Specialized Epic Expert 29er Mountain Bike 2018 – XC Full Suspension MTB



Faster, lighter and more confident. The Specialized Epic Expert is a full sus carbon 29er that build on is World Cup cross-country mountain bike race winning heritage to give you the performance you need to unlock your potential.

Completely redesigned from the ground up the new Epic is lighter, smarter and faster than ever. The first full suspension bike to win a World Cup XC race, the Epic was ahead of its time when first released. As cross-country race courses have become more technical with steep sections, jumps and rock gardens the advantages the Epic offers have become increasingly relevant.

The FACT 11m carbon frame features revised geometry which offers improved performance on technical terrain. The reach is longer and the head tube angle is slightly slacker which makes the bike much more stable at speed. To keep the handling nimble in the tight corners and switchbacks, the fork features a custom 42mm offset that works with the slacker head angle to offer the ideal all round XC race performance.

Over 500 grams lighter than the previous model, the new Epic frame features a complex carbon layup that offers improved front end stiffness for improved ride quality and control. Rider-First Engineered™, the frame tubes are all size specific. This means that you get the same great handling characteristics whichever size you ride. Boost hub spacing further improves handling by allowing for a stiffer wheel build.

At the heart of the Epic’s performance is the redesigned Brain technology that works with the rear suspension to keep the rear end supple over the rough stuff but stiff on smooth ground. This means that you get all the performance advantages of rear suspension without losing pedalling efficiency. Brain 2.0 is now closer to the rear axle so it is now in the most sensitive spot which, with the redesigned internals, offers seamless reactions to bump forces as well as more consistent damping performance. The hose that connects the Brian to the RockShox shock is integrated into the suspension links which offers an improved oil path as well as offering a cleaner, sleeker design.

Up front the RockShox SID fork offers 100mm of suspension travel and features Brain technology to complement the rear. The Brain Fade adjuster on the crown allows you to dial in the performance to suit the track.

Offering a massive 500% gear range the SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 speed drivetrain delivers much the same slick shifting and quiet running performance as you get with the range topping XX1 groupset. SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes give you all the stopping power you need whatever the track conditions.

With the hand built Roval Control Carbon wheels you know you are getting the very best, lightweight-yet-tough rolling performance.

Take your cross-country racing to the next level with the Specialized Epic Comp Carbon full sus 29er.

Key Features:

  • Full Fact 11m carbon frame is lighter and stiffer than ever
  • Rider-First Engineered™ for the same great performance in every frame size
  • Specialized/RockShox Micro Brain technology for more efficient rear suspension
  • RockShox Sid fork with Brain Fade adjustment
  • Roval Control carbon wheels for the ultimate rolling performance
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 speed drivetrain for a massive 500% gear range
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colour: Gloss Gold Flake/Candy Red/Cosmic Black
  • The Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29er is available with 0% APR finance

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £250
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day ‘no hassle’ returns
  • 100% Tredz awesome
  • Delivered free in the UK on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is a:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

The Specialized Epic Expert 29er 2018 Features are:

Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel

Rear Shock: RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm

Fork: RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain, tapered alloy steerer, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, Solo Air, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset,

Bars: Specialized Mini-rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

Stem: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

Speed: 12

Rear Mech: SRAM GX Eagle

Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, trigger

Chainset: Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 24mm spindle 32T

Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP

Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t

Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLink

Front Brake: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 180mm rotor

Rear Brake: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160mm rotor

Rims: Roval

Tyres: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29×2.3″, 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready Front,
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29×2.1″, 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready Rear

Seatpost: Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm

Pedals: Specialized Platform, 9/16″ spindle

SKU: N/A Category:

S, M, L, XL, XXL


Gloss Gold Flake, Candy Red, Cosmic Black