SPECIALIZED EPIC HARDTAIL EXPERT
LARGE available EARLY SEPTEMBER
|Options||XS SATIN CARBON / SMOKE GRAVITY FADE / WHITE Available to order - Call for lead time
S SATIN CARBON / SMOKE GRAVITY FADE / WHITE Available to order - Call for lead time
M SATIN CARBON / SMOKE GRAVITY FADE / WHITE Available to order - Call for lead time
L SATIN CARBON / SMOKE GRAVITY FADE / WHITE Available to order - Call for lead time
XL SATIN CARBON / SMOKE GRAVITY FADE / WHITE Available to order - Call for lead time
|Style||Go ahead, try and find something thatâll put a bigger smile on your face than absolutely smashing the perfect line on a fast, capable hardtail. The Epic Hardtail Expert exists to make that smile even bigger??"and to make sure your face gets just as hard of a workout as your legs. Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race, but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasnât 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-posteriorâs-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 thatâs 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. The Epic Hardtail Expert's RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork offers 100 millimeters of incredibly efficient travel in a lightweight package while Roval's lightweight yet tough Control Carbon wheelset and a wide-range SRAM 12-speed group round out the lightweight build.
Ridiculously capable, incredibly light, and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtailâs dropper-post friendly FACT 11m carbon frame rewrites the hardtail playbook with game-changing success.
The 100mm-travel RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork is firm when you want it firm and plush when you want it plush??"no levers required.
Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 29-millimeter internal-width hookless rim, and maximize strength, ride quality, and durability while keeping weight to a minimum.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineeredâ¢, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing|
|Forks||RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed|
|Shifters||SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|Chainset||SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm, 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t|
|Stem||Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree|
|Handlebars||Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Front Brake||SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level TL|
|Rims||Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Comp Race|
|Tyres||Front Tire - Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35.
Rear Tire - Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails|
|Seatpost||Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm|
|Grips||Specialized Trail Grips|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.