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2018 Specialized Epic HT Comp Carbon Wmns

2018 Specialized Epic HT Comp Carbon Wmns

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Lighter, faster, better handling—the Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing XC hardtails in a major way. Even better, it plays host to tons of women's-specific components and a custom shock tune that's ideal for lighter riders.

Tipping the scales around 1175 grams, it's one of the lightest mountain bike frames we've ever made. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber that, until recently, was reserved for the top echelon of our mountain bikes. And with that done, 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 hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, SRAM GX 1x11 shifting, and ridiculously fast Roval Control alloy wheels. Every touch point has been hand-selected for female riders, as well, from the Sip Grips, to the bar width and crankarm length, all the way down to the superlative Women's Myth Sport saddle.

Product Information

bottom bracket

RaceFace PF30

cassette

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

chain

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

chainrings

Steel, 28T

crankset

Raceface Aeffect

fork

RockShox Reba RL 29, custom Women's Rx Tune, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-L: 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

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

Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm

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