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 & drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design & 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. & to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, & 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 & 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 takes value to new heights with a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, 1x11 SRAM GX shifting, & fast rolling Roval Control alloy wheels.
Type: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
Color: Matte Black, Pink
Frame in inches: 15.5", 17", 18.5", 20.5"
Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL
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, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 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"
Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30
Race Face PF30
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, 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, 27.2mm
Specialized Alloy 30.0mm