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Our Epic Hardtail singlehandedly takes hardtail alloy XC bikes into the modern age, with the most capable geometry out there and a build kit that's all business. We built the entire frame from our top notch M5 Alloy to ensure an ultra-stiff, lightweight, and highly responsive ride quality that's well suited for XC racing. 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 12x142mm and included internal cable routing. For the build, this Epic hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork and 11-speed Shimano SLX shifting.
- Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminum was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with our speed-focused XC 29 Geometry and internal cable routing, you get a bike that compromises nothing in delivering explosive speed, confident handling, and hassle-free maintenance.
- A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 80/95mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
- Shimano controls the 11-speed shifting with SLX shifters and an ultra-crisp and reliable Deore XT M8000 rear derailleur.
|FRAME||M5 alloy, XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 12x142mm dropouts, PM 160 rear brake, replaceable alloy rear derailleur hanger|
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized, alloy, 30.8mm|
|RIMS||Specialized Stout, alloy hookless bead, 32h|
|FRONT TIRE||Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|SPOKES||Stainless, black, 14g|
|REAR HUB||Specialized disc, alloy, 6-bolt disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x142mm thru-axle, 28h|
|FRONT HUB||Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,15x100mm thru-axle, 32h|
|REAR TIRE||Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|FORK||Custom RockShox Reba RL, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 15x100mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 80/95mm of travel, 51mm offset|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano SLX 7025, direct-mount, down-swing|
|CHAIN||SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed w/PowerLink|
|CRANKSET||RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 49mm chainline, 34/24T|
|CASSETTE||SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|HANDLEBARS||Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm|
|STEM||Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|SEATPOST||Specialized Alloy 27.2mm|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|GRIPS||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 160mm rotor|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 180/160mm rotor|
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
Epic Hardtail - Geometry
|Bike Stand-Over Height||760mm||799mm||826mm||849mm|
|Fork Length (full)||486mm||496mm||496mm||496mm|
|Top-Tube Length (horizontal)||565mm||593mm||620mm||643mm|