- BUYING A BIKE
THINK FASTEST: The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency, control, and light-weight. World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best, “This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail, plus the control and capability of full suspension.” All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach, inventing a radical new shock, and four decades of off-road winning experience.
FRAME OF REFERENCE: To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling, our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness. This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top-tube, and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.
SHOCKINGLY FAST: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived of and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail PLUS the control, capability, and momentum-carrying of full suspension—all with a simple setup. Co-developed with RockShox, the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail “snap”, combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness, and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel. Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. But you aren't just limited “open and closed,” the simple nature of its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.
PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY: The Epic World Cup’s 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike. Because it’s designed to be ridden at or close to topped-out, it yields the same positive travel as a 100mm travel bike set up with 25% sag. To further optimize suspension performance, the Specialized Ride Dynamics team tuned the spring-rate to be relatively flat through the mid-stroke to handle the majority of bump forces like a longer travel bike. Due to its large size, the custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an “industry first” and plays a crucial role in smoothly managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.
HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF: While the new, and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear, the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork. Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride, providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.
THE WEIGHT IS OVER: With a frame weight of just 1,915 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficiently climbing, and more agile handling. And all of that adds up to speed. We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos, the lightest production road frame ever made, specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.
- The all-new Epic World Cup frame features Ride Dynamics Developed suspension technology and 75mm of optimized rear wheel travel. Thanks to its shock technology, Epic World Cup delivers unmatched pedal efficiency and is ready for the roughest descents you can throw at it–no lockout switches required.
- SRAM GX transmission builds on what top riders need in shifting performance and robustness, making it perfectly matched for the brutal demands of modern Cross Country racing.
- An all-new SID SL BRAIN fork provides 110mm of bump-muting performance while discerning inputs from the ground or rider to provide ultimate efficiency.
- Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control carbon wheels feature a modern 29mm internal-width hookless rim–maximizing strength, ride quality, and durability–while keeping weight to a minimum.
COCKPIT SADDLE Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails HANDLEBARS Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp SEATPOST Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm TAPE Specialized Trail Grips STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise WHEELS REAR HUB DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull SPOKES DT Swiss Competition Race Straight-pull FRONT TIRE Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35 RIMS Roval Control 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 TIRE Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35 INNER TUBES Specialized Turbo Tube FRAMESET FRAME Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt DRIVETRAIN SHIFT LEVERS SRAM POD AXS controller CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle CASSETTE SRAM XS 1275, 12 speed, 10-52t BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB Threaded Wide CRANKSET SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle Transmission CHAINRINGS Alloy, 34t BRAKES FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor REAR BRAKE SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor SUSPENSION FORK RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel REAR SHOCK RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm ACCESSORIES SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
XS S M L XL Crank Length 165 170 170 175 175 Handlebar Width 750 750 750 750 750 Stem Length 60 60 70 70 70 Saddle Width 155 155 143 143 143 Seatpost Length 370 370 420 420 420 Stack 603 600 600 614 628 Reach 380 415 440 465 490 Head Tube Length 93 93 95 110 125 Head Tube Angle 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5 BB Height 309 313 313 313 313 BB Drop 61 58 57 57 57 Trail 113 113 113 113 113 Fork Length, Full 516 516 516 516 516 Fork Rake/Offset 44 44 44 44 44 Front Center 665 701 726 757 788 Chainstay Length 430 430 430 430 430 Wheelbase 1089 1124 1150 1181 1212 Bike Standover Height 738 761 764 774 786 Seat Tube Length 392 395 410 450 500 Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5 Top Tube Length, Horizontal 541 581 612 641 670
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.