XC racing is hard enough, so when there's an opportunity to have a significant performance advantage, why wouldn't you take it? Don't worry, because our Era Comp Carbon has your back. It's designed for women from the ground up, and it's loaded with game-changing technology that's sure to take your results to the next level. It's constructed from a mix of FACT 9m carbon fiber and M5 Alloy, and it features an awesome build kit and suspension package that's custom-tuned for women. Even better, you'll also find that every aspect of this bike is tailored specifically for women, from the crankarm lengths to the low standover geometry. Further along these lines, you'll find that the build holds nothing back in the performance department, delivering a sturdy Shimano groupset with a wide two-by gear range. And to drive even harder on efficiency and speed, we included our proprietary Brain technology at the rear shock. This intelligent system is able to interpret the difference between rider and trail input, so it stays firm under effort and plush over bumps. Up, down, PRs, and podiums—this gal's got game. A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers 90 to 100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand. Even better, it's custom-tuned for women, so your performance advantage will be that much greater. By pairing a FACT 9m carbon fiber frame w/ an M5 alloy rear end with our Women's World Cup 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.Shimano Deore XT 11-speed rear derailleur is tough, reliable, and incredibly precise.