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Men's Epic Expert

Men's Epic Expert

Part No. 90319-3102

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Lightweight carbon frame? Check. Industry-leading suspension technology? Oh yeah. Race-ready build kit? You know it. The Epic Expert is not only ready to shine in races, but it"s also ready to put your closest buddies in the pain cave on the weekends. Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They"re more technical, steeper, and more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short-travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks. Next comes Brain 2.0. The original Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both in its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh, was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It"s totally reborn. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market. The Epic also has a rider Rider-First Engineered™ design that places complex carbon pieces in all the right places, and this greatly increases stiffness in the front-end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we"ve ever developed—no matter the frame size. And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you"re thinking, "What about weight?" We"re glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we"ve ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And, if you"re curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams. The build of the Epic Expert meshes performance with value, featuring a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset, a RockShox SID fork with bottom-adjust Brain Fade, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a hand-built Roval Control Carbon fiber wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

  • Full fact 11m carbon fiber frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver an off-the-hook race bike. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you"ve been on.
  • The 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle at a doable price point.
  • The hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm internal width hookless rim, ensuring optimal traction and rolling resistance properties.

輕量碳纖維車架?打勾。業界先的避震技術?打勾。競速取向的零件搭配?打勾! 你知道的。 Epic Expert不僅準備在比賽中大放異彩,而且還可以讓您在周末把將好的車友超前海放。

賽道在過去幾年中變得更加艱難。更具技術性,更陡峭,更有挑戰性。但是,我們沒有顫抖,而是把它看作是機會-我們從世界盃運動員和XC騎士的回饋中得到靈感,我們改變了頭管角度,延伸量(Reach),疊高量(Stack),後下叉長度,鏈條長度,前叉偏移量等,並重新評估了所有零配件選擇。延伸量的增加讓自行車高速時更穩定,騎乘感覺更舒適。想要升降座管?沒問題! 不僅是短行程XC適用,我們使用與30.9mm座管搭配的大升降行程座管。頭管角度?我們讓它更後傾,與偏移量為42mm的前叉搭配,讓它在狹窄的角落和通過彎道時表現更出色。

接下來是Brain 2.0避震科技。最初的Brain科技改變了自行車界看待避震懸吊的方式,它贏得多場比賽,讓我們成功的成為了避震創新的領導者,但我們知道我們可以做得更好。簡單的物理學告訴我們,只要將Brain系統與後軸更靠近,反應會更為敏感。在經過與RockShox團隊無數小時的協力研發之後,Brain的功能不僅僅是升級。它完全重生了。現在,它可以更無縫地抵抗撞擊力,擁有更一致的阻尼,最後,它將管線集成到懸吊連桿中。不僅改善了油路,並讓外表更簡潔有力,其性能勝過市場上任何其他產品。

Epic Comp Carbon還具有Rider-First Engineered™設計,透過將複雜的碳纖維布放置在正確的位置,大大增加了前端的剛性,改善了騎乘品質和控制力。我們為每個車架尺寸研發出特定的碳纖維疊層方法,所以無論車架尺寸如何,您可以享受一致的騎乘體驗。

雖然剛性,Brain避震技術,幾何設計很酷,但重量又如何呢?我們很高興您這麼問。為了讓Epic Comp Carbon成為快速的XC越野車,重量是我們的首要任務。我們從有效的車架和管形設計開始,讓管形具有簡潔的走線,集成的避震油路,彎曲更少的管型,以及優化扭轉點。這些優化與前一代相比成功減輕了大約525克的重量。

Epic Comp Carbon 的零配件使用物超所值,使用12速的SRAM GX Eagle傳動,RockShox SID前叉和底部可調節Brain Fade,SRAM Level TL制動器以及手工製作的Roval Control 碳纖維輪組。

Technical Specifications

Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Fork RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, Bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
Rear Shock Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Grips Specialized Sip grip, half-waffle, S/M
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seatpost Alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
Front Brake SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Shift Levers SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Crankset Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainrings SRAM Eagle, 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rims Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Front Hub Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear Hub Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Front Tire Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tire Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"

Technical Specifications

Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Fork RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, Bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
Rear Shock Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Grips Specialized Sip grip, half-waffle, S/M
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seatpost Alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
Front Brake SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Shift Levers SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Crankset Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainrings SRAM Eagle, 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rims Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Front Hub Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear Hub Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Front Tire Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tire Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Tarmac - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Stack 588mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
Reach 408mm 433mm 456mm 475mm
HeadTubeLength 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
HeadTubeAngle 69.5deg 69.5deg 69.5deg 69.5deg
BBHeight 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
BBDrop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
ForkLength,Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
ForkRake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
FrontCenter 659mm 687mm 715mm 742mm
ChainstayLength 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Wheelbase 1094mm 1123mm 1151mm 1177mm
TopTubeLength(Horizontal) 568mm 596mm 623mm 647mm
BikeStandoverHeight 764mm 770mm 776mm 799mm
SeatTubeLength 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
SeatTubeAngle 74.75deg 74.75deg 74.75deg 74.75deg

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Tarmac - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Stack 588mm 597mm 611mm 630mm
Reach 408mm 433mm 456mm 475mm
HeadTubeLength 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
HeadTubeAngle 69.5deg 69.5deg 69.5deg 69.5deg
BBHeight 332mm 332mm 332mm 332mm
BBDrop 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm 38.9mm
Trail 94mm 94mm 94mm 94mm
ForkLength,Full 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
ForkRake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
FrontCenter 659mm 687mm 715mm 742mm
ChainstayLength 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
Wheelbase 1094mm 1123mm 1151mm 1177mm
TopTubeLength(Horizontal) 568mm 596mm 623mm 647mm
BikeStandoverHeight 764mm 770mm 776mm 799mm
SeatTubeLength 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
SeatTubeAngle 74.75deg 74.75deg 74.75deg 74.75deg
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