WHAT SETS THE EPIC AND EPIC EVO MODELS APART FROM ONE ANOTHER?
While the design process of both Epic and Epic EVO was dominated by an obsession with finding every last bit of speed, the Epic and Epic EVO look for it in different places.
Dedicated solely to crossing the finish line first, Epic is the fastest XC race bike Specialized has ever created, thanks in large part to the most efficient BRAIN suspension platform yet.
EPIC EVO takes the Epic family’s cherished tradition of finding every bit of fast and injects increased rough-terrain capability, applying the winning combination to backcountry adventures and singletrack sojourns where speed is of the essence.
Taking into account these different aims, Epic and Epic EVO each adopt completely dedicated suspension platforms offering different amounts of travel as well as exclusive geometries for each bike in order to maximize speed in each setting
HOW MUCH SUSPENSION TRAVEL DO THE EPIC AND EPIC EVO HAVE?
Epic offers 100 millimetres of travel front and rear, Epic EVO sports 120 millimetres up front and 110 millimetres of rear-end travel.
WHY DOES THE EPIC EVO FOREGO BRAIN SUSPENSION?
In a word, specialization. By approaching the respective suspension platforms of both EPIC and Epic EVO separately, we were able to design each solely around their intended application,shutting the door on even the slightest possibility of compromise.
This allowed us much more leeway in our quest to squeeze out every ounce of race performance from the BRAIN platform, resulting in game-changing efficiency tailor-made for winning races.
To better serve the EPIC EVO’s wider-angle focus on fast, we paired custom Rx Tune suspension components across all sizes/models with bespoke suspension kinematics to achieve the perfect balance of capability and efficiency for riders looking for speed outside the confines of a race course.
HOW MANY MODELS ARE IN THE NEW EPIC LINE?
There are four Epic models (Comp, Expert, Pro, S-Works) and five Epic EVO models (Base,Comp, Expert, Pro, S-Works) as well as S-Works frameset options available for both.
WHAT’S THE WEIGHT RANGE WITHIN THE EPIC LINE?
With even the Epic EVO Base coming in well under 30 pounds, S-Works Epic models tip the scales as light as 20.5 pounds (Size L frame, average of all colorways).
WHAT’S THE EPIC/EPIC EVO PRICE RANGE?
$4,125 – $11,525 USD. $25 of every bike sold is donated to the Outride Foundation.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE THE EPIC AND EPIC EVO CAN ACCOMMODATE?
Epic can accommodate 2.3-inch tires front and rear, while Epic EVO can accommodate a 2.3-inch rear tire and 2.4-inch front.
WHAT SIZE TIRES DO THE EPIC AND EPIC EVO COME EQUIPPED WITH?
All Epic models come equipped with Fast Trak 29×2.3-inch treads (2Bliss Ready, Control casing,60TPI, GRIPTON compound) front and rear, while all Epic EVO models come equipped with 29×2.3 Ground Control (2Bliss Ready, Control casing, 60TPI, GRIPTON compound) front tires and 29×2.3 Fast Trak rear tires (2Bliss Ready, Control casing, 60TPI, GRIPTON compound).
HOW ABOUT THOSE WATER BOTTLES?
Epic and Epic EVO both accommodate two standard water bottles inside the front triangle in all sizes, with the exception of XS frames, which can accommodate one bottle on the downtube.