With more World Championship titles, Olympic medals, & Cape Epic wins than anyone can count, the S-Works Epic is truly the fastest XC bike on the planet. Now, we've made it that much faster with XX1 Eagle AXSâ€”SRAM's cutting-edge, wireless, electronic drivetrain. Under pedaling loads, in harsh conditions...every shift on the S-Works Epic AXS is as fast & precise as the bike itself.
Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, & more challenging to ride. We saw that evolution in racing as an opportunity to evolve the perfect racing machineâ€”a bike that both World Cup athletes & XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from.
Confident handling is paramount. That's why we increased the Epic's reach to make it more stable at speed & generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep. Full-length droppers fit in the Epic's 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out to improve high-speed handling & steep descents, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. The Epic still behaves itself beautifully in tight corners & switchbacks thanks to our pairing that slacker head angle with a custom offset, 42mm fork.
Next comes Brain 2.0. The original Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its drawbacks & benefits. & oh, was the Brain good. Brain-equipped Epics won countless races & put a flag in the ground. This was the pinnacle of racing performance.... But we knew we could make this suspension better still.
Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. & after countless hours with the RockShox team, we've achieved much more than an upgraded Brain. This is Brain reborn. Now, the Brain reacts seamlessly to bump forces, has much more consistent damping performance, & finally, features hoses that are sleekly integrated within the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, & creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.
The Epic also has a rider Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ design that places complex carbon pieces in all the right places, & this greatly increases stiffness in the front-end for a vast improvement in ride quality & control. To go along with this, each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we've ever developedâ€”no matter the frame size.
And while stiffness, Brain technology, & geometry features are cool & all, we know what you're thinking, 'What about weight?' The Epic's goal is to be the fastest XC mountain bike we've ever made, so weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout & tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, & optimized torsion profiles in every section. And, if you're curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay & shock extension from the previous Epicâ€”nearly 350 grams.
For this S-Works AXS model, we spared no expense with the build, so it features a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork w/ Brain Fade, SRAM's new wireless XX1 Eagle AXS electronic drivetrain, powerful SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, & hand-built, featherweight Roval Control SL wheels.
Youâ€™re looking at the fastest, best-handling XC bike available. Our S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame offers the perfect combination of stiffness, strength, & weight. Weâ€™ve paired that cutting-edge chassis with progressive geometry, innovative Brain shock technology, & 100mm of travel. End result? Stunning efficiency & speed. A top-tier bike deserves a top-tier fork. Weâ€™ve equipped the S-Works Epic AXS with a custom, Brain equipped, RockShox SID Ultimate fork, featuring a full-carbon upper, top-adjust Brain Fade, & custom offset. Lightning-fast, effortless shifts every single timeâ€”no matter how hard you crank the pedals or how abusive the conditions. SRAMâ€™s top-shelf XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain sets the bar with stellar battery life & performance. The integrated QUARQ power meter is lightweight & pinpoint precise, helping you wring the most gains from both your training & race-day performance.
Type: Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
Riding Style: Cross Country
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Item condition: New
Availability: Pick Up In Store, In-store
CHAIN SRAM XX1 (Rainbow) BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB, threaded BB CRANKSET QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boostâ„¢ 148, DUB, 170/175mm SHIFT LEVERS SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, trigger, 12-speed CASSETTE SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50t CHAINRINGS Alloy, 32T REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS FORK RockShox SID Brain Ultimate, top-adjust Brain Fade, tapered carbon crown & steerer, 15x110mm MaxleÂ® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel REAR SHOCK Custom RockShox Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm FRONT HUB Roval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h REAR HUB Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h INNER TUBES Presta, 60mm valve SPOKES DT Swiss Competition Race RIMS Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTONÂ® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" REAR TIRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTONÂ® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3" SADDLE Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm STEM S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise HANDLEBARS S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm GRIPS Specialized Trail Grips FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc PEDALS Specialized Dirt SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm, titanium bolt FRAME S-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel