Men's Epic Hardtail Pro
If you ask us, it's been too long since hardtails got their world shaken up. Well, our all-new Epic Hardtail Pro does just that. New geometry, crazy-low frame weight, and a build from the racing gods—this bike is ready to shatter the mold.
In order to create one of the lightest frames we've ever made (around 1175 grams if you're curious), 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, 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, the Epic Hardtail Pro hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM X01 Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, and hand-built Roval Control Pro Carbon wheels.
FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)
Roval Control Carbon, hookless bead, 22mm internal width, tubeless ready
Front Hub: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 24h
DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3",
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
29x1.75/2.4", 60mm Presta valve
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock
Truvativ Stylo, carbon, Boost™ 148, 175/170mm, 30mm spindle
SRAM Eagle™, alloy, 32T
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
SRAM Level TLM, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
SRAM Level TLM, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
* 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. // eslint-disable-line react/no-danger
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Fork Length, Full||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||568mm||595mm||623mm||649mm|
|Bike Standover Height||760mm||790mm||814mm||845mm|
|Seat Tube Length||400mm||430mm||470mm||520mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||74°||74°|