2022 Epic Expert

2022 Epic Expert
2022 Epic Expert
2022 Epic Expert
Regular price $11,700.00

  • 12 months interest free available
    from $225.67 per week

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.

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 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 29-millimeter internal-width hookless rim, and maximize strength, ride quality, and durability while keeping weight to a minimum.

Specs

  • Frame FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
  • Rear Shock RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
  • Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
  • Tape Specialized Trail Grips
  • Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
  • Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • Front Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Shift Levers SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 34t
  • Chainrings 34T
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
  • Rims Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
  • Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
  • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull
  • Spokes DT Swiss Comp Race
  • Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
  • Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
  • Inner Tubes Standard, Presta valve
  • SeatPost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
  • Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Geometry

XS S M L XL
BB Drop 58 48 48 48 48
BB Height 314 324 324 324 324
Bike Standover Height 740 763 766 776 788
Chainstay Length 433 433 433 433 433
Fork Length, Full 505 505 505 505 505
Fork Rake/Offset 44 44 44 44 44
Front Center 663 687 719 750 782
Head Tube Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
Head Tube Length 95 95 100 115 135
Reach 390 415 445 470 495
Seat Tube Angle 76.5 75.8 75.5 75.5 75.5
Seat Tube Length 375 400 430 470 520
Stack 596 586 591 605 623
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 533 563 598 626 656
Trail 106 106 106 106 106
Wheelbase 1090 1116 1148 1179 1211

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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