Whether you're out on the race course or on a fast-paced ride with your buddies, Specialized's Epic Comp 29er excels whenever the action heats up. Its M5-aluminum frame descends and climbs superbly thanks to 100mm of Specialized's legendary Brain-controlled FSR suspension that delivers unparalleled pedal power and control. You'll also love the smooth RockShox Reba fork, crisp-shifting SRAM 2x10 drivetrain and the Avid Elixir discs, which let you hold maximum speed until the last possible second. Plus, the fast, 29-inch Roval wheels and Specialized tires deliver the best in acceleration and traction.
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.
Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
|Frame||Specialized FSR M5-aluminum|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL 29, 100mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox/Specialized Remote Mini-Brain, 100mm-travel w/Brain Fade|
|Hubs||Specialized Hi Lo disc|
|Spokes||DT Swiss stainless-steel|
|Tires||Specialized S-Works tubeless ready; Front: Fast Trak, 29 x 2.0; Rear: Renegade Control, 29 x 1.95|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized XC flat|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Grappler lock-on|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 7 SL|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 7 SL disc, 6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Specialized BG Phenom Comp|
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I picked up the Epic 29'er to upgrade from a 26" bike and wanted something with a good suspension design. Vertually no pedal bob when climbing and handles corners very well. For the money its a fairly light bike and fast. My only complaint is the roval wheelset. I've only had the bike for a few months and the rear wheel has broke twice. Cassette body once and now the axle bearings. For this price you think Specialized would give you descent wheels.