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Epic Hardtail Comp

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2022 Epic Hardtail Comp

Gone are the days where a date with a hardtail race bike meant paying for it for days to come. Now, the Epic Hardtail Comp’s reality-altering combination of comfort and capability in a lighter-than-life package means counting down the hours until you meet again.

Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race, but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasn’t been without its casualties, with hardtail XC race bikes coming to stand for a harsh, twitchy ride at the expense of capability and versatility.

But who said fatigue from fighting against your own bike makes you any faster? Instead, recognizing that the fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike, we said out with the jarred-to-death tail, the measure-your-posterior’s-sorrows-by-the-yard tail and in with the avant-garde tail. The ridiculously capable, mystifyingly comfortable, head-shakingly light and all-around fast, Epic Hardtail.

Sure, we optimized every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world anyway, but we also prioritized our commitment to creating an Epic Hardtail that’s as capable as it is comfortable with aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry, increased tire clearance and a frame obsessively engineered for increased vertical compliance, all while creating a bike that lives and breathes the fundamentals of fast.

On the Epic Hardtail Comp, RockShox's long-beloved Reba RL fork is tasked with handling suspension duties while a full SRAM GX Egale groupset leaves no doubts why it sets the benchmark for accessible performance.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm

Suspension

Fork

RockShox Reba RL, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel

Cockpit

Stem

3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

Tape

Specialized Trail Grips

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

Sram XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, DUB, 170/175mm 34T

Chainrings

34T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized Alloy, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h

Front Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tire

Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta valve

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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SMLXL
Crank Length170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm70mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm400mm400mm400mm
Stack608mm608mm622mm636mm
Reach405mm430mm455mm480mm
Head Tube Length95mm95mm110mm125mm
Head Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
BB Height309mm309mm309mm309mm
BB Drop63mm63mm63mm63mm
Trail103mm103mm103mm103mm
Fork Length, Full506mm506mm506mm506mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm42mm42mm42mm
Front Center668mm693mm723mm753mm
Chainstay Length430mm430mm430mm430mm
Wheelbase1090mm1115mm1146mm1176mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal579mm604mm633mm662mm
Bike Standover Height762mm792mm816mm847mm
Seat Tube Length400mm430mm470mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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Dodatek - POUŽITÍ TRENAŽÉRU
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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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Epic HT User Manual

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 2 Reviews

Strongly recommend

I’ve had this bike for more then half a year, and I got to admit whilst it’s pretty expensive, It’s worth every penny as you appreciate it day after day

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Bruno K.

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