2021 Specialized Epic Expert

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

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2021 Specialized Epic Expert
MSRP$6,200
Front Travel100mm
Rear Travel100mm
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox SID
Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetX01 Eagle, X1
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Epic Expert

28 mph

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27 mph

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

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


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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, threaded

Fork

RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel

Rear Shock

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

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

Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed

Crank

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

Shifters

SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM Level TL, 2-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: Fast Trak, 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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