Specialized Epic World Cup Expert

£6,500.00
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THINK FASTEST:

  • The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency, control, and light-weight.
  • World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best: “This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail plus the control and capability of full suspension.”
  • All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach inventing a radical new shock and four decades of off-road winning experience.

FRAME OF REFERENCE:

  • To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling, our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness.
  • This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top-tube and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.

SHOCKINGLY FAST:

  • The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail plus the control capability and momentum-carrying of full suspension—all with a simple setup.
  • Co-developed with RockShox, the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail “snap” combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel.
  • Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. Its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.

PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY:

  • The Epic World Cup’s 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike, handling bump forces like a longer travel bike.
  • The custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an “industry first” and plays a crucial role in managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.

HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF:

  • While the new and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear, the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork.
  • Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.

THE WEIGHT IS OVER:

  • With a frame weight of just 1915 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficient climbing, and more agile handling—ultimately adding up to speed.
  • We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos—the lightest production road frame ever made—specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.

Frame Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered?, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel
Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel
Rear Shock RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Seatpost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Seat Clamp Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt
Rear Brake SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor
Front Brake SRAM Level Bronze, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor
Chainrings Alloy, 34t
Shift Levers SRAM POD AXS controller
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Transmission
Cassette SRAM XS 1275, 12 speed, 10-52t
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner Tubes Specialized Turbo Tube

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