2022 Specialized Epic Expert


When speed comes calling, the Epic Expert doesn’t just answer, it yells back, ‘Catch me if you can!’

The Epic Expert delivers 100mm of Brain-controlled travel for a package that was born to erase seconds from the clock.

Mixing hardtail efficiency and full-suspension capability, the Epic has always been defined by commitment to speed. Well, that and over 100 World Cup wins and podiums too.

Engineered hand-in-hand with the new Epic, the latest BRAIN design resets the expectation for efficiency. It employs a new pedaling platform, while soaking up chatter and big hits alike.

Redesigned with a focus on power transfer and handling performance, the Epic’s all-new carbon frame features a 15-percent stiffer rear triangle to take advantage of the BRAIN’s new pedaling platform, while the new carbon layup sheds weight, sending the Epic’s stiffness-to-weight ratio higher.

  • Sram Level TL brakes offer smooth modulation for precise speed control.
  • Hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 29-millimeter internal-width hookless rim, and maximize strength, ride quality, and durability while keeping weight to a minimum.

Additional information



Pine Green / Chamaeleon Iris Tint


L, M


FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
Rear Shock
RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265×52.5mm
Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
Specialized Trail Grips
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Front Brake
SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake
SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Shift Levers
SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 34t
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
Rear Hub
DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull
DT Swiss Comp Race
Front Tire
Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35
Rear Tire
Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35
Inner Tubes
Standard, Presta valve
Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Seat Binder
Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm


BB Drop 58 48 48 48 48
BB Height 314 324 324 324 324
Bike Standover Height 740 763 766 776 788
Chainstay Length 433 433 433 433 433
Fork Length, Full 505 505 505 505 505
Fork Rake/Offset 44 44 44 44 44
Front Center 663 687 719 750 782
Head Tube Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
Head Tube Length 95 95 100 115 135
Reach 390 415 445 470 495
Seat Tube Angle 76.5 75.8 75.5 75.5 75.5
Seat Tube Length 375 400 430 470 520
Stack 596 586 591 605 623
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 533 563 598 626 656
Trail 106 106 106 106 106
Wheelbase 1090 1116 1148 1179 1211