2021 Specialized Epic Comp

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension crosscountry bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range

2021 Specialized Epic Comp
MSRPCA$5,649 (about $4,370)
SuspensionFull
Travel100mm rear, 100mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox Reba

Wheels29″
GroupsetSLX

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Specialized Epic EVO Expert – In our 2022 downcountry group test

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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

  • Very composed

  • Intuitive handling

  • Rear suspension bobs in open mode and cannot be locked from the handlebars

  • Dropper remote requires strong fingers

Mar 2022Read Review

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2021 Specialized Epic Comp review

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.

May 2021Read Review

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Specialized Epic Evo Expert review - MBR

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

  • Expensive

Mar 2021Read Review

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Specialized S-Works Epic HT AXS Custom in bikepacking review

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.

  • Acceleration

  • Best of the best components

  • Confidence-inspiring handling

  • Amazing concept for racers

  • Frame requires delicate treatment

  • Fork sags when you pedal standing up

Oct 2020Read Review

BIKE Magazine logo
First Ride: 2021 Specialized Epic Evo

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.

Jun 2020Read Review

Bikerumor logo
Review: 2021 Specialized S-Works Epic full suspension XC race machine

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.

Jun 2020Read Review

Loam Wolf logo
Review: Specialized Epic Evo S-Works

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!

Jun 2020Read Review

Singletrack World logo
First Ride Review: 2021 Specialized Epic Pro - No Mercy XC Racing Beast

Chipps

We review the 2021 Specialized Epic Pro. Is a dedicated cross country race bike really something you can have fun on? Chipps finds out.

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

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Specs
Build
Frame

FACT 11m Full Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

BB StandardBSA, 100mm, Threaded

ColorSatin Carbon / Oil Chameleon/flake Silver

Fork

RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel

Rear Shock

RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm

Bottom Bracket

BSA, 100mm, threaded

Stem

Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

Handlebar

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Comp, Cromoly rails

Seatpost

Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed

Crank

Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm

Shifters

Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd

Cassette

Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t

Chain

Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed

Brakes

Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Hub

Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost

Rear Hub

Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline

Tires

Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

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