Specialized's Epic Expert Carbon 29er is ready for XC domination — from World Cup racing to blowing by your riding buddies on after-work rides, and even epic adventures away from home. This carbon rocket features 100mm of Specialized's world-renowned, Brain-controlled FSR rear suspension that delivers hardtail-like efficiency on smooth sections and fully active, plush travel on technical terrain. Its RockShox SID fork boasts 100mm of trail-smoothing precision thanks to Brain technology as well. 2x10 Shimano/SRAM gearing with an XTR Plus rear derailleur are powered by svelte SRAM carbon cranks to give you all the push you'll need and more. When it's time to slow down to earthly speeds, Magura's discs get it done, while the carbon Roval 29er wheels track the trail with ease. Top it off with a sweet selection of Specialized's aluminum components as well as their trail-hugging tubeless-ready tires for a smooth, solid ride ready for anything.
On Cannondale's F-Si Carbon 1, speed simply happens. The HI-MOD Ballistec carbon frame features Cannondale's breakthrough Asymmetric Integration rear triangle and drivetrain, delivering super short chainstays, an optimally dished rear wheel, and tons of mud clearance. New-school System 29 geometry redefines XC handling and speed, showcasing agility and handling in switchbacks or attacking rough terrain at high speeds. With a 1.5-inch head tube and Cannondale's Lefty 2.0 Carbon XLR fork featuring 100mm of plush suspension travel, keeping your front wheel pinned to your line is easy no matter what the trail throws at you. Shimano and SRAM team up to give the F-Si Carbon 1 a fast, smooth 20-speed drivetrain with gears for the ups and downs of any race. Matched to Cannondale's own Hollowgram Si crank with a pair of FSA chainrings, putting the power down and leaving the competition behind will become the standard. Shimano's XT brakes have a deservedly high reputation, with power to spare and unmatched real-world performance. The rest of the spec is just as performance minded with tubeless-ready Mavic CrossMax SLR 29er wheels, Cannondale's own stellar aluminum and carbon components, and a sleek Fabric Scoop saddle keeping the F-Si Carbon 1 race-day-ready.
Specialized's S-Works Ruby brings together racy speed and all-day comfort for a bike that'll have you riding farther and faster. This high-tech women's-specific machine sports Specialized's super-light, comfortable FACT 11r carbon frame with a carbon monocoque fork — a stellar setup that gets up to speed with ease, corners like a champ and takes the sting out of rough roads for all-day riding pleasure. This stellar roadster boasts Shimano's 11-speed Dura-Ace drivetrain and a Specialized carbon crank, so you'll have the right gears to fly up every climb. The carbon, tubeless Dura-Ace wheels spin up quickly, while the Specialized tires inspire confidence when you're leaning into a turn. Women's-specific Body Geometry components and saddle work together to keep rider comfort high, whether you're out for a short jaunt, or an all-day adventure.
Go bigger, go faster, and evolve. With its FACT carbon main frame, trail-dominating components, and 150mm of Fox-controlled travel, Specialized's FSR Expert Carbon EVO is the real deal. Everywhere you shred, the active FSR suspension keeps your rear wheel glued to the trail on technical climbs and gnarly descents. Up front, a tapered head tube, slack head angle, and outstanding RockShox Pike give you the confidence to crush the hard line, throw it deep into a corner, drag the bars, and ride away with a smile on your face. Component-wise, a 1x11 SRAM drivetrain clicks through gears even when you're stomping on the carbon cranks, while the Shimano XT discs let you hang it out until the last possible second, then throw the clamps on with precise modulation. Plus, the 650B Roval wheels are wide and light, the Specialized tubeless-ready tires grip hard, and the internally routed Command Post dropper post seals the deal.
Enduro means pedaling up climbs, then charging hard and getting rowdy on the downs; Specialized's Enduro Expert Carbon 650B is tailor made to do just that. This ride shreds trail with a 160mm Pike RC fork up front and 165mm of rear travel deftly handled by a DB Air Inline shock. When it's time to climb back up and do it again, a FACT carbon mainframe and FSR rear suspension boasts a huge amount of traction paired with efficiency. Like all longer-travel bikes should, the Expert has a remote-actuated Command Post dropper post and 2.3-inch wide, tubeless tires so you can ease off the SRAM Guide RS brakes and let the properly wide Roval Traverse wheels trounce terra firma. With or without gravity's assistance, a pro-level SRAM X01 11-speed drivetrain lays down your power and the big, red S's own bar, stem, and renowned saddle continue the enduro theme perfectly.
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