If we're being honest with ourselves, alloy has always been at the heart of the EVO family. It's tough, it's stiff, and it's pretty damn light. Basically, it embodies everything that's good about mountain bikes, and that's what EVO is all about. But an Epic Comp EVO made out of aluminium? We say "yeah, it's a perfect fit." And that's because this bike brings all the uphill racing, singletrack-ripping fun you want and puts it in a durable on-budget package. So get excited because this is the most "epic" Epic yet.
Take a look around our office and you're going to see plenty of Epics most of them wearing dropper posts, wider tyres and bars, and slightly longer forks. That's because the Epics that we're Frankensteining are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions. At some point, we looked around and said to ourselves, "We should offer this bike right out of the box, right?" So we did.
So let's dig into the details. First off, the EVO ups the fork travel from 100mm to 120mm. This gives you some relief up front while also slacking-out the front-end by one-degree to 68.5º. Next up, we added a zero-offset dropper post to give you more control on descents, but this design keeps your saddle over the BB on steep climbs. We also put some meat on the tyres with a grippy 2.3" Ground Control at the front and a stiffer Fast Trak at the rear with GRID protection at the sidewalls.
The Epic EVO also features our Brain 2.0. The OG Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, and it was 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 some lengthy R&D, it's totally new. 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 means that the oil paths are improved, creating an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.
At the heart of the construction, you'll find our M5 alloy with our D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology that strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminium frame that's more compliant and considerably stiffer at nearly every tube juncture. It's awesome.
For the build, we spec'd a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control Alloy wheelset.
|Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
|RockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel
|Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
|Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
|Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
|DT Swiss Industry
|Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
|Standard, Presta valve
|Ground Control, GRIPTONÂ® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
|Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTONÂ® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
|Truvativ STYLO, DUB
|SRAM Eagle, 32T
|SRAM DUB, threaded BB
|SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
|SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
|SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
|Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
|Specialized Sip grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
|Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
|Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
|X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
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