Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup

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 entire frame from our superlative carbon fiber, 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.

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 entire frame from our superlative carbon fiber, 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.

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Part No:
    • CUADRO

      FACT 10m, full carbon, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

    • TIJERA

      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

    • MAZA DELANTERA

      Roval Control, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 32h

    • MAZA TRASERA

      Roval Control, DT Swiss internals, 36T engagement, XD driver body, 12x148mm, 32h

    • RAYOS

      DT Swiss Revolution

    • RINES

      Roval Control, hookless alloy, 21mm inner width, 32h, tubeless ready

    • LLANTA DELANTERA

      Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready

    • CUBIERTA TRASERA

      Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready

    • CRANKSET

      RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 32T

    • EJE DE CENTRO

      PF30

    • PALANCA DE CAMBIOS

      SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger

    • DESVIADOR TRASERO

      SRAM X1 Type 2.1, 11-speed

    • CASSETTE

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

    • CADENA

      SRAM PC-1130, 11-speed w/PowerLink

    • FRENO DELANTERO

      Shimano Deore SLX M7000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 180/160mm rotor

    • FRENO TRASERO

      Shimano Deore SLX M7000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 160mm rotor

    • MANUBRIO

      Specialized Mini-rise, 7050 alloy, 8-backsweep, 6-upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

    • PUÑOS

      Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

    • POSTE

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

    • ASIENTO

      Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

    • POSTE DE ASIENTO

      Specialized Alloy 27.2mm

    • ABRAZADERA

      Specialized Alloy 31.8mm

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  • By pairing a FACT 10m carbon fiber 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.  
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Geometry

  S M L XL
Altura desde el piso 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
Alcance 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Largo de tubo de dirección 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Ángulo de tubo de dirección 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
B-B Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Caída de caja pedalera 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
Fork Length (full) 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Front-Center 650mm 676mm 705mm 731mm
Largo de vaina inferior 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Distancia entre ejes 1073mm 1099mm 1128mm 1154mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Seat-Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Ángulo de tubo de asiento 74° 74° 74° 74°
Largo de biela 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Ancho de manubrio 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Largo de avance 70mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seat Post Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm

  • Altura desde el piso 599mm
    Alcance 395mm
    Largo de tubo de dirección 95mm
    Ángulo de tubo de dirección 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    Caída de caja pedalera 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 496mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 650mm
    Largo de vaina inferior 430mm
    Distancia entre ejes 1073mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 568mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 760mm
    Seat-Tube Length 400mm
    Ángulo de tubo de asiento 74°
    Largo de biela 170mm
    Ancho de manubrio 720mm
    Largo de avance 70mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 350mm
    View S Geometry
  • Altura desde el piso 608mm
    Alcance 418mm
    Largo de tubo de dirección 95mm
    Ángulo de tubo de dirección 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    Caída de caja pedalera 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 676mm
    Largo de vaina inferior 430mm
    Distancia entre ejes 1099mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 595mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 790mm
    Seat-Tube Length 430mm
    Ángulo de tubo de asiento 74°
    Largo de biela 175mm
    Ancho de manubrio 720mm
    Largo de avance 90mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 400mm
    View M Geometry
  • Altura desde el piso 622mm
    Alcance 441mm
    Largo de tubo de dirección 110mm
    Ángulo de tubo de dirección 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    Caída de caja pedalera 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 705mm
    Largo de vaina inferior 430mm
    Distancia entre ejes 1128mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 623mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 814mm
    Seat-Tube Length 470mm
    Ángulo de tubo de asiento 74°
    Largo de biela 175mm
    Ancho de manubrio 720mm
    Largo de avance 100mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 400mm
    View L Geometry
  • Altura desde el piso 637mm
    Alcance 462mm
    Largo de tubo de dirección 125mm
    Ángulo de tubo de dirección 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    Caída de caja pedalera 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 731mm
    Largo de vaina inferior 430mm
    Distancia entre ejes 1154mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 649mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 845mm
    Seat-Tube Length 520mm
    Ángulo de tubo de asiento 74°
    Largo de biela 175mm
    Ancho de manubrio 720mm
    Largo de avance 110mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 400mm
    View XL Geometry