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Men's Epic Hardtail Comp


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The discipline of cross country mountain biking has evolved almost beyond recognition. These days, XC is more like enduro trail riding than the good old-fashioned, flat-out NORBA (National Off Road Bicycle Association) courses in the US that had barely a speed-bump, let alone a climb, all race. The change spices up racing no end, but it has also forced bikes to adapt, all but reinventing the hardtail formula. The Epic Hardtail Comp is just such a revolutionary machine, taking on a new frame design and dressed in every piece of kit and equipment necessary for the intensity of modern XC racing.

The foundation of the new Epic Hardtail Comp is one of the lightest frames we've ever made (around 1175g) thanks to the whole frame being constructed using our very best FACT 11m carbon fibre. Taking cues from our top-notch, world-dominating road bikes, the feather-light frame is Rider-First Engineered to ensure that all the performance features, tube profiles and the carbon layup remain consistent no matter the size of the bike. Whether David or Goliath, every rider will benefit from the responsiveness, rigidity and light weight, as intended by our engineers.

To make the frame super-fast as well as feather-light, we've adjusted the geometry by slackening the head tube, fine tuning the seat tube angle and stretching the top tube. The sum of these alterations is a bike that glues itself to the trail and yet still manages to rip along with rapid, wild abandon. Internal split-housing cable routing and wider rear spacing (12x148mm) complete the tweaks.

At first glance, the build of the Epic Hardtail Comp would cause anyone to do a double take. In short, it is incredible value, kitted out with 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle one-by gearing, a trail-gobbling, custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, and the whole bike rolls along on a Roval Control Alloy wheelset.

FRAMESpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear-end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORKRockShox Reba RL 29, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry
RIMSRoval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
FRONT TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TYREFast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
SHIFT LEVERSSram NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
CHAINSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
FRONT BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKESRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 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, 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