Specialized Epic Comp Evo 29, 2019
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Specialized Epic Comp Evo 29, 2019

Product Code 90319-5502
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Description

If we're being honest with ourselves, alloy has always been at the heart of the EVO family. It's tough, it's stiff, and at least with our bikes, it's pretty damn light. Basically, it embodies everything that's good about mountain bikes, and that's what EVO is all about. But an Epic Comp EVO made out of aluminum? We say, "yeah, it's a perfect fit." And that's because this bike brings all the uphill racing, singletrack-ripping fun you want, and puts it in a durable, on-budget package. So get excited, because this is the most "epic" Epic yet.

Take a look around our office and you're going to see plenty Epics—most of them wearing dropper posts, wider tires and bars, and slightly longer forks. That's because the Epics that we're Frankensteining are not only fast off the start line, they're even better suited to masochistically long rides, multi-day stage races, and fast backcountry missions. At some point, we looked around and said to ourselves, “We should offer this bike, right out of the box, right?” So we did.

So let's dig into the details. First off, the EVO ups the fork travel from 100mm to 120mm. This gives you some relief up front while also slacking-out the front-end by one-degree to 68.5º. Next up, we added a zero-offset dropper post to give you more control on descents, but this design keeps your saddle over the BB on steep climbs. We also put some meat on the tires with a grippy 2.3" Ground Control at the front and a stiffer Fast Trak at the rear with GRID protection at the sidewalls.

The Epic EVO also features our Brain 2.0. The OG Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, and oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after some lengthy R&D, 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 means that the oil paths are improved, and that creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

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

For the build, we spec'd a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control Alloy wheelset.

  • A RockShox Reba RL fork, with 120mm of travel, soaks up rocks, roots, and bumps, and it also features both compression and rebound adjustments.
  • The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle at a value anyone can appreciate.
  • 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.

    Technical Specifications

    FRAME Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
    FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 120mm of travel
    REAR SHOCK Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
    FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
    REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
    SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
    RIMS Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
    INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
    FRONT TYRE Ground Control, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
    REAR TYRE Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
    CRANKSET Truvativ STYLO, DUB
    CHAINRINGS SRAM Eagle, 32T
    BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB, threaded BB
    SHIFT LEVERS SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
    CASSETTE SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
    CHAIN SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
    FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
    REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
    HANDLEBARS Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
    GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle
    STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
    SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
    SEATPOST X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
    SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm
    PEDALS Specialized Dirt

     

    Geometry

    S M L XL
    BB Drop 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm
    BB Height 340mm 340mm 340mm 340mm
    Bike Standover Height 772mm 777mm 782mm 804mm
    Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
    Fork Length, Full 526mm 526mm 526mm 526mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
    Front Center 667mm 695mm 723mm 749mm
    Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
    Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
    Reach 398mm 423mm 446mm 465mm
    Seat Tube Angle 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8°
    Seat Tube Length 400mm 434mm 470mm 520mm
    Stack 595mm 605mm 619mm 638mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 571mm 599mm 626mm 650mm
    Trail 99mm 99mm 99mm 99mm
    Wheelbase 1103mm 1132mm 1159mm 1186mm

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