A More “Epic” Epic

The Epic has rocketed more World Champions, Olympians, and mere-mortal-racers to the podium than any bike in its class. And with the introduction of the Epic EVO’s dropper post, longer-travel fork, wider handlebars, and meatier tyres, we’re making the world’s fastest XC race bike even more versatile.

Can you race this thing? Hell, yes. Epic EVO models use the same frame and Brain 2.0 rear shock as our current Epics. The Epic EVO’s more aggressive component spec, however, also makes it the perfect choice for long rides and marathon races. Think BC Bike Race, the Cape Epic, or any local death march that your inner sadist dreams of churning through at soul-crushing speeds.

Here’s whats new:

  • MORE FORK, MORE CONTROL: Day after day of marathon racing hammers your upper body. Remote singletrack is never groomed. The EVOs get longer-travel forks with 120mm of travel.
  • WIDER BARS: We didn’t go “full enduro” here, but stretching the bar width from 720 to 750 millimetres adds confidence.
  • DROPPER POSTS: There are a ton of things that you can do. Sure, you can high-post it on technical trails, but why would you? We’re with you, and that’s why dropper posts come stock.
  • GREATER GRIP & DURABILITY: There’s no such thing as “too much grip.” Durable, traction-boosting, 2.3-inch Ground Control and Fast Trak tyres get the nod with the EVOs.
  • SAME EPIC CHASSIS & BRAIN 2.0 REAR SHOCK: The Epic EVO is a more capable Epic, yes, but it’s still an Epic. This means that there’s no bobbing and no energy-sucking suspension squat. Just pure fast.

Epic Expert Carbon EVO

 

Ripping around between the tape is one way to worship at the altar of speed, but for all the other long, fast rides or marathon races on technical terrain, there’s our all-new Epic Expert

EVO. Consider it a more “epic” kind of Epic.

A FOX Step-Cast 34 Performance Series fork handles suspension duties up front with 120mm of travel and a GRIP damper that has Open, Medium, and Firm modes for every kind of terrain.

The hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25mm (internal width) hookless rim, so you get the low weight, low rolling resistance, and the best possible grip with the 2.3″ tires.

An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs

Epic Comp EVO

 

If we’re being honest with ourselves, alloy has always been at the heart of the EVO family. It’s tough, it’s stiff, and at least with our bikes, it’s pretty damn light. Basically, it embodies everything that’s good about mountain bikes, and that’s what EVO is all about. But an Epic Comp EVO made out of aluminum? We say, “yeah, it’s a perfect fit.” And that’s because this bike brings all the uphill racing, singletrack-ripping fun you want, and puts it in a durable, on-budget package. So get excited, because this is the most “epic” Epic yet.

A RockShox Reba RL fork, with 120mm of travel, soaks up rocks, roots, and bumps, and it also features both compression and rebound adjustments.

The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle at a value anyone can appreciate.

An X-Fusion Manic seatpost brings you some much-needed drop for tackling steep descents, but it also features a zero-offset design that keeps your weight over the bottom bracket for the climbs

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