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    Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon

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    2018 Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon

    Lighter, faster, better handling—the Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing XC hardtails in a major way. Even better, it plays host to tons of women's-specific components and a custom shock tune that's ideal for lighter riders.

    Tipping the scales around 1175 grams, it's one of the lightest mountain bike frames we've ever made. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fibre that, until recently, was reserved for the top echelon of our mountain bikes. And with that done, 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 Reba RL fork, SRAM GX 1x11 shifting, and ridiculously fast Roval Control alloy wheels. Every touch point has been hand-selected for female riders, as well, from the Sip Grips, to the bar width and crankarm length, all the way down to the superlative Women's Myth Sport saddle.

    Technical Specifications

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    FRAMESET

    FRAME

    Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

    SEAT BINDER

    Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

    SUSPENSION

    FORK

    RockShox Reba RL 29, custom Women's Rx Tune, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-L: 100mm of travel)

    WHEELS

    RIMS

    Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h

    FRONT HUB

    Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h

    REAR HUB

    Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

    SPOKES

    Stainless, 14g

    FRONT TIRE

    Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

    REAR TIRE

    Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

    INNER TUBES

    Standard, Presta valve

    DRIVETRAIN

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

    SHIFT LEVERS

    SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

    CASSETTE

    SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

    CHAIN

    KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

    CRANKSET

    Raceface Aeffect

    CHAINRINGS

    Steel, 28T

    BOTTOM BRACKET

    RaceFace PF30

    COCKPIT

    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

    SADDLE

    Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm

    SEATPOST

    Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

    BRAKES

    REAR BRAKE

    SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

    FRONT BRAKE

    SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

    ACCESSORIES

    PEDALS

    Specialized Dirt

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

    Geometry

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    XSSML
    Crank Length165mm170mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width720mm720mm720mm720mm
    Stem Length60mm70mm90mm100mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm
    Stack589mm599mm608mm622mm
    Reach380mm395mm418mm441mm
    Head Tube Length95mm95mm95mm110mm
    Head Tube Angle69.8°69.8°69.8°69.8°
    BB Height309mm309mm309mm309mm
    BB Drop61mm61mm61mm61mm
    Trail81.8mm81.8mm81.8mm81.8mm
    Fork Length, Full486mm496mm506mm506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset51mm51mm51mm51mm
    Front Center631mm650mm676mm704mm
    Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
    Wheelbase1054mm1073mm1099mm1127mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal549mm568mm595mm623mm
    Bike Standover Height731mm760mm790mm814mm
    Seat Tube Length370mm400mm430mm470mm
    Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
    Geometry

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