Featherweight: A “slightly hot-rodded” version of the Epic
29er tipped the scales at just under 20 pounds. Impressive.
“The Captain”: Cross-country racing has changed a lot over the years. Back in Ned “The Captain” Overend’s day, the races were
3–4 hours with simple bikes by today’s standards. Now, racing is much more specific, with most riders settling into one of two
camps: short course or endurance racing.
S-Works Epic: The Epic is designed as a cross-country race bike
that can handle a wider range of terrain than the Epic World Cup.
This bike is built around a double chainring setup with slightly more
travel and more stable geometry. Just like in 2013, all Epic models
are only available in 29er-wheel formats, as Specialized is not sold on
the 27. 5 wheel.