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Specialized - Epic Expert - 2021

$10,500.00
SKU 97620-3201
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Color: Satin Carbon/Spectraflair
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  • DESCRIPTION
  • FEATURES
  • SPECS
  • GEOMETRY
  • BUYING A BIKE
  • 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.
  • FRAMESET
    FRAME FACT 11m Full Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
    SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
    SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
    SUSPENSION
    REAR SHOCK RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
    FORK RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
    COCKPIT
    STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
    HANDLEBARS Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
    GRIPS Specialized Trail Grips
    SADDLE Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
    SEATPOST Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
    BRAKES
    FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
    REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
    DRIVETRAIN
    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
    SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    CASSETTE SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
    CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
    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
    WHEELS
    RIMS Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h
    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
    FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
    REAR TIRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
    INNER TUBES Presta, 60mm valve

    * Specifications are subject to change without notice

    • Epic Expert 2021 Geometry
  • All bikes purchased from iRIDE will have been pre-assembled by our mechanics and test ridden. You will also receive a multi point checklist of all the safety checks and bike build elements we work through to ensure your bike is correctly assembled, and then tested so that it runs as it should. Bikes being sent to a customer who is unable to collect it from iRIDE, will have it boxed, wheels, saddle and bars generally off and re-packaged.

    The delivery of bikes will be organized once a freight fee can be determined based on weight and delivery location.

    Assembly should take no longer than 10-20 minutes. It is recommended that a skilled mechanic assemble, or check the bike. If possible your local bike shop is likely best placed to do this from a safety perspective to ensure all is as it should be. If a rider is having any issues we can hook up an online video chat, or talk over the phone. If this service is required email us at workshop@iride.net.nz to organise a time that suits all parties.