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2023 Specialized Epic Pro World Cup

$13,900.00 $9,999.00
“This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail, plus the control and capability of full suspension.” - Christopher Blevins
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Description

THINK FASTEST: The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency, control, and light-weight. World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best, “This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail, plus the control and capability of full suspension.” All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach, inventing a radical new shock, and four decades of off-road winning experience.

FRAME OF REFERENCE: To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling, our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness. This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top-tube, and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.

SHOCKINGLY FAST: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived of and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail PLUS the control, capability, and momentum-carrying of full suspension—all with a simple setup. Co-developed with RockShox, the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail “snap”, combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness, and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel. Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. But you aren't just limited “open and closed,” the simple nature of its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.

PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY: The Epic World Cup’s 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike. Because it’s designed to be ridden at or close to topped-out, it yields the same positive travel as a 100mm travel bike set up with 25% sag. To further optimize suspension performance, the Specialized Ride Dynamics team tuned the spring-rate to be relatively flat through the mid-stroke to handle the majority of bump forces like a longer travel bike. Due to its large size, the custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an “industry first” and plays a crucial role in smoothly managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.

HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF: While the new, and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear, the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork. Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride, providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.

THE WEIGHT IS OVER: With a frame weight of just 1,915 grams (painted with shock and all hardware), the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration, more efficiently climbing, and more agile handling. And all of that adds up to speed. We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos, the lightest production road frame ever made, specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.

THE BIGGEST FLEX IS NO FLEX: The Epic World Cup sports the full suite of Roval Control SL components: 1,240-gram wheelset, 180-gram seat post, and 250-gram integrated cockpit (70mm x 780mm). Each boasting peerless light-weight, stiffness, and control on the World Cup today.

  • The all-new Epic World Cup frame features Ride Dynamics Developed suspension technology and 75mm of optimized rear wheel travel. Thanks to its shock technology, Epic World Cup delivers unmatched pedal efficiency and is ready for the roughest descents you can throw at it–no lockout switches required.
  • SRAM XO transmission builds on what top riders need in shifting performance and robustness, making it perfectly matched for the brutal demands of modern Cross Country racing.
  • An all-new SID SL BRAIN fork provides 110mm of bump muting performance while discerning inputs from the ground or rider to provide ultimate efficiency.
  • Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control carbon wheels feature a modern 29mm internal-width hookless rim–maximizing strength, ride quality, and durability–while keeping weight to a minimum.

 

Specifications

FRAMESET
Frame
MY23,FRM TLA,MTB,XC FSR K1.2,29,PIVOT,CRBN
Seat Binder
SEAT COLLAR, KCNC, SPL-SC02-349-02, EXTRUDED, 7075-T73, 34.9MM, 10B21, BLACK ZINC BOLT, BOLT CLAMP TYPE
ACCESSORIES
SWAT
SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
SUSPENSION
Fork
SRAM FS SID SL BRNTA ULT 29SB SP110GLB01 44C1
Rear Shock
SRAM RS SIDL WCID 215X40 D0 R85 C24 SS A1
COCKPIT
Saddle
Body Geometry Power Expert
Handlebars
S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
SeatPost
SP TLA,ROVAL,CONTROL,1MM OFFSET,CRBN, 370/415mm;FS
Stem
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Tape
Specialized Trail Grips
BRAKES
Front Brake
SRAM DB LVLTLM STEALTH DFB FRT DIR; 20P
Rear Brake
SRAM DB LVLTLM STEALTH SJ DFB RER DIR
DRIVETRAIN
Shift Levers
SRAM AXS POD Controller
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Chain
SRAM X0
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission
Crankset
SRAM X0 Eagle, Quarq Spindle power meter, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 34t
Cassette
SRAM XS 1295, 12 speed, 10-52
Chainrings
Steel, 30T
WHEELS
Rear Hub
Custom DT Swiss, Star Ratchet, XX1 driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
Front Hub
Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h
Spokes
DT Swiss Industry
Rims
RIM,700C,CLINCHER,19MM DP X 27MM INT WIDTH,DISC,DT370SP 28H R,ALY,BLK
Rear Tire
RENEGADE CONTROL 2BR, 29x2.35, T5
Front Tire
FAST TRAK CONTROL 2BR, 29x2.35, T7
Inner Tubes
Specialized Turbo Tube

 

 

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