£3500 – Specialized Epic Evo Carbon 29er Mountain Bike 2023 Small – Satin Midnight Shadow/Silver Dust/Pearl
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 SRAM components and RockShox suspension for a package tailor-made for making miles disappear faster than ever. 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 millimeters. The Reba RL doles out travel with a steady hand courtesy of RockShox’s Motion Control damper while SoloAir adjustability makes dialing in suspension performance a breeze. SRAM’s NX Eagle drivetrain is the benchmark for affordable high performance delivering crisp shifting and a massive 450% gear range. 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 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 Grips Specialized Trail Grips Handlebars Specialized Alloy 20mm rise 31.8mm 760mm wide Front Brake SRAM Level T hydraulic disc 2-Piston Caliper 180mm rotor Rear Brake SRAM Level T hydraulic disc 2-Piston Caliper 180mm rotor Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed Shift Levers SRAM NX Eagle trigger 12-speed Cassette SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed 11-50t Chain SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed Crankset SRAM X1000 Eagle DUB 170/175mm 32T Chainrings 32T Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 73mm Threaded Rims Specialized Alloy Tubeless Ready 29mm internal width 28h Front Hub Specialized alloy sealed cardridge bearings 6-bolt 15x110mm thru-axle 28h Rear Hub Specialized alloy sealed cartridge bearings 6-bolt 148mmx12mm thru-axle 28h Front Tire Specialized Ground Control GRID Casing T7 Compound 29×2.35 Spokes Stainless 14g Rear Tire Specialized Ground Control GRID Casing T7 Compound 29×2.35 Inner Tubes Standard Presta 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 As with any product specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying. Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.