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Every Epic tale needs a hero. Be that hero on Specialized's S-Works Epic 29. It begins with a frame crafted from ultra light, supremely stiff FACT 11m carbon to be an absolute XC rocket. Next up is Specialized's legendary FSR rear suspension that's as smart as it is supple; the Mini-Brain rear shock can tell the difference between rider input and terrain forces to give you a smooth, amazingly efficient ride. The front keeps pace with RockShox's custom RS-1 fork. It borrows that Brain technology for a ride so supremely silky and precise it has to be ridden to be believed.
With such an amazing frame and suspension, only the best will do when it comes to components. Shimano's genre-defining XTR 22-speed drivetrain and disc brakes deliver with the gears and stopping power you need when you're racing a 100-mile marathon or simply humiliating your riding buddies. Those gears spin lightweight Roval Control SL 29 carbon wheels that maintain your speed through corners, over rocks, and anything else that gets in your way.
The epic tale continues with a carbon Specialized XCP Command Post. With the ability to lower the carbon-railed Phenom Pro saddle to bomb the descents, and then instantly bring it back up for efficient climbing, you'll always have the right position to pull away from the pack. On top of all that, seamless integration is yours with the SWAT system. You'll have everything you need: water bottle cages, a multi-tool, and storage for a tube and CO2 cartridge — all without lugging a pack or sacrificing valuable space in your jersey pockets. This Epic tale is ready for a hero, you're ready for the role.
Specialized's FSR suspension offers plush travel, incredible control, unbeatable traction and an overall awesome ride because it's completely unaffected by pedaling and braking forces. This design also eliminates "bobbing" for optimum climbing and acceleration. You'll be amazed.
The Brain is the mastermind behind Specialized's ultra-efficient suspension designs. It automatically turns the suspension "on" and "off" almost instantaneously to always provide the perfect ride. It consists of an inertia valve mounted inside a near-vertical cylinder near the rear axle. The inertia valve controls the shock's ability to compress; the resulting system responds to terrain input (bumps and dips), but not to rider input (pedaling). Forces from the ground activate the inertia valve inside the Brain, which opens and allows the shock to absorb bumps. All Brains also feature Brain Fade technology, which by using the blue dial on top of the Brain cylinder, you can control the breakaway threshold of the inertia valve in your Brain from ultra rigid and efficient to super plush and active and anywhere in between. So you can set up your bike to climb and sprint like a hardtail and still absorb bumps for maximum control over rough terrain; the ideal combination for parlaying all your hard efforts into off-road speed.
Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Specialized FSR FACT 11M-carbon, 100mm-travel|
|Fork||RockShox RS-1 Brain, 100mm-travel, tapered carbon steerer|
|Rear Shock||Fox/Specialized Remote Mini-Brain, w/Brain Fade and Autosag|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Control SL 29 carbon|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized 2Bliss-ready S-Works Fast Trak, 29 x 2.2/2.0|
|Crankset||Specialized S-Works carbon|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized S-Works XC carbon flat|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XTR|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR disc, 6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Specialized BG Phenom Pro, carbon rails|
|Seatpost||Command Post XCP, 35mm-travel, carbon|
|Accessories & Extras||SWAT XC kit with bottle cages, multi tool and top-cap chain tool|
|Satin Carbon/White / Medium||719676143286||93415-0003|