Specialized S-works Epic Xx1 Eagle Mountain Bike 2018 – Chameleon Purple/Red/Black

£8,499.99

S-Works Epic with SRAM XX1 Eagle is the best tool to get you to the top of the podium

Fast and flat rowdy and technical punchy and hard—no matter the course the S-Works Epic with SRAM XX1 Eagle is the best tool to get you to the top of the podium.

Its design is all-new and boy oh boy is it fast.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 re-evaluated 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.For this S-Works model we spared no expense with the build so it features a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork a 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset powerful SRAM Level Ultimate brakes and hand-built featherweight Roval Control SL wheels.

S-Works FACT 12m carbon fibre 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.

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

SRAM XX1 Eagle bits handle the shifting duties providing a wide range of useable gears that make climbing and descending equally doable.FRAMES-Works FACT 12m XC Geometry threaded BB 12x148mm rear spacing internal cable routing 100mm of travelFORKRockShox SID WC Brain 29 Top-Adjust Brain Fade Adjust Solo Air tapered carbon crown/steerer 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle 100mm of travel 42mm offsetREAR SHOCKRockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve AUTOSAG 51x257mmINNER TUBES29x1.75/2.4' 60mm Presta valveFRONT TYREFast Trak GRIPTON compound 29×2.3' 60 TPI Aramid folding bead 2Bliss ReadyREAR TYREFast Trak GRIPTON compound 29×2.1' 60 TPI Aramid folding bead 2Bliss ReadyCRANKSETSRAM XX1 Eagle Boost™ 148 170/175mm crankarm 24mm spindleCHAINRINGSAlloy Eagle 32TBOTTOM BRACKETSRAM GXPSHIFT LEVERSSRAM XX1 Eagle trigger 12-speedREAR DERAILLEURSRAM XX1 Eagle™ 12-speedCASSETTESRAM 1295 Eagle 12-speed 10-50tCHAINSRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed w/ PowerLockFRONT BRAKESRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc carbon lever titanium hardware organic pads 160/180mm rotorREAR BRAKESRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc carbon lever titanium hardware organic pads 160mm rotorHANDLEBARSS-Works Carbon Mini Rise 6-degree upsweep 8-degree backsweep 10mm rise 720mm 31.8mmGRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip half-waffle S/M: regular thickness L/XL: XL thicknessSTEMS-Works SL alloy titanium bolts 6-degree riseSADDLEBody Geometry S-Works Phenom carbon rails 143mmSEATPOSTS-Works FACT carbon 10mm setback 30.9mmSEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 34.9mm Ti boltPEDALSSpecialized Platform 9/16' spindle

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