Specialized S-Works Epic Frameset - 2018

With more World Championship titles, Olympic medals, and Cape Epic wins than you can count, you may be wondering, "Can the Epic really get any better?" Well, we're glad you asked, because with a completely new geometry, redesigned brain, an ...(Read More)

Specialized S-Works Epic Frameset
  • Color: Gloss Acid Mint/Cosmic Black/Hyper Green
  • Color: Gloss Satin Charcoal Tint Carbon/Black
  • Color: Satin Gloss Rocket Red/Black
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With more World Championship titles, Olympic medals, and Cape Epic wins than you can count, you may be wondering, "Can the Epic really get any better?" Well, we're glad you asked, because with a completely new geometry, redesigned brain, and a new frame layup, the all-new S-Works Epic Frameset is the foundation for the fastest XC dream build on the planet.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short- travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

The new Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineered™ tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size- specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we've ever developed —no matter the frame size.

And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you're thinking, "What about weight?" We're glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we've ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And, if you're curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic —nearly 350 grams.

All of those changes, the degrees, the millimeters, and the grams, make it the world's fastest XC bike. Period. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

- S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame is the best combination of stiffness, strength, and light overall weight, resulting in the utmost efficiency and speed. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC bike you've ever been on.

- The all-new RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock has the best bump sensitivity and plush-feel of any Epic to date, but it still features the same race-winning efficiency when you're putting out the power.

- Our custom RockShox SID WC fork with Brain features a full-carbon upper, top-adjust Brain fade, and a custom offset to make it the perfect match to the new Epic.

Specs

Frame S-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, threaded BB, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
Fork RockShox SID WC Brain 29, Top-Adjust Brain Fade Adjust, Solo Air, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 42mm offset, Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel
Rear Shock RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Axles Front: 15x110mm
Rear: 148x12mm
Wheel Compatibility 29-inch
Accessories & Extras S-Works FACT carbon seat post, 10mm setback, 30.9mm

Videos

Meet the New Epic

Meet the New Specialized Brain

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Acid Mint/Cosmic Black/Hyper Green / Large 00888818317707 70318-0004 42335
Gloss Satin Charcoal Tint Carbon/Black / Large 00888818319671 70318-0104 42339
Satin Gloss Rocket Red/Black / Large 00888818341863 70318-0304 42343
Gloss Acid Mint/Cosmic Black/Hyper Green / Medium 00888818318032 70318-0003 42334
Gloss Satin Charcoal Tint Carbon/Black / Medium 00888818315802 70318-0103 42338
Satin Gloss Rocket Red/Black / Medium 00888818341856 70318-0303 42342
Gloss Acid Mint/Cosmic Black/Hyper Green / Small 00888818319619 70318-0002 42333
Gloss Satin Charcoal Tint Carbon/Black / Small 00888818319343 70318-0102 42337
Satin Gloss Rocket Red/Black / Small 00888818341887 70318-0302 42341
Gloss Acid Mint/Cosmic Black/Hyper Green / X-Large 00888818316793 70318-0005 42336
Gloss Satin Charcoal Tint Carbon/Black / X-Large 00888818316205 70318-0105 42340
Satin Gloss Rocket Red/Black / X-Large 00888818341870 70318-0305 42344