It’s been a while since we’ve posted one of Fair Wheel Bike’s custom builds. But this crazy light Specialized Epic EVO proves that they’re still cranking out some incredible bikes in Arizona. Jason Woznick of Fair Wheel tells us that this bike was created not to make the absolute lightest bike possible, but to better fit the needs of the rider who happens to be around 100lbs. Not only that, but they manged to come up with a final build that is about two pounds lighter than the stock S-Works Epic EVO, but for less money. Impressive.
It should be noted that the 19.8lb weight is for a bike with 120mm of travel front and 110mm rear, a 125mm travel dropper post, and even a remote fork lockout.
Carbon-Ti X-Rotors rely on stainless steel for the braking surface, but drop some weight with carbon fiber carriers and titanium rivets. The rotors are combined with Shimano XTR dual piston brakes.
The drivetrain is also basically stock Shimano XTR 1×12 with the exception of the e*thirteen XCX Race 170mm crankset with UL 30t chainring.
The wheelset is pretty exotic with FSE carbon rims, Extralite Hyperboost hubs, and Pillar Xtra Ti AL nipples, but the thru axles are stock Rock Shox and Specialized. Overall, it just highlights how light the new Epic and Epic EVO platforms are when you can build a full suspension bike with a dropper post and real tires that’s under 20lbs and still have weight to spare.
Update: Fair Wheel tells us that the build came in somewhere under $10,500 or about 10% less than the stock S-Works Epic EVO.
Build List with weights
Frame: Specialized Epic Evo Small 1721 Gr.
Fork: Rock Shox SID Ultimate 120mm 1473 Gr.
Headset: Cane Creek 48 Gr.
Fork Expander: Extralite Ultrastar 5 Gr.
Fork Lockout: 58 Gr.
Fork Lockout housing/Cable: Alligator Superlight 21 Gr.
Spacers: Fair Wheel Carbon 5 Gr.
Crank Arms: E-thirteen XCX Race 170mm 354 Gr
Chainring: E-thirteen UL 30T 56 Gr.
Bottom Bracket: E-thirteen BSA 92 Gr.
Derailleur: Shimano XTR 240 Gr.
Chain: Shimano XTR 247 Gr.
Cassette: Shimano XTR 365 Gr.
Brakes: Shimano XTR 419 Gr.
Rotors: Carbon-Ti 160/180 176 Gr.
Shifter: Shimano XTR 115 Gr.
Handlebar: Extralite Hyperbar3, 95 Gr.
Grips: Lizard Skins 21 Gr.
Stem: Mcfk 6cm 72 Gr.
Saddle: Specialized S-works Phenom 148 Gr.
Seatpost: KS Lev Carbon CI 125mm dropper 407 Gr.
Dropper post switch, cable, housing: 24 Gr.
Seat Collar: Specialized 13 Gr.
Shift Cable/Housing: Alligator Superlight 29 Gr.
Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 Front 755 Gr.
Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 Rear 751 Gr.
Tubeless Valves: Kcnc Universal 9 Gr.
Rim: FSE Carbon Front 358 Gr.
Rim: FSE Carbon Rear 362 Gr.
Front Hub: Extralite Hyperboost 77 Gr.
Rear Hub: Extralite Hyperboost 171 Gr.
Spokes/Nipples: Pillar Xtra Ti Al Nips 186 Gr
Thru Axles: Rock Shox Frt, Spec Rear: 71 Gr
Rim Tape: Whiskey Tubeless: 18 Gr.