Men's Epic Hardtail Comp
$2,699.00
Part No.  

Men's Epic Hardtail Comp

$2,699.00
Part No.  128971
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Men's Epic Hardtail Comp
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry

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 fiber, 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 fiber 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 customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
  • One-by 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM GX component spec.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
BOTTOM BRACKET Race Face PF30
CRANKSET Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS Steel, 30T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve
SPOKES Stainless, 14g
RIMS Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3""
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1""
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Dirt
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 70mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Reach 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Stack 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
Wheelbase 1073mm 1099mm 1128mm 1154mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Front Center 650mm 676mm 705mm 731mm
BB Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
BB Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Bike Standover Height 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Fork Length, Full 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm