With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails were starting to become a little same old, same old. So we thought to ourselves, "What better time then now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?" Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.
It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. & to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, & then we took some design 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 & carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, & responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended. We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed & stability by slacking-out the head tube, lengthening the top tube, & correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, & frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm & included internal split-housing cable routing.
For the build, this Epic Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed shifting, & quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.
- Item condition: New
- Availability: In-store
- Brand: Specialized
- Category: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
- Gender: Unisex
- Color: Gold, Green, Grey
- Frame in inches: 15.5", 17", 18.5", 20.5"
- Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL
- ID: 110860023
- Riding Style: Cross Country
- Material: Carbon
- Wheel Size: 29"
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
Standard, Presta valve
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3",
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
SRAM Eagle, alloy, 32T
SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
SRAM Level TL
SRAM Level TL
Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
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My father, Jeff, started Fast Bicycle over 30 years ago, as a small modest shop that catered to the BMX community. As business started to flourish, his small shop was no longer large enough to house his big dreams. After 25 years of dedication to his customers, he decided that it was time to pass down his dream, knowledge, and experience to the next generation. I, Tom, now have the privilege to continue his legacy of providing excellent bicycles, and speedy service to the greater Bay Area.
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