Remember when cross country didn't always involve a starting gun? So do we.
And, while it'll never turn down a number plate, Epic EVO is well-acquainted with the fact that the next ridgeline makes a perfectly good finish line too, offering an incredible combination of pedaling efficiency and impressive trail-taming capability to get you there faster.
p>While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimeter increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 10-millimeters out back, we've worked overtime to make sure it's been implemented in a way that'll have you saying 'Whoa!' as soon as you hit your first stretch of singletrack.
Meticulously engineered to retain as much of the Epic's standard-setting efficiency as possible, the EVO's new suspension kinematics work in concert with our Rx XC shock tune to ensure you're able to make the absolute most out of every inch of travel on tap, while still offering increased anti-squat characteristics for improved pedaling efficiency.
With plenty of practice at staying ahead of the curve, the Epic EVO now lays claim to the most capable iteration of our Progressive XC Geometry ever to grace an Epic. It's also more versatile than ever thanks to a new flip chip-equipped rear end that allows riders to adjust headtube angle and bottom bracket height to easily customize the Epic EVO's handling characteristics.
Epic EVO's flyweight FACT 11m carbon frame features heavy-hitting Shimano components and RockShox suspension for a package tailor-made for making miles disappear faster than ever.
- Flip It To Rip It: Tune the ride of the Epic EVO's FACT 11m carbon frame to match your preferred handling characteristics with flip-chip simplicity that allows riders to steepen the EVO's headtube angle by half a degree while raising the bottom bracket height by six millimeters.
- Shimano's SLX shifting has always been the benchmark for affordable high performance, and the latest M7100 series simply raises it even further.
- The Reba RL doles out travel with a steady hand courtesy of RockShox's Motion Control damper, while SoloAir adjustability makes dialing in suspension performance a breeze.
|Frame||FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe Select+, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific|
Front: Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Rear: Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
|Tires||Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/quick link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Brakes||Shimano M6100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails|
|Seat Post||TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, XS-SM: 100mm, M: 125mm, L-XL: 150mm|
* Subject to change without notice.