2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine

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2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes

There are two different of the both with frames and updates. The Cup is sharply honed machine that on the fast platform, the standard has the geometry and as 2013’s The two are similar, not identicalwhich makes better for certain kind rider. All models feature BRAIN automatic lockout system AutoSag, which simplifies shock The S-Works World Cup tighter geometry works only single chainring just the for serious

If you enter XC, or marathon choose one the two Cup models are S-Works- Expert-level models). Epic, a winner of Editors’ award for race bike, always felt and aggressive, this variant faster and aggressive. rips around especially when climbing, and your pedaling directly to rear wheel. steering geometry quick and (compared to 2013 Epic, chainstays are shorter, and headtube angle a half-degree reminiscent of hardtail. Compared other Epics, also has suspension travel95mm 100mm, and firmer suspension

The World is intended use only a single-ring upthere’s no for a derailleur. With derailleur, Specialized able to the chainstays and stiffer, to improve transfer. This of Epic a focused for racing, one I’d for a of cruising If you always race, for one the regular Cup) Epics.

After spending lot of on last S-Works model, noticed that 2014 bike a BRAIN more responsive, transitions even seamlessly from to open. higher threshold that the feels snappy smooth terrain, the new also rides smoothly in terrain. One the biggest While the bike had bit of trap-door effect, sudden dive the mid-stroke the BRAIN the transition controlled much on the model.

2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes

The new travel is more progressive: my limited aboard, I never able use the entire travel. did feel little quicker, cornered better last year’s in technical Both the World Cup standard Epic at a price of $5,500 for frames. The Comp is least expensive Epic at (There’s also aluminum Epic which costs

It’s now half-pound lighter, incorporates many the same of the bikes). The Comp has aluminum rear and does have a fork. Even this is excellent bike railed harder I expected would.

Without BRAIN fork, bike felt bit unbalancedand couldn’t find threshold setting the RockShox that complemented rear suspension. make the feel balanced, used the open setting both the and rear but that much of quick feel I love the Epic.

2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes
2014 Specialized Epic 29er Review: New Mountain Bike | Bicycling Magazine specialized mountain bikes

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