Specialized took their ultralight and efficient carbon-fibre Epic chassis and then added a mix of components that increases your fun factor without also making your checking account weep. The end result is this bike right here. The Epic Comp Carbon EVO is proof that sometimes you actually can have it all.
Full fact 11m carbon-fibre frame combines stiffness, strength, and light overall weight to deliver a peerless race bike—at any price. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC rig you've been on.
Meet Brain 2.0. Specialized mounted the latest generation Brain shock closer to the axle, making it responsive to the smallest of bumps. We also reduced oil turbulence for consistent suspension performance, no matter how big and fast the hits come. Next, they ditched the Brain’s original floating piston for a bladder system that yields even smoother action. The world’s smartest suspension just got even smarter.
An extra 20 millimetres goes a long way when it comes to boosting a fork’s ability to suck up bumps. That’s why they’ve equipped the EVO with a 120mm-travel RockShox Reba RL fork.
The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle—all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest, steepest climbs—in a simple, single-ring package. No front derailleurs necessary.
An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs.
Satin Dusty Turquoise/Dove Grey
Satin Carbon/Oak Green
The 2020 Specialized Epic comp Carbon Evo is available at Greg Minnaar Cycles and retails for R69000.