2022 Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp

Sale price$4,900.00
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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 SRAM GX Egale groupset leaves no doubts 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 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.
  • SRAM's GX Eagle shifting has always been the benchmark for affordable high performance, and the latest offering simply raises it even further.


  • Seat BinderSpecialized Alloy, 34.9mm
  • Frame Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive 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
  • Stem 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree
  • Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • SeatPost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
  • Tape Specialized Trail Grips
  • Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Front Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Shift Levers SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crankset SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm 34T
  • Cassette Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
  • Chainrings 34T
  • Rear Hub Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Spokes DT Swiss Industry
  • Rims Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
  • Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
  • Rear Tire Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
  • Front Hub Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Inner Tubes Standard, Presta valve


Crank Length 170 175 175 175
Handlebar Width 750 750 750 750
Stem Length 60 70 70 70
Saddle Width 155 143 143 143
Seatpost Length 350 400 400 400
Reach 405 430 455 480
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 579 604 633 662
BB Drop 63 63 63 63
Fork Length, Full 506 506 506 506
Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74 74
Stack 608 608 622 636
Head Tube Length 95 95 110 125
Seat Tube Length 400 430 470 520
Front Center 668 693 723 753
Head Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
Fork Rake/Offset 42 42 42 42
Wheelbase 1090 1115 1146 1176
Bike Standover Height 762 792 816 847
Chainstay Length 430 430 430 430
BB Height 309 309 309 309
Trail 103 103 103 103

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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