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Epic Expert Carbon 29
£4000

Epic Expert Carbon 29

With 29-inch wheels, carbon fibre frame, and Brain inertia valve damping technology in the both the Fox/Specialized shock and custom RockShox SID fork, the Epic Exert Carbon 29 has the speed to tame any cross-country terrain.


  • FACT IS 9m carbon FSR frame with M5 alloy rear triangle with dedicated 29er geometry, sealed cartridge bearing pivots and 142mm dropouts delivers strength, rigidity, and suppleness to create an uncompromising 100mm-travel Competitive XC bike
  • 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 tune for 2012
  • Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain fork features inertia valve technology with Brain Fade adjustments to dial in the perfect platform for XC performance
  • Roval Control 29 wheelset with durable DT Swiss internals, OS28 front hub, and stainless DT Swiss spokes powers over challenging terrain with lightweight durability
  • Super-light, custom SRAM carbon S-2200 10-speed double crankset with PF30 spindle and removable spider offers stiffness, performance, and durability
  • Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic disc brakes with tool-less reach adjustment, and metallic pads, offer lightweight, power-packed control for ripping XC trails

FRAME FACT 9m carbon front triangle, 29″ geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), M5 aluminium chainstays & seatstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 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 Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, Brain Fade and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel
HEADSET 1-1/8 and 1-1/2″ Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2″ lower bearing for tapered integrated HT, 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 Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., metallic pad, MiXmaster shift lever mounts, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., metallic pad, MiXmaster shift lever mounts, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., w/MiXmaster clamps
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X9, 10-speed, trigger, w/MiXmaster clamp
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1050 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
CRANKSET Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
CHAINRINGS 38/24
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
PEDALS Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
RIMS Roval Control 29, alloy disc, 24mm, 32h
FRONT HUB Roval Control 29, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control 29 142+, DT Swiss alloy cassette body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 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, 400mm
SEAT BINDER 36.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
NOTES Protective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual
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WHY EPIC?

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.


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

WHY:
Maximizes efficiency and control over smooth and rough terrain.

HOW:
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.


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

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

HOW:
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.


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

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

HOW:
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.


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

WHY:
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.

HOW:
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.

London

Shorter Rochford

65-67 Woodhouse Road

Finchley

London

N12 9ET

020 8445 9182

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