2018 Epic Comp Women’s 29

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EPIC COMP 29

While the frame material of choice these days may be carbon, alloy frame technology has come a long way, especially when you look at our Women's Epic Comp with our D'Aluisio Smartweld technology. With it, you get a frame that's nearly as light as our carbon offerings, but it leaves you with the perfect bike to try your hand at XC riding and racing.

KEEPING WITH THE TIMES

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short-travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

SMART SUSPENSION

Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. 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 countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. 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, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

SPECS:

DRIVETRAIN

CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face PF30
CRANKSET Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS Steel, 28T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

SUSPENSION

FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 42mm offset, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, RX Women's Tune
REAR SHOCK RockShox Brain, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm

WHEELS

FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
INNER TUBES Presta
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
RIMS Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

COCKPIT

SADDLE Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half waffle

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

FRAMESET

SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm
FRAME Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel, flex pivot


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