Epic Hardtail Expert
$4,320.00
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Epic Hardtail Expert

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Epic Hardtail Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
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With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that 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.

It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, 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 Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.

  • By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary tube angles and light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit.
  • Roval's new Control Carbon wheels have many of the hallmarks of the Control Sl wheels, like a 25mm internal width, and a new shape—making traction, low weight, and durability all top priorities.
  • SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle groupset, with its 10-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM, DUB, PF30
CRANKSET Truvativ STYLO, DUB
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINRINGS SRAM Eagle, 32T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 51mm offset, (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
COCKPIT
SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy, 30.0mm
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, 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 Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
WHEELS & TIRES
FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBES Presta, 60mm valve
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
RIMS Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Specialized Dirt
FRAMESET
FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear-end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Epic Hardtail - Geometry

XS S M L XL
  XS S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 80mm 90mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Reach 380mm 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 549mm 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Stack 589mm 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
Wheelbase 1054mm 1073mm 1099mm 1128mm 1154mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Front Center 631mm 650mm 676mm 705mm 731mm
BB Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
BB Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Bike Standover Height 731mm 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Fork Length, Full 486mm 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Trail 81.8mm 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm

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