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Epic Hardtail Comp

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2021 Epic Hardtail Comp

Gone are the days where a date with a hardtail race bike meant paying for it for days to come. Now, the Epic Hardtail Comp's reality-altering combination of comfort and capability in a lighter-than-life package means counting down the hours until you meet again. Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race, but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasn't been without its casualties, with hardtail XC race bikes coming to stand for a harsh, twitchy ride at the expense of capability and versatility. But who said fatigue from fighting against your own bike makes you any faster? Instead, recognizing that the fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike, we said out with the jarred-to-death tail, the measure-your-posterior's-sorrows-by-the-yard tail and in with the avant-garde tail. The ridiculously capable, mystifyingly comfortable, head-shakingly light and all-around fast, Epic Hardtail. Sure, we optimized every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world anyway, but we also prioritized our commitment to creating an Epic Hardtail that's as capable as it is comfortable with aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry, increased tire clearance and a frame obsessively engineered for increased vertical compliance, all while creating a bike that lives and breathes the fundamentals of fast. On the Epic Hardtail Comp, RockShox's long-beloved Reba RL fork is tasked with handling suspension duties while a full Shimano SLX groupset leaves no doubts why it sets the benchmark for accessible performance.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

FRAME

Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing

SWAT

SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

SEAT BINDER

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

FORK

RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel

Cockpit

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

STEM

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

TAPE

Specialized Trail Grips

SADDLE

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SEATPOST

Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

Brakes

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE

Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Drivetrain

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed

CHAIN

Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed

CRANKSET

Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32T Chainring

Wheels

RIMS

Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h

FRONT HUB

Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost

REAR HUB

Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline

SPOKES

DT Swiss Industry

INNER TUBES

Presta, 60mm valve

Accessories

PEDALS

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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SMLXL
Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm70mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm400mm400mm400mm
Stack608mm608mm622mm636mm
Reach405mm430mm455mm480mm
Head Tube Length95mm95mm110mm125mm
Head Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
BB Height309mm309mm309mm309mm
BB Drop63mm63mm63mm63mm
Trail101mm101mm101mm101mm
Fork Length, Full506mm506mm506mm506mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center670mm695mm725mm755mm
Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
Wheelbase1092mm1117mm1148mm1178mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal579mm604mm633mm662mm
Bike Standover Height762mm792mm816mm847mm
Seat Tube Length400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 3 Reviews

Awesome bike

Got this bike in late September and already have 1500 miles on it. Overall no issues besides a small tick and a punctured tire. Fun light xc bike


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Lucas

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Definately epic.

Exceeded expectations. Best bike lve owned.


Name:
Steve

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Light, quick and smooth

Used for XC mountain bike riding, light and quick handling, gearing for days. I feel comfortable and stable on this bike in any situation, confidence inspiring. Sweet looking hardtail too. I bought this comp and I feel like I got a great frame, a good fork and very acceptable components. We all know we upgrade bikes anyway so for $2500 It's perfect as it is for now.


Name:
Mark

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