2021 Specialized Epic EVO Expert

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension crosscountry bike with ultra high-end components, priced in the middle of the Epic model range. Compare the full range

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2021 Specialized Epic EVO Expert
MSRP$6,300
SuspensionFull
Travel110mm rear, 120mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox SID Select
Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetX01 Eagle, X1
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Epic EVO Expert

28 mph

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27 mph

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.


Estimated Spec Level

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Reviews

July 2021

BikeRadar
Specialized Epic EVO Expert review

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

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March 2021

MBR
Specialized Epic Evo Expert review - MBR

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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January 2021

Pinkbike
Bike Check: Jordan Sarrou's World Champion Custom Specialized Epic

Sarrou will be on Specialized for 2021, and they welcomed him to the team with a custom painted Epic.

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June 2020

BIKE Magazine
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.

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June 2020

Bikerumor
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.

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June 2020

Flow Mountain Bike
Specialized Epic EVO Review | The new 2021 Epic EVO ditches the Brain

The Specialized Epic EVO is all-new for 2021, and it has finally ditched the Brain. Along with its new FACT carbon frame and radical geometry, this is one XC bike that is totally dialled for trail-ripping. Read on for our 2021 Specialized Epic EVO review.

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October 2019

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
Specialized Epic Expert EVO in review

The Epic is Specialized’s no-nonsense lightweight XC racer. But just like the Stumpjumper, the Epic is also offered in a more progressive EVO spec.

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September 2020

Mountain Bike Action
Mountain Bike Action Bike Test: Specialized S-Works Epic XC Bike

The pursuit of speed

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 5'12"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

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Specs
Build
Frame

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

Fork

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

Stem

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

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Comp, Cromoly rails

Seatpost

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

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed

Crank

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

Shifters

SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

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

Spokes

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

Tires

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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