Our Epic Hardtail singlehandedly takes hardtail XC bikes into the modern age, with the most capable geometry out there. Better yet, the Comp 2x featured here has a build kit that's all business.
We built the entire frame from our high-end FACT 11m carbon fiber to ensure an ultra-stiff, lightweight, and highly responsive ride quality that's well suited for XC racing. 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 race-ready frame is paired with a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, a mix of Shimano SLX and XT 2x11 shifting, and our superlative Roval Control 29 alloy wheels.
- By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary 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 RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
- Two-by 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable mix of Shimano XT and SLX components.
|CHAIN||KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Race Face PF30|
|CRANKSET||Race Face Aeffect|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano SLX, down swing, 2x11|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano SLX, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed|
|FORK||RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)|
|FRONT HUB||Disc,15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h|
|REAR HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h|
|INNER TUBES||Standard, Presta valve|
|RIMS||Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h|
|FRONT TIRE||Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"|
|REAR TIRE||Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm|
|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, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano M6000 Deore disc, 180/160mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano M6000 Deore disc, 160mm rotor|
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized Alloy 30.0mm|
|FRAME||Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake|
Epic Hardtail - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||568mm||595mm||623mm||649mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Seat Tube Length||400mm||430mm||470mm||520mm|
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm|
|Bike Standover Height||760mm||790mm||814mm||845mm|
|Fork Length, Full||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|