Since 1988 Arrow Cycles have been selecting and selling quality cycle products from good solid commuting bikes to top of the range road and mountain bikes from the major manufacturers, We also have a shop full of all the accessories you might need.

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Every employee of Arrow Cycles rides as a hobby from all types of mountain biking to racing, to leisure road riding, road racing and time trialing. This means that we all enjoy and are enthusiastic about what we do and have knowledge of most forms of riding.

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    Specialized Epic Expert

    Specialized Epic Expert

    Lightweight carbon frame? Check.

    Industry-leading suspension technology? Oh yeah.

    Race-ready build kit? You know it!

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    Description

    Season : 2018

    Code : 186691240108

    Weight : 0KG

    The Epic Expert is not only ready to shine in races but it's also ready to put your closest buddies in the pain cave on the weekends.

    Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They’re more technical steeper and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots we saw this as an opportunity to make something specialâ€something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well like the head angle reach stack chainstay length fork offset etc. and re-evaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep those fit and not just a short-travel XC option but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

    Next comes the redesigned Brain technology Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now it reacts seamlessly to bump forces it has much more consistent damping performance and finally it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This in turn improves oil paths and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.

    The new Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest best riding XC bike we've ever developedâ€no matter the frame size.

    And while stiffness Brain technology and geometry features are cool and all we know what you’re thinking "What about the weight?” We’re glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we’ve ever made weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing integrated channels through the shock extension straight tubes with less curves and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And if you’re curious this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epicâ€nearly 525 grams.

    The build of the Epic Expert meshes performance with value featuring a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset SRAM Level TL brakes and a hand-built Roval Control carbon fibre wheelset. Get ready because this is going to be Epic.

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      Technical Information

      • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
        • FRAME
          Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
        • FORK
          RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain, tapered alloy steerer, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, Solo Air, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, 42mm offset,
        • REAR SHOCK
          RockShox/Specialized Micro Brain shock w/ Spike Valve, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
        • FRONT HUB
          Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
        • REAR HUB
          Specialized disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm spacing, 32h
        • SPOKES
          DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
        • RIMS
          Roval Control Carbon, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready
        • INNER TUBES
          Standard, Presta valve
        • FRONT TYRE
          Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
        • REAR TYRE
          Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
        • CRANKSET
          Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 24mm spindle
        • CHAINRINGS
          Alloy Eagle 32T
        • BOTTOM BRACKET
          SRAM GXP
        • SHIFT LEVERS
          SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
        • REAR DERAILLEUR
          SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
        • CASSETTE
          SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
        • CHAIN
          SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLink
        • FRONT BRAKE
          SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
        • REAR BRAKE
          SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
        • HANDLEBARS
          Specialized Mini-rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
        • GRIPS
          Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
        • STEM
          Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
        • SADDLE
          Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
        • SEATPOST
          Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm
        • SEAT BINDER
          Alloy, 34.9mm
        • PEDALS
          Specialized Platform, 9/16" spindle

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      Delivery

      Mail order available on most items excluding Bikes. Any order placed before 11.30am Mon-Fri should be received next working day via APC Couriers tracked and signed for.

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      Returns

      On-line Cancellation/Returns

      If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase from ArrowCycles.co.uk we offer a 28 day returns policy for replacement, in-store credit or refund

      Any item returned must be in unused condition, tags still attached and in the original packaging, you also must have your receipt. Any signs of over handling or damage will result in a surcharge or even refusal of ex-change. 

      If your order has not yet been dispatched then in most cases we should be able to cancel it immediately and process you a refund. However if your order has been dispatched then you have 7 days from the day the goods were received to inform us of you intention to return and then 28 days from the day the goods were received to return the item. You must return the goods to Arrow Cycles, 312 Newark Road North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincs, LN6 8XJ. Returns received outside of the 28 day period will not be accepted and will be shipped back to you at your cost. 

      If you are posting your goods back you are required to contact us for a returns number first. Any items sent back to us without the correct returns information will not be accepted or processed. 

      Refunds will include the standard outbound shipping charge except where customers have selected an upgraded delivery such as 'Saturday Delivery'. Items must be returned at your own cost and we recommend that you use an insured service as the goods will remain yours until arrive with us.

      View our full Returns Policy

      Click & Collect

      Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online combined with specialist personal retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you. Best of all the service is completely FREE!

      1. Add your items to your basket

      Use our website to browse our catalogue of products with stock availability. When you find the item you want simply add it to your basket like you usually would.
       

      2. Checkout using Click & Collect

      Scroll down and choose Click & Collect as your delivery method. Enter your postcode at the checkout to find your closest store.
       

      3. Choose the store of your choice and collect your items

      Choose a store of your liking, click continue and complete the rest of our standard checkout steps and you’re ready to collect your item in store.

       

      Frequently Asked Questions

      When can I collect my order?

      For items in stock at the chosen collection store, we will normally have your item ready to collect within 1-2 working days.

      For items which are at the warehouse your order will be ready to collect in the time indicated on the website; or if at another store approximately 3 working days – please call in advance if you are making a long journey, just in case!

       

      How will I know when my order is ready?

      For every order we will send you an e-mail to let you know when your order is ready to collect. If you’ve ordered a bike we will contact you once you have placed your order to arrange a collection time.
       

      What do I need to collect my order?

      Please bring with you your confirmation e-mail, a photo proof of ID (i.e. passport, driving licence), and proof of address.

      We will hold your order in store for 10 days, if you have any problems with getting to the store to collect your order please feel free to contact the collection store and we will happily extend this time where possible.
       

      Can Someone Else Collect My Order?

      Please contact the store you have chosen to collect from in advance and we will do our best to accommodate any changes relating to collection. 
       

      How do I cancel/change my order?

      If you wish to cancel your order or make any changes please contact the store directly, contact information can be found here. Please note, full refunds will be made via the original transaction made with our online team.
       

      How do I return my order?

      Our normal returns policy applies to all Click & Collect orders, for more information see our returns policy. You can also return directly to the store.

       

       

       

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