2014 Specialized Epic Expert World Cup
The best all-around cross-country race bike just got better. The 2014 Epic features an all new frame that’s lighter and more responsive. The World Cup model features steeper geometry and shorter stays with the only option of running a 1×11 drivetrain. It also has integrated SWAT technology for carrying your tools and extra gear on the bike instead of the rider. Having ridden an older Epic two years ago I can confidently say that this bike is perfect for me, from the style of riding I like to the type racing I do.
2013 Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4
I retired my Tarmac SL4 and switched over to the new Roubaix SL4. It’s hard to tell the differences other than it rides so much smoother without sacrificing handling agility and stiffness while climbing. If fact I think I’m a better descender because of the slightly longer wheelbase and vibration dampening qualities the Roubaix has. It’s outfitted with all S-Works bits and a complete SRAM drivetrain. I’m currently awaiting for new Roval CLX 40 wheels to become available, but as it sits this bike is fast and fun, a perfect complement to my Epic.