The Epic has been somewhat of ground-breaker in recent years by becoming the first full-suspension bike to capture the coveted Rainbow Jersey and an Olympic Gold medal. The Epic features our proven 29er geometry, 95mm of FSR suspension, and is equipped with the unique Brain suspension, which reads the terrain to provide the perfect ride - whether sprinting uphill or descending rough terrain at speed.
Carbon Frame - The FACT IS carbon frame features a concentric shock linkage for optimal pivot FSR location and suspension movement, two water bottle mounts with SWAT compatibility, internal cable routing, tapered head tube, PF 30 bottom bracket, and 142mm rear hub spacing. The World Cup Epic features 95mm of rear wheel travel - It’s all about the fastest ride. The frame is lighter than ever, has clean lines, better suspension action, and can carry everything you want right on the frame.
Mini Brain Rear Shock with XC Tune - Externally tunable, trail-sensing rear shock with AUTOSAG, pioneered by Specialized and manufactured by FOX - The only shock that knows the difference between rider and trail induced bumps, the Brain thinks for you and delivers the smoothest, most efficient ride.
SWAT - Fully integrated emergency repair kit, featuring storage, water bottle holder, air canister, and multi-tool. Stage 3 SWAT standard on Epic Expert and up - Gives riders the ability to solve any minor mechanical problem on the trail, and eliminates the need to wear a pack.
Seatposts - Designed for specifically for XC racing, the 27.2mm seatpost diameters, features a carbon or alloy construction for a lightweight and compliant ride - Optimised saddle height for XC racing is crucial for maximising output to the pedals when climbing.
XC Race Geometry: Epic World Cup - Uniquely tuned and designed bikes for competitive XC racing - Epic World Cup riders demand explosive power and tight geometry necessary to dominate the race circuit. Weight and stiffness are top-priority for this rider.
Hand-Crafted Roval Wheels - Ultralight Roval Control SL 29 wheelset with Zero Bead Hook technology on S-Works models, Roval Control Carbon 29 wheelset on the Expert model, and Control 29 alloy wheelset on Elite models - Zero Bead Hook technology creates a lightweight and impact resistant wheel. The lightweight wheels improve climbing performance and acceleration out of corners.