2018 Womens S-Works Epic


Sure, there are other "fast" XC bikes out there, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one with all the features of the new Women's S-Works Epic. With a Rider- First Engineered™ design, refined and improved Brain suspension, and a redesigned frame, the Women's S-Works Epic is the fastest, most capable, and best fitting women's XC bike we've ever created.

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 special—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 reevaluated 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.

Sizes Available S ,M, L

  • Colours: Satin gloss black tint/Rocket red acid purple fade
  • 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
  • Shock: RockShox Brain, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle™, 12-speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor (F) 160mm (R)
  • Crankset: SRAM XX1 Eagle, Boost™ 148, 170mm crankarm, 24mm spindle
  • Tyres: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready (F) 29x2.1" (R)