Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup
€3,499.90
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Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup

€3,499.90
Part No.:  115586
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Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, 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 Carbon World Cup. It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to do so, we built the entyre frame from our superlative carbon fibre, FACT 10m, 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 hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox SID w/ Brain fork, SRAM X1 shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control wheels.
  • By pairing a FACT 10m carbon fibre frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on tight 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 Custom RockShox SID 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.
  • A SRAM X1 rear derailleur controls a wide range of gears with reliable precision.  

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-1130, 11-speed w/PowerLink
BOTTOM BRACKET PF30
CRANKSET RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 30T
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
CASSETTE SRAM XG-1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS 30T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X1 Type 2.1, 11-speed
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized Alloy 27.2mm
STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-rise, 7050 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
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Roval Control, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 32h
REAR HUB Roval Control, DT Swiss internals, 36T engagement, XD driver body, 12x148mm, 32h
SPOKES DT Swiss Revolution
RIMS Roval Control, hookless alloy, 21mm inner width, 32h, tubeless ready
FRONT TYRE Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
REAR TYRE Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Suspension
FORK Custom RockShox SID w/Brain, Position Sensitive damper, bottom-mount Brain Fade adjust, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 110x15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 90/100mm travel, 51mm offset
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore SLX M7000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore SLX M7000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 160mm rotor
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER 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
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Seat Post Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Reach 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Stack 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
Wheelbase 1073mm 1099mm 1128mm 1154mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Head-Tube Length 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Front-Center 650mm 676mm 705mm 731mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Head-Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
B-B Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Chain-Stay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Length (full) 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Seat-Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
B-B Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
Seat-Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm