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Epic Hardtail Expert

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Epic Hardtail Expert

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Go ahead, try and find something that’ll 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 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.

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.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

Fork

RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)

Cockpit

Stem

Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®

Crankset

SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm

Chainrings

34T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Roval Control, 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

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

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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XSSMLXL
Crank Length165mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm60mm70mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm
Head Tube Length95mm95mm95mm110mm125mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°74°
Reach385mm405mm430mm455mm480mm
Head Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
Seat Tube Length367mm400mm430mm470mm520mm
BB Height309mm309mm309mm309mm309mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal555mm579mm604mm633mm662mm
Bike Standover Height732mm762mm792mm816mm847mm
Stack594mm608mm608mm622mm636mm
BB Drop63mm63mm63mm63mm63mm
Wheelbase1064mm1092mm1117mm1148mm1178mm
Front Center643mm670mm695mm725mm755mm
Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm430mm
Trail101mm101mm101mm101mm101mm
Fork Length, Full486mm506mm506mm506mm506mm
Geometry

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