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Cross-country racecourses are unforgivingly rough these days. To eke downhill performance out of the Epic World Cup’s 75mm of rear travel, Specialized worked with RockShox to develop the SIDLuxe WCID shock. With independent positive and negative air springs, this rear shock is remarkably tunable. Though 75mm seems like a far cry from the industry standard for XC suspension travel, this system is designed to run 0-5mm of sag, meaning you have far more travel at your disposal. This new rear suspension might not have the Brain technology that’s long been part of Specialized XC rigs, but you’ll still find that unique inertia valve technology in the SID SL fork, which offers 110mm of front travel.

Building the Epic World Cup around a dedicated rear shock and hidden linkage allowed the engineers to blow some minds with an exceptionally light and stiff chassis. Using know-how from its Aethos project, Specialized got the Epic World Cup’s chassis weight down to a number that rivals many gravel bikes. Given the power of riders like Blevins, weight couldn’t come at the expense of stiffness. Specialized ran its biggest Finite Element Analysis simulation ever, testing 100,000 frame variations to find the optimal design for the 11m carbon fiber tubes. And as a structural member of the frame with the widest bushing stance on the market, the SIDLuxe WCID plays a role in the delicate balance between weight and stiffness.

This suspension technology and frame fabrication is all applied to geometry that would make the XC racers of the ‘90s blush. The Epic World Cup sports a 66.5-degree head tube angle and a 74.5-degree seat angle for a confident position that puts the rider over the bottom bracket for steep climbs and steers confidently on those behind-the-saddle descents.

The Epic World Cup Pro is built for pure, no-frills performance with SRAM’s XO AXS Transmission groupset. This flagship system takes a holistic approach to the drivetrain with an ergonomic pod controller and an impossibly durable rear derailleur. This fully synchronized system shifts under load with grace, thanks to the X-Sync technology tooth width/profiling engineering and cassette mapping, offering seamless shifts, even during your hardest sprint finish or start.

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  • Frame: 2024 Specialized Epic World Cup Pro, FACT 11m carbon fiber, 29”, 75mm travel, WCID suspension, internal cable routing, 12x148mm Boost rear axle, SWAT EMT cage-mount tool
  • Rear shock: RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, 75mm travel, independent negative spring, adjustable rebound
  • Fork: RockShox SID SL Ultimate Brain, 110mm travel, top-adjust Brain damper, 44mm offset
  • SRAM XO SL AXS Eagle Transmission drivetrain
    • XO DUB Crankset w/34T X-Sync chainring
    • Quarq spindle power meter
    • XO T-Type Eagle Transmission Derailleur
    • XS Eagle Transmission 10-52T Cassette
    • XO Transmission Flattop Chain
    • Pod AXS Controller
  • SRAM Level Silver two-piston hydraulic disc brakes
  • Wheels/tires
    • Roval Control wheels, carbon fiber rims, 29mm internal width
    • Front tire: Specialized Fast Trak, 2.35”, Control casing, T7 compound
    • Rear tire: Specialized Renegade, 2.35”, Control casing, T5 compound
  • Cockpit:
    • S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise handlebars, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm
    • Specialized Pro SL stem, alloy
    • Body Geometry Power Expert saddle
    • Roval Control SL carbon fiber seatpost
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Size Small Medium Large XL
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Stack 600mm 600mm 614mm 628mm
Reach 415mm 440mm 465mm 490mm
Head Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
Seat Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Top Tube Length 581mm 612mm 641mm 670mm
Head Tube Length 930mm 950mm 110mm 125mm
Standover 761mm 764mm 774mm 786mm
Fork Trail 113mm 113mm 113mm 113mm
Fork Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 58mm 58mm 57mm 57mm
Wheelbase 1124mm 1150mm 1181mm 1212mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
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