The brand-new Specialized S-Works Epic Hardtail is more than just the eye-catching rainbow coloured SRAM XX1 chain and cassette. Specialized has re-invented the XC racing bike to engineer the lightest production hardtail chassis on the market. Weighing in at just 775g, the S-Works Epic redefines what's possible on the trail. It doesn't stop there either. A built-in QUARQ power meter helps you to make the most of your training sessions by monitoring how hard you are working, so that when the competitions start you're ready to be the fastest. SRAM's AXS XX1 Eagle groupset means there's no longer any need for gear cables, as this 1x groupset does everything wirelessly. To finish, Specialized has spec'd the top-edition model with their very own Roval carbon wheelset as well as carbon handlebars, seatpost and saddle. If you're looking for the best, you've just found it.
The Epic game-changer
The S-Works Epic Hardtail bears the lightest production frame to date. Impressive, yes, but it’s much more than that. Specialized also created the most capable and comfortable cross-country machine ever, because you’re not fast if you’re being pummeled by the trail. It’s an "Epic" game-changer.
More control = 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.
Frame - S-Works FACT 12m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Fork - RockShox SID Brain Ultimate, top-adjust Brain Fade, tapered carbon crown and steerer, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel
Front Hub - Roval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h
Rear Hub - Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Rims - Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
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 - QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, Boost™ 148, DUB, 170/175mm
Chainrings - Steel, 30T
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Shift Levers - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
Cassette - SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50t
Chain - SRAM XX1 (Rainbow)
Front Brake - SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake - SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc
Handlebars - S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
Stem - S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fibre rails, carbon fibre base, 143mm
Seatpost - S-Works FACT carbon, 10mm setback, 30.9mm
Seat Binder - Alloy, 34.9mm