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Specialized - Epic World Cup Pro 2023

SKU 93123-1002
Original price $0.00 - Original price $0.00
Original price
$14,900.00
$14,900.00 - $14,900.00
Current price $14,900.00
Color: GLOSS DEEP LAKE METALLIC / CHROME
Size: S

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 BIGGEST FLEX IS NO FLEX: The Epic World Cup sports the full suite of Roval Control SL components: 1,240-gram wheelset, 180-gram seat post, and 250-gram integrated cockpit (70mm x 780mm). Each boasting peerless light-weight, stiffness, and control on the World Cup today.

  • 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 XO 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 Expert
HANDLEBARS S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
SEATPOST Roval Control SL carbon seatpost, Two-bolt clamp, 0mm offset, 415/370mm x 30.9
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
TAPE Specialized Trail Grips
WHEELS
REAR HUB DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 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
REAR TIRE Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
RIMS Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
INNER TUBES Specialized Turbo Tube
FRONT HUB DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
FRAMESET
FRAME Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel
SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt
DRIVETRAIN
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM POD AXS controller
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
CHAIN SRAM XO Eagle
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission
CRANKSET SRAM XO Eagle, Quarq Spindle power meter, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t
CASSETTE SRAM XS 1295, 12 speed, 10-52
CHAINRINGS Alloy, 34t
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level Silver, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level Silver, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE 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

SMLXL
Crank Length170170175175
Handlebar Width760760760760
Stem Length60707070
Saddle Width155143143143
Seatpost Length370415415415
Stack600600614628
Reach415440465490
Head Tube Length9395110125
Head Tube Angle66.566.566.566.5
BB Height313313313313
BB Drop58575757
Trail113113113113
Fork Length, Full516516516516
Fork Rake/Offset44444444
Front Center701726757788
Chainstay Length430430430430
Wheelbase1124115011811212
Bike Standover Height761764774786
Seat Tube Length395410450500
Seat Tube Angle74.574.574.574.5
Top Tube Length, Horizontal581612641670

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 workshop@iride.net.nz to organise a time that suits all parties.

  • DESCRIPTION
  • FEATURES
  • SPECIFICATION
  • GEOMETRY
  • 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 BIGGEST FLEX IS NO FLEX: The Epic World Cup sports the full suite of Roval Control SL components: 1,240-gram wheelset, 180-gram seat post, and 250-gram integrated cockpit (70mm x 780mm). Each boasting peerless light-weight, stiffness, and control on the World Cup today.

    • 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 XO 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 Expert
    HANDLEBARS S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
    SEATPOST Roval Control SL carbon seatpost, Two-bolt clamp, 0mm offset, 415/370mm x 30.9
    STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
    TAPE Specialized Trail Grips
    WHEELS
    REAR HUB DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 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
    REAR TIRE Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
    RIMS Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
    INNER TUBES Specialized Turbo Tube
    FRONT HUB DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
    FRAMESET
    FRAME Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel
    SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt
    DRIVETRAIN
    SHIFT LEVERS SRAM POD AXS controller
    BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
    CHAIN SRAM XO Eagle
    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission
    CRANKSET SRAM XO Eagle, Quarq Spindle power meter, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t
    CASSETTE SRAM XS 1295, 12 speed, 10-52
    CHAINRINGS Alloy, 34t
    BRAKES
    FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level Silver, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor
    REAR BRAKE SRAM Level Silver, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor
    SUSPENSION
    FORK RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE 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

  • SMLXL
    Crank Length170170175175
    Handlebar Width760760760760
    Stem Length60707070
    Saddle Width155143143143
    Seatpost Length370415415415
    Stack600600614628
    Reach415440465490
    Head Tube Length9395110125
    Head Tube Angle66.566.566.566.5
    BB Height313313313313
    BB Drop58575757
    Trail113113113113
    Fork Length, Full516516516516
    Fork Rake/Offset44444444
    Front Center701726757788
    Chainstay Length430430430430
    Wheelbase1124115011811212
    Bike Standover Height761764774786
    Seat Tube Length395410450500
    Seat Tube Angle74.574.574.574.5
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal581612641670
  • 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 workshop@iride.net.nz to organise a time that suits all parties.