The Specialized Epic hardtail is fast. Think Cheetah fast. Specialized tweaked the geometry with one goal in mind: confidence. The Epic HT is longer, slacker, and has a lower bottom bracket with an adjusted seat tube angle to maintain its legendary climbing prowess. Press on the pedals and you are greeted with the tremendous power transfer only a well-thought-out hardtail race bike can provide. Now you don’t have to fry your nerves on the way back down with traditional twitchy geometry.
The S-Works Epic Hardtail Ultralight is for the dreamers out there who want an XC race bike that is silent, beautiful, and weighs less than the air itself. The S-Works Ultralight is about as close as you’re going to get with its full carbon fiber everything, from the handlebars to the seat post to the Roval wheels that keep you rolling along. The S-Works frame is the lightest hardtail frame ever produced. A FOX Factory step-cast 32 is about as light as it gets, and a SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain rounds out the build.
S-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing,
FOX Factory Step-Cast 32, Fit4 damper, Kashima, Boost™, 44mm offset, 100mm of travel, Kabolt
|FRONT HUB||Roval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h|
Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Competition Race|
|RIMS||Roval Control SL 29, SRAM XX1, 148mm spacing|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 60mm valve|
S-Works Renegade, S-Works Casing, GRIPTON® compound, 120 tpi, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
S-Works Renegade, S-Works Casing, GRIPTON® compound, 120 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
|CRANKSET||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 148 DUB, 170/175mm, 32T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM DUB, threaded BB|
|SHIFT LEVERS||SRAM XX1 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50t|
|CHAIN||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed|
|FRONT BRAKE||Magura MT8 SL, Hydraulic Disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Magura MT8 SL, Hydraulic Disc|
S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
|GRIPS||ODI Vapor F-1 Series, slip-on|
|STEM||S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry S-Works Power Arc, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 34.9mm, titanium bolt|