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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.

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 takes value to new heights with a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, 1x11 SRAM GX shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control alloy wheels.

  • By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fibre frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts.
  • The RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
  • One-by 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM GX component spec.
Frame
Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Front Fork
RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Stem
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebars
Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Tape / Grips
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Front Brake
SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
Rear Brake
SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
Shift Levers
SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
Chain
KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Crank Set
Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30
Chainrings
Steel, 30T
Bottom Bracket
Race Face PF30
Pedals
Specialized Dirt
Front Rim
Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
Front Hub
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
Rear Rim
Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
Rear Hub
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Spokes
Stainless, 14g
Front Tyre
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
Rear Tyre
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
Inner Tubes
Standard, Presta valve
Saddle
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seat Post
Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
Seat Clamp
Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

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Hargroves Cycles have been working in partnership with Specialized Bikes since the formation of the company 25 years ago. Since then we have consistantly sold a broad range of mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, clothing and accessories. Die hard fans of the brand will be familiar with the names Stumpjumper, Rockhopper, Hardrock, Allez and Tarmac. There arent many dealers who can claim a 25 year relationship with any brand, so if you need to know about Specialized bikes you need to talk to us.

Specialized Bikes was formed in 1974 by Mike Sinyard. In 1981 Specialized introduced the worlds first major production mountain bike - the Stumpjumper. Since then the brand has gone from strength to strength with the Rockhopper, Hardrock, FSR range, Enduro, Pitch, Tarmac, Allez, Roubaix, Transition and Langster to name but a few.