Men's Epic Hardtail Expert
With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails were starting to become a little same old, same old. So we thought to ourselves, "What better time then now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?" Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.
It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, and then we took some design 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, 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 Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.
Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 32h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
Roval Control Carbon, hookless bead, 22mm internal width, tubeless ready
Standard, Presta valve
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3",
RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)
SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
SRAM Eagle™, alloy, 32T
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SRAM Level TL
SRAM Level TL
* Les poids sont basés sur les cadres peints en production comme illustré. Les poids réels varieront en fonction de la couleur, de la taille du cadre et de la variation des composants. Les spécifications sont sujet à changement sans préavis.
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Fork Length, Full||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||568mm||595mm||623mm||649mm|
|Bike Standover Height||760mm||790mm||814mm||845mm|
|Seat Tube Length||400mm||430mm||470mm||520mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|