S-Works Epic Hardtail Di2
No matter how much we love our Epic FSR, it's undeniable that hardtails still play an extremely important role in XC racing. So what to do? We put our XC offerings on a diet, went back to the drawing board, and created the lightest damn mountain bike we've ever made—the S-Works Epic Hardtail. To do so, we built the entire frame from our highest-end carbon fiber, FACT 12m, 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, the S-Works spares no expense, opting for a RockShox SID World Cup w/ Brain fork, Shimano XTR Di2, and hand-built Roval Control SL carbon wheels.
- To provide the optimal blend of stiffness, crazy light weight, and strength, we constructed the frame from our FACT 12m carbon fiber. And when combined with our XC 29 Geometry, the Epic is guaranteed to deliver uncompromising, blistering speed and agile handling come race day—no matter the course.
- The RockShox SID World Cup 29 w/ Brain fork provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps.
- Drivetrain duties are handled by the revolutionary Shimano XTR Di2 11-speed groupset, with 36/26T gearing up front and 11-40t at the rear. The first ever electronic mountain groupset, it provides unparalleled shift precision, reliability, and accuracy, making it the secret weapon in any racer's arsenal.
|CHAIN||Shimano HG901, 11-speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||RaceFace PF30|
|CRANKSET||RaceFace Next SL, hollow carbon, 11-speed, 30mm spindle, 36/26T|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano XTR M9070 Di2, down-swing, 2x11|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano XTR M9050 Di2, electric 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano XTR M9001, 11-speed, 11-40t|
|CHAINRINGS||26/36T, 104/64mm BCD|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimnao XTR M9050 Di2, Shadow Plus design, 11-speed|
|FORK||Custom RockShox SID World Cup w/Brain, top-mount Brain Fade adjust, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 110x15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 90/100mm of travel, 51mm offset|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||S-Works FACT carbon, 27.2mm, 0mm setback, carbon rail clamps|
|STEM||Specialized S-Works SL, 6-degree rise, titanium hardware, 31.8mm clamp|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Mini-rise, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|FRONT TIRE||Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|REAR TIRE||Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano XTR M9000, hydraulic disc, post mount, metallic pads, 180/160mm rotors|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano XTR M9000, hydraulic disc, post mount, metallic pads, 160mm rotors|
|PEDALS||Resin Test Ride with toe clips, CEN std.|
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized Alloy 30.0mm w/ Ti bolt|
|FRAME||S-Works FACT 12m, full carbon frame w/ S-Works layup, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake|
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
Epic - Geometry
|Seat Post Length||350mm||400mm||400mm||400mm|
|Bike Stand-Over Height||760mm||790mm||814mm||845mm|
|Fork Length (full)||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|
|Top-Tube Length (horizontal)||568mm||595mm||623mm||649mm|