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Specialized Epic Hardtail

Specialized Epic Hardtail
  • Color: Gloss Lagoon/Chameleon Eyris
  • Color: Gloss Tarmac Black/Abalone
$2,499.99 - $2,500.00
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You've seen the look. The, are-they-really-about-to-ride-that-on-a-hardtail look. Well, get ready to get it a lot more aboard the Epic Hardtail. Fast and light meets confident and capable in a bike that's been bred to redefine what's possible on a cross-country speed demon. 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. A RockShox Judy Gold fork and SRAM drivetrain highlight the build, effortlessly balancing both value and performance to impressive results.

- Ridiculously capable, incredibly light, and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtail's dropper-post friendly FACT 11m carbon frame rewrites the hardtail playbook with game-changing success.
- Don't judge this Judy without being prepared to come away impressed. RockShox's capable Motion Control Damper and Solo Air spring combine for composed, predictable travel and effortless setup and adjustment.
- SRAM's Level T hydraulic disc brakes pack a punch, offering serious bite and backing it up with a refined, intuitive feel to make for a package that squeezes heavyweight performance out of a scale-friendly setup.

Geometry Chart:
Frame SizeX-SmallSmallMediumLargeX-Large
BB Drop (mm) 63 63 63 63 63
BB Height (mm) 309 309 309 309 309
Bike Standover Height (mm) 732 762 792 816 847
Chainstay Length (mm) 430 430 430 430 430
Crank Length (mm) 165 170 175 175 175
Fork Length, Full (mm) 486 506 506 506 506
Fork Rake/Offset (mm) 42 42 42 42 42
Front Center (mm) 641 668 693 723 753
Handlebar Width (mm) 750 750 750 750 750
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Head Tube Length (mm) 95 95 95 110 125
Reach (mm) 385 405 430 455 480
Saddle Width (mm) 155 155 143 143 143
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length (mm) 367 400 430 470 520
Seatpost Length (mm) 350 350 400 400 400
Stack (mm) 594 608 608 622 636
Stem Length (mm) 60 60 70 70 70
Top Tube Length, Horizontal (mm) 555 579 604 633 662
Trail (mm) 103 103 103 103 103
Wheelbase (mm) 1062 1090 1115 1146 1176

Specs

Frame Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Fork RockShox Judy Gold, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel (XS - 80mm travel)
Rims Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
Hubs Front: Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
Rear: Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Tires Front: Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear: Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
Crankset SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm 32T
Chainrings 32T
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed w/PowerLock
Brakes SRAM Level T hydraulic disc, 2-Piston Caliper
Handlebars Specialized Alloy XC minirise, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Stem 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree
Seatpost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Lagoon/Chameleon Eyris / X-Small 888818771738 91322-7001
Gloss Lagoon/Chameleon Eyris / Small 888818773763 91322-7002
Gloss Lagoon/Chameleon Eyris / Medium 888818773688 91322-7003
Gloss Lagoon/Chameleon Eyris / Large 888818773183 91322-7004
Gloss Lagoon/Chameleon Eyris / X-Large 888818772988 91322-7005
Gloss Tarmac Black/Abalone / X-Small 888818772742 91322-7101
Gloss Tarmac Black/Abalone / Small 888818772896 91322-7102
Gloss Tarmac Black/Abalone / Medium 888818772315 91322-7103 210000006516
Gloss Tarmac Black/Abalone / Large 888818771608 91322-7104 210000006517
Gloss Tarmac Black/Abalone / X-Large 888818773220 91322-7105

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