Gone are the days where a date with a hardtail race bike meant paying for it for days to come. Now the Epic Hardtail Comp’s reality-altering combination of comfort and capability in a lighter-than-life package means counting down the hours until you meet again.
Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasn’t been without its casualties with hardtail XC race bikes coming to stand for a harsh twitchy ride at the expense of capability and versatility.
But who said fatigue from fighting against your own bike makes you any faster? Instead recognizing that the fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike we said out with the jarred-to-death tail the measure-your-posterior’s-sorrows-by-the-yard tail and in with the avant-garde tail. The ridiculously capable mystifyingly comfortable head-shakingly light and all-around fast Epic Hardtail.
Sure we optimized every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world anyway but we also prioritized our commitment to creating an Epic Hardtail that’s as capable as it is comfortable with aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry increased tire clearance and a frame obsessively engineered for increased vertical compliance all while creating a bike that lives and breathes the fundamentals of fast.
On the Epic Hardtail Comp RockShox's long-beloved Reba RL fork is tasked with handling suspension duties while a full SRAM GX Egale groupset leaves no doubts why it sets the benchmark for accessible performance.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing|
|Handlebars||Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel|
|Stem||3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree|
|Tape||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails|
|SeatPost||Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm|
|Front Brake||SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Shift Levers||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Crankset||SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded|
|Rims||Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h|
|Front Hub||Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h|
|Rear Hub||Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
|Front Tire||Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35|
|Rear Tire||Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35|
|Inner Tubes||Standard, Presta valve|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy 34.9|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colour||SATIN CARBON / OIL / FLAKE SILVER|
|Sizes||L, M, S, XL,|
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