Epic Hardtail Pro - 2019
Epic Hardtail Pro - 2019
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Epic Hardtail Pro - 2019

Regular price $5,519.99 Sale price $4,969.95 Save $550.04

91319-1103


47 in stock

This is a special order item, available to ship within 5-10 business days.

This is a special order item, available to ship within 5-10 business days.

This is a special order item, available to ship within 5-10 business days.

This is a special order item, available to ship within 5-10 business days.

This is a special order item, available to ship within 5-10 business days.

This is a special order item, available to ship within 5-10 business days.

This item is available for FREE Home Delivery in the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento Region or it can be picked up at any Mike's Bikes.

If you ask us, it's been too long since hardtails got their world shaken up. Well, our all-new Epic Hardtail Pro Carbon does just that. New geometry, crazy-low frame weight, and a build from the racing gods—this bike is ready to shatter the mold.

Over the last decade, cross country racing has evolved into a completely different animal—the courses are rowdier, more technical, and overall, they're inherently different. Because of this, we realized that the best bike for the job needs to not only be lightweight and stiff, but also be able to descend and climb with equal prowess. Determining the best geometry was the easier of the two, as we took our current XC race geo and added some trail DNA to the mix. This equates to a longer top tube, a shortened the head tube, and a slacked out the front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency. The weight aspect was more complicated, though. We were posed with the question, "How do you take weight out of something that's already so light?" But the answer was relatively obvious: you get the best mountain bike engineers together in one room and let the magic come out.

 

Through extensive layup studies, we made the discovery that, by further controlling the construction and layup schedules, we could drastically decrease weight, all while maintaining the ride characteristics that you’d expect from a top-level XC race bike. With this discovery, each frame now features complex cut carbon plys that allow difficult junctions to be covered with less overlap. And while this does complicate the carbon frame puzzle by adding more pieces to the mix, it allows us to design and place them more intelligently. The result of this is a lighter frame, stronger junctions, and a drastic increase in stiffness.

 

  • By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary tube angles and light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit.
  • With their 750mm width, the S-Works Carbon Mini-Rise handlebars, you're sure to have plenty of control, all while keeping weight to an absolute minimum.
  • Roval's new Control Carbon wheels have many of the hallmarks of the Control Sl wheels, like a 25mm internal width, and a new shape—making traction, low weight, and durability all top priorities.
Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Fork RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, Top-Adjust brain-fade, 51mm offset, (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm)
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
Rims/Wheels Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Hubs Front: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings
Rear: DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Tires Front: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
Crankset Truvativ STYLO Carbon, DUB
Chainrings SRAM Eagle, 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM, DUB, PF30
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Handlebars S-Works Carbon Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Brakes SRAM Level TLM, hydraulic disc
Pedals Specialized Dirt
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
Seat Post Specialized Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm