S-Works Epic 2021 Carbon Full-Suspension MTB Gloss Red Tint Fade Over Brushed Silver

4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

Countless hours of design tinkering, extensive number crunching and endless test laps have all gone into designing the Specialized S-Works Epic to ensure that not a single speck of speed has been left on the table.

The Epic provides both the efficiency of a hardtail and the capability of a full-suspension bike providing an impressively quick and capable ride that has led to over 100 World Cup wins and podiums as well.

The redesign of the Epic focused on creating a frame that had maximal power transfer efficiency and improved handling. The 15% stiffer rear triangle lets the latest Epic make full use of the most efficient BRAIN suspension created yet. Specialized has also completely overhauled the carbon layup of the top-flight 12M carbon frame, sending the already sky-high stiffness to weight ratio even further into the clouds. The cherry on the cake is a carbon fibre shock link, which shaves over 100 grams off the total frame weight compared to the previous iteration of the S-Works Epic frame.

The Specialized BRAIN suspension system has 100mm of smooth travel front and rear letting the Epic live up to the standard that it was born for, to slash your fastest trail times and raise you up the race rankings. The latest system ensures every watt is converted into forward motion and not wasted on pointless suspension travel whilst still soaking up the impact from bumps and hits as you would expect. A RockShox SID SL Ultimate shock and fork combine with the latest BRAIN technology to reset the standard for efficiency.

SRAM Level Ultimate brakes provide top quality stopping power and perfect modulation when it comes to keeping the Epic's lightning speed in check, it also keeps the weight low too. SRAM's flagship XX1 Eagle AXS delivers the crispest shifting around over a wide cassette ratio with 12 gears, completely wireless for fuss-free shifting that's as efficient and smooth as possible, designed to withstand World Cup winning power through the drivetrain while delivering instantaneous shifting that never misses a beat. The Epic S-Works not only handles race-winning power, it measures it too, equipped as standard with a Quarq XX1 power meter.

The Roval Control SL carbon rims were created specifically to match the increased capabilities of the Epic, with a 29mm wide internal rim width which not only increases durability and strength but also reduces weight as well as the chances of picking up a pinch flat by 22%. If you want to eliminate pinch flats altogether, make the simple conversion to tubeless on the Roval Control SL wheelset to further reduce your weight and puncture risk, while also increasing your comfort and lowering your rolling resistance, adding even more speed to your ride.

The Epic S-Works will take you back to that initial feeling of your first taste of real speed. Grinning from ear to ear as you shred down your favourite trail, or charge past the competition to cross the finish line first, we know you'll love it. Go on, you know you'll love it too.

  • FACT 12m Carbon Frame
  • RockShox SID SL Ultimate fork with 100mm travel and Specialised Brain technology
  • RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune rear shock
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed groupset
  • Roval Control SL wheelset

Our Verdict

Countless hours of design tinkering, extensive number crunching and endless test laps have all gone into the new Specialized S-Works Epic to ensure that not a single speck of speed has been left on the table.

Industry Reviews

The Specialized S-Works Epic is a bike built to go fast, and it is not shy about it. What surprised me is how comfortable and capable on varying terrain the platform is

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

  • Frame - S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, 100mm travel
  • Fork - RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, 100mm travel
  • Shock - RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune
  • Drivetrain - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed
  • Brakes - SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc

Full Specification

  • Frame - S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm travel
  • Fork - RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
  • Shock - RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
  • Shifters - SRAM AXS Eagle Controller
  • Chainset - QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boost™ 148, DUB, 170/175mm
  • Chainrings - SRAM Eagle 32T alloy, 104 BCD
  • Cassette - SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50T
  • Chain - SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
  • Rims - Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h
  • Front Hub - Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull t-head
  • Rear Hub - Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h
  • Front Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • Rear Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • Front Brake - SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
  • Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
  • Stem - S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
  • Saddle - Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
  • Seatpost - S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
  • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm, Titanium bolt
  • SWAT - SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Specialized XC Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Epic and Epic Evo

Inches Centimeters Size
4'10" - 5'1" 148 - 155 XS
5'2" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
6'3" - 6'6" 191 - 200 XXL

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Countless hours of design tinkering, extensive number crunching and endless test laps have all gone into designing the Specialized S-Works Epic to ensure that not a single speck of speed has been left on the table.

The Epic provides both the efficiency of a hardtail and the capability of a full-suspension bike providing an impressively quick and capable ride that has led to over 100 World Cup wins and podiums as well.

The redesign of the Epic focused on creating a frame that had maximal power transfer efficiency and improved handling. The 15% stiffer rear triangle lets the latest Epic make full use of the most efficient BRAIN suspension created yet. Specialized has also completely overhauled the carbon layup of the top-flight 12M carbon frame, sending the already sky-high stiffness to weight ratio even further into the clouds. The cherry on the cake is a carbon fibre shock link, which shaves over 100 grams off the total frame weight compared to the previous iteration of the S-Works Epic frame.

The Specialized BRAIN suspension system has 100mm of smooth travel front and rear letting the Epic live up to the standard that it was born for, to slash your fastest trail times and raise you up the race rankings. The latest system ensures every watt is converted into forward motion and not wasted on pointless suspension travel whilst still soaking up the impact from bumps and hits as you would expect. A RockShox SID SL Ultimate shock and fork combine with the latest BRAIN technology to reset the standard for efficiency.

SRAM Level Ultimate brakes provide top quality stopping power and perfect modulation when it comes to keeping the Epic's lightning speed in check, it also keeps the weight low too. SRAM's flagship XX1 Eagle AXS delivers the crispest shifting around over a wide cassette ratio with 12 gears, completely wireless for fuss-free shifting that's as efficient and smooth as possible, designed to withstand World Cup winning power through the drivetrain while delivering instantaneous shifting that never misses a beat. The Epic S-Works not only handles race-winning power, it measures it too, equipped as standard with a Quarq XX1 power meter.

The Roval Control SL carbon rims were created specifically to match the increased capabilities of the Epic, with a 29mm wide internal rim width which not only increases durability and strength but also reduces weight as well as the chances of picking up a pinch flat by 22%. If you want to eliminate pinch flats altogether, make the simple conversion to tubeless on the Roval Control SL wheelset to further reduce your weight and puncture risk, while also increasing your comfort and lowering your rolling resistance, adding even more speed to your ride.

The Epic S-Works will take you back to that initial feeling of your first taste of real speed. Grinning from ear to ear as you shred down your favourite trail, or charge past the competition to cross the finish line first, we know you'll love it. Go on, you know you'll love it too.

  • FACT 12m Carbon Frame
  • RockShox SID SL Ultimate fork with 100mm travel and Specialised Brain technology
  • RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune rear shock
  • SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed groupset
  • Roval Control SL wheelset

Key Specifications

  • Frame - S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, 100mm travel
  • Fork - RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, 100mm travel
  • Shock - RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune
  • Drivetrain - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed
  • Brakes - SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc

Full Specification

  • Frame - S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Modern XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm travel
  • Fork - RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
  • Shock - RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
  • Shifters - SRAM AXS Eagle Controller
  • Chainset - QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boost™ 148, DUB, 170/175mm
  • Chainrings - SRAM Eagle 32T alloy, 104 BCD
  • Cassette - SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50T
  • Chain - SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
  • Rims - Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h
  • Front Hub - Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull t-head
  • Rear Hub - Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h
  • Front Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • Rear Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • Front Brake - SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM Level Ultimate, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
  • Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
  • Stem - S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
  • Saddle - Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
  • Seatpost - S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
  • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm, Titanium bolt
  • SWAT - SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Countless hours of design tinkering, extensive number crunching and endless test laps have all gone into the new Specialized S-Works Epic to ensure that not a single speck of speed has been left on the table.

Sizing Information

Specialized XC Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Epic and Epic Evo

Inches Centimeters Size
4'10" - 5'1" 148 - 155 XS
5'2" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
6'3" - 6'6" 191 - 200 XXL
The Specialized S-Works Epic is a bike built to go fast, and it is not shy about it. What surprised me is how comfortable and capable on varying terrain the platform is

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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