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Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup

Was: £3200.00
Now: £2720.00

Part No. 91317-3102

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Do you feel like us, in all the growth in full-suspension XC bikes that hardtails started to become a bit stale and repetitive We thought we'd shake the market with some revolutionary design - introducing our Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon World Cup.

This is one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tapping the scales to just around 1175g. We've done this by building an entire frame from our FACT 10m carbon fibre construction and borrowing a few tips from our Road bikes. We've taken the Rider-First Engineered concept from the Tarmac range.

Additionally, the geometry has been adapted for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube angle, increasing the top tube and correcting the seat tube angle. These adjustments results in a modern planted feeling and ridiculous speed capabilities, with the addition of internal split-housing cable routing.

As for the build, the Epic HT Expert Carbon WC has a custom RockShox SID 29 with Brain fork that provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. Additionally, it's got SRAM X1 shifting for reliable precision and our fast rolling, hand-built, Roval Control wheels.

  • By pairing a FACT 10m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on tight tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts.
  • The Custom RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain fork provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps.
  • A SRAM X1 rear derailleur controls a wide range of gears with reliable precision.

Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.

SizeColourPart NumberAvailability

FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORKCustom RockShox SID w/Brain, Position Sensitive damper, bottom-mount Brain Fade adjust, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 110x15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 90/100mm travel, 51mm offset
FRONT HUBRoval Control, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 32h
REAR HUBRoval Control, DT Swiss internals, 36T engagement, XD driver body, 12x148mm, 32h
SPOKESDT Swiss Revolution
RIMSRoval Control, hookless alloy, 21mm inner width, 32h, tubeless ready
FRONT TYREFast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
REAR TYREFast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
CRANKSETRaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 30T
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM X1, 11-speed, trigger
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM X1 Type 2.1, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM XG-1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINSRAM PC-1130, 11-speed w/PowerLink
FRONT BRAKEShimano Deore SLX M7000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKEShimano Deore SLX M7000, hydraulic disc, metallic pad, 160mm rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Mini-rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEMSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized Alloy 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 30.0mm

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

Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.

Size S M L XL
B-B Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
B-B Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Chain-Stay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Length (full) 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
Front-Center 650mm 676mm 705mm 731mm
Head-Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
Head-Tube Length 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
Reach 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
Seat-Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat-Tube Length 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
Stack 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
Wheelbase 1073mm 1099mm 1128mm 1154mm

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