Specialized Epic Expert 2018 Satin Charcoal

Specialized Epic Expert 2018

 
$6900.00
#18
Available in-store only

Key Information

Lightweight carbon frame? Check. Industry-leading suspension technology? Indeed. Race-ready build kit? It's here. 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.

The new Epic 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 Specialized have ever developed - no matter the frame size.

With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike, it has gone on a diet and lost nearly 525 grams over the 2017 model by the utilisation on 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.

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.
  • Our 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 SPECS

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
INNER TUBES
Standard, Presta valve
FRONT TYRE
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
REAR TYRE
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
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

Specifications subject to change without notice.