Lighter, faster, better handlingthe Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing XC hardtails in a major way. Even better, it plays host to tons of women's-specific components & a custom shock tune that's ideal for lighter riders.
Tipping the scales around 1175 grams, it's one of the lightest mountain bike frames we've ever made. & to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber that, until recently, was reserved for the top echelon of our mountain bikes. & with that done, 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 & 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 angle, 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 hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, SRAM GX 1x11 shifting, & ridiculously fast Roval Control alloy wheels. Every touch point has been hand-selected for female riders, as well, from the Sip Grips, to the bar width & crankarm length, all the way down to the superlative Women's Myth Sport saddle.
Type: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
Frame in inches: 15", 15.5", 17"
Size: XS, Small, Medium
Riding Style: Cross Country
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX
Item condition: New
Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
RockShox Reba RL 29, custom Women's Rx Tune, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-L: 100mm of travel)
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
Standard, Presta valve
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Sip Grip
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
Specialized Alloy 30.0mm