MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized
's Epic line features all-new carbon and aluminum frames designed to be the sport's lightest and most efficient full-suspension cross-country bikes.
The frames now all have dual water bottle capacity and a new Brain shock tune. The new Brain is easier to tune and can differentiate between smooth and bumpy terrain; it also features AUTOSAG, making it simple to adjust shock sag for the rider's weight. The bikes feature Roval Control Carbon wheels on Marathon model; Roval wheels are spec’d on Expert level bikes and up. World Cup models are designed for shorter, more intense cross-country events.
Expert models feature SWAT (Storage, Water, Air, Tools) kits, including an integrated custom multi-tool, a chain tool inside the steerer tube and a downtube-mounted storage case.
The S-Works Epic FSR 29 (black) and S-Works Epic FSR 29 World Cup (white) are shown. Both S-Works models retail for $10,500 but the 2014 Epic line begins at $3,300 for the Epic FSR Comp 29.