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2018 Specialized Epic HT Comp

2018 Specialized Epic HT Comp

91318-5002

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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 fiber, 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.

Product Information

bottom bracket

Race Face PF30

cassette

SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t

chain

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

chainrings

Steel, 30T

crankset

Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30

fork

RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)

frame

Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

front brake

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor

front hub

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h

front tire

Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"

grips

Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

handlebars

Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

inner tubes

Standard, Presta valve

pedals

Specialized Dirt

rear brake

SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor

rear derailleur

SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

rear hub

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

rear tire

Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

rims

Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h

saddle

Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

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