2017 Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon


Lighter, faster, better handling—the Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing XC hardtails in a major way. Even better, it plays host to tons of women's-specific components and a custom shock tune that's ideal for lighter riders. 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 carbon fiber, FACT 10m, and then we took some 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 angle, 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 hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, Shimano SLX 11-speed shifting, and ridiculously fast Roval Control wheels.

  Sizes Available : M

  • Colours: Gloss Nordic Red/Tarmac Black/Light Turquoise
  • Frame:FACT 10m, full carbon, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
  • Fork: Custom RockShox Reba RL, Women's Rx Tune, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 51mm offset, 80/90/100mm travel
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad
  • Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 49mm chainline
  • Tyres: Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready / Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready