Specialized Epic EVO Pro 2022
- Brand: Specialized
Trail-worthy meet drool-worthy. Perfect now that introductions are out of the way let’s do our best to try and grasp the fact that the Epic EVO Pro manages to channel the Epic’s standard-setting pedaling efficiency while delivering jaw-dropping on-trail capability—and look darn good doing it.
While the Epic EVO sees a seemingly modest 20-millimeter increase in suspension travel up front over its Epic stablemate and just 10-millimeters out back we’ve worked overtime to make sure it’s been implemented in a way that’ll have you saying ‘Whoa!’ as soon as you hit your first stretch of singletrack.
Meticulously engineered to retain as much of the Epic’s standard-setting efficiency as possible the EVO’s new suspension kinematics work in concert with Rx XC Tune customized suspension front and rear to ensure you’re able to make the absolute most out of every inch of travel on tap while still offering increased anti-squat characteristics for improved pedaling efficiency.
With plenty of practice at staying ahead of the curve the Epic EVO now lays claim to the most capable iteration of our Progressive XC Geometry ever to grace an Epic. It’s also more versatile than ever thanks to a new flip chip-equipped rear end that allows riders to adjust headtube angle and bottom bracket height to easily customize Epic EVO’s handling characteristics.
Dressed to impress the Epic EVO Pro sports top-shelf Fox Factory suspension front and rear to keep things poised when the going gets rough while the silky shifts and rock-solid performance of Shimano’s 12-speed XTR group will never go out of style.
|Frame||FACT 11m Full Carbon, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Rx XC Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, Kashima Coat, 3-position adjustment w/ Open Mode Adjustment, 190x40mm|
|Fork||FOX FLOAT 34 Factory, Fit4 damper, Kashima Coating, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm of travel|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R, 60mm, 35mm clamp|
|Tape||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Handlebars||Race Face NEXT Carbon, 20mm rise, 8-degree backsweep, 760mm wide, 35mm|
|Front Brake||Shimano XTR M9120, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor|
|Rear Brake||Shimano XTR M9120, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed, Shadow Plus|
|Shift Levers||Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed, 10-51t|
|Chain||Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed w/ quick link|
|Crankset||Shimano XTR 9100, Hollowtech 2, 162 q-factor, 32T Chainring, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, BB-MT800, Threaded|
|Rims||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, Microspline freehub body, 28h straight-pull|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Comp Race|
|Front Tire||Specialized Ground Control, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35|
|Rear Tire||Specialized Ground Control, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35|
|Inner Tubes||Specialized Turbo Tube|
|SeatPost||Fox Factory Transfer, Kashima, 30.9mm, 125mm / 150mm / 175mm travel|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm|