We took our ultralight and efficient carbon-fiber Epic chassis and then added a mix of components that increases your fun factor without also making your checking account weep. The end result is this bike right here. The Epic Comp Carbon EVO is proof that sometimes you actually can have it all.
A more epic kind of Epic
Dropper posts and slightly longer forks may seem like overkill on an XC bike. We beg to differ. Epic EVOs are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions.
Hardtail Efficient. Full suspension control.
Suspension should always make you faster—never slow you down with energy-sucking suspension bob. Our ingenious Brain-equipped shocks keep the Epic firm when the trail is smooth, then automatically turns your bike plush the moment your tires meet rocks and roots.
• Race-proven, carbon chassis and ingenious Brain suspension—nothing’s faster.
• 120mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork increases the EVO’s downhill capability.
• An X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost increases control on steep descents.
Full fact 11m carbon-fiber frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver a peerless race bike—at any price. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
Meet Brain 2.0. We mounted the latest generation Brain shock closer to the axle, making it responsive to the smallest of bumps. We also reduced oil turbulence for consistent suspension performance, no matter how big and fast the hits come. Next, we ditched the Brain’s original floating piston for a bladder system that yields even smoother action. The world’s smartest suspension just got even smarter.
An extra 20 millimeters goes a long way when it comes to boosting a fork’s ability to suck up bumps. That’s why we’ve equipped the EVO with a 120mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork.
The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle—all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest, steepest climbs—in a simple, single-ring package. No front derailleurs necessary.
An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.
Frame:- Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Fork:- RockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel
Rear Shock:- Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Front Hub:- Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 24h
Rear Hub:- Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Spokes:- DT Swiss Industry
Rims:- Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
Inner Tubes:- Presta, 60mm valve
Front Tyre:- Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tyre:- Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Crankset:- Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainring:- Steel, 32T
Bottom Bracket:- SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Shift Lever:- SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur:- SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette:- SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
Chain:- SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Brake:- SRAM Guide RS, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper
Rear Brake:- SRAM Guide RS, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper
Handlebars:- Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips:- Specialized Trail Grips
Stem:- Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle:- Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
Seatpost:- X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)