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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.

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.

    • FRAME

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

    • FORK

      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

    • FRONT HUB

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

    • REAR HUB

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

    • SPOKES

      DT Swiss Revolution

    • 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

    • CRANKSET

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

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      PF30

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      SRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      SRAM X1 Type 2.1, 11-speed

    • CASSETTE

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

    • CHAIN

      SRAM PC-1130, 11-speed w/PowerLink

    • FRONT BRAKE

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

    • REAR BRAKE

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

    • HANDLEBARS

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

    • GRIPS

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

    • STEM

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

    • SADDLE

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

    • SEATPOST

      Specialized Alloy 27.2mm

    • SEAT BINDER

      Specialized Alloy 31.8mm

    Specifications subject to change without notice.

Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup
  • 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
Stack 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
Reach 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Head-Tube Length 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Head-Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
B-B Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
B-B Drop 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
Chain-Stay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Wheelbase 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
Seat-Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
Stem Length 70mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seat Post Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm

  • Stack 599mm
    Reach 395mm
    Head-Tube Length 95mm
    Head-Tube Angle 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    B-B Drop 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 496mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 650mm
    Chain-Stay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1073mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 568mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 760mm
    Seat-Tube Length 400mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Crank Length 170mm
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 70mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 350mm
    View S Geometry
  • Stack 608mm
    Reach 418mm
    Head-Tube Length 95mm
    Head-Tube Angle 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    B-B Drop 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 676mm
    Chain-Stay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1099mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 595mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 790mm
    Seat-Tube Length 430mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Crank Length 175mm
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 90mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 400mm
    View M Geometry
  • Stack 622mm
    Reach 441mm
    Head-Tube Length 110mm
    Head-Tube Angle 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    B-B Drop 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 705mm
    Chain-Stay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1128mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 623mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 814mm
    Seat-Tube Length 470mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Crank Length 175mm
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 100mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 400mm
    View L Geometry
  • Stack 637mm
    Reach 462mm
    Head-Tube Length 125mm
    Head-Tube Angle 69.8°
    B-B Height 309mm
    B-B Drop 61mm
    Trail 82mm
    Fork Length (full) 506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 51mm
    Front-Center 731mm
    Chain-Stay Length 430mm
    Wheelbase 1154mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 649mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height 845mm
    Seat-Tube Length 520mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 74°
    Crank Length 175mm
    Handlebar Width 720mm
    Stem Length 110mm
    Saddle Width 143mm
    Seat Post Length 400mm
    View XL Geometry