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 than now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?' Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.
THE GAME CHANGER
The Epic Hardtail sports one of the lightest production frames to date, but it�s a hell of a lot more than that. We designed the most capable and comfortable racing chassis ever created, because you�re not fast if you�re being pummeled by the trail. It�s a game changer. p>
MORE CONTROL MEANS MORE SPEED
Looking to ride faster? Who isn�t? That�s why we relaxed its head angle and lengthened the reach. The Epic retains a short wheelbase for deft handling yet offers more predictable steering and a centered rider position for increased control and speed on any trail.
� One of the lightest and most capable carbon hardtail frames ever created.
� SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle groupset provides a wide gear range, letting you spin up the climbs.
� RockShox SID Brain 29,with Brain-fade inertia valve.
•Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
•Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
•Chain: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
•Chainrings: Alloy, 32T
•Crankset: Truvativ STYLO, DUB
•Fork: RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, Position Sensitive, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel (XS: 80mm travel)
•Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
•Front Brake: SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
•Front Hub: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
•Front Tire: Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
•Grips: Specialized Trail Grips
•Inner Tubes: Presta, 60mm valve
•Rear Brake: SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
•Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
•Rear Hub: DT Swiss 370, SRAM XD 3-pawl driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
•Rear Tire: Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
•Rims: Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
•Saddle: Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
•Seat Binder: Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
•Seatpost: Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
•Shift Levers: SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
•Spokes: DT Swiss Industry
•Stem: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
•Pedals: Specialized Dirt