S-Works Epic Carbon 29 SRAM

The full-suspension, carbon fiber, S-Works Epic 29 is the first 29er to win a World Cup event, and the bike Mountain Bike Action magazine describes as the "best bike we've ever ridden". One of two S-Works versions, this model is equipped with SRAM's XX component group.
  • Super-light FACT IS 11m full carbon frame with dedicated 29er geometry, PF30 BB, sealed cartridge bearing pivots and 142mm dropouts delivers the all-around best performing 100mm-travel Competitive XC bike
  • Specialized/Fox remote Mini-Brain inertia-valve shock with Kashima coating with new 2012 tune to seamlessly transition from efficient pedaling on smooth terrain to fully active on rough terrain
  • Custom RockShox SID World Cup 29 fork with Specialized Brain inertia-valve damping has 100mm of air-sprung travel and a carbon/crown steerer tube to create the most efficient and supple cross-country fork available
  • Roval Control SL 29 wheelset with carbon rims, OS28 end caps, 142+ spacing, and DT Swiss spokes and internals is insanely stiff, light and durable for greater control and quickness
  • Specialized FACT OSBB, PF30, carbon crankset with ceramic bearings is paired with a SRAM spider and rings for ultimate power transfer
  • Custom Avid XX World Cup R brakes are one of the lightest and most powerful cross-country brakes available with 2 piece rotors, alloy-backed semi metallic pads, magnesium bodies with carbon levers and titanium hardware

Technical Specifications

FRAME FACT 11m carbon front triangle, 29" geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), FACT carbon seatstays w/carbon non-drive DO and chainstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm
REAR SHOCK Fox/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/new 2012 tune, Kashima coating, inertia valve, w/ Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm, 29er hose length
FORK Custom RockShox SID World Cup 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered carbon steerer, top-mount Brain Fade adj and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel
HEADSET 1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearings, carbon top cap
STEM Syntace F109, 6º rise, 31.8mm clamp, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 100mm, XL: 110mm
HANDLEBARS S-Works XC Carbon flat bar, uni-directional carbon, 680mm wide, 8º back sweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
FRONT BRAKE Custom Avid XX World Cup R, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, reach adj., XX magnesium caliper, ti hardware package, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Custom Avid XX World Cup R, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, reach adj., XX magnesium caliper, ti hardware package, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Custom Avid XX World Cup R hydraulic, tool-less reach adjust, magnesium body, carbon lever, w/MatchMaker clamp
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM XX, S3 direct mount for DMD, top-swing, bottom-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM XX, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM XX, 10-speed, carbon trigger, w/MatchMaker clamps
CASSETTE SRAM XX 10-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN KMC X-10SL, 10-speed, hollow plates, hollow pins, nickel finish
CRANKSET S-Works OS carbon crank, 10-speed XC double, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET S-Works OS, integrated for PF30
PEDALS Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
RIMS Roval Control SL 29, carbon disc, 28mm, 32h
FRONT HUB Roval Control SL 29, carbon/alloy, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control SL 29 142+, DT Star Ratchet, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Revolution 2.0/1.5/2.0mm stainless, DT Aerolite, bladed, painted
FRONT TIRE S-Works Fast Trak, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x2.0"
REAR TIRE S-Works Renegade, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x1.95"
INNER TUBES Ultralight presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Expert, ti rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST S-Works Carbon, single-bolt head, 30.9mm, 400mm
SEAT BINDER 36.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
NOTES Protective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual


* *Not all sizes available in all markets

Size Sm Med LG XL
Seat Tube Length - Center to Top 394mm 424mm 463mm 520mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal) 554mm 589mm 615mm 641mm
Top Tube Length (Actual) 527mm 559mm 584mm 607mm
Chainstay Length 448mm 448mm 448mm 448mm
Bottom Bracket Height - Low Setting 331mm 331mm 331mm 331mm
Seat Tube Angle (Actual) - Low Setting 69.5° 69.5° 70° 70°
Seat Tube Angle (Effective) - Low Setting 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube Angle - Low Setting 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Wheel Base 1075mm 1109mm 1136mm 1163mm
Standover Height 755mm 766mm 775mm 790mm
Head Tube Height 90mm 110mm 120mm 140mm
Handlebar Width 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
Stem Length 75mm 90mm 105mm 105mm
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Seatpost Length 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Stack 586mm 605mm 614mm 633mm
Reach 386mm 415mm 438mm 458mm
Ground-Top 917mm 936mm 945mm 964mm

Tech Features

WHAT Externally tunable, trail-sensing rear shock, pioneered by Specialized and manufactured by Fox. New shock tune, and new easy-to-use Brain Fade dial
WHY Maximizes efficiency and control over smooth and rough terrain.
HOW When a rider encounters bump forces, the Mini Brain’s inertia valve disengages, allowing oil to flow and the shock to immediately transition from firm (efficient) to fully active (compliant) suspension settings. The external Brain Fade dial allows riders to fine tune their suspension levels.
WHAT XC-specific double cranks spec’d on all Epic models.
WHY It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t! Double cranks are lighter, better shifting, and provide more useable/less redundant gears, better ground clearance, and less chain drop.
HOW Knowing what is appropriate for XC riders and keeping in touch with trends allows us to build a better riding experience and create more demand for our bikes.
X-12 142+ REAR END
WHAT Integrated frame/rear hub design that goes beyond standard 135 or 142mm rear ends.
WHY Creates a stiffer wheel and more stable system. Also makes it easier to take the wheel in and out.
HOW Since we design and engineer our bikes and components to work together, we were able to move the entire cassette mechanism on our Roval wheel 2mm out from the standard size hub, then adjust the frame width accordingly. This new, integrated design widens spoke stance for more stiffness and stability. The X-12 threaded axle, unlike a standard QR, allows the wheel to be taken in and out of the frame easily thanks to wheel guides on the dropouts.
WHAT Fast-handling frame geometry formulated for the Competitive XC experience.
WHY Creates an aggressive (or more forward) riding position for precision handling on cross-country trails and courses.
HOW By using a short rear end, low bottom bracket, and roomy top tube, riders get a more nimble, maneuverable bike with room to stretch out and stay centered over the bike. For riders not focused on racing, the head tube angle is still slack enough to enjoy plenty of winding singletrack.