Epic Hardtail

The lightest, fastest, most comfortable race hardtail.

The lightest production hardtail on earth is also the most capable and comfortable racing machine ever created. Behold, the new Epic Hardtail. Specialized refined every inch of the Epic Hardtail to create the world’s lightest, fastest, and most forgiving race machine, because you’re not reaching the podium if you’re getting pummelled by the trail.

Tuned for comfort and speed.

The new Epic HT is the lightest production frame on earth, with a medium S-Works frame weighing 775 grams. Specialized optimized every inch of this frame, fine tuning the fiber and resin mix as well as custom shaping every ply to eliminate unnecessary overwrap.

To make it more comfortable, and therefore faster over distance, they fine-tuned the composite lay-up and tube shaping to make it more forgiving. Smaller diameter seatstays increase vertical compliance and the new arced 30.9mm seat tube design offers more vertical compliance than the previous 27.2mm one.

More capable geometry.

As modern XC courses get rougher and gnarlier, the new Epic HT gets an updated geometry to make it more capable. The head angle was slackened to 68.5°, the fork's offset reduced and reaches increased with shorter stems on all frame sizes.

Hassle-free frame.

The new Epic HT keeps it simple and reliable with a threaded BB for less creaks and no proprietary bolt-on bits to break or lose. The frame will clear wider 2.4" tyres and the new 30.9mm seat tube accepts longer dropper posts.

Jacob Turner's race bike for the 2019/20 season.

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