Specialized 22' S-Works Epic

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Hey you, yeah, you...the one with the scale out seeing which of the six identical tyres on the shelf is the lightest. Sure, some might call you a bit obsessive, but no worries, here, the S-Works Epic is speaking exactly the same language. Countless design hours, endless test laps, terabytes of telemetry data—all of it to make sure not a single ounce of speed was left on the table.

Mixing hardtail efficiency and full-suspension capability to impressively quick results, the S-Works Epic has always been defined by obsessive commitment to speed. Well, that and over 100 World Cup wins and podiums too.

A Smarter BRAIN

True to form, the latest Epic continues the tradition, taking advantage of the most efficient BRAIN suspension we’ve ever created to ensure it’s always on a first-name-basis with fast.

Re-engineered hand-in-hand with the new Epic, the latest BRAIN design resets the expectation for efficiency, employing a new race-tuned pedaling platform to ensure every watt possible is translated into forward motion, while handily soaking up momentum-killing chatter and big hits alike—all more smoothly than ever.

Frame-Changer

Redesigned with a focus on efficient power transfer and better handling performance, the S-Works Epic frame features a 15-percent stiffer rear triangle in order to take full advantage of the BRAIN’s new race-tuned pedaling platform. A dedicated layup schedule and the use of our top-shelf FACT 12m Carbon takes weight savings yet a step further than it’s stablemates, while the pièce de résistance comes in the form of a carbon fiber shock link, combining to shave a total of over 100 grams from the previous generation S-works frame—no easy task, mind you.

Pairing perfectly with the Brain rear shock for the most balanced suspension perfomance on an Epic yet, the S-Works' Position-Sensitive Brain fork benefits from RockShox’s svelte-yet-stiff SID SL Ultimate chassis, improving front-end stiffness and handling precision while keeping the grams at bay.

SRAM’s flagship XX1 Eagle AXS group certainly fits the bill when only the best will do, dispatching shifts with electronic authority while we tasked Roval with creating an entirely new Control SL rim that wouldn’t just be able to go toe-to-toe with the Epic’s newfound speed and handling performance, but add a bit of its own into the mix as well.

  • If speed could talk, it’d introduce itself as the all-new S-Works Epic frame. Offering 100-millimetres of brilliantly efficient Brain-controlled travel, the S-Work Epic increases rear-triangle stiffness for peerless power transfer, while the use of FACT 12m carbon, a dedicated layup and a full carbon shock link also make it the lightest full suspension frame we’ve ever created, all while offering the most capable handling in an Epic yet. Nice to meet you, speed.
  • Pairing 100 millimeters of the most efficent travel on earth with RockShox's svelte-yet-stiff SID SL Ultimate chassis, the RockShox SID SL Ultimate BRAIN fork serves as the pinnacle of XC-race supsension perfection.
  • SRAM's XX1 Eagle AXS isn't just the lightest electronic MTB groupset on the market, it's also designed to withstand World-Cup winning chain loads while instantaneously snapping of instantaneous shifts to ensure you're never caught on the back foot.
  • Created specifically to match the increased capabilities of the Epic, the Roval Control SL rim introduces a completely new offset rim profile that features a 29-millimetre-wide internal width and not only increases strength and reduces weight, but also improves pinch-flat resistance by 22-percent.

Specifications:

Frame

S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Rear Shock

RockShox-Specialized Brain, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm

Fork

RockShox SID SL Ultimate Brain, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Stem

S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise

Saddle

Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

Handlebars

S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm

Front Brake

SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Shift Levers

SRAM Eagle AXS Rocker Paddle

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Cassette

Sram XG-1299, 12-Speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM XX1 Eagle

Crankset

Quarq XX1 Powermeter, DUB, 170/175mm

Chainring

34-tooth

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded

Rims

Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h

Front Hub

Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull t-head

Rear Hub

Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h straight-pull

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite T-head

Front Tyre

Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tyre

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

Inner Tubes

Specialized Turbo Tube

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9, 1X remote, (SM:100mm, M: 125mm, L-XL: 150mm travel)

Seat Post Collar

Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.

 

Geometry & Sizing:

S

M

L

XL

BB Drop

48

48

48

48

BB Height

324

324

324

324

Bike Standover Height

763

766

776

788

Chainstay Length

433

433

433

433

Fork Length, Full

505

505

505

505

Fork Rake/Offset

44

44

44

44

Front Center

687

719

750

782

Head Tube Angle

67.5°

67.5°

67.5°

67.5°

Head Tube Length

95

100

115

135

Reach

415

445

470

495

Seat Tube Angle

75.8°

75.5°

75.5°

75.5°

Seat Tube Length

400

430

470

520

Seat Post Length

350

400

400

400

Stack

586

591

605

623

Trail

106

106

106

106

Wheelbase

1116

1148

1179

1211

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the S-Works Epic'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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