The brand-new Epic Hardtail brings to the market one of the lightest production MTB frames to date. Weighing in at 915g, the Epic racing chassis will set you apart from the rest of the competition, even if that's just your mates. The Epic boasts an upgraded RockShox Reba RL 29 fork from the Judy Gold fork featured on the standard Epic. The Reba help you to adjust to the trail with an easy to access compression system with up-to 100mm of smooth travel. The Expert also features the SRAM NX 12-speed 1x groupset which brings the performance of Eagle without the additional cost and SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes boost stopping power across all terrains and in all conditions. Finally, small adjustments to the head angle and reach ensure nimble handling and more predictable steering.
The Epic Hardtail sports one of the lightest production frames to date, but it's a hell of a lot more than that. Specialized designed the most capable and comfortable racing chassis ever created because you're not fast if you're being pummeled by the trail. It's a game-changer.
More control means more speed
Looking to ride faster? Who isn't? That's why Specialized relaxed the head angle of the Epic and lengthened the reach. The Epic retains a short wheelbase for deft handling yet offers more predictable steering and a centred rider position for increased control and speed on any trail.
The Epic's best features
• One of the lightest and most capable carbon hardtail frames ever created.
• RockShox Reba RL 29 with 100mm of travel and Motion Control damper.
• Wide-range SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain gives you gearing to spare.
Frame - Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Fork - RockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
Front Hub - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear Hub - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Rims - Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
Front Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tyre - Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Crankset - Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainrings - Alloy, 32T
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Shift Levers - SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette - SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
Chain - SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Brake - SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake - SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Handlebars - Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
Stem - Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
Seatpost - Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm
Seat Binder - Alloy, 34.9mm