2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO Large that will fit 5’10″-6’1″. This bike rides great and handles like a race bike with the gear range to go fast. You will have a big smile after each ride. Only 25.51 lbs!
Ripping around between the tape is one way to worship at the altar of speed, but for all the other long, fast rides or marathon races on technical terrain, there’s our all-new Epic Expert EVO. Consider it a more “epic” kind of Epic. 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. This is also among our first Rider-First Engineered MTB frames, where the tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, regardless of the frame size. As a result, stiffness is increased in the front-end for a vast improvement in the ride and in control. And to go along with this, each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best-riding XC bike we’ve ever developed. And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you’re thinking, “What about the weight?” We’re glad you asked. The weight-savings on the frame is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 525 grams. And now, carbon models also feature additional tire clearance to accommodate wider, 2.3-inch tires. More traction, ultimately, equals more speed. The build of the Epic Expert EVO meshes shredability with dependability and value, featuring a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheelset. – A FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance Series fork handles suspension duties up front with 120mm of travel and a GRIP damper that has Open, Medium, and Firm modes for every kind of terrain. – The hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm (internal width) hookless rim, so you get a low weight, low rolling resistance, and the best possible grip with the 2.3” tires. – 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. – 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.
Bike Spec for 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO Large:
Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel, Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
Fork: FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance series, GRIP damper, 44mm offset, 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, 120mm of travel
Wheelset: Front Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h, Rear Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h, Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Tires: Ground Control, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.3″, Fast Trak, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.3″
Crankset: Upgrade Race Race 175mm
Pedals: Race Race
Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cog: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Brakeset: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Seat Post: X-Fusion manic, 30.9mm, (S: 100mm, M-XL: 125mm)
Handlebars: Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Grips: New Black Bontrager Grips
Cables and Housing: Jagwire/Shimano
Bicycle Frame Geometry for 2019 Specialized Epic Expert EVO Large:
A) Seat Tube: 47cm Center to Top Tube
C) Effective Top Tube: 62cm
E) Wheel Base: 116cm
F) Standover Height to Top Tube: 78cm/ 31.5 inches
G) Head Tube: 12cm
H) Reach: 45cm
I) Stack: 62cm
The condition is good, a few scuffs here and there but overall a solid bike. Has been tune up ($200+ Value at any Bike Shop) and everything is in excellent condition.
So, purchase USED with confidence that you will have a fine-tuned bike.
A little about the seller:
I’ve been in the cycling industry for more than 30 years (I know, that makes me old!). I’ve been a professional bicycle mechanic for most of those years, including working locally at Lee’s Cyclery here in Colorado before they became Trek Stores. Now I work from home as a Customer Success Manager for a software team. But I still love fixing up and working on bikes, and riding them too!
Purchase from me with peace of mind. Not only can you trust my years of experience, I will provide any mechanical insight at the time of purchase. No warranties or refunds provided. The bikes are sold as-is.
If you have any questions you can email us at iknowaguybicycles.com and will be happy to help you.
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