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Epic Hardtail Comp - 2018

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.
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2599,90 €

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, 1x11 SRAM GX shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control alloy wheels.

    • FRAME

      Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

    • FORK

      RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)

    • FRONT HUB

      Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h

    • REAR HUB

      Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

    • SPOKES

      Stainless, 14g

    • RIMS

      Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h

    • INNER TUBES

      Standard, Presta valve

    • FRONT TIRE

      Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

    • REAR TIRE

      Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

    • CRANKSET

      Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30

    • CHAINRINGS

      Steel, 30T

    • BOTTOM BRACKET

      Race Face PF30

    • SHIFT LEVERS

      SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

    • REAR DERAILLEUR

      SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

    • CASSETTE

      SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

    • CHAIN

      KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

    • FRONT BRAKE

      SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

    • REAR BRAKE

      SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

    • HANDLEBARS

      Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

    • 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

    • SADDLE

      Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

    • SEATPOST

      Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

    • SEAT BINDER

      Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

    • PEDALS

      Specialized Dirt

    Specifications subject to change without notice.

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