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Specialized Epic '03

Specialized Epic '03

Hardtail firm when terrain is smooth: fully active suspension when the going gets rough.

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Product Description

The Epic delivers FSR suspension with a BRAIN. The BRAIN responds to upward forces from the wheels, not to downward forces. The BRAIN automatically senses the terrain, and makes the suspension active the millisecond you hit a bump then automatically locks it out as soon as the road gets smooths. The best analogy I heard for the BRAIN is the motor car seatbelt. Think how it allows you to lean forward when you're strapped into the car seat yet it locks firm when required. That's like the BRAIN. Suspension travel, but only when you need it.

  • The new FSR chassis delivers the 'Holy Grail' of uncompromised suspension in the rough stuff and a hardtail-firm pedaling platform on smooth terrain.
  • Frame: Optimized for BRAIN shock and sporting serious processing throughout - M4 Alloy, ORE downtube and toptube - every tube is fully butted and manipulated, sealed cartridge bearing at every pivot, disc tabs only, 90mm travel.
  • Specialized BRAIN shock, manufactured by Fox Racing Shox, sports an air spring with adjustable rebound.
  • Spherical bearings eliminate all shock side loads.
Technical Data


Fully butted M4 alloy frame with ORE technology. FSR suspension with BRAIN shock. 90mm travel.


Manitou Skareb Comp suspension fork. 80mm travel. Alloy steerer.External lockout. Air spring.


Mavic X221 double-wall alloy rims with machined sidewalls.

 Shimano M-510 rear hub. Specialized Stout front hub with cartridge bearings and Skraxle integrated skewer and axle.
 DT Stainless steel spokes.
Tyres:Specialized Roll-X Pro 26 x 2.0". Kevlar beaded. 120 tpi.


Shimano Deore LX 27-speed shifters.

Shimano Deore XT rear / Deore LX front gears.


Specialize Strongarm 2 chainset with 22/32/44t rings.

 Shimano ES30 Octalink splined sealed bottom bracket.
 Shimano 11-34 cassette.
 Shimano M-515 SPD pedals.


Avid SD-3R V-brakes with cartridge pads. Avid AD-3 levers.


Specialized XC low-rise 6066 alloy bar.

 Aluminium 10˚-rise stem.
Saddle:Specialized Body Geometry with hollow CrMo rails on micro adjust alloy seatpost.


S (15), M (17), L (19), XL (21").





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