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Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp

Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp
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Gone are the days when a date with a hardtail race bike meant paying for it for days to come. Now, the Epic Hardtail Comp’s reality-altering combination of comfort and capability in a lighter-than-life package means counting down the hours until you meet again.

Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race, but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasn’t been without its casualties, with hardtail XC race bikes coming to stand for a harsh, twitchy ride at the expense of capability and versatility.

But who said fatigue from fighting against your bike makes you any faster? Instead, recognizing that the fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike, we said out with the jarred-to-death tail, the measure-your-posterior’s-sorrows-by-the-yard tail, and in with the avant-garde tail. The ridiculously capable, mystifyingly comfortable, head-shakingly light, and all-around fast Epic Hardtail.

Sure, we optimized every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world anyway—but we also prioritized our commitment to creating an Epic Hardtail that’s as capable as it is comfortable with aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry, increased tire clearance and a frame obsessively engineered for increased vertical compliance, all while creating a bike that lives and breathes the fundamentals of fast.

On the Epic Hardtail Comp, RockShox's long-beloved SID SL fork is tasked with handling suspension duties, while a full SRAM GX Eagle groupset leaves no doubts about why it sets the benchmark for accessible performance.

- Ridiculously capable, incredibly light, and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtail’s dropper-post friendly FACT 11m carbon frame rewrites the hardtail playbook with game-changing success.

- The SID SL doles out travel with a steady hand courtesy of RockShox's Rush RL damper, while Debon Air adjustability makes dialing in suspension performance a breeze.

- SRAM's GX Eagle shifting has always been the benchmark for affordable high performance, and the latest offering simply raises it even further.

Crank Length165mm 170mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm 750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm 60mm70mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm 155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm 350mm400mm400mm400mm
Front Center643mm 670mm695mm725mm755mm
Stack594mm 608mm608mm622mm636mm
Chainstay Length430mm 430mm430mm430mm430mm
Reach385mm 405mm430mm455mm480mm
Head Tube Length95mm 95mm95mm110mm125mm
Wheelbase1064mm 1092mm1117mm1148mm1178mm
Head Tube Angle68.5° 68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal555mm 579mm604mm633mm662mm
BB Height309mm 309mm309mm309mm309mm
Bike Standover Height732mm 762mm792mm816mm847mm
BB Drop63mm 63mm63mm63mm63mm
Seat Tube Length367mm 400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle74° 74°74°74°74°
Trail101mm 101mm101mm101mm101mm
Fork Length, Full486mm 506mm506mm506mm506mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm 44mm44mm44mm44mm
XS4'10" - 5'1"
S5'2" - 5'5"
M5'5" - 5'10"
L5'10" - 6'1"
XL6'1" - 6'4"
XXL6'3" - 6'6"


Fork Rockshox SID SL, Rush RL Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel
Stem Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Chain SRAM, NX Eagle, 12-speed
Tires Front Tire: Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear Tire: Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Brakes Front Brake: SRAM Level Bronze 2-piston, Stealth, 180/160mm rotor
Rear Brake: SRAM Level Bronze 2-piston, Stealth, 160mm rotor
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Crankset SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm 34T
Seatpost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette/Freewheel Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
Hubs Front Hub: Specialized alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
Rear Hub: Specialized alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Rims Specialized 29, 27mm inner width, 28h, tubeless ready
Frame Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Shifters SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed
Chainrings 34T
Tape/Grips Specialized Trail Grips

* Subject to change without notice.