Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon 29er Mountain Bike 2019 – Gloss Blue Tint Carbon/Ion
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 entyre 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 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle 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 light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit.
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 12-speed shifting is provided by a durable SRAM NX Eagle component spec 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 51mm offset 15x110mm thru-axle XS: 80mm S: 90mm M-XL: 100mm of travel BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB PF30 STEM: Specialized XC 3D-forged alloy 4-bolt 6-degree rise HANDLEBAR: Specialized Alloy Minirise 10mm rise 750mm 31.8mm clamp FRONT BRAKE: SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE: SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc BRAKE LEVERS: SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc FRONT DERAILLEUR: N/A REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed SHIFT LEVERS: SRAM NX Eagle trigger 12-speed CHAIN: SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed CASSETTE: SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed 10-50t CRANKSET: Truvativ STYLO DUB FRONT WHEEL: Roval Control Alloy 29' 25mm internal width REAR WHEEL: Roval Control Alloy 29' 25mm internal width FRONT TYRE: Specialized Fast Trak GRIPTON® compound 60 TPI 2Bliss Ready 29×2.3' REAR TYRE: Specialized Fast Trak GRIPTON® compound 60 TPI 2Bliss Ready 29×2.1' SADDLE: Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp Adaptive Edge design hollow Cr-Mo rails 143mm SEATPOST: Specialized alloy single-bolt 27.2mm