2021 Specialized S-Works Epic

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

2021 Specialized S-Works Epic
MSRP$12,000
SuspensionFull
Travel100mm rear, 100mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox SID SL Ultimate

Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetXX1 Eagle AXS, X01 Eagle AXS

Power MeterIntegrated
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

S-Works Epic

28 mph

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The S-Works Epic is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The S-Works Epic is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


Estimated Spec Level

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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

Guy Kesteven

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

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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

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

McCoy

The pursuit of speed

Sep 2020Read Review

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The New Specialized S-Works Epic Is a Capital R Race Bike

It’s fast, precise, smooth, and extremely efficient.

Jun 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

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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


Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'7"

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Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsGloss Red Tint Fade over Brushed Silver / Tarmac Black/white w/ Gold Pearl; Satin / Gloss Carbon/color Run Silver - Green Chameleon

Fork

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

Rear Shock

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

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded

Stem

S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise

Handlebar

S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm

Saddle

Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

Seatpost

S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm offset, 30.9mm

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Crank

QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boost™ 148, DUB, 170/175mm, 32T, 32T

Power Meter

QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boost™ 148, DUB, 170/175mm, 32T, 32T

Shifters

SRAM AXS Eagle Controller

Cassette

SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM XX1 Eagle

Brakes

SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite T-head

Front Hub

Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull t-head

Rear Hub

Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h straight-pull

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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