Specialized Women's Epic

  • Model2018 Women's Epic S-Works
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $12500
  • Model2018 Women's Epic Comp Carbon
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $5200

Specialized has long been a producer of women’s specific bikes, though for 2017 they’ll be offering their largest ever range of ladies performance road and mountain bikes. That includes the lightweight Women’s Epic, which is the women’s version of the incredible Epic full-suspension XC race bike. Like the Epic, the Women’s Epic features 100mm of rear suspension travel to help take the edge off hits on the trail and to deliver more traction when the racecourse is rough and loose. The Women’s Epic features a completely different frame to the Epic however, with a riding position that is designed to be more comfortable for female riders. The suspension is also tuned for lighter female riders, and the size range goes down to a Small. Make no mistake though; this is still a thoroughbred race bike, with the wickedly efficient Brain suspension design and sharp handling that’s oriented towards climbing speed and cornering precision. If you’re looking for a little more comfort than a hardtail but still want a race bike for tackling everything from short-distance dirt crits to multi-stage marathon races, then the Women’s Epic is your best bet in the Specialized line up.


Using a high-tech FACT carbon fibre construction, the Specialized Women’s Epic is incredibly lightweight. It also features sleek lines, with neat internal cable routing and integrated tool storage with the clever SWAT design. The Era also features Specialized’s AutoSAG rear shock, which makes suspension setup super easy regardless of your weight or riding style. Like the Epic, the Women’s Epic is designed around 29in wheels to offer more traction and more stability when the going gets rough. Specialized have also equipped each Women’s Epic with tubeless compatible tyres and wheels, so you can run lower pressures for more grip, whilst drastically reducing the chance of getting punctures. While the Women’s Epic has been designed as a high-level race bike, these clever features also ensure it’s an easy bike to live with on a daily basis.


Available across multiple price points, the Era range tops out at the full-blown S-Works model that comes complete with carbon wheels, the RockShox Sid World Cup fork and a SRAM XX-1 Eeagle drivetrain. Want the absolute best women’s race bike Specialized offer? Then the Women’s S-Works Epic is your ticket to the podium!

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At a glance

  • Cross_Country.png

    Riding typeCross Country

  • Sram_XX1.png

    Drive trainSRAM XX1

  • 1x12_Mountain.png

    Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Carbon_Pro.png

    Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

  • Cross_Country.png

    Riding typeCross Country

  • Sram_GX.png

    Drive trainSRAM GX

  • 1x11_Mountain.png

    Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Carbon_Mid.png

    Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget


  • Frame S-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • Fork RockShox SID WC Brain 29, Top-Adjust Brain Fade Adjust, Solo Air, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset, Women's Rx Tune

  • Wheels Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
  • Tyres Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3""

  • Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle™, 12-speed
  • Crank SRAM XX1 Eagle, Boost™ 148, 170mm crankarm, 24mm spindle
  • Cassette SRAM 1295 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
  • Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP

  • Saddle Women's Body Geometry Myth Expert thin, hollow titanium rails, 155mm
  • Seatpost S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
  • Handlebar S-Works Carbon Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm
  • Stem S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
  • Brakeset SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
  • Frame Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • Fork RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 42mm offset, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, RX Women's Tune

  • Wheels Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
  • Tyres Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3""

  • Shifters SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
  • Crank Race Face Aeffect, 6000 Series alloy
  • Cassette SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
  • Chain KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
  • Bottom Bracket Race Face PF30

  • Saddle Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
  • Seatpost Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm
  • Handlebar Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
  • Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
  • Brakeset SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor


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