2018 Womens Epic Comp Carbon


No matter how you look at it, XC racing is hard. The punchy accelerations, rowdy rock gardens, and quad searing ascents aren't for the faint of heart. With this in mind, we designed the new Women's Epic Comp Carbon to make racing a bit more manageable, and to take your results to the next level.

Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short- travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.

Sizes Available S ,M, L

  • Colours: Gloss satin acid mint fade to tarmac black / Acid pink
  • Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, full carbon frame, XC Geometry, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • Fork: RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, compression / rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 42mm offset, 110x15mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 100mm of travel, RX Women's Tune
  • Shock: RockShox Brain, Women's Rx Tune, AUTOSAG, 51x257mm
  • 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, 6000 Series alloy
  • Tyres: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60 TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready (F) 29x2.1" (R)