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Specialized Epic World Cup Expert

Specialized Epic World Cup Expert
  • Color: Gloss Electric Green / Forest Green Pearl
  • Color: Satin Carbon / White Pearl
$7,000.00
Color:
Satin Carbon / White Pearl
Size:
Medium
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THINK FASTEST: The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency, control, and lightweight. World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best, "This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail, plus the control and capability of full suspension". All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach, inventing a radical new shock, and four decades of off-road winning experience.

FRAME OF REFERENCE: To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling, our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness. This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top tube and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.

SHOCKINGLY FAST: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived of and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail PLUS the control, capability, and momentum-carrying of full suspension—all with a simple setup. Co-developed with RockShox, the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail "snap", combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness, and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel. Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. But you aren't just limited to "open and closed," the simple nature of its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.

PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY: The Epic World Cup's 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike. Because it's designed to be ridden at or close to topped-out, it yields the same positive travel as a 100mm travel bike set up with 25% sag. To further optimize suspension performance, the Specialized Ride Dynamics team tuned the spring-rate to be relatively flat through the mid-stroke to handle the majority of bump forces like a longer travel bike. Due to its large size, the custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an "industry first" and plays a crucial role in smoothly managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.

HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF: While the new, and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear, the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork. Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride, providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.

THE WEIGHT IS OVER: With a frame weight of just 1,915 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficiently climbing, and more agile handling. And all of that adds up to speed. We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos, the lightest production road frame ever made, specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.

- The all-new Epic World Cup frame features Ride Dynamics Developed suspension technology and 75mm of optimized rear wheel travel. Thanks to its shock technology, Epic World Cup delivers unmatched pedal efficiency and is ready for the roughest descents you can throw at it–no lockout switches required.

- SRAM GX transmission builds on what top riders need in shifting performance and robustness, making it perfectly matched for the brutal demands of modern cross-country racing.

- An all-new SID SL BRAIN fork provides 110mm of bump-muting performance while discerning inputs from the ground or rider to provide ultimate efficiency.

- Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control carbon wheels feature a modern 29mm internal-width hookless rim–maximizing strength, ride quality, and durability–while keeping weight to a minimum.

Sizes:
X-SmallSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Stem Length 60mm 60mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seatpost Length 370mm 370mm 420mm 420mm 420mm
Stack 603mm 600mm 600mm 614mm 628mm
Reach 380mm 415mm 440mm 465mm 490mm
Head Tube Length 93mm 93mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Head Tube Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
BB Height 309mm 313mm 313mm 313mm 313mm
BB Drop 61mm 58mm 57mm 57mm 57mm
Trail 113mm 113mm 113mm 113mm 113mm
Fork Length, Full 516mm 516mm 516mm 516mm 516mm
Fork Rake/Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 665mm 701mm 726mm 757mm 788mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Wheelbase 1089mm 1124mm 1150mm 1181mm 1212mm
Bike Standover Height 738mm 761mm 764mm 774mm 786mm
Seat Tube Length 392mm 395mm 410mm 450mm 500mm
Seat Tube Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 541mm 581mm 612mm 641mm 670mm
Sizes:
INCHESCMSIZE
4'10" - 5'1" 148 - 155 X-Small
5'2" - 5'5" 158 - 165 Small
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 Medium
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 Large
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 X-Large

Specs

Frame Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel
Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel
Rear Shock RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm
Rims Roval Control Carbon, offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
Hubs Front: DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
Rear: DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race Straight-pull
Tires Front: Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear: Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t
Chainrings Alloy, 34t
Shifters SRAM POD AXS controller
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Transmission
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XS 1275, 12 speed, 10-52t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Brakes Front: SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor
Rear: SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Seatpost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Accessories & Extras SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

* Subject to change without notice.

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Satin Carbon / White Pearl / Medium 888818871520 93123-3003 210000049174

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