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2016

Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup

Specialized Epic 2016

All Mountain

At a glance

The 2016 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup is an All Mountain Carbon mountain bike. It sports 29" wheels, has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Epic range of mountain bikes.

Make no qualms about it—this World Cup version of the Epic Expert Carbon is purpose-built for racing. Compared to the standard version of this Epic, the World Cup features shorter tube lengths and chainstays and a significantly tighter geometry. Why? For more explosive power transfer and nimbler handling, of course. Additionally, it’s specifically designed for one-by setups, which comes with the added benefit of an oversized chainstay for enhanced rigidity and power transfer to the rear end.

Then you’ll find our Brain technology at the fork and rear shock. What’s Brain? It’s an intelligent system that’s able to interpret the difference between rider and trail input, so it stays firm under effort and plush over bumps. And when you add in a SRAM one-by kit, Shimano brakes, and hand-built Roval carbon wheels, you’ll find that there’s nothing holding you back in putting out sheer speed.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    FACT 9m, carbon front triangle, M5 alloy rear end, XC Geometry, MFS chainstay, PF30 BB, carbon headset cups, 12x142mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 95mm of travel, SWAT™ tool cradle
  • Fork
    RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air spring, 100mm travel, bottom-mount Brain fade adjust, rebound adjust, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 46mm offset, 15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle
  • Shock
    FOX/Specialized remote Mini Brain, AUTOSAG, Brain Fade adjust I-Valve, 200x48mm
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Roval Control Carbon, 15mm end caps [R] Roval Control Carbon 142+, SRAM XX1 XD driver body
  • Wheels
    Roval Control Carbon 29, carbon, disc
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Revolution
  • Tires
    [F] S-Works Fast Trak, 120TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0"" [R] Specialized Fast Trak Control, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 29x2.0""
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM PC-X1 chain, PowerLock, 11-speed
  • Crank
    Sram 2200 Carbon, Custom for SBC, PF30, 30t X-Sync Direct Mount, S:170mm, others: 175mm
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X01 rear derailleur, X-Horizon, 11-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
  • Cassette
    SRAM XG-1180 cassette, 11-speed, 10-42t
Components
  • Brakeset
    [F] Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads [R] Shimano Deore XT, Ice-Tech metallic pads
  • Handlebar
    Specialized, 7050 alloy, 8-backsweep, 6-upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Specialized, carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
  • Stem
    Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

FAQ

Q: What size wheels does the 2016 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup have?

The 2016 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2016 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 World Cup size for your height. Remember that these sizes are a general guide and bike sizes can vary between riders and bikes. The best way to find your size is to go for a test ride.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL

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