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Ex-Demo: Specialized Epic Expert Mens Mountain Bike - Gold - Medium

£3,250.00  £4,800.00  32% off
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Ex-Demo: Specialized Epic Expert Mens Mountain Bike - Gold - Medium Information

Season : 2018

Brand : Specialized

Code : 90318-3103 DEMO

The build of the Epic Expert meshes performance with value, featuring industry-leading suspension technology, carbon frame and a race-ready build kit. The Epic Expert is not only ready to shine in races but it's also ready to put your closest buddies in the pain cave on the weekends.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper and simply more challenging to ride. This gave Specialized the 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 re-evaluated 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 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? They slacked that out but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset 42mm 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 Specialized as a true leader in innovation and suspension development but they knew 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.

With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike, weight was at the top of the priority list. Specialized 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 optimised torsion profiles in every section. This weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic - nearly 525 grams.

The build of the Epic Expert meshes performance with value featuring a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes and a hand-built Roval Control carbon fibre wheelset. Get ready because this is going to be Epic.

  • Full fact 11m carbon fibre frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver an off-the-hook race bike. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
  • The custom RockShox SID fork with Brain features a top-adjust Brain fade, and a custom offset to make it suitable for the new Epic.
  • The 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle at a doable price point.
Technical Information
FRAME // Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORK // RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain, tapered alloy steerer, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, Solo Air, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset,
REAR SHOCK // RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
FRONT HUB // Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUB // Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm spacing, 32h
SPOKES // DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
RIMS // Roval Control Carbon, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready
INNER TUBES // Standard, Presta valve
FRONT TYRE // Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TYRE // Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
CRANKSET // Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 24mm spindle
CHAINRINGS // Alloy Eagle 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET // SRAM GXP
SHIFT LEVERS // SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR // SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
CASSETTE // SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAIN // SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLink
FRONT BRAKE // SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE // SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
HANDLEBARS // Specialized Mini-rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS // Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEM // Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLE // Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST // Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER // Alloy, 34.9mm
PEDALS // Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
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