Specialized Men's EPIC COMP CARBON Mountainbike - 2018 - satin black/flo red

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Race-Ready Steed!

A perfect introduction to your world of XC riding and racing, the Epic Comp Carbon features all of the same frame technologies that are found in its older siblings, only with a build that lets you give racing a try without breaking the bank.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in their boots, they saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. Specialized looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short- travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9 mm seat tube. Head angle? Specialized slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42 mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for them as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but Specialized knew that they could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

The new Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineered™ tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size- specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike they've ever developed — no matter the frame size.

And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, Specialized know what you're thinking, "What about the weight?" They're glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike Specialized have ever made, weight was at the top of their priorities list. They started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And if you're curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams.

The build of the Epic Comp is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

  • Full fact 11m carbon fiber frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver an off-the-hook race bike. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100 mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
  • A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments.
  • An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.

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Product Name: Specialized Men's EPIC COMP CARBON Mountainbike - 2018 - satin black/flo red
Manufacturer: Specialized Bikes
Item Code: SBC336278
Year: 2018
Material: main frame: FACT 11m Carbon | rear triangle: FACT 11m Carbon
Frame: FACT 11m Carbon | XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148 mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100 mm of travel
Rear Shock: RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve | AUTOSAG, 51x257 mm
Fork: RockShox Reba RL 29 | Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15 mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100 mm of travel, 42 mm offset
Stem: Specialized XC | 3D Forged Alloy, 6°
Bar: Specialized Mini-Rise | 6000 alloy, 8-backsweep, 6-upsweep, 10 mm rise, 720 mm width, 31.8 mm clamp
Grips: Specialized Sip Grip
Saddle: Body Geometry Phenom Comp | hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143 mm, Adaptive Edge Design
Seatpost: Specialized Alloy Single Bolt | 30.9 mm, 21 mm Offset
Crankset: Race Face Aeffect | 32T steel ring
Bottom Bracket: Threaded BB
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Type2.1 | 11-speed
Shifter: SRAM GX Trigger 1x11
Sprocket: SRAM XG-1150 | 10-42 | 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11
Brakes: SRAM Level TL | hydraulic disc brakes
Wheels: Roval Control Alloy | 22-622, tubeless ready, hookless, 32h, Boost
Tires: F: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
R: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Pedals: Specialized Platform
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