With XC World Championships, Olympic Gold, and more Cape Epic wins than you can count, it's clear that the focused, cutting-edge Specialized S-Works Epic 29 Frame holds nothing back when it comes to getting you over the line in first. Its FACT 11m-carbon frame is not only light, it's super stiff for lightning-fast acceleration, and it handles like a true race rocket with short chainstays so the rear triangle remains stiff and responsive. The tapered head tube keeps the front end on point for quick, controlled handling and the bottom bracket height is low as well, letting you rail corners while also boosting stability. All this has allowed it to dominate the highest levels of XC racing by dismantling tricky descents and climbing better than a hardtail. Furthering those traits, this cross country rocket is equipped with Specialized's Brain-controlled rear suspension and a revolutionary 100mm-travel RockShox RS-1 fork, boasting an inverted design that creates a carbon fiber upper which provides superior stiffness, while behaving with more sensitivity to small bumps and more control over larger hits. It's a singularly focused cross country race rig done right so you can be fast as possible and keep adding to the Epic's win count.
Specialized's FSR suspension offers plush travel, incredible control, unbeatable traction and an overall awesome ride because it's completely unaffected by pedaling and braking forces. This design also eliminates "bobbing" for optimum climbing and acceleration. You'll be amazed.
The Brain is the mastermind behind Specialized's ultra-efficient suspension designs. It automatically turns the suspension "on" and "off" almost instantaneously to always provide the perfect ride. It consists of an inertia valve mounted inside a near-vertical cylinder near the rear axle. The inertia valve controls the shock's ability to compress; the resulting system responds to terrain input (bumps and dips), but not to rider input (pedaling). Forces from the ground activate the inertia valve inside the Brain, which opens and allows the shock to absorb bumps. All Brains also feature Brain Fade technology, which by using the blue dial on top of the Brain cylinder, you can control the breakaway threshold of the inertia valve in your Brain from ultra rigid and efficient to super plush and active and anywhere in between. So you can set up your bike to climb and sprint like a hardtail and still absorb bumps for maximum control over rough terrain; the ideal combination for parlaying all your hard efforts into off-road speed.
This frame utilizes Specialized’s advanced FACT IS (Integrated Structure) construction method. By separating the frame into four main parts — the front triangle, seat tube/bottom bracket, chainstays and seatstays — Specialized is able to optimize each carbon piece for its specific purpose and create a structure that’s incredibly light, impeccably stiff and impressively strong.
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|Frame||Specialized FACT 11M-carbon, 142mm dropouts|
|Fork||RockShox RS-1 w/Brain, 100mm-travel, tapered carbon steerer, 15mm thru-axle|
|Headset||Tapered, cartridge bearings|
|Rear Shock||Fox/Specialized Remote Mini-Brain, w/Brain Fade and Kashima coating|
|Seatpost||Specialized S-Works, FACT carbon|
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