2021 Specialized Epic EVO Expert

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension crosscountry bike with ultra high-end components. Compare the full range

2021 Specialized Epic EVO Expert
Travel110mm rear, 120mm front
ForkRockShox SID Select

Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetX01 Eagle, X1

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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1 × 12 — 12 speed

Epic EVO Expert

28 mph

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The Epic EVO Expert is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Epic EVO Expert is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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  • Intuitive handling

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A super-fast, momentum carrying machine that’s far more capable than its rear travel might suggest

  • Rocketship fast when you hit the pedals

  • Far more capable and confident than the amount of travel might suggest

  • Covers ground incredibly quickly

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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.

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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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FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsGloss Redwood / Smoke; Satin Cast Blue Metallic / Ice Blue


Rockshox SID Select+, Charger 2 RL Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

Rear Shock

RockShox SID LUXE Select+, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded


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


Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp


Body Geometry Power Comp, Cromoly rails


X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, XS-SM: 100mm travel, M: 125mm travel, L-XL: 150mm travel

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed


SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32T, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm, 32T


SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed


SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t


SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed


SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc


Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h


DT Swiss Competition Race

Front Hub

DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h


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

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