2014 S-Works Epic 29

For those looking to race the most technically advanced, efficient, lightweight and highly-regarded machine in the history of mountain biking, the only bike to consider is the 2014 S-Works Epic 29.  Entering just it’s fourth year of production, the S-Works Epic 29 has already claimed victory at the UCI Cross Country World Championships, UCI Marathon World Championships, ABSA Cape Epic, countless UCI Cross Country World Cup rounds, the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal and dozens of national championships around the globe.  Spec’d with only the most top-of-the-line bike parts available for each component and brimming with new technology, the 2014 model is the first major redesign since the bike’s introduction.  Weight has been dropped, stiffness increased and suspension performance improved, making this the best Epic 29 yet.  We have a size large 2014 S-Works Epic 29 in the shop to check out and we will soon have the 2014 Expert level Epic 29 available to demo in medium and large.

Blast past the break to see what makes a $10,500 bike!

The frame of the Epic has been completely redesigned for 2014.  Note the taller chain stays and redesigned top tube.  A front thru-axle has been added, as well.

The frame of the Epic has been completely redesigned for 2014. Note the taller chain stays and redesigned top tube. A front thru-axle has been added, as well.

Specialized has further dialed its legendary FSR suspension to provide the ultimate XC platform.

Specialized has further dialed its legendary FSR suspension to provide the ultimate XC platform.

It's light.

It’s light.

Really light.  22.3 lbs light.

Really light. 22.3 lbs light.

A Shimano XTR Shadow + rear derailleur shifts precisely and almost instantly, all while reducing noise and dropped change.

A Shimano XTR Shadow + rear derailleur shifts precisely and almost instantly, all while reducing noise and dropped chains.

S-Works cranks were also redesigned for 2014, shedding weight and gaining stiffness... and the previous generation was already one of the stiffest and lightest available.

S-Works cranks were also redesigned for 2014, shedding weight and gaining stiffness… the previous generation was already one of the stiffest and lightest cranks available.

A custom Kashima-coated shock from Fox keeps the rear wheel planted at all times.

A custom Kashima-coated FutureShock from Fox keeps the rear wheel planted at all times.

Specialized's notorious Brain technology uses an inertia valve to keep the shock locked out on smooth terrain and open when the going gets rough.  No more reaching down to flip a switch!

Specialized’s Brain technology uses an inertia valve to keep the shock locked out on smooth terrain and open when the going gets rough. No more reaching down to flip a switch!

XTR shifters and brakes are the highest quality on the market.

XTR shifters and brakes are the highest quality on the market.  There is nothing better.

A custom SID fork with both RockShox's Blackbox technology and Specialized Brain technology provides unparalleled performance in an insanely light package.  Available only on S-Work.

A custom SID fork features both RockShox Blackbox technology and Specialized Brain technology to provide unparalleled performance at an insanely light weight… Available only on S-Works bikes.

Roval Control SL wheels have also been redesigned for the 2014 model year, shedding weight at all parts of the wheel and becoming even stiffer.

Roval Control SL wheels have also been redesigned for the 2014 model year, shedding weight at all parts of the wheel and becoming even stiffer.

After three years of borderline bright but always simple graphics, Specialized has gone all out for the new generation of the S-Works Epic.

After three years of bright but simple graphics, Specialized has gone all out for the new generation of the S-Works Epic.

$10,500 and 22.3 lbs of bike.

$10,500 and 22.3 lbs of bike.

S-Works - the name trusted by World Champions top racers for over a decade.

S-Works – the name trusted by World Champions for over a decade.

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  1. […] 2014 S-Works Epic 29 For those looking to race the most technically advanced, efficient, lightweight and highly-regarded machine in the history of mountain biking, the only bike to consider is the 2014 S-Works Epic 29. Spec’d with only the most top-of-the-line bike parts available for each component and brimming with new technology, the 2014 model is the first major redesign since the bike’s introduction.  Weight has been dropped, stiffness increased and suspension performance improved, making this the best Epic 29 yet.  Check out photos here. […]

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