Specialized 2018 Men's Epic Hardtail Comp

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Description

Cross country courses are nothing like they used to be. Today's tracks have more in common with trail riding than the pancake flat NORBA courses of yesteryear. For this reason, we threw away the hardtail rulebook and drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design and spec'd it specifically for the rigors of racing contemporary XC courses.

It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fibre, and then we took some cues from our road bikes. We borrowed the Rider-First Engineered™ concept that originated with the Tarmac. Now, the frame design applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended.

We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking- out the head tube angle, lengthening the top tube, and correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, and frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm and included internal split-housing cable routing.

For the build, this Epic takes value to new heights with a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, 1x11 SRAM GX shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control alloy wheels.

By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fibre frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts.
The RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customise the feel according to the terrain at hand.
One-by 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM GX component spec.

Product Details

  • Item condition: New
  • Availability: In-store
  • Brand: Specialized
  • Category: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL
  • Frame in inches: 15", 17", 19", 21"
  • Colour: Black
  • ID: 103123913
  • Material: Carbon
  • Riding Style: Cross Country
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX

Specifications

FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)

FRONT HUBSpecialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm, torque caps, 24h

REAR HUBSpecialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle

SPOKESStainless, 14g

RIMSRoval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready

INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve

FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready

REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready

CRANKSETRace Face Aeffect crank, PF30

CHAINRINGSSteel, 30T

BOTTOM BRACKETRace Face PF30

SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTESRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

CHAINKMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

HANDLEBARSSpecialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

STEMSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 30.0mm

PEDALSSpecialized Dirt

Store Info

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Our aim is to offer excellent product knowledge, customer service and care to the performance minded individual and the enthusiast alike. We stock an massive range of triathlon bikes, wetsuits, shoes, nutrition as well as road, commute and even MTB.

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