Specialized S-works Epic 29 Frameset 2018 Medium – SATIN GLOSS ROCKET RED / BLACK from Cyclestore

£4,498.99

With more World Championship titles Olympic medals and Cape Epic wins than you can count you may be wondering 'Can the Epic really get any better?' Well we're glad you asked because with a completely new geometry redesigned brain and a new frame layup the all-new S-Works Epic Frameset is the foundation for the fastest XC dream build on the planet.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 reevaluated 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.All of those changes the degrees the millimeters and the grams make it the world's fastest XC bike. Period. Get ready because this is going to be Epic. > S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber 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.> The all-new RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock has the best bump sensitivity and plush-feel of any Epic to date but it still features the same race-winning efficiency when you're putting out the power.> Our custom RockShox SID WC fork with Brain features a full-carbon upper top-adjust Brain fade and a custom offset to make it the perfect match to the new Epic. SPECS:SEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 34.9mm Ti boltFRAMES-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 42mm offset 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle 100mm of travelREAR SHOCKRockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve AUTOSAG 51x257mmSEATPOSTS-Works FACT carbon 10mm setback 30.9mm 

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