Remember when cross country didn't always involve a starting gun? So do we. And, while it'll never turn down a number plate, Epic EVO is well-acquainted with the fact that the next ridgeline makes a perfectly good finish line too, offering an incredible combination of pedaling efficiency and impressive trail-taming capability to get you there faster.
While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimeter increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 10-millimeters 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 our Rx XC shock tune 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 the Epic EVO's handling characteristics.
Epic EVO's flyweight FACT 11m carbon frame features heavy-hitting Shimano components and RockShox suspension for a package tailor-made for making miles disappear faster than ever.
FRAME - FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel
REAR SHOCK - RockShox Deluxe Select+, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm
HANDLEBARS - Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
FORK - RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel
STEM - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
TAPE - Specialized Trail Grips
FRONT BRAKE - Shimano M6100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE - Shimano M6100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
CASSETTE - Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/Hyperglide+, 10-51t
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
CHAIN - Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/quick link
CRANKSET - Shimano MT511, 32T Chainring
BOTTOM BRACKET - Shimano, BB52, Threaded
RIMS - Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
FRONT HUB - Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
REAR HUB - Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
FRONT TYRE - Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
SPOKES - Stainless, 14g
REAR TYRE - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
INNER TUBES - Presta, 60mm valve
SADDLE - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
SEATPOST - TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, XS-SM: 100mm, M: 125mm, L-XL: 150mm
SEAT BINDER - Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
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