Men's Epic Hardtail Expert



Men's Epic Hardtail Expert

Men's Epic Hardtail Expert

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, and 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 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, 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 Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle� 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.

BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM PF30
CASSETTE: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAIN: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock�
CHAINRINGS: SRAM Eagle�, alloy, 32T
CRANKSET: Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost� 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
FORK: RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)
FRAME: Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FRONT BRAKE: SRAM Level TL
FRONT HUB: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
FRONT TIRE: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3",
GRIPS: Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
HANDLEBARS: Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
INNER TUBES: Standard, Presta valve
PEDALS: Specialized Dirt
REAR BRAKE: SRAM Level TL
REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
REAR HUB: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 32h
REAR TIRE: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
RIMS: Roval Control Carbon, hookless bead, 22mm internal width, tubeless ready
SADDLE: Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDER: Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
SEATPOST: Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
SHIFT LEVERS: SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
SPOKES: DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
STEM: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise