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HARD TAIL MOUNTAIN BIKES

2018 Men's Epic Hardtail Comp

$3500


Cross country courses are nothing like they used to be. Today's tracks have more in common with trail riding than the pancake flat NORBA courses of yesteryear. For this reason, we threw away the hardtail rulebook and drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design and spec'd it specifically for the rigors of racing contemporary XC courses.

It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fibre, 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.

 

  • ColoursSatin Black/Flo Red
  • Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
  • Fork: RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
  • Shifters: SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor (F) 160mm (R)
  • Crankset: Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30
  • Tyres: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready (F) Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1" (R)