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Epic Hardtail Pro Carbon World Cup
If you ask us, it had been too long since hardtails got their world shaken up. Well, our all-new Epic Hardtail Pro Carbon World Cup does just that. New geometry, crazy low frame weight, and a build from the racing gods—this bike is ready to shatter the mold. 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 X01 Eagle 12-speed shifting, and hand-built 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 light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit.
- 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.
- SRAM's 12-speed X01 Eagle groupset features a wide gear range that delivers climbing and descending efficiency in spades. On top of this, the one-by setup is notorious for being next to impossible to drop a chain with, plus it provides a significant weight savings in comparison to a standard 2x setup.
|CHAIN||SRAM X01 Eagle, silver, 12-speed w/PowerLink|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings|
|CRANKSET||Custom SRAM XX1 Eagle, alloy, 30mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 32T|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, trigger|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG-1295, 12-speed, 10-50t|
|CHAINRINGS||SRAM X-Sync, direct mount, 32T|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed|
|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|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Revolution|
|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||Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized Alloy 27.2mm|
|STEM||Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Mini-rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp|
|GRIPS||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Deore XT M8000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 180/160mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Deore XT M8000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 160mm rotor|
|PEDALS||Resin Test Ride with toe clips, CEN std.|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 30.0mm|
|FRAME||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|