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Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 29er Mountain Bike 2018 - XC Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

Full XC race performance without breaking the bank. The Specialized Epic Comp Carbon is a 29er mountain bike that features cutting edge suspension technology for fast and efficient riding on today’s technical cross-country tracks.

Completely redesigned from the ground up the new Epic is lighter, smarter and faster than ever. The first full suspension bike to win a World Cup XC race, the Epic was ahead of its time when first released. As cross-country race courses have become more technical with steep sections, jumps and rock gardens the advantages the Epic offers have become increasingly relevant.

The FACT 11m carbon frame features revised geometry which offers improved performance on technical terrain. The reach is longer and the head tube angle is slightly slacker which makes the bike much more stable at speed. To keep the handling nimble in the tight corners and switchbacks, the fork features a custom 42mm offset that works with the slacker head angle to offer the ideal all round XC race performance.

Over 500 grams lighter than the previous model, the new Epic frame features a complex carbon layup that offers improved front end stiffness for improved ride quality and control. Rider-First Engineered™, the frame tubes are all size specific. This means that you get the same great handling characteristics whichever size you ride. Boost hub spacing further improves handling by allowing for a stiffer wheel build.

At the heart of the Epic’s performance is the redesigned Brain technology that works with the rear suspension to keep the rear end supple over the rough stuff but stiff on smooth ground. This means that you get all the performance advantages of rear suspension without losing pedalling efficiency. Brain 2.0 is now closer to the rear axle so it is now in the most sensitive spot which, with the redesigned internals, offers seamless reactions to bump forces as well as more consistent damping performance. The hose that connects the Brian to the RockShox shock is integrated into the suspension links which offers an improved oil path as well as offering a cleaner, sleeker design.

Up front the RockShox Reba RL fork offers 100mm of suspension travel with adjustable compression and rebound damping adjustment so you can set the fork up to offer the ideal performance on every track. Giving you a wide range of gears without the hassle of a front derailleur, the SRAM GX 1x11 speed drivetrain is ideal for XC racing as well as trail riding. The 30t chainring will make getting up those very steep climbs a little easier.

Lightweight, tough and tubeless ready the Roval Control 29” wheels are Shod with Fast Track GRIPTON tyres so the Epic is ready to race straight out of the box. SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes give you all the stopping power you need whatever the track conditions.

Get full XC race performance without breaking bank with the Specialized Epic Comp Carbon full sus 29er.

Key Features:

  • Full Fact 11m carbon frame is lighter and stiffer than ever
  • Rider-First Engineered™ for the same great performance in every frame size
  • Specialized/RockShox Micro Brain technology for more efficient rear suspension
  • RockShox Reba RL fork with compression and rebound damping adjustment
  • SRAM GX 1x11 speed drivetrain for reliable shifting over a wide gear range
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colour: Satin Black / Fluro Red
  • The Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 29er is available with 0% APR finance

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  • Fully built & ready to ride
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In the box with every Tredz bike is a:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Specification

Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Fork: RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset
Rear Shock: RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Stem: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Bars: Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Front Brake: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 180mm rotor
Rear Brake: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160mm rotor
Rear Mech: SRAM GX, long cage
Shifters: SRAM GX, trigger
Speed: 11
Rims: Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Front Hub: Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
Rear Hub: Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm spacing, 32h
Spokes: DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
Front Tyre: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Rear Tyre: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Seat Post: Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
Chainset: Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy 30T
Bottom Bracket: Threaded BB, 24mm spindle
Chain: KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Cassette: SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
Pedals: Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

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Epic Sizing

Specialized Epic Bike Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Specialized Epic.

Height

Size

5’2” / 158cm

S

 

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

S

 

 

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

S

 

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

S

 

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

S

M

 

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

M

 

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

M

 

 

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

M

 

 

 

5’10” / 178cm

 

M

L

 

 

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

L

 

 

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

L

 

 

6’1”/ 185cm

 

 

L

XL

 

6’2” / 188cm

 

 

 

XL

 

6’3”/ 191cm

 

 

 

XL

 

6’4”/ 193cm

 

 

 

XL

XXL

6’5”/ 196cm

 

 

 

 

XXL

6’6”/ 198cm

 

 

 

 

XXL

 Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Epic Geometry

 

Small

Medium

Large

X Large

Crank length

170mm

175mm

175mm

175mm

Stem length

60mm

75mm

90mm

100mm

Seatpost length

350mm

400mm

400mm

400mm

Saddle width

143mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

Handlebar width

720mm

720mm

720mm

720mm

Reach

408mm

433mm

456mm

475mm

Top tube length, horizontal

568mm

595mm

623mm

649mm

Stack

588mm

597mm

611mm

630mm

Wheelbase

1095mm

1123mm

1152mm

1178mm

Chainstay length

438mm

438mm

438mm

438mm

Front center

659mm

688mm

716mm

742mm

Bb drop

38.9mm

38.9mm

38.9mm

38.9mm

Bb height

332.6mm

332.6mm

332.6mm

332.6mm

Seat tube angle

74.75°

74.75°

74.75°

74.75°

Head tube angle

69.5°

69.5°

69.5°

69.5°

Seat tube length

400mm

434mm

470mm

520mm

Head tube length

95mm

105mm

120mm

140mm

Bike standover height

764mm

770mm

776mm

799mm

Fork rake/offset

42mm

42mm

42mm

42mm

Fork length, full

506mm

506mm

506mm

506mm

Trail

94mm

94mm

94mm

94mm

Read our Mountain Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on MTB geometry

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen.
A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
MTB Groupsets

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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