Specialized Bicycles – Epic Pro
Won by David B. of Tucson, AZ – 5/24/2018
Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They’re more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. Instead of quivering in their boots, Specialized Bicycles 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.
Specialized 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.
“Trail builders are the unsung heroes of the mountain bike world. These guys are the lifeblood that sustains us mountain bikers emotionally, physically and even mentally in some cases! THANK YOU!!” – Fanie Kok, Global Trail Advocate and Stoke Activist
“After years of following the Epic Rides events and discussing the demands these courses put on the riders and equipment, we can honestly say that these races have helped us push the innovation of our products to the next level. It is an honor to partner with this organization and give back a bike that has grown and evolved alongside this race series.” – Brian Gordon, XC MTB Product Manager