Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon
Lighter, faster, better handling—the Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing XC hardtails in a big way. 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 Reba RL fork, Shimano SLX 11-speed shifting, and stupid-fast Roval Control wheels.
- 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.
- A custom 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.
- Shimano Deore XT 11-speed rear derailleur is tough, reliable, and incredibly precise.
|CHAIN||SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed w/PowerLink|
|CRANKSET||RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 49mm chainline, 36/26T|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX HD, 2x11, direct-mount, bottom pull|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|CHAINRINGS||RaceFace, 34/24T, 104/64mm BCD|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed|
|FORK||Custom RockShox Reba RL, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 90/100mm of travel, 51mm offset|
|FRONT HUB||Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,110x15mm thru-axle, 32h|
|REAR HUB||Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3x, 2.0""|
|RIMS||Roval Control, hookless alloy, 21mm inner width, 32h, tubeless ready|
|FRONT TIRE||Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|REAR TIRE||Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm|
|STEM||Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 180/160mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 160mm rotor|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 30.0mm|
|FRAME||Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake|
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
Epic Hardtail - Geometry
|Bike Stand-Over Height||760mm||790mm||814mm||845mm|
|Fork Length (full)||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|
|Top-Tube Length (horizontal)||568mm||595mm||623mm||649mm|