Specialized Epic Comp 29 - 2012

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 ...(Read More)

Specialized Epic Comp 29
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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 FSR Rear Suspension

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.

Specialized Brain

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.

Specs

Frame Specialized FSR M5-aluminum
Fork RockShox Reba RL 29, 100mm-travel
Rear Shock Fox/Specialized Remote Mini-Brain, 100mm-travel w/Brain Fade
Rims/Wheels Roval 29er
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
Crankset SRAM S-1250
Chainrings 38/24
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Specialized XC flat
Tape/Grips Specialized Grappler lock-on
Stem Specialized XC
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 7 SL
Brakes Avid Elixir 7 SL disc, 6-inch rotors
Saddle Specialized BG Phenom Comp
Seatpost Aluminum

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Pros

  • Brain technology 
  • Climbing 
  • Lightweight 
  • Stable 
  • Versatile 

Cons

  • Wheelset 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking 

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Frame & Suspension = A+,Roval Wheels = F

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Great climbing
  • Brain Technology
  • Stable

Cons

  • Wheelset

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

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.

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