You can make one hell of a race whip out of aluminum. At least you can if the material in question is our ultralight M5 premium alloy. It’s lightweight, stiff, and can also take a beating. And with the Epic Comp, you also get the latest Brain suspension technology that’s made the Epic famous. FAST STARTS HERE. With more World Championship titles and Olympic medals than anyone can count, the Epic is truly the fastest cross-country bike on the planet. Quick and flat, rowdy and technical, punchy and hard—no matter the course, the ultralight and efficient Epic brings home the win. HARDTAIL EFFICIENT. FULL-SUSPENSION CONTROL. Suspension should always make you faster—never slow you down with energy-sucking suspension bob. Our ingenious Brain-equipped shocks keep the Epic firm when the trail is smooth, then automatically turns your bike plush the moment your tires meet rocks and roots. Race-proven, M5 aluminum chassis and ingenious Brain suspension. RockShox Reba RL fork features Motion Control “lock-out” lever. SRAM Eagle drivetrain gives you all the gearing you need to tackle the biggest climbs.