THINK FASTEST: The Epic World Cup is the fastest XC race bike in the world on smooth to moderately technical courses thanks to its unmatched combination of efficiency control and light-weight. World Champ Christopher Blevins said it best "This thing gives me everything I could want from a hardtail plus the control and capability of full suspension." All it took to create this speed machine was a totally integrated development approach inventing a radical new shock and four decades of off-road winning experience.
FRAME OF REFERENCE: To deliver maximum speed through ruthlessly efficient power transfer and precision handling our engineering team set and achieved new standards in torsional rigidity and BB stiffness. This feat required an integrated development approach that merged a structurally superior double diamond layout with its shock cradled inside the top-tube and finished off with the most sophisticated composite layup in Specialized history.
SHOCKINGLY FAST: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team conceived of and invented a revolutionary shock technology for the Epic World Cup that gives the rider the efficiency and snappy response of a hardtail PLUS the control capability and momentum-carrying of full suspension all with a simple setup. Co-developed with RockShox the SID Deluxe WCID shock utilizes a unique independently adjustable positive and negative air springs to deliver the sought-after hardtail "snap" combined with terrain-devouring forgiveness and the ability to easily personalize set-up for a specific course or tune for rider preference and feel. Set it firm and it rides like a hardtail or open it up and you have a chunk-squashing ripper. But you aren't just limited "open and closed" the simple nature of its setup allows the rider to set on a spectrum of firm to soft.
PUNCHING ABOVE ITS CATEGORY: The Epic World Cup's 75mm of rear travel delivers control and capability of a much longer travel bike. Because it's designed to be ridden at or close to topped-out it yields the same positive travel as a 100mm travel bike set up with 25% sag. To further optimize suspension performance the Specialized Ride Dynamics team tuned the spring-rate to be relatively flat through the mid-stroke to handle the majority of bump forces like a longer travel bike. Due to its large size the custom Mega Jounce Bumper is an "industry first" and plays a crucial role in smoothly managing bottom-out on the biggest impacts.
HAVE WE LOST OUR MINDS? SORT OF: While the new and groundbreaking SID Deluxe WCID shock provides the unique blend of support and compliance in the rear the BRAIN is still alive and well in the fork. Its Position-Sensitive technology allows riders to sag into the fork 15mm for a balanced ride providing supple small bump compliance and a firm pedaling platform without the need for a remote lockout or levers to flip.
THE WEIGHT IS OVER: With a frame weight of just 1765 grams (painted with shock and all hardware) the Epic World Cup edges out the lightest of competitors. This translates to faster acceleration more efficiently climbing and more agile handling. And all of that adds up to speed. We achieved the featherweight and monster stiffness of the Epic WC by applying what we learned in the development of our Aethos the lightest production road frame ever made specifically the advanced composite layup and tube shapes.
THE BIGGEST FLEX IS NO FLEX: The Epic World Cup sports the full suite of Roval Control SL components: 1240-gram wheelset 180-gram seat post and 250-gram integrated cockpit (70mm x 780mm). Each boasting peerless light-weight stiffness and control on the World Cup today.
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Our Click and Collect Service from our High Street store is free of charge. We are located in the High Street in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. When you place your order, you’ll be asked how you would like to receive updates, and we will use this method to notify you of when your product is ready to collect.
If your order is currently in stock in store, it will be ready to collect within 24 hours.
Generally, if your order is for a product stocked at our supplier’s warehouse, it will be ready to collect in 5 – 7 working days. You will receive notification of when it is ready to collect.
All bikes collected from store will be fully built and inspected by a trained mechanic so that it’s ready to ride. We will notify you when your bike is ready to collect, usually within 3 – 5 working days. As a family bike shop we are proud of our handover process. We are happy to make minor adjustments to the fit of your bike and we’ll go through any questions you have.
Please note, if you are purchasing a bike online through finance, it is not possible to collect your bike from our shop as the terms and conditions of the finance scheme state that your bike must be delivered to your home address.
Our delivery charges are mased on delivery to mainland Britain. Additional delivery charges apply for Northern Ireland, Northern Scotland and offshore UK islands.
Bikes will be delivered within 5 working days with a delivery charge of £35.
If you order a bike that attracts a higher delivery charge, we will let you know.
All bikes are built, inspected and boxed by a trained mechanic before being shipped. To allow for shipping, bikes need to be partially disassembled before being boxed. We recommend that a trained bike mechanic assembles your bike ready to ride.
If you do not wish to receive a built bike, please let us know at time of order.
Turbo trainers have a delivery charge of £10 for standard UK delivery
Most accessories, apparel and components attract free a delivery fee of £5.00.
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If your bike is to be delivered to an address within 20 miles of our store, we will deliver your bike, fully built and inspected. We will make minor adjustments to the fit of your bike and we’re happy to answer any questions you have as part of the handover process.
Delivery fees to islands within the UK and to Northern Ireland and Northern Scotland are higher.
Bikes have a delivery charge of £50
Turbo Trainers have a delivery charge of £10
Accessories, Apparel and Components £5
Currently we don’t offer delivery outside of the UK
If your order is stocked in our store, your order will be ready to collect, or despatched within 24 working hours. Our store is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays, so any orders that are placed after 3pm Friday will be picked for despatch on the following Tuesday.
If your order is stocked in our supplier’s warehouse, please allow 7 – 10 working days for your order to arrive. Please note, some products have longer lead-times, particular with new bike models. If this is the case, we will contact you to inform you of the lead-time and discuss options such as waiting for the delivery, swapping for an alternative product or receiving a full refund.
Our courier will require instructions on where to leave your goods in a safe place if they are unable to make delivery. Please note we can take no responsibility for lost or damaged goods that have not been signed for.
If the courier fails to deliver your order, they will leave details on how to make alternative arrangements.
With any purchase of a new bike from us we offer a free six-week check. During the first few weeks of riding, your bike will be going through a settling in period and to keep your bike running smoothly and efficiently it may well need a few adjustments. During the six-week check we will happily check your bike over and make any adjustments necessary.
Please give us a quick call or message before you come in for your free six-week service. We would like to do this at a convenient time for you while you wait and browse around the store.
At Mike Vaughan Cycles we want you to be 100% satisfied with any product that you have purchased. If, in the unlikely event, you are not 100% happy with your purchase, we will refund the cost of the product, provided it is returned in a perfect saleable condition within 14 days. Any item bought in error will be exchanged, (i.e. where you buy the wrong size.) providing we have a replacement item in stock, this however will incur a carriage cost for the replacement item. If we send an item in error, please inform us of this and we will cover postage costs for the replacement. All goods that we sell are covered by a warranty. Most items have a warranty provided by their respective manufacturer, but this warranty must be carried out through us. If you feel that you have an item that is faulty, please return it to us with a copy of your original proof of purchase. If the item is deemed by us to be a genuine warranty, we will repair or replace the item at our discretion and return the item carriage free. If the item is deemed not to be warranty and you wish the item to be returned to you, this will incur a postage charge. When returning an item to us, we are not responsible for postage costs. In many cases postage is free when sent to you and we will endeavour to keep this so; however, we cannot cover the postage/carriage of an item returned us to be refunded, exchanged or warranted.
*Items that are a “Special Order” or “Custom made” for you cannot be returned unless there is a fault with manufacture.
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|Frame||Fact 11m Carbon, WCID suspension design, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, internal cable routing, 75mm of travel|
|SWAT||SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool|
|Rear Shock||RockShox-Specialized SIDLuxe WCID Ultimate, Ride Dynamics Developed, Independent negative spring, Rebound Adjust, 215x40mm|
|Fork||RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm Travel|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Tape||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Handlebars||S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm|
|Front Brake||SRAM Level Silver, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 180/160mm rotor|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Level Silver, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, stealth, 160mm rotor|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission|
|Shift Levers||SRAM POD AXS controller|
|Cassette||SRAM XS 1295, 12 speed, 10-52|
|Chain||SRAM XO Eagle|
|Crankset||SRAM XO Eagle, Quarq Spindle power meter, DUB, 170/175mm, 34t|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Threaded Wide|
|Rims||Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull|
|Front Tire||Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition Race Straight-pull|
|Rear Tire||Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35|
|Inner Tubes||Specialized Turbo Tube|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Expert|
|SeatPost||Roval Control SL carbon seatpost, Two-bolt clamp, 0mm offset, 415/370mm x 30.9|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy 34.9, Steel Bolt|
|Colours||Gloss Deep Lake Metallic / Chrome|
|Sizes||L, M, S, XL|
|Barcodes||888818871056, 888818871131, 888818871223, 888818871360|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||93123-1002, 93123-1003, 93123-1004, 93123-1005|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.