fsr 2012 Epic Owner`s Manual

S-WORKS / EPIC (26” & 29)
FSR OWNER’S MANUAL
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION....................................................................2
ABOUT OFF ROAD, STUNT, DOWNHILL
AND FREERIDING....................................................................2
SERVICE AND MODIFICATIONS..........................................3
SEATPOST SETUP INFORMATION.........................................4
FORK SETUP INFORMATION.................................................4
FRAME FEATURES................................................................5
FRAME LINKAGE ASSEMBLY................................................5
BOTTOM BRACKET ASSEMBLY.............................................5
FRAME GEOMETRY...............................................................6
EPIC 29.......................................................................................7
EPIC 26”......................................................................................7
SHOCK SETUP......................................................................8
SETTING SAG............................................................................8
SETTING COMPRESSION......................................................8
SETTING REBOUND...............................................................8
AIR CHART...........................................................................9
DERAILLEUR GUARD............................................................10
FRONT DERAILLEUR POSITION.............................................11
142+ REAR AXLE...................................................................11
DOWN TUBE CABLE GUIDE INSTALLATION...........................11
ACCESSORIES......................................................................11
CARBON FRAME INSTRUCTIONS..........................................12
SEATPOST.................................................................................12
BOTTOM BRACKET.................................................................13
HEADSET INSTALLATION / REMOVAL..............................13
RECOMMENDED COMPONENT TORQUE SETTINGS...13
FRAME SCHEMATIC (Carbon stays).......................................14
FRAME PIVOT SPECIFICATIONS (Carbon stays)....................15
FRAME SCHEMATIC (Alloy stays)..........................................16
FRAME PIVOT SPECIFICATIONS (Alloy stays)........................17
SETUP DATA.........................................................................18
All instructions are subject to change for improvement without notice.
Please visit www.specialized.com/tech for periodic tech updates.
OM0360 - Rev. B, May 2011
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the finest line of suspension bikes
available!
About Off Road, Stunt, Downhill and Freeriding
This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the Bicycle Owner’s Manual
and owner’s manuals supplied by the manufacturer of the front and rear suspension
components. If you did not receive any of these manuals, download them from the Internet,
contact your Specialized Authorized Dealer, or contact us by telephone. There may be
more current manuals and technical information available. For the most current information,
regularly check the Specialized web site or consult your Specialized Authorized Dealer.
These manuals were written for an important reason: your safety while riding.
This manual contains many “Warnings” and “Cautions” concerning the consequences
of failure to maintain or inspect your bicycle or of failure to follow safe cycling practices.
The combination of the safety alert symbol and the word Warning indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death. The
combination of the safety alert symbol and the word Caution indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury, or damage
to your bicycle or a component. Because the consequences of not following a Warning
usually include “you may lose control and fall,” which could result in serious personal injury
or death, we may not repeat this in conjunction with each Warning. Because it is impossible
to anticipate every situation or condition which may occur, a practice or situation may be
unsafe but not anticipated by this manual. So, don’t forget to use your common sense.
WARNING! Make sure you have, review, and understand the warnings,
instructions, and content of the manuals for your bicycle.
ABOUT OFF ROAD, STUNT, DOWNHILL AND FREERIDING
Downhill racing, severe off road riding, jumping, and stunt riding is extremely dangerous.
Some downhill racers and freeriders reach speeds similar to motorcycles, thus face similar
risks and hazards. When engaging in these activities, you, your bicycle and safety equipment
must be in perfect condition. We recommend that at all times you wear appropriate safety
gear, such as an approved full face helmet, full finger gloves, and body armor.
Not every bicycle is built for every activity. Check with your Specialized Authorized
Dealer to make sure you have the right equipment.
No bicycle is indestructible. Downhill racing, severe off road riding, jumping, and stunt
riding increases the stress on every part of your bicycle. Frames or parts under high stress
may fail, causing you to lose control or fall. Because of the risk involved, Specialized
recommends that you conduct a thorough inspection before each ride. If you miss a jump,
ditch your bike in mid crash, dump or launch your bike without you on it, inspect yourself
for injury, then carefully inspect your bicycle for damage.
Here is what you should look for when you inspect your bicycle for this type of riding:
bent or broken components, such as the handlebar, handlebar stem, seatpost, pedals;
dents, cracks, scratches, deformation, or discoloration. Because damage may be internal
and hidden, if any of these signs are present, stop riding until your bicycle has been
thoroughly inspected by a Specialized Authorized Dealer.
WARNING! Although many catalogs, advertisements and articles about bicycling
depict riders racing, jumping, riding hard off road, and/or stunt riding, this activity
is extremely dangerous, increases the rider’s risk of injury or death, and potentially
increases the severity of any injury. The action depicted is being performed by
experts with many years of training and experience. Even with that training and
experience, cyclists who engage in such activity often get seriously injured. It is
also foreseeable that during some jumps or stunts, and even some races, that the
rider will exceed the design capacity of the frame or components, which may
result in something on the bicycle bending or breaking. If a frame or component
bends or breaks, such may lead to loss of control, serious personal injury or death.
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As activities such as racing, jumping, severe off road riding, and stunt riding are
extremely dangerous, SAFETY should always be the first consideration. Don’t ride in
the race, ride hard off road, try the jump, or do the stunt, UNLESS YOU CAN DO SO
SAFELY. Here are some additional recommendations:
„„ Take lessons from a competent instructor first.
„„ Do jumps or stunts only in areas designated for this type of riding.
„„ Start with easy jumps and easy stunts first, and slowly develop skills before trying
more dangerous jumps or stunts.
„„ Wear appropriate safety gear, such as a full face helmet, body armor, full finger
gloves, etc.
„„ Make sure by checking with your Specialized Authorized Dealer that your bike is
suitable for the kind of activity you intend to engage in.
„„ Constantly inspect your bicycle for signs of stress: cracks in the paint; dents;
crushing or bending of the frame; bent components. Do not ride your bicycle if it
shows such signs of stress.
„„ Do not seek to bend or break the frame or components. Remember, SAFETY FIRST!!!
Understand and recognize that the stresses imposed on your bike by riding at speed,
jumping or stunt riding may break or damage parts of the bicycle, which may result in loss
of control, serious injury or death.
Specialized does not warrant the bicycle frame or components for such activities, and
expressly disclaims all warranties, including the warranty of fitness for particular purpose
and merchantability.
Stunt riding, severe off road riding, jumping, or riding downhill at speed is extremely
dangerous, and the rider voluntarily assumes the risk that the bicycle frame and/or its
components will bend or break, and voluntarily assumes the risk of injury or death.
SERVICE AND MODIFICATIONS
Technological advances have made bicycles and bicycle components more
complex, and the pace of innovation is increasing. It is impossible for this manual or the
accompanying manuals to provide all of the information required to properly repair and/or
maintain your bicycle. In order to help minimize the chances of an injury, it is critical for you
to have work performed by a Specialized Authorized Dealer.
WARNING! Service on Specialized bicycles requires special knowledge and
tools. Specialized recommends that all service and repairs be performed by a
Specialized Authorized Dealer.
Your bicycle has been engineered and tested with specific components and parts.
Because of the great variety in these items, it is impossible for Specialized to test and
approve of all possible combinations. Modifying the frame, fork, or any of the components
may make your bike unsafe. For example, changing the front suspension on your bicycle
may alter the steering characteristics and/or add stresses to the frame which have not
been tested for. If you must replace any component, have this done by a Specialized
Authorized Dealer.
WARNING! Never modify your frame or bicycle in any way. Do not sand, drill,
fill, or remove parts. Do not install incompatible forks or suspension parts. An
improperly modified frame, fork, or component, can cause you to lose control
and fall.
CAUTION: Any modification of your frame, fork, or components means that
your bike no longer meets our specifications and therefore voids your warranty.
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SEATPOST SETUP INFORMATION
SEATPOST MINIMUM INSERTION: To prevent
damage to the frame, it’s important to have a minimum
amount of seatpost in the seat tube.
Carbon frames:
Small / Medium - 70mm insertion
Large / X-Large - 100mm insertion
Aluminum frames:
If you cannot see the seatpost tube through the seat
tube hole, your seatpost is too far extended. If a greater
saddle height is required, replace the seatpost with a
longer one.
SM/MD:70mm
LG/XL:100mm
FORK SETUP INFORMATION
WARNING! Epic frames are compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have
travel of 4.7” (120mm) or less (26” frame), or 3.94” (100mm) or less (29” frame)
. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may result in catastrophic
failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury or death.
Certain Specialized frames and forks are equipped with tapered head tubes with a
1 1/8” upper bearing and a 1.5” lower bearing.
1. Aftermarket brand fork with a 1 1/8” steerer tube
„„ Low position bearing adapter (Part # 2001-9010)
„„ 1 1/8” Campy-style bearing
„„ Crown race
2.Aftermarket brand fork with 1 1/8” to 1.5” tapered steerer tube
„„ 1.5” lower bearing (part # S092500001)
„„ Crown race (part # S092500005)
3.Specialized fork with low position crown
„„ 1.5” lower bearing (part # S092500001)
NOTE: Specialized high crown forks are not compatible with frames with low position bearing.
Low bearing head tube
1 1/8” - 1.5” (standard)
1.5” to 1 1/8” Adapter
Part #: 2001-9010
1.5” Crown Race
Part #: S092500005
1 1/8” Crown Race
1 1/8” to 1.5” Specialized
carbon steerer tube with
built-in crown race
(Low bearing position)
1 1/8” to 1.5” Standard
Steerer Tube
1 1/8” Steerer Tube
1
4
1.5” Bearing (52x40x7)
Part #: S092500001
1.5” Bearing (52x40x7)
Part #: S092500001
1 1/8” Campy Bearing
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3
FRAME FEATURES
9
7
2
10
4
11
1
8
5
6
12
3
1.Main Frame
5.Main Pivot / DMD
9.Lower Shock Eyelet
2.Seatstay
6.Dropout (Horst) Pivot
10.Upper Shock Eyelet
3.Chainstay
7. -Link @ Seatstay Pivot
11.Shock
4. -Link
8. -Link @ Frame Pivot
12.Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
FRAME LINKAGE ASSEMBLY
Specialized recommends following a specific order when assembling the rear triangle
pivot locations of FSR suspension bike models (see illustration above).
1. Main pivot (#5)
2.Main link pivot (#8)
3.Either the Horst link pivot or the link @ seatstay pivot (#6 or #7).
Assembling the upper or lower pivots of the seatstay as a last step makes it easier to
align the parts and hold the washers in place.
BOTTOM BRACKET ASSEMBLY
Certain Epic frames are equipped with 73mm PF30 bottom bracket shells. This design
allows for the installation of Specialized OSBB carbon cranks, or the installation of different
adapters to fit a variety of crank offerings. All documents are available at www.specialized.com
„„ For Specialized carbon crank installation, please refer to the carbon crank guide
(IG0276 - Crankset - Carbon MTB crankset).
„„ For all other options, please refer to the crank compatibility guide (CG0308 -Bottom
Bracket - Oversized MTB Bottom Bracket).
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FRAME GEOMETRY
1. Top Tube Length1
4. Seat Tube Angle3
7. Standover Height2
2. Chainstay Length
5. Head Tube Angle
8. Head Tube Length
3.BB Height
6. Wheelbase
9. Stack
10.Reach
1
250
10
mm
8
9
4
6
2
3
7
5
TT length is the Horizontal Measurement from the center-line of the HT at the top of the HT to the center-line of the projected seat tube.
1
Stand Over height is measured vertically at the centerpoint of the TT measurement.
2
Effective Seat Tube Angle is measured from BB to 250mm above seat collar.
3
Headset: 1 1/8” top, 1.5” bottom
Carbon OSBB shell: PressFit 30 (73 x 46mm)
Seatpost diameter: 30.9mm
Standard BB shell: 73mm
Front derailleur clamp: E-Type Direct Mount (DMD)
26” Carbon rear triangle hub spacing: 142+
Carbon Frame Seat Collar: 36.9mm
26” Alloy rear triangle hub spacing: 135mm
Alloy Frame Seat Collar: 34.9mm
29 Carbon or alloy rear triangle hub spacing: 142+
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EPIC 29
SMALL
MEDIUM
LARGE
X-LARGE
1
554
21.81“
589
23.19“
615
24.21“
641
25.24“
2
448
17.64“
448
17.64“
448
17.64“
448
17.64“
3
331
13.01“
331
13.01“
331
13.01“
331
13.01“
4
74°
74°
74°
74°
5
70.5°
70.5°
70.5°
70.5°
6
1075
42.32“
1109
43.66"
1136
44.72“
1163
45.79“
7
755
29.72“
766
30.15“
775
30.51”
790
31.10“
8
90
3.54”
110
4.33”
120
4.72”
140
5.51”
9
586
23.07”
605
23.82”
614
24.17”
633
24.92”
10
386
15.20”
415
16.34”
438
17.24”
458
18.03”
EPIC 26”
SMALL
MEDIUM
LARGE
X-LARGE
1
554
21.81“
589
23.19“
615
24.21“
641
25.24“
2
425
16.73“
425
16.73“
425
16.73“
425
16.73“
3
331
13.01“
331
13.01“
331
13.01“
331
13.01“
4
74°
74°
74°
70°
74°
5
70°
6
1060
42.73“
1096
43.15"
1124
70°
44.25“
1152
70°
45.35“
7
755
29.72“
765
30.12“
774
30.47“
790
31.10“
8
125
4.92“
135
5.31“
155
6.10“
185
7.28“
9
561
22.08“
571
22.48"
589
23.19“
618
24.33“
10
393
15.47“
425
16.73“
446
17.56“
464
18.27“
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SHOCK SETUP
SETTING SAG
EPIC 26” / 29
Shock length (eye-to-eye): 187mm (7.36”)
Shock stroke: 48mm (1.85”)
Shock travel: 100mm (3.94”)
Sag % / mm: 17-25% / 8-12mm
NOTE: See the attached charts for starting air pressures. or refer to the Sag-O-Tron decal on
the side of the seat tube and link to dial in the sag. The charts and Sag-O-Tron are only a starting
point, actual sag needs to be checked and adjusted on the bike, while riding, and at regular intervals.
Please refer to your shock owner’s manual for additional setup information
Turn the Brain Fade knob counter-clockwise (3/4 turn from full firm) to allow the shock to
sag more easily. After setting the pressure, push the rubber ring up to the seal, sit on the
bike gently, dismount, and measure sag.
SETTING COMPRESSION
Refer to the following air charts for the suggested amount of clicks or rotations based on
terrain. All suggested settings count the clicks counter-clockwise from the firmest setting.
BRAIN FADE: Epic Brain Fade controls the Race Tune inertia valve damping. The blue
knob adjusts Race Tune damping from firm (clockwise) to soft (counter-clockwise) and
does NOT completely lock out the shock.
Backing off from full firm can help with tracking in loose terrain conditions while riding
off camber sections or climbing. The soft setting can also help during lengthy downhill or
rugged conditions where the rider may want the suspension active at all times.
SETTING REBOUND
Set the rebound damping adjuster to rider preference. Refer to the air charts for
suggest click ranges according to rider weight. Typically a slower rebound for slow speed,
bigger hits to eliminate kickback, or faster rebound for higher speeds and smaller hits, so
the suspension does not pack up and has time to rebound between bumps.
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AIR CHART
LEGEND
Rebound: Counter-clockwise
clicks from full firm
XC Race
Sag
Compression: Counter-clockwise
clicks from full slow
Smooth hardpack
Stroke
Trail riding
Travel
Downhill/Technical
EPIC (26”, 29)
17-25%
8-12mm
47mm
100mm
RIDER WEIGHT
LBS
BRAIN
(KG)
PSI
100
90
(41)
100
(45)
110
110
(50)
120
120
(54)
130
130
(60)
140
140
(64)
150
150
(68)
160
160
(73)
170
170
(77)
180
180
(82)
190
200
190
(86)
200
(91)
210
210
(95)
220
220
(100)
230
230
(104)
240
240
(109)
250
250
(113)
260
260
(118)
270
270
(123)
280
280
(127)
290
5-9
0-2
4-7
3 - Open
0-5
3 - Open
0-3
Open
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DERAILLEUR GUARD
The Specialized Derailleur guard is available separately through your a Specialized
Authorized Dealer. The guard works with solid or Q/R axle types and is compatible with
all Mountain bike models using the Rev2 Alloy Mtn Derailleur Hanger (26” Epic with alloy
rear triangle).
Guard Part#
Q/R Axle
9896-4030
Hanger Part#
9895-4021
Guard
Spacer
Guard
Q/R Nut
31
25
GUARD PINS
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Long (31mm):
All SRAM derailleurs
All Shimano Shadow derailleurs
Medium (25mm):
Shimano XTR / XT / LX
(All Shimano derailleurs with
countersunk hanger bolt)
Short (10mm):
(All Shimano derailleurs without
countersunk hanger bolt)
Derailleur Guard Installation (Q/R option):
„„ Install rear derailleur on derailleur hanger.
„„ Place rear wheel in frame and install Q/R, with springs and without Q/R end nut.
„„ Insert appropriate derailleur guard pin in derailleur.
„„ Place guard sleeve in derailleur guard.
„„ Slide derailleur guard and sleeve over guard pin and Q/R.
„„ Install supplied Q/R nut and tighten Q/R.
„„ Torque guard pinch bolt to 80 in-lbf (9 N*m).
„„
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FRONT DERAILLEUR POSITION
10-Speed front derailleurs
SRAM S3 DMD front derailleurs: No adapters necessary. Choose the derailleur
based on the desired chainring size.
Shimano DMD front derailleurs: Choose the derailleur based on the desired chainring
size.
„„ XTR FD-M985-E2: 38/40t chainrings
„„ XTR FD-M985-E: 40/42/44t chainrings (40t position will not work on models with
2nd generation DMD mount. For these bikes, use FD-M985-E2)
9-Speed front derailleurs
Derailleur
position:
LOW
The front derailleur
position is a starting
Derailleur
point. Different
front derailleurs may
position:
require a different
mounting position.
HIGH
Adjust the position according to the front
derailleur model to achieve proper
positioning over the chainring.
142+ REAR AXLE
„„ Certain 29 and 26” Epic bike models are equipped with a 142+ rear axle system.
This system requires the use of a 142+ or 142mm compatible wheel. For additional
information regarding Roval 142+ compatible wheels, please refer to the Roval Hub
Compatibility Guide (CG0327), available at www.specialized.com.
DOWN TUBE CABLE GUIDE INSTALLATION
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Specialized Epic frames are equipped with
bolt-on down tube cable guides. For proper
housing placement and function, the
hydraulic rear brake housing goes in the
larger middle slot, the gear cables go on the
outside.
NOTE: Only use 4mm gear housing.
Do not overtighten the guide bolts!
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ACCESSORIES
„„ Specialized offers a chainguide that attaches to the DMD front derailleur mount on
full suspension models and certain hardtail models. The chainguide is designed for
single chainring setups up front and regular gears in back, to keep the chain on the
chainring.
„„ Specialized also offers replacement chainstay protectors, available through a
Specialized Authorized Dealer.
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CARBON FRAME INSTRUCTIONS
The Specialized Epic Carbon frames utilize advanced composite materials that require
particular care during assembly, storage and riding. This installation and care guide
contains instructions and warnings, plus torque specifications. Assembling a complete
bicycle is a complicated task requiring training and experience, only a trained and
experienced bicycle mechanic should install components to this frame. Reference should
also be made to Barnett’s or some other comprehensive bicycle manual.
WARNING! Failure to follow these instructions may result in a catastrophic
failure of the frame and/or its components while riding, which may result in
serious personal injury or death.
WARNING! Bicycle assembly is an art which requires training and experience.
Do not attempt installation of any component if you do not have experience and
training as a bicycle mechanic.
To ensure the best assembly possible and to prevent any damage to the components
or frame, follow all torque specifications. Please refer to the specific owner’s manuals
for each mating component’s correct torque specifications. If the mating component’s
recommended torque exceeds the frame’s recommended torque, use the lower torque
spec. Due to torque considerations, not all components will be compatible.
WARNING! Failure to follow the torque specifications in this installation guide
will void your warranty, but most importantly may result in damage to the frame
which may not be visible. If the frame is damaged, this can result in loss of
structural integrity.
Bicycle components such as a handlebar, handlebar stem, seatpost, saddle, brakes, must
be mutually compatible with each other, as well as the frame and the intended use. Any doubt
regarding compatibility should be discussed with a Specialized Authorized Dealer.
WARNING! When placing the frame and/or bicycle in a repair stand, clamp the
stand to the seatpost and not the frame. Clamping the frame can cause damage
to the frame that may or may not be visible, which may impair the structural
integrity of the frame.
SEATPOST
Refer to your seatpost owner’s
manual prior to installation. Specialized
Mountain frames have a 30.9mm
seatpost diameter and require that the
seatpost have a tolerance of 30.78mm
to 30.95mm. Do not grease the inside
surface of the carbon seat tube!
The Epic Carbon frames use a boltstyle seatpost clamping mechanism.
Since the components of this
assembly are in direct contact with
carbon fiber, pay special attention
to ensure proper tightness for the
seatpost when correctly tightened to
specifications.
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TECH TIP: Specialized recommends the application of carbon assembly compound
(or carbon paste) between the seat tube and seatpost to increase friction. See a
Specialized Authorized Dealer if you have any questions.
WARNING! Do not extend the seatpost above the minimum insertion line.
Extension beyond the minimum insertion line can result in failure, causing
serious injury or death.
WARNING! Do not pull down on the down tube derailleur cables to pre-stress
the cables. This can cause damage to the cable guides.
Your Specialized frame does not require any bottom bracket or head tube preinstallation preparation. All surfaces are already prepared from the factory, with the
exception of greasing the bottom bracket threads and head set cups.
BOTTOM BRACKET
Threaded Bottom Bracket: Ensure that the Bottom Bracket shell threads are clean
and greased prior to installation. It is acceptable to chase the bottom bracket shell threads
if necessary. Recommended torque is 442 in-lbf (50 N*m).
Oversized Bottom Bracket: Do not face the bottom bracket shell. Please refer to the
carbon crank instruction guide (IG0276 - Crankset - Carbon MTB Crankset) for assembly
instructions and compatible tools. For crank compatibility specifications, please refer
to the carbon crank compatibility guide (CG0308 - Bottom Bracket - Oversized MTB
Bottom Bracket). All documents are available at www.specialized.com.
HEADSET INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
Grease bearing surfaces before installation. Specialized mtn carbon frames use a
48mm (41.8mm x 8mm x 45°) Campagnolo Standard compatible top and 1.5” (52mm x
7mm x 45°) bottom bearing. Ensure that replacement bearings are compatible with the
Specialized headset specification. No tools are needed for installation or removal of both
bearings.
RECOMMENDED COMPONENT TORQUE SETTINGS
„„ Front derailleur (cable): 44 in-lbf (5.0 N*m).
„„ DMD bracket (Direct Mount Derailleur): 30 in-lbf (3.4 N*m).
„„ Rear derailleur: 70 in-lbf (7.9 N*m). Ensure that threads are clean prior to
installation.
„„ Seat collar: 45 in-lbf (5.1 N*m).
„„ Water bottle cage: 35 in-lbf (4.0 N*m).
WARNING! Great care should be taken to not damage carbon fiber or
composite materials, including the frame and any carbon fiber or composite
components. Any damage may result in a loss of structural integrity, which may
result in a catastrophic failure. This damage may or may not be visible in
inspection. Before each ride, and after any crash, you should carefully inspect
your bicycle for any dents, fraying, gouging, scratches through the paint,
chipping bending, or any other signs of damage. Do not ride if your bicycle
shows any of these signs. After any crash, and before you ride any further, take
your bicycle to a Specialized Authorized Dealer for a complete inspection.
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S-LINK
1-I
1-J
1-I
2-G
2-F
1-E
1-F
1-D
2-G
2-H
2-F
2-H
2-G
2-G
RIGHT DROPOUT PIVOT
DROPOUT
1-D
1-E
1-E
1-F
1-D
1-J
1-J
2-M
2-K
LEFT DROPOUT PIVOT
DROPOUT
1-D
1-E
2-L
2-M
1-J
S-LINK @
SEATSTAY PIVOTS
SEATSTAYS
2-M
2-K
SCHEMATIC #29
1-H
1-H
CLEVIS
CLEVIS
S-LINK @
SEAT TUBE PIVOTS
SEAT TUBE
2-I
1-G
S-LINK
1-G
2-J
2-O
2-N
LOWER
2-E
1-C
1-B
BB SHELL
1-A
1-A
2-P
2-Q
BOTTOM BRACKET (MAIN) PIVOT
CHAINSTAY
2-B
2-C
2-A
2-D
SHOCK MOUNTS
Pivot parts from
shock manufacturer
SHOCK
UPPER
FRAME SCHEMATIC (Carbon stays)
Schematic #29 is specific to Epic models with carbon chainstays and seatstays.
NOTE - Bearing and Bolt Kits are available only through a Specialized Authorized Dealer.
To retain your warranty and for your safety, all maintenance should be performed by a
Specialized Authorized Dealer.
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O-ring
Bearing
Spacer (Outer)
1-C
1-D
1-E
S-Link @ Seatstay
S-Link @ Seat Tube
Dropout
Spacer
Bearing
2-P
2-Q
Upper Shock Eye
1
1
Bolt
Washer
1
1
4
2
2
1
1
4
2
Washer
Bolt
2-O
Washer
Lower Shock Eye
2-N
Nut (with shoulder)
2-M
Bolt (with shoulder)
2-L
S-Link @ Seatstay
2-K
Nut
Bolt
2-J
Washer
2-I
S-Link @ Seat Tube
2-H
Nut (with shoulder)
2
Dropout
Bolt (with shoulder)
2-G
2-F
1
Axle cone o-ring
2-E
1
1
Axle o-ring
Axle cone
2-D
Bottom Bracket
Axle washer
2-C
1
Axle
2-A
2-B
Steel
Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Titanium
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Rubber
Rubber
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steel
Rubber
Aluminum
12.5
12
14
15
15.7
17
17
19.6
14
20
15.4
Ø OD
8.4
6.2
11.2
13.2
13.8
10
12
12.5
0.7
0.5
0.5
0.2
0.3
2.4
2
10.5
14
16
14
16
16.5
18
19
19.2
12.2
21
Ø OD
Ø ID
688-2RS
688-2RS
6800-2RS
6801V-2RS
MODEL
8
6
8
8
8
10
10
10
12
8
8
8
8
10.1
10.1
10
14
15
12
5
2
5
2
5
4
1.5
5
2.6
32.5
Chamfer
Chamfer
Chamfer
Chamfer x 2
32.5
30
7
17
4.5
14.5
6.7
25.5
66
Chamfer
SPECIFICATION
Ø ID
SPECIFICATION
4
5
12
4
11
5
13
4
5
Allen Hex
Allen Hex
Open Wrench
Allen Hex
6pt Socket
Allen Hex
Open Wrench
Allen Hex
Allen Hex
70 - 90
60 - 70
70 - 90
120 - 140
120 - 140
160 - 180
NOTE: All pivot bolt threads require blue threadlocker.
1
QTY
LOCATION
PART
ITEM #
4
2
2
2
Bearing
Spacer
2
4
Spacer (Inner)
BOLT KIT PART # 9891-5256 (Carbon chainstay and seatstay)
1-J
1-I
1-H
1-G
1-F
1
Sleeve
4
3
Bearing
1-A
1-B
Bottom Bracket
QTY
LOCATION
PART
ITEM #
BEARING KIT PART # 9891-5250
FRAME PIVOT SPECIFICATIONS (Carbon stays)
The Epic bolt kit is specific to models with either carbon or alloy rear triangles.
15
16
1-F
1-E
1-D
RIGHT DROPOUT PIVOT
DROPOUT
1-D
1-E
1-J
1-J
2-K
2-J
LEFT DROPOUT PIVOT
1-E
1-I
1-J
1-F
DROPOUT
1-D
1-D
1-E
S-LINK @
SEATSTAY PIVOTS
S-LINK
1-I
1-J
SEATSTAYS
2-K
2-J
SCHEMATIC #30
1-H
1-H
2-G
2-G
2-F
2-F
CLEVIS
CLEVIS
S-LINK @
SEAT TUBE PIVOTS
SEAT TUBE
2-H
1-G
S-LINK
1-G
2-I
2-M
LOWER
2-L
2-E
1-C
1-B
BB SHELL
1-A
1-A
2-N
2-O
BOTTOM BRACKET (MAIN) PIVOT
CHAINSTAY
2-B
2-C
2-A
2-D
SHOCK MOUNTS
Pivot parts from
shock manufacturer
SHOCK
UPPER
FRAME SCHEMATIC (Alloy stays)
Schematic #30 is specific to Epic models with alloy chainstays and seatstays.
NOTE - Bearing and Bolt Kits are available only through a Specialized Authorized Dealer.
To retain your warranty and for your safety, all maintenance should be performed by a
Specialized Authorized Dealer.
2
O-ring
Bearing
Spacer (Outer)
1-C
1-D
1-E
S-Link @ Seatstay
S-Link @ Seat Tube
Dropout
Spacer
Bearing
2-O
2-N
2-M
2-L
2-K
2-J
2-I
2-H
Upper Shock Eye
Lower Shock Eye
S-Link @ Seatstay
S-Link @ Seat Tube
1
1
Bolt
Washer
1
1
Bolt
Washer
2
2
Bolt
Washer
1
1
2
Nut
Bolt
Washer
2
Dropout
Bolt
2-G
2-F
1
Axle cone o-ring
2-E
1
1
Axle o-ring
Axle cone
2-D
Bottom Bracket
Axle washer
2-C
1
Axle
2-A
2-B
Steel
Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Titanium
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Rubber
Aluminum
Rubber
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum
Aluminum
Steel
Rubber
Aluminum
12.5
10.5
13.8
15.7
17
19.6
14
20
15.4
Ø OD
8.4
6.2
8.1
10.2
13.8
10
12
12.5
0.7
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.3
2.4
2
10.5
14
16
14
16
16.5
18
19
19.2
12.2
21
Ø OD
Ø ID
688-2RS
688-2RS
6800-2RS
6801V-2RS
MODEL
8
6
8
8
10
10
12
8
8
8
8
10.1
10.1
10
14
15
12
5
2
5
2
5
4
1.5
5
2.6
32.5
Chamfer
Chamfer
Chamfer
Chamfer x 2
26.5
42.5
18
4.5
14.5
29.5
66
Chamfer
SPECIFICATION
Ø ID
SPECIFICATION
4
5
4
11
5
4
5
Allen Hex
Allen Hex
6pt Socket
Allen Hex
Allen Hex
Allen Hex
70 - 90
60 - 70
70 - 90
120 - 140
120 - 140
160 - 180
NOTE: All pivot bolt threads require blue threadlocker.
1
QTY
LOCATION
PART
ITEM #
4
2
2
2
Bearing
Spacer
2
4
Spacer (Inner)
BOLT KIT PART # 9891-5255 (Alloy chainstay and seatstay)
1-J
1-I
1-H
1-G
1-F
1
Sleeve
4
3
Bearing
1-A
1-B
Bottom Bracket
QTY
LOCATION
PART
ITEM #
BEARING KIT PART # 9891-5250
FRAME PIVOT SPECIFICATIONS (Alloy stays)
The Epic bolt kit is specific to models with either carbon or alloy rear triangles.
17
SETUP DATA
DATE
RIDER WEIGHT
FORK PSI
FORK REBOUND DAMPING
(# of clicks from full slow)
FORK COMPRESSION DAMPING
(# of clicks from full firm)
SHOCK PSI
SHOCK REBOUND DAMPING
(# of clicks from full slow)
SHOCK COMPRESSION DAMPING
(# of clicks from full firm)
18
SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS
15130 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (408) 779-6229
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