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Specialized EVO Bikes – Redefining All-Mountain Trail Bikes

Posted by thefixbikes on December 7, 2010

Specialized continues to evolve their mountain bike line-up in response to customer demands

For 2011 Specialized is introducing a new set of “EVO” bikes to complement their current lineup.  The new concept is designed into several of the standard mountain bikes Specialized has offered for years.  In recent years, many Specialized customers and riders would change or modify their bike build for a specific more aggressive/ trail focused riding style.

Combining the lightweight XC or freeride style bike with aggressive DH specifications and features is a natural progression of where the mountain bike industry is going.  Specialized is now offering their EVO lineup as a turnkey, out of the shop, ready to ride machine.  Within the Specialized EVO lineup are EVO-R, or Race, bikes that offer component upgrades, specific gearing and an overall lighter bike for the weight conscientious.

Taking trail aspects including a lower bottom bracket, slackened headtube, command seat post, wider bars, beefier wheels, a chain guide, and added travel equate to more trail capability and more fun!

Specialized Enduro EVO

Fully manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame with ORE tubing is the centerpiece of this incredibly versatile 160mm-travel design. The aluminum rocker link, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, ISCG mount, and replaceable derailleur hanger make this a bomb proof ride that can stand-up to the toughest rider on the most technical trails

Fox DHX RC2 coil rear shock with rebound/compression adjust and bottom out control offers 160mm of travel for high-speed bump mastery and large drop confidence.

Fox’s buttery smooth 36 Van R 170mm coil-sprung fork with 20mm thru-axle, tapered alloy steerer, and preload/rebound adjust is stiff, light, and beefy for all-mountain madness.

Newly revamped for increased stiffness, the Roval Traverse AL all-mountain wheelset, with DT Swiss internals and 20mm thru-axle, offers mountain-leveling durability at a reasonable weight.

Low-rise 750mm alloy bars with 8-degree backsweep and 31.8mm clamp increase strength and control on the nastiest trails.

The Specialized Command Post offers 125mm of travel with three adjustable height positions and a remote lever for rapid on the fly adjustments.

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO

M5 manipulated alloy frame for SJ EVO features slacker headtube angle of about 67 degrees and a lower bottom bracket with 145mm of rear travel.  The aluminum rocker link and sealed cartridge bearing pivots transfer small and larger impacts directly to the shock with a buttery smooth feel.

The custom tuned Fox RP23-S shock was made exclusively for the Stumpjumper and features position-sensitive Boost Valve damping, low-speed compression damping with 3-way adjustable “open” and “climbing” settings – equating to great bump performance and solid climbing efficiency throughout the entire ride.

Specialized chose the Fox F150 RL air-sprung alloy fork with 15mm thru-axle, external lockout, and rebound adjust based on Fox long history of building great reliable fork that feel super plush and can handle the biggest drops with ease.

Specialized Roval Control AL wheelset is much stiffer than the typical wheels on other Enduros.  With durable alloy hubs, oversized 28mm end caps, and stainless DT Swiss spokes these wheel provide better control over gnarly terrain.

The beefier 2.2 front and 2.0 rear tires deliver improved traction for conering and braking in variable conditions.

The Specialized Command Post offers 125mm of travel with three adjustable height positions and a remote lever for rapid on the fly adjustments.

Specialized Epic EVO

The Epic EVO is built for the XC rider looking for more trail capability.  The Expert has an M5 alloy frame yet with the 100mm suspension feels efficient and smooth.

Specialized and Fox collaborated to develop the Flow Control Mini Brain shock with Brain Fade inertia valve, air spring and adjustable rebound to deliver the 100mm of suspension.  The geometry and shock technology provide the supple feel over small bumps and bigger hit support when needed.

Specialized went with a Rock Shox SID RLT 120mm air-sprung fork with rebound, compression, lockout adjust and floodgate control dials to the perfect pedaling platform while keeping the bike light weight.

Specialized Roval Control AL wheelset is much stiffer than the typical XC wheels on race bikes.  With durable alloy hubs, oversized 28mm end caps, and stainless DT Swiss spokes these wheel provide better control over gnarly terrain.

The beefier 2.2 front and 2.0 rear tires deliver improved traction for conering and braking in variable conditions.

The Specialized Command Post offers 100mm of travel with three adjustable height positions and a remote lever for rapid on the fly adjustments.

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