The lightest production hardtail on earth is also the most capable and comfortable racing machine ever created. Behold the game-changer—the new Epic Hardtail. We refined every inch of the Epic Hardtail to create the world’s lightest, fastest, and most forgiving race machine, because you’re not reaching the podium if you’re getting pummeled by the trail.
Tom talks us through the 2020 Epic Hardtail in our latest Pro Review video:
LIGHTER AND MORE CAPABLE THAN EVER
Race courses have grown rougher, and in return, the Epic Hardtail has grown more capable. We gave the Epic more confident handling by slackening its head angle, reducing its fork offset, and increasing its reach. It all adds up to a race machine that remains nimble while boosting your control.
MORE VERSATILE THAN EVER BEFORE
We boosted tire clearance, letting you run wider, more forgiving tires. While we were at it, we equipped the bike with a 30.9mm seatpost, so you have the option to run longer-travel dropper posts for even more maneuverability and control on technical descents.
PROVEN, RELIABLE, AND SIMPLY BADASS
The Epic Hardtail is the exception to the rule—a World Cup race rocket that’s also hassle-free. There are no proprietary, bolt-on bits and pieces to fret over. And yep, there’s a threaded bottom bracket here as well. Proven, reliable, and simply badass.