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Epic Comp 29

Epic Com 29

The M5 aluminium Epic Comp 29 has 100mm of travel and 29-inch wheels to smooth any cross-country terrain.

  • M5 alloy Competitive XC frame with 100mm of efficient FSR suspension features 29er-specific geometry with short chainstays, low BB, and roomy top tube for confident all-day riding and racing
  • Specialized and Fox put their heads together to develop the FlowControl Mini Brain shock with Brain Fade inertia valve, air spring, and adjustable rebound for the ultimate in racing and trail riding performance; new 2012 tune
  • RockShox Reba RL 29 fork with 100mm travel, lockout and rebound adjust, allows this 29er to charge technical terrain
  • Specialized Hi Lo disc hub has a higher flange on the disc side, which stiffens the 29er wheel in this high-stress area. Combined with 142+ spacing and sealed cartridge bearings, this wheelset punches well above its weight
  • S-Works Fast Trak 2.0″ front and Renegade Control 2.0″ rear 2Bliss ready, dual-compound tyres deliver exceptional speed and traction, while minimizing rotating weight
  • SRAM X9 long cage, 10-speed rear derailleur is super-tough and light, yet delivers pinpoint shifts

FRAME M5 alloy, 29″ geometry, fully manipulated frame w/ ORE DT/TT, gussetless TT (S/M), tapered HT, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCK Fox/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/new 2012 tune, inertia valve, w/ Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm, 29er hose length
FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, tapered alloy steerer, LO and reb adj. standard drop-outs, 100mm travel
HEADSET 1-1/8 and 1-1/2″ Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2″ lower, cartridge bearings
STEM Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 105mm, XL: 105mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 680mm wide, 8º back sweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, 160mm HS-1 rotor
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, 160mm HS-1 rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid Elixir R SL hydraulic, tool-less reach adj., w/MatchMaker clamp
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM X7,10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X9, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminium trigger, w/MatchMaker clamp
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
CRANKSET Custom SRAM S-1250, 7050 alloy arms, 10-speed XC double, GXP spindle, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP, outboard bearing
PEDALS Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
RIMS Roval 29, 26mm w/ eyelets, 32h
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, OS 28 end caps, sealed cartridge bearing, RWS, 32h
REAR HUB Specialized Hi Lo 142+ disc, laser-etched logo, double-sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry 2.0, (14g) stainless
FRONT TYRE S-Works Fast Trak, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29×2.0″
REAR TYRE Specialized Renegade Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29×1.95″
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm, 400mm
SEAT BINDER 34.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
NOTES Protective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual
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Whether hammering technical World Cup courses or local cross-country trails, these competitive riders want their bikes to be super lightweight, efficient and ultimately fast, for explosive climbing and nimble handling. Though the Epic is an ideal bike for racers, it’s also appealing for riders who want a short-travel bike that shreds rugged singletrack.

Externally tuneable, trail-sensing rear shock, pioneered by Specialized and manufactured by Fox. New shock tune, and new easy-to-use Brain Fade dial

Maximizes efficiency and control over smooth and rough terrain.

When a rider encounters bump forces, the Mini Brain’s inertia valve disengages, allowing oil to flow and the shock to immediately transition from firm (efficient) to fully active (compliant) suspension settings. The external Brain Fade dial allows riders to fine tune their suspension levels.

Fast-handling frame geometry formulated for the Competitive XC experience.

Creates an aggressive (or more forward) riding position for precision handling on cross-country trails and courses.

By using a short rear end, low bottom bracket, and roomy top tube, riders get a more nimble, manoeuvrable bike with room to stretch out and stay centred over the bike. For riders not focused on racing, the head tube angle is still slack enough to enjoy plenty of winding singletrack.

Integrated frame/rear hub design that goes beyond standard 135 or 142mm rear ends.

Creates a stiffer wheel and more stable system. Also makes it easier to take the wheel in and out.

Since we design and engineer our bikes and components to work together, we were able to move the entyre cassette mechanism on our Roval wheel 2mm out from the standard size hub, then adjust the frame width accordingly. This new, integrated design widens spoke stance for more stiffness and stability. The X-12 threaded axle, unlike a standard QR, allows the wheel to be taken in and out of the frame easily thanks to wheel guides on the dropouts.

XC-specific double cranks spec’d on all Epic models.

It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t! Double cranks are lighter, better shifting, and provide more useable/less redundant gears, better ground clearance, and less chain drop.

Knowing what is appropriate for XC riders and keeping in touch with trends allows us to build a better riding experience and create more demand for our bikes.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.


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