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2019

Specialized Epic Expert EVO

Specialized Epic 2019

7250

Cross Country

At a glance

The 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO is an Cross Country mountain bike. It sports 29" wheels, is priced at $7,250 AUD, has Fox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Epic range of mountain bikes.

Ripping around between the tape is one way to worship at the altar of speed, but for all the other long, fast rides or marathon races on technical terrain, there’s our all-new Epic Expert EVO. Consider it a more epic kind of Epic. Take a look around our office and you’re going to see plenty Epics—most of them wearing dropper posts, wider tires and bars, and slightly longer forks. That’s because the Epics that we’re Frankensteining are not only fast off the start line, they’re even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions. At some point, we looked around and said to ourselves, “We should offer this bike, right out of the box, right?” So we did.

So let’s dig into the details. First off, the EVO ups the fork travel from 100mm to 120mm. This gives you some relief up front while also slacking-out the front-end by one-degree to 68.5º. Next up, we added a zero-offset dropper post to give you more control on descents, but this design keeps your saddle over the BB on steep climbs. We also put some meat on the tires with a grippy 2.3 Ground Control at the front and a stiffer Fast Trak at the rear with GRID protection at the sidewalls. The Epic EVO also features our Brain 2.0. The OG Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, 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 some lengthy R&D, 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 means that the oil paths are improved, and that creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market. This is also among our first Rider-First Engineered™ MTB frames, where the tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, regardless of the frame size. As a result, stiffness is increased in the front-end for a vast improvement in the ride and in control. And 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. And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you’re thinking, What about the weight?” We’re glad you asked. The weight- savings on the frame is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams. And now, carbon models also feature additional tire clearance to accommodate wider, 2.3-inch tires. More traction, ultimately, equals more speed. The build of the Epic Expert EVO meshes shredability with dependability and value, featuring a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheelset.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • Fork
    FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance series, GRIP damper, 44mm offset, 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, 120mm of travel
  • Shock
    Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h [R] Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Wheels
    Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Industry
  • Tires
    [F] Ground Control, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" [R] Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crank
    Truvativ STYLO, DUB
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB, threaded BB
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
  • Cassette
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
  • Pedals
    Specialized Dirt
Components
  • Brakeset
    [F] SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc [R] SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebar
    Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
  • Stem
    Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

FAQ

Q: How much is a 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO?

A 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO is typically priced around $7,250 AUD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: What size wheels does the 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO have?

The 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Epic Expert EVO 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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