How much does a specialized epic cost?
Priced at an eye watering US$11,525 / AU$19,000, the Epic S-Works features an expectedly impressive spec list. It offers a carbon lay-up exclusive to the S-Works level, with a RockShox SID SL Ultimate Brain fork on the front.
What kind of bike is a Specialized Epic?
One of the best-known XC bikes on the market, the latest Specialized Epic is notable for two reasons. First is the updated geometry, reflecting the changing nature of XC courses, with a longer reach and slacker head angle.
What’s new in the 2014 Specialized s-works epic World Cup?
The new 2014 Specialized S-Works Epic World Cup is a more aggressive version of the standard Epic with steeper angles, a shorter rear end, and slightly less travel. This sucker is all about going fast and it makes no apologies about it, either.
Are the specialized s-works epic brakes any good?
The Magura MT8 brakes on the Specialized S-Works Epic World Cup are very lightweight but they can’t match some of the competition in terms of stopping power. (Image credit: James Huang) The Brain adjustment on higher-end Specialized Epic forks doesn’t have detented settings. (Image credit: James Huang) Obsessive?
What is the difference between the s-works epic and epic World Cup?
The S-Works Epic World Cup has tighter geometry and works only with single chainring drivetrains, just the thing for serious racers. If you frequently enter XC, short-track, or marathon races, choose one of the two World Cup models (there are S-Works- and Expert-level models).
Are Specialized bikes good for cross-country racing?
Specialized recently unveiled its 2014 cross-country bikes, including an all-new Epic variant that’s purpose-built for racing. With a firmer ride, more aggressive angles, and slightly less travel, the new S-Works Epic World Cup definitely fits the bill.