Thursday, July 26, 2012

Filling The Gap: 2013 Specialized Epic Marathon Carbon 29

Specialized adds the Marathon back to the 2013 Epic line. The frame is full carbon with carbon seatstays and alloy chainstays. The SRAM XO front and rear derailleurs will be controlled by SRAM XO 2x10 grip shifters. The smoother ride will be credited to the Roval Carbon Control 29 rims.
Overall, the 2013 Specialized Epic Marathon will fill the gap between an Expert and S-Works model. It truly is a good balance of components and value as a cross country race bike. The Marathon will be available in one color option- Satin Carbon/White/Silver. MSRP: $7200 USD

2013 Specialized Epic Marathon 29 Satin Carbon

FRAMEFACT 10m carbon front triangle, 29" geometry, FACT IS construction, gussetless TT (S/M), carbon seatstays, M5 chainstays, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCKFOX/Specialized remote Mini-Brain w/ AUTOSAG, inertia valve, Brain Fade adjust, 187x47mm
FORKCustom RockShox SID 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, top-mount Brain Fade and rebound adj., QR, 100mm travel
HEADSET1-1/8 and 1-1/2" threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearings
STEMSpecialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARSS-Works XC Carbon flat bar, uni-directional carbon, 680mm wide, 8-degree backsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPSTwist grip
FRONT BRAKEMagura MT6, hydralic disc, Hi Friction pad, alloy caliper, Storm SL rotor, S/M: 160mm L/XL: 180mm rotor
REAR BRAKEMagura MT6, hydralic disc, Hi Friction pad, alloy caliper, Storm SL rotor, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERSMagura MT6, carbon master cyclinder, alloy lever blade, hollow lever pivot, reach adj.
FRONT DERAILLEURSRAM X0, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM X0 Type 2, 10-speed, mid cage
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM X0, 10-speed, twist
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed, 11-36
CHAINKMC X10, nickel plate, reusable Missing Link
CRANKSETCustom SRAM carbon S-2200, 10-speed XC double, PF30 spindle, removable spider, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
PEDALSResin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
RIMSRoval Control Carbon 29, carbon disc, 27mm wide, 32h
FRONT HUBRoval Control Carbon 29, OS28mm end caps, QR, 32h
REAR HUBRoval Control Carbon 29 142+, DT Swiss alloy cassette body, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKESDT Swiss Super Comp, 2.0/1.65/1.8 stainless
FRONT TIRES-Works Fast Trak, 2Bliss Ready, 120 TPI, aramid bead, 29x2.0"
REAR TIRESpecialized Fast Trak Control, 2Bliss Ready, 60 TPI, aramid bead, 29x2.0"
INNER TUBESUltralight presta
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow TI rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized 2014 butted alloy, single bolt setback, 30.9mm, 400mm
SEAT BINDERSpecialized 7050 hard anodized alloy, 36.9mm, single bolt

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