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SPECIALIZED Men's Epic Hardtail Expert

SPECIALIZED Men's Epic Hardtail Expert
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With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails were starting to... more

With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails were starting to become a little same old, same old. So we thought to ourselves, "What better time then now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?" Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.

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 FACT 11m carbon fibre, and then we took some design 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, 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 Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon 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 Custom RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain fork provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps.
  • SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle groupset, with its 10-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.
Drivertrain INNENLAGER SRAM PF30 SCHALTWERK SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed... more


SCHALTWERK SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
KASSETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
KURBELGARNITUR Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
SCHALTHEBEL SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
KETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®


GABEL RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)


SATTELSTÜTZE Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
LENKER Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
LENKERGRIFFE Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
SATTEL Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
VORBAU Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise


FELGEN Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
VORDERREIFEN Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
HINTERREIFEN Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
SPEICHEN DT Swiss Revolution
SCHLÄUCHE Standard, Presta valve
VORDERRADNARBE Roval Alloy, disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
HINTERRADNARBE DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h




PEDALE Specialized Dirt


SATTELSTÜTZKLEMME Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
RAHMEN Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
    S M L XL CRANK LENGTH 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm... more


  S M L XL
CRANK LENGTH 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 70mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
SADDLE WIDTH 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 720mm 720mm 720mm 720mm
REACH 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 568mm 595mm 623mm 649mm
STACK 599mm 608mm 622mm 637mm
WHEELBASE 1073mm 1099mm 1128mm 1154mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
FRONT CENTER 650mm 676mm 705mm 731mm
BB DROP 61mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
BB HEIGHT 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74° 74° 74° 74°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 760mm 790mm 814mm 845mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
TRAIL 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
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