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Specialized Men's Epic Comp

Specialized Men's Epic Comp

2018

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2018 Specialized Men's Epic Comp

While carbon often gets all the credit, alloy is far from obsolete, especially the M5 premium aluminum with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology found on the Epic Comp Alloy. It's lightweight, stiff, and can also take a beating. But not only that, you also get a redesigned version of the Brain suspension technology that's made the Epic famous.

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? Specialized 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 Specialized as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but they knew they could make it better. Simple physics said 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.

At the heart of the construction, you'll find their M5 alloy with the exclusive D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer at nearly every tube juncture.

The build of the Epic Comp Alloy is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

- The M5 Premium Alloy frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology finally brings you all the benefits of alloy, like durability, in a lightweight package.

- A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments.

- An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel, flex pivot
    Fork RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset
    Rear Shock RockShox / Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
    Axles Front: 15x110mm
    Rear: 12x148mm
    Rims/Wheels Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready
    Tires Front: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
    Rear: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
    Crankset Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
    Chainrings 30T
    Bottom Bracket Threaded BB, 24mm spindle
    Chain KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
    Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
    Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
    Shifters SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
    Handlebars Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
    Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
    Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
    Brakes Front: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
    Rear: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
    Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
    Seat Post Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red / Large 00888818315215 90318-5004
    Satin Slate/Nordic Red / Large 00888818320035 90318-5104
    Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red / Medium 00888818316465 90318-5003
    Satin Slate/Nordic Red / Medium 00888818319787 90318-5103
    Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red / Small 00888818318070 90318-5002
    Satin Slate/Nordic Red / Small 00888818315178 90318-5102
    Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red / X-Large 00888818318056 90318-5005
    Satin Slate/Nordic Red / X-Large 00888818319480 90318-5105
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