Fresh off a gold medal at the Olympics, Specialized's S-Works Epic World Cup rocks 95mm of Brain-controlled FSR suspension and a 100mm RockShox SID fork for unprecedented climbing and confident descending. Its state-of-the-art FACT 11M-carbon frame is not only light, it's super stiff for lightning-fast accelerations and pinpoint handling. This pro-level ride is equipped with the best of the best: a revolutionary SRAM XX1 Eagle 1 x 12-speed drivetrain delivers flawless, reliable shifting, featherweight Roval carbon wheels make you feel like you're cheating and wonderfully light, powerful SRAM Level Ultimate disc brakes have modulation to spare. Not stopping there, you get world-class S-Works carbon seatpost, a Ti-railed saddle and S-Works tires.
Specialized's FSR suspension offers plush travel, incredible control, unbeatable traction and an overall awesome ride because it's completely unaffected by pedaling and braking forces. This design also eliminates "bobbing" for optimum climbing and acceleration. You'll be amazed.
The Brain is the mastermind behind Specialized's ultra-efficient suspension designs. It automatically turns the suspension "on" and "off" almost instantaneously to always provide the perfect ride. It consists of an inertia valve mounted inside a near-vertical cylinder near the rear axle. The inertia valve controls the shock's ability to compress; the resulting system responds to terrain input (bumps and dips), but not to rider input (pedaling). Forces from the ground activate the inertia valve inside the Brain, which opens and allows the shock to absorb bumps. All Brains also feature Brain Fade technology, which by using the blue dial on top of the Brain cylinder, you can control the breakaway threshold of the inertia valve in your Brain from ultra rigid and efficient to super plush and active and anywhere in between. So you can set up your bike to climb and sprint like a hardtail and still absorb bumps for maximum control over rough terrain; the ideal combination for parlaying all your hard efforts into off-road speed.
This frame utilizes Specialized’s advanced FACT IS (Integrated Structure) construction method. By separating the frame into four main parts — the front triangle, seat tube/bottom bracket, chainstays and seatstays — Specialized is able to optimize each carbon piece for its specific purpose and create a structure that’s incredibly light, impeccably stiff and impressively strong.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||S-Works FACT 11m, full carbon frame w/unique S-Works lay-up, XC Geometry, MFS chainstay, PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 12x142mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 95mm of travel, SWAT™ tool cradle|
|Fork||RockShox SID Brain World Cup, Position Sensitive damper, top-mount Brain Fade and rebound adjust, Solo Air, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 15x100mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 51mm offset, 100mm travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control SL 29, hookless carbon, 22mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready|
|Hubs||Front: Roval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, labyrinth style, 15mm thru-axle, 100mm spacing|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized tubeless-ready Fast Trak 29 x 2.2"|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Eagle, carbon|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle, black,12-speed w/PowerLink|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1295, 12-speed, 10-50t|
|Shifters||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed, trigger|
|Handlebars||Specialized Mini-rise, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|Stem||Syntace F109, 6-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp|
|Brakes||SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, Front: 180/160mm; Rear: 160mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm|
|Seatpost||S-Works FACT carbon, 0mm setback, carbon rail clamps|