2018 Specialized Women's S-Works Epic XX1


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2018 Specialized Women's S-Works Epic

Sure, there are other "fast" XC bikes out there, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one with all the features of the new Women's S-Works Epic. With a Rider- First Engineered™ design, refined and improved Brain suspension, and a redesigned frame, the Women's S-Works Epic is the fastest, most capable, and best fitting women's XC bike we've ever created.

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 their boots, Specialized 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. They 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. Through simple physics Specialized realised 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 they've ever developed —no matter the frame size.

With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike Specialized has ever made, weight was at the top of their priorities list. They 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 optimised 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.

Specialized have spared no expense with this S-Works model and features a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork, a 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset, powerful SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, and hand-built, featherweight Roval Control SL wheels.

SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME S-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
FORK RockShox SID WC Brain 29, Top-Adjust Brain Fade Adjust, Solo Air, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset, Women's Rx Tune
HUBS Roval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, labyrinth style, 15x110mm spacing front and 12x148mm rear
SPOKES DT Swiss Revolution
RIMS Roval Control SL 29, hookless carbon, 22mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready
FRONT TYRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
REAR TYRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
CRANKSET SRAM XX1 Eagle, Boost™ 148, 170/175mm crankarm, 24mm spindle
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed, trigger
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
CASSETTE SRAM XG-1295, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAIN SRAM XX1 Eagle, black,12-speed w/PowerLink
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, organic pads, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, organic pads, 160mm rotor
HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-rise, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEM S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
SADDLE Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm
SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 34.9mm, Ti bolt
Additional Information
  • Model: 93018-000x
  • Manufactured by: Specialized

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