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2012 Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 Bike

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Loved it for 2 years then bought a Marathon”

    The Good: Handling, speed, fit

    The Bad: rear freewheel was very noisey until I serviced it then fine. Brakes had air problems - until I serviced them then fine

    Overall Review:

    Fantastic bike, every ride made me smile and every ride was faster than I thought I had in me. Great on knarley stuff and equally good on the road. The perfect bike (for me)

    Just let my lad have it so I could buy a 2014 Marathon. 3 rides so far and its shaping up to be even better.. Although I don't like the black as much

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Cross Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 554mm 589mm 615mm 641mm
    Head Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
    Head Tube Length 90mm 110mm 120mm 140mm
    Seat Tube Angle 69.5 69.5 70° 70°
    Seat Tube Length 394mm 424mm 463mm 520mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 331mm 331mm 331mm 331mm
    Chainstay Length 448mm 448mm 448mm 448mm
    Wheelbase 1075mm 1109mm 1136mm 1163mm
    Standover 755mm 766mm 775mm 790mm
    Reach 386mm 415mm 438mm 458mm
    Stack 586mm 605mm 614mm 633mm
    Frame Material FACT 9m carbon front triangle, 29" geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), M5 aluminium chainstays & seatstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm travel
    Rear Travel 100mm
    Rear Shock Fox/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/new 2012 tune, inertia valve, w/ Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm, 29er hose length
    Fork Custom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, Brain Fade and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel
    Fork Travel 100mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1.5" Taper
    Headset 1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower bearing for tapered integrated HT, cartridge bearings
    Handlebar Specialized XC flat, 2014 butted alloy, 680mm wide, 8º back sweep, 31.8mm
    Stem Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 105mm, XL: 105mm
    Grips Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
    Brakes Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., metallic pad, MiXmaster shift lever mounts, 160mm rotor
    Brake Levers Custom Formula R1 S hydraulic, FCS and tool-less reach adj., w/MiXmaster clamps
    Shifters SRAM X9, 10-speed, trigger, w/MiXmaster clamp
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X0, 10-speed, mid cage
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide
    Cranks Custom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
    Chainrings 38/24
    Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
    Pedals
    Chain KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
    Cassette SRAM PG-1050 10-speed, 11-36t
    Rims Roval Control 29, alloy disc, 24mm, 32h
    Hubs Roval Control 29, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 32h / Roval Control 29 142+, DT Swiss alloy cassette body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
    Spokes DT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless
    Tires S-Works Fast Trak, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x2.0" / Specialized Renegade Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x1.95"
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
    Seatpost 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 400mm
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9
    Seatpost Clamp 36.9mm clamp size, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142 x 12
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Gloss Carbon/White
    Warranty
    Weight

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    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry