The Epic is back, ready to rock the XC scene, not only ensuring it's the fastest around the course but also the best value. The Epic hardtail boasts the same 915g frame that is featured on the Expert edition in the Epic range. This Fact 11m carbon chassis is one of the lightest and most capable frames that Specialized has made to date. Its advanced composite layup boosts vertical compliance for a more responsive ride. Specialized has lengthened the reach on the Epic whilst also reducing the head angle. This allows for a more nimble feel that allows you to corner more skillfully and feel like a Pro whilst you do it. It also increases your control over the bike, helping you to go faster for longer. The RockShox Judy 29 fork offers up to 100mm of front-end suspension featuring motion-controlled technology that adapts to the trail for you. It also has a lock-out lever for when you hit the smooth road. Finally, SRAM's NX 12-speed groupset offers plenty of range for tough ascents and fast descents, helping to push even more adrenaline through your body as you ride.
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 Epic's head angle 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.
Stand out features
Frame - Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Fork - RockShox Judy Gold 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 - Specialized XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
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 - SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm
Chainrings - Steel, 32T
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Shift Levers - SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette - SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Chain - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Brake - Shimano MT-501, hydraulic disc, resin pad
Rear Brake - Shimano MT-501, hydraulic disc, resin pad
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