Riding the 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro
I spent yesterday on the brand new 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro.
ABOUT THE BIKE Since 2002 the Epic has been Specialized’s XC race bike. It features “Brain” technology which, put simply, discerns the difference between bounce forces coming from the rider (due, say, to sloppy pedaling) and bump forces coming from the ground (due, say, to smashing through a rock garden). When forces are coming from the rider, the fork and shock are firm. When forces are coming from the ground, the fork and shock are soft. It’s like having a lockout lever that reads body English and terrain. It’s a very effective system, as proven by many racers who crave external validation and even more recreational riders who crave efficiency (and to own the best of the best — the S-Works Epic is the official bike of the American Dental Association). What’s the drawback of the Brain? I rode the very first version before.... Continue Reading at Lee Likes Bikes