A closer look at the S-Works Epic with which Jordan Sarrou is leading the Cape Epic 2021

Mountain bike 19 oct. 2021 17:10 Migue A.

 

Frenchman Jordan Sarrou is leading from day one this edition of the Absa Cape Epic along with his teammate Matt Beers, both are part of the Ninety One-Songo-Specialized team and under their feet they ride a Specialized Epic S-Works. The same MTB with which Sarrou has been competing all XCO season, but with a set-up and configuration specific to a race like this. How much would you say it weighs? We'll tell you at the end.

Jordan Sarrou's Specialized S-Works Epic under the finish arch of stage 2.

Jordan Sarrou's Specialized Epic S-Works at the Cape Epic 2021 in detail

The SRAM Eagle XX1 AXS groupset is used throughout the Sarrou drivetrain
Sarrou has attached 4 cable ties to the right chainstay to fix anything on the move.
Specialized's brand new Romin EVO Mirror saddle is probably the most comfortable and lightest saddle on the market today, but its price is within the reach of very few.
SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 10-50T cassette
Detail of the bike bib very well integrated
HT pedals, 175mm XX1 cranks and SRAM's BlackBox power meter prototype.
Frenchman Jordan Sarrou at the controls of this S-Works Epic.
Specialized's SWAT system allows you to carry a large capacity toolbox along with two water bottles on this Epic, perfect for a race like the Cape Epic.
Frame built with carbon and Specialized's own FACT technology
Roval Control SL wheels and Fast Track Grid T7 tyre in front
The race tracker firmly attached to the Sarrou fork.
The replacement quick link in the brake hose is a classic.
The stage profile stuck on Jordan Sarrou's handlebars, not very aerodynamic but it works.
SRAM electronic shifter AXS push button
Amortiguador BRAIN de RockShox fabricado en exclusiva para Specialized
The real achievement of this BRAIN system is that it is able to adapt the suspension to your pedalling.
HT M1 Pedals
Renegade T5 rear tyre
The Sarrou S-Works Epic weighs 11.34 kg ready to race, including toolbox.

Complete assembly of the Sarrou S-Works Epic at the Cape Epic 2021

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Epic with FACT carbon
  • Handlebars: S-Works Mini Rise 720mm
  • Stem: S-Works (70 mm / 6º)
  • Fork: RockShox SID SL Ultimate Brain 100mm
  • Shock: RockShox BRAIN
  • Saddle: S-Works Romin EVO Mirror
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate
  • Drivetrain: SRAM AXS XX1 Eagle 1x12
  • Chainring: 36T with Blackbox integrated power meter
  • Crankset: 175mm SRAM XX1 
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle 10-50T
  • Wheels: Roval Control SL with inner width 29mm
  • Tyres: Specialized Fast Track Grid T7 front and Renegade T5 rear, both 2.35".
  • Toolbox: MTB XC Box with Specialized SWAT technology
  • Weight: 11,34 kg

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