A 29″ carbon frame full suspension crosscountry bike with ultra high-end components. Compare the full range
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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.
Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more »
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
Mar 2022Read Review
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
Accurate line choice is recommended
Rear tyre needs more bite
Jul 2021Read Review
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
Mar 2021Read Review
Extremely light for the category and stiffer and slacker to be faster uphill and down, the new Epic Evo is a blisteringly quick and enjoyable XC/Trail bike if you don’t want extra reach
Dec 2020Read Review
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
Oct 2020Read Review
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
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
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
5'1" – 5'6"
5'4" – 5'9"
5'7" – 6'0"
5'10" – 6'3"
6'0" – 6'5"
FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
BB Standard: BSA, 73mm, Threaded
Colors: Gloss / Satin Oasis/forest Green; Satin Carbon / Spectraflair
RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integrated Extension, 265x52.5mm
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
Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32T, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h
DT Swiss Competition Race
DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h
DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
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"