Epic Hardtail Comp - 2019
Epic Hardtail Comp - 2019
Epic Hardtail Comp - 2019
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Epic Hardtail Comp - 2019

Regular price $2,719.99 Sale price $2,449.95 Save $270.04

91319-5102


5 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 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.

Cross country courses are nothing like they used to be. Today's tracks have more in common with trail riding than the pancake flat NORBA courses of yesteryear. For this reason, we threw away the hardtail rulebook and drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design and spec'd it specifically for the rigors of racing contemporary XC courses.

It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, and then we took some cues from our road bikes. We borrowed the Rider-First Engineered™ concept that originated with the Tarmac. Now, the frame design applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended.

We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube angle, lengthening the top tube, and correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, and frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm and included internal split-housing cable routing.

For the build, this Epic takes value to new heights with a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control Alloy wheels.

 

  • 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.
  • The RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
  • One-by 12-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM NX Eagle component spec.

 

SPECS

    Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
    Fork RockShox Reba RL 29, 51mm offset (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
    Axles Front: 15x110mm thru-axle
    Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle
    Rims/Wheels Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
    Hubs Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 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, DUB
    Chainrings SRAM Eagle, 32T
    Bottom Bracket SRAM, DUB, PF30
    Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
    Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
    Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
    Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
    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 TL, hydraulic disc
    Pedals Specialized Dirt
    Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
    Seat Post Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm