- 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.
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.
DRIVETRAIN Chainrings 34T Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded Shift Levers SRAM GX Eagle AXS Controller Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle AXS, w/ battery cover Crankset SRAM GX Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 34t Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed Cassette Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t COCKPIT Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp Tape Specialized Trail Grips Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise SeatPost X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150 Travel, 0mm offset WHEELS Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull Spokes DT Swiss Comp Race Rims Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35 Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35 Inner Tubes Standard, Presta valve FRAMESET Frame FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm SUSPENSION 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 BRAKES Front Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc ACCESSORIES SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
XS S M L XL Crank Length 165 170 175 175 175 Handlebar Width 750 750 750 750 750 Stem Length 60 60 70 70 70 Saddle Width 155 155 143 143 143 Seatpost Length 100 125 125 150 150 Stack 596 586 591 605 623 Reach 390 415 445 470 495 Head Tube Length 95 95 100 115 135 Head Tube Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5 BB Height 314 324 324 324 324 BB Drop 58 48 48 48 48 Trail 106 106 106 106 106 Fork Length, Full 505 505 505 505 505 Fork Rake/Offset 44 44 44 44 44 Front Center 663 687 719 750 782 Chainstay Length 433 433 433 433 433 Wheelbase 1090 1116 1148 1179 1211 Bike Standover Height 740 763 766 776 788 Seat Tube Length 375 400 430 470 520 Seat Tube Angle 76.5 75.8 75.5 75.5 75.5 Top Tube Length, Horizontal 533 563 598 626 656
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 you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a time that suits all parties.