Specialized introduce the 2018 Epic

Our history with cross country mountain bikes is steadfast. From Ned Overend winning the first Worlds in 1990 to Jaroslav Kulhavý riding his way to Olympic Gold to Annika Langvad and Sam Gaze most recently taking the Rainbow Stripes in Nové Mesto, our goal has always been to make the fastest, best-handling, podium-topping XC bikes out there.

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A pedigree that boasts more World Cup, World Championship, Olympic, and Cape Epic wins than we can count—if a bike were the sum of its accolades, the Epic would sit atop the throne. And to make sure of it, our new Epic features a completely redesigned, ultra-lightweight frame, confidence-inspiring geometry, and a totally new Brain rear shock that’s engineered to read the terrain for the most efficient ride possible, making it the fastest XC bike on the planet.


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Key features

It's Lighter

Rider-First EngineeredTM frame that saves *up to 525 grams, while also maintaining stiffness. Not an easy task—yes, that is frame weight alone (*Pro, Expert, and Comp frames).


It's Smarter

New Brain 2.0 is completely redesigned. Sitting closer to the rear axle for improved bump responsiveness and a new layout and oil flow path for more consistent damping control and bump performance.


It's Faster

Longer reach, slacker head tube, & custom fork offset creates a better handling package. Climbing or descending, stability, and confidence are no longer afterthoughts.


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Oufy MTB (Roadie), Jul 01 2017 11:43

Spaz does it again

BaGearA, Jul 01 2017 02:51

Missing the yellow magura brakes ....but this stealth look is very sexy 

Baracuda, Jul 02 2017 10:40

Love all this 'fastest bike ever' stuff. It hasn't won a thing yet.

Iwan Kemp, Jul 02 2017 06:00




Titleist, Jul 02 2017 06:17

Love all this 'fastest bike ever' stuff. It hasn't won a thing yet.


If you remove the stickers then it's not so fast anymore.

Hairy, Jul 03 2017 03:01

and it is a good old fashioned single pivot again!

Larry Montana, Jul 03 2017 12:33

Fastest xc bike ever ..... just behind the new Scott spark :)

Headshot, Jul 03 2017 01:15

Its all about the rider innit?

Serious Panda, Jul 04 2017 02:01

Its all about the rider innit?


Only when the Spez does not win.