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2018 Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon

£2500.00



Part No. 93118-5004
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The Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing the way we see XC hardtails for good. Lighter and faster with better handling than its predecessors, and with a custom shock tune, this bike is a dream to ride for lighter riders.

At just 1175g it's one of the most lightweight frames we've ever built for mountain biking, and we've managed that by building the entire frame from the same FACT 11m carbon fibre normally reserved for bikes on the topmost branches of the mountain biking tree.

To maximise rider enjoyment of the Epic we've taken a few tips from our road bike division, including the Rider-First Engineered concept that started life with the Specialized Tarmac.

That means we optimised the size and the carbon layup of each tube in relation to the specific frame size, to deliver the perfect balance of weight, rigidity and responsiveness. The result of Rider-First is that every single frame performs just as we intend it to, whatever size you ride.

We've managed to squeeze more ridiculous speed and stability out of the Epic this year by adjusting the geometry, lengthening the top tube, slackening the head tube angle, and then correcting the seat tube angle. All of this ties together to leave it feeling absolutely rooted to the trail. The rear spacing is wider at 12x148mm with internal split-housing cable routing.

The build on this model is polished off with a right on the nose custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, SRAM GX 1x11 shifting, all sitting on a stupidly fast pair of Roval Control alloy wheels. All of the touch points have been picked with female riders in mind, with Sip Grips, the bar width and crank arm length all considered, topped with the superlative Women's Myth Sport saddle

  • By pairing a women's-specific FACT 11m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic HT places a focus on precise tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it a 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts.
  • A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 80-100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand. Lastly, this fork has received our custom Women's Rx Tune for even better performance.
  • One-by 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM GX component spec.


FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, custom Women's Rx Tune, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-L: 100mm of travel)
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
SPOKESStainless, 14g
RIMSRoval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
CRANKSETRaceface Aeffect
CHAINRINGSSteel, 28T
BOTTOM BRACKETRaceFace PF30
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINKMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip
STEMSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLEMyth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 30.0mm
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.


Size XS S M L
BB Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
BB Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Bike Standover Height 731mm 760mm 790mm 814mm
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Length, Full 486mm 496mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Front Center 631mm 650mm 676mm 704mm
Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm
Reach 380mm 395mm 418mm 441mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length 370mm 400mm 430mm 470mm
Stack 589mm 599mm 608mm 622mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 549mm 568mm 595mm 623mm
Trail 81.8mm 81.8mm 81.8mm 81.8mm
Wheelbase 1054mm 1073mm 1099mm 1127mm

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