Specialized Epic Era User Manual

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WARNING! Do not extend seat post above the minimum insertion line. Extension beyond the minimum insertion line can

result in failure, causing serious injury or death.

Your Specialized frame does not require any Bottom Bracket or Head Tube pre-installation preparation. All surfaces are already prepared

from the factory, with the exception of greasing the bottom bracket threads and head set cups. It is acceptable to chase the bottom

bracket threads if necessary. Do not face bottom bracket cups.

Threaded Bottom Brackets: Ensure that the Bottom Bracket shell threads are clean and greased prior to installation. Recommended torque

is 442 in-lbf (50 N-m).

Oversized Specialized Bottom Brackets: Refer to the S-Works Carbon Mountain Crank Installation Guide for additional information.

Specialized Epic carbon frames use a 48mm Campagnolo Standard compatible upper cartridge bearing and a standard 1.5” lower

cartridge bearing. Ensure that replacement bearings are compatible with the Specialized headset specification.

No tools are needed

for installation or removal of the bearings.

Grease bearing surfaces before installation.

• Front derailleur: Recommended torque is 44 in-lbf (5.0 N-m).
• Rear derailleur: Recommended torque for the rear derailleur is 70 in-lbf (7.9 N-m). Ensure that threads are clean prior to installation.
• Seat collar: Recommended torque is 45 in-lbf (5.1 N-m).
• Water Bottle Cage: Recommended torque is 35 in-lbf (4.0 N-m).

WARNING! Great care should be taken to not damage carbon fiber or composite materials, including the frame and any

carbon fiber or composite components. Any damage may result in a loss of structural integrity, which may result in a

catastrophic failure. This damage may or may not be visible in inspection. Before each ride, and after any crash, you should

carefully inspect your bicycle for any dents, fraying, gouging, scratches through the paint, chipping bending, or any other

signs of damage. Do not ride if your bicycle shows any of these signs. After any crash, and before you ride any further, take

your bicycle to an authorized Specialized retailer for a complete inspection.

WARNING! Do not pull down on downtube derailleur cables to pre-stress the cables. This can cause damage to the cable guides.