Cross country racing has its own list of demands, and speed is at the top of the list. Our Epic FSR Comp Carbon answers the call with an aggressive XC 29 geometry, along with short, nimble chainstays and an exquisite construction. As for the build, you truly start to see the theme of uncompromising speed at work, as we've hung some of Shimano's most reliable parts on this bike. And to make sure that you'll be utilizing every watt of power out of them, we included our Mini Brain rear shock that differentiates rider input from trail bumps to ensure that the bike stays stiff when you need it to. With all of this going on, it's easy to see why the Epic has long been the dominant force on the cross country scene.