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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.

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.

    • FRAME

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

    • 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)

    • FRONT HUB

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

    • REAR HUB

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

    • SPOKES

      Stainless, 14g

    • RIMS

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

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • FRONT TYRE

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

    • REAR TYRE

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

    • CRANKSET

      Raceface Aeffect

    • CHAINRINGS

      Steel, 28T

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      RaceFace PF30

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

    • CASSETTE

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

    • CHAIN

      KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

    • FRONT BRAKE

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

    • REAR BRAKE

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

    • HANDLEBARS

      Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

    • GRIPS

      Specialized Sip Grip

    • STEM

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

    • SADDLE

      Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm

    • SEATPOST

      Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

    • SEAT BINDER

      Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

    • PEDALS

      Specialized Dirt

    Specifications subject to change without notice.

  • By pairing a women's-specific FACT 11m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic HT places a focus on precise tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it a 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts. 
  • A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 80-100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand. Lastly, this fork has received our custom Women's Rx Tune for even better performance. 
  • One-by 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM GX component spec.
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Geometry

  XS S M L
Stack 589mm 599mm 608mm 622mm
Reach 380mm 395mm 418mm 441mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm
Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
BB Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
BB Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
Trail 81.8mm 81.8mm 81.8mm 81.8mm
Fork Length, Full 486mm 496mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Front Center 631mm 650mm 676mm 704mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Wheelbase 1054mm 1073mm 1099mm 1127mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 549mm 568mm 595mm 623mm
Bike Standover Height 731mm 760mm 790mm 814mm
Seat Tube Length 370mm 400mm 430mm 470mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°

  • Stack 589mm
    Reach 380mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.8°
    BB Height 309mm
    BB Drop 61mm
    Trail 81.8mm
    Fork Length, Full 486mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 631mm
    Chainstay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1054mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 549mm
    Bike Standover Height 731mm
    Seat Tube Length 370mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View XS Geometry
  • Stack 599mm
    Reach 395mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.8°
    BB Height 309mm
    BB Drop 61mm
    Trail 81.8mm
    Fork Length, Full 496mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 650mm
    Chainstay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1073mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 568mm
    Bike Standover Height 760mm
    Seat Tube Length 400mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View S Geometry
  • Stack 608mm
    Reach 418mm
    Head Tube Length 95mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.8°
    BB Height 309mm
    BB Drop 61mm
    Trail 81.8mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 676mm
    Chainstay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1099mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 595mm
    Bike Standover Height 790mm
    Seat Tube Length 430mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View M Geometry
  • Stack 622mm
    Reach 441mm
    Head Tube Length 110mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.8°
    BB Height 309mm
    BB Drop 61mm
    Trail 81.8mm
    Fork Length, Full 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front Center 704mm
    Chainstay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1127mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 623mm
    Bike Standover Height 814mm
    Seat Tube Length 470mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74°
    View L Geometry