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5'1" – 5'6"
5'4" – 5'9"
5'7" – 6'0"
5'10" – 6'3"
6'0" – 6'5"
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Dec 2022 · Sarah Bedford
Refined Specialized aesthetics are paired with a firm ride that converts leg power efficiently into speed
Lightweight build with a quality finish
Basic fork damper
Brakes can lack bite and power during urgent braking
Mar 2022 · Peter Walker
In our 2022 downcountry group test, we pitted the Specialized Epic EVO Expert against 5 of the hottest bikes of the season. Read the full review to find out what Specialized’s carbon rocket is capable of and where it stacks up against the competition. Hit the link for the full review and a list with all other bikes.
Super agile and playful downhill
Rear suspension bobs in open mode and cannot be locked from the handlebars
Dropper remote requires strong fingers
The 2021 Specialized Epic Comp delivers a fast, reliable ride that feels at home on the racecourse and the trails. The BRAIN suspension works brilliantly, and the updated geometry makes it extremely capable. However, despite the Comp being the cheapest Epic model in the range, it's still at a price point that makes it unaffordable to some, despite the more basic componentry.
Mar 2021 · Alan Muldoon
Specialized Epic Evo Expert is streets ahead of its rivals in sizing and geometry. Long reach gives you freedom to get creative on any trail.
Fast and light
Oct 2020 · Benjamin Topf
What happens when you take one of the lightest hardtail mountain bikes, add drop bars and send it off on a bikepacking trip? We did exactly that with the Specialized S-Works EPIC HT AXS Custom and tell you whether the concept works.
Best of the best components
Amazing concept for racers
Frame requires delicate treatment
Fork sags when you pedal standing up
As cross-country bikes evolve, it's no surprise that the Specialized Epic Evo is already a step ahead. It adds travel and length, and loses one element.
How is the new Specialized S-Works Epic? We got the bike in the hands of a racer to find out! Check out the details inside.
Specialized has done a really good job of taking one bike and making it equally competitive for two different types of riders. If you search out the longest backcountry trails or like to get to the top of your local spot at record time, you may want to take the Epic Evo S-Works for a spin. Read our full review here!
FACT 11m Full Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
BB Standard: BSA, 100mm, Threaded
Colors: Gloss Flo Red w/ Red Ghost Pearl / Metallic White Silver; Satin Carbon / Oil Chameleon/flake Silver
RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
Spring Type: Air
RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
BSA, 100mm, threaded
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Body Geometry Power Comp, Cromoly rails
Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t
Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed
Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
DT Swiss Industry
Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"