While carbon often gets all the credit, alloy is far from obsolete, especially the M5 premium aluminum with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology found on the Epic Comp Alloy. It's lightweight, stiff, and can also take a beating. But not only that, you also get a redesigned version of the Brain suspension technology that's made the Epic famous.
- The M5 Premium Alloy frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology finally brings you all the benefits of alloy, like durability, in a lightweight package.
- A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments.
- An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.
BOTTOM BRACKET Threaded BB, 24mm spindle
CRANKSET Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS Steel, 30T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset
REAR SHOCK RockShox / Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0"
RIMS Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
PEDALS Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm
FRAME Specialized M5 Aluminum w/ D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel, flex pivot