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.
Make an enquiry to pre-order now - due late November.
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 acessible performance.
FRAME - Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
FORK - RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
FRONT HUB - Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
REAR HUB - Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
SPOKES - DT Swiss Industry
RIMS - Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
INNER TUBES - Presta, 60mm valve
FRONT TYRE - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TYRE - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
CRANKSET - Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
CHAINRINGS - 32T
BOTTOM BRACKET - Shimano, BB52, Threaded
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
CASSETTE - Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t
CHAIN - Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed
FRONT BRAKE - Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE - Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARS - Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS - Specialized Trail Grips
STEM - Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLE - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
SEATPOST - Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER - Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
SWAT - SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
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