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Men's Epic Hardtail Expert

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Colour:

SATIN CHARCOAL / BLACK / ROCKET RED

Size:

L

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With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes we found that hardtails were starting to become a little same old same old. So we thought to ourselves "What better time then now to shake things up with a modern revolutionary design?" Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.

It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made tipping the scales around 1175g. And to do so we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fibre and then we took some design cues from our road bikes.

We borrowed the Rider-First Engineered™ concept that originated with the Tarmac. Now the frame design applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity weight and responsiveness so every frame regardless of size performs just as we intended. We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube lengthening the top tube and correcting the seat tube angle. This way it feels more planted then ever and frankly it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm and included internal split-housing cable routing.

For the build this Epic Hardtail successfully balances value with performance with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-speed shifting and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.

FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORKRockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearing, XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 32h
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0
RIMSRoval Control Carbon, hookless bead, 22mm internal width, tubeless ready
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"
CRANKSETTruvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boostâ„¢ 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
CHAINRINGSSRAM Eagleâ„¢, alloy, 32T
BOTTOM BRACKETSRAM PF30
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL
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, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERSpecialized Alloy 30.0mm
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt

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Size S M L XL
BB Drop 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
BB Height 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
Bike Standover Height 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
Chainstay 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