2021 Epic Hardtail Comp

2021 Epic Hardtail Comp
Regular price $4,300.00

Gone are the days where 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 own 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 Reba RL fork is tasked with handling suspension duties while a full Shimano SLX groupset leaves no doubts why it sets the benchmark for acessible 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 Reba RL doles out travel with a steady hand courtesy of RockShox's Motion Control damper, while SoloAir adjustability makes dialing in suspension performance a breeze.
  • Shimano's SLX shifting has always been the benchmark for affordable high performance, and the latest M7100 series simply raises it even further.

Specs

  • FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
  • FORK RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
  • FRONT HUB Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
  • REAR HUB Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
  • SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
  • RIMS Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
  • INNER TUBES Presta, 60mm valve
  • FRONT TYRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • REAR TYRE Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
  • CRANKSET Shimano SLX 7100, Hollowtech 2, 32t Chainring, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
  • CHAINRINGS 32T
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano, BB52, Threaded
  • SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
  • CASSETTE Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 12-speed, 10-51t
  • CHAIN Shimano SLX, M7100, 12-speed
  • FRONT BRAKE Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • REAR BRAKE Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • HANDLEBARS Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • GRIPS Specialized Trail Grips
  • STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
  • SADDLE Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • SEATPOST Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
  • SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm
  • SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool

Geometry

XS S M L XL
BB Drop 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm
BB Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Bike Standover Height 732mm 762mm 792mm 816mm 847mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Length, Full 486mm 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Front Center 641mm 668mm 693mm 723mm 753mm
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Reach 385mm 405mm 430mm 455mm 480mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length 367mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Stack 594mm 608mm 608mm 622mm 636mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 555mm 579mm 604mm 633mm 662mm
Trail 101mm 101mm 101mm 101mm 101mm
Wheelbase 1062mm 1090mm 1115mm 1146mm 1176mm

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Note that specifications can change without notice.

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