Specialized 22' Epic EVO Expert

Looking for a bike that soars as well as it sprints? Look no further than the Epic EVO Expert.

Wheels up or head down, the Epic EVO Expert’s masterful blending of inspired handling, capable geometry and laser-focused pedaling efficiency makes sure no rider ever has to make the decision between fast and fun.

While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimetre increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 10-millimetres out back, we’ve worked overtime to make sure it’s been implemented in a way that’ll have you saying ‘Whoa!’ as soon as you hit your first stretch of singletrack.

Meticulously engineered to retain as much of the Epic’s standard-setting efficiency as possible, the EVO’s new suspension kinematics work in concert with Rx XC Tune customized suspension front and rear to ensure you're able to make the absolute most out of every inch of travel on tap, while still offering increased anti-squat characteristics for improved pedaling efficiency.

With plenty of practice at staying ahead of the curve, the Epic EVO now lays claim to the most capable iteration of our Progressive XC Geometry ever to grace an Epic. It’s also more versatile than ever thanks to a new flip chip-equipped rear end that allows riders to adjust headtube angle and bottom bracket height to easily customize Epic EVO’s handling characteristics.

SRAM's high-flying X01 Eagle group handles shifting duties, while RockShox's SID Select+ is firmly in charge of takeoffs and landings with it's capable Charger 2 RL damper.

  • Flip It To Rip It: Tune the ride of the Epic EVO’s FACT 11m carbon frame to match your preferred handling characteristics with flip-chip simplicity that allows riders to reduce the EVO’s headtube angle by half a degree while lowering bottom bracket height by 10 millimetres.
  • Suspension up front comes courtesy of RockShox's SID Select+ 120-millimeter fork, featuring their Charger 2 RL Damper with two-postion compression adjustment for impressive pedaling efficiency while the DebonAir spring offers easy tuning and consistent feel throughout the entire range of travel.
  • X-Fusion's Manic dropper post offers infinitely adjustable travel via it's slick shifter-stye remote lever for hassle-free operation when things get dicey.
  • Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 29-millimeter internal-width hookless rim, and maximize strength, ride quality, and durability while keeping weight to a minimum.

Specifications:

Frame

FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Rear Shock

RockShox SID LUXE Select+, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm

Fork

Rockshox SID Select+, Charger 2 RL Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

Stem

Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide

Front Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Shift Levers

SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Rear Derailleur

Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 32t

Chainrings

32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded

Rims

Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull

Spokes

DT Swiss Comp Race

Front Tyre

Specialized Ground Control, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tyre

Specialized Ground Control, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta valve

Seat Post

X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150 Travel, 0mm offset

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

 

Geometry & sizing:

XS

S

M

L

XL

BB Drop

46

36

36

36

36

BB Height

326

336

336

336

336

Bike Standover Height

760

779

781

793

804

Chainstay Length

438

438

438

438

438

Crank Length

165

170

175

175

175

Fork Length, Full

530

530

530

530

530

Fork Rake/Offset

44

44

44

44

44

Front Center

672

697

729

759

792

Handlebar Width

760

760

760

760

760

Head Tube Angle

66.5

66.5

66.5

66.5

66.5

Head Tube Length

95

95

100

115

135

Reach

380

406

436

460

485

Saddle Width

155

155

143

143

143

Seat Tube Angle

75.5

74.8

74.5

74.5

74.5

Seat Tube Length

375

400

430

470

520

Seatpost Length

100

125

125

150

150

Stack

603

593

597

611

629

Stem Length

60

60

60

60

60

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

536

567

602

629

659

Trail

114

114

114

114

114

Wheelbase

1106

1132

1164

1194

1227


Detailed below are the Epic EVO Expert's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

Small - 158cm to 165cm (5'2" to 5'5")

Medium - 165cm to 178cm (5'5" to 5'10")

Large - 178cm to 185cm (5'10" to 6'1")

Extra Large - 185cm to 193cm (6'1" to 6'4")

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With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.

Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!

Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.

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