mm 605mm 623mm
      Trail 106mm 106mm 106mm 106mm 106mm
      Wheelbase 1090mm 1116mm 1148mm 1179mm 1211mm

      Click here for a general sizing guide.

      Note that specifications can change without notice.

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      Why buy a Specialized?

      The frame is the single most important factor in a bike's ride quality. While there are many other components involved, the frame is what ties it all together and ultimately determines how well a bike rides. Specialized makes the highest quality, most sorted frame on the market. The fit and finish is excellent and they ride amazing.

      Why buy from us?

      We're your local Christchurch bike shop. When you buy from us you get the best support, fast. You don't have to email customer service and hope for a response, just come in and see us. We keep a ton of parts in stock and have mechanics that are trained up on all the latest tech in a modern workshop.

      Free General Service

      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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