Specialized Epic HT Comp Medium Mountain Bike 2018 *** Demo

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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 & drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design & 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. & to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, & 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 & carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, & responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended.

We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed & stability by slacking-out the head tube angle, lengthening the top tube, & correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, & frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm & included internal split-housing cable routing.

*** 30-day return policy. Buyer pays for return shipping and 5% restocking fee.

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

FRONT HUB

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

REAR HUB

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

SPOKES

Stainless, 14g

RIMS

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

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

FRONT TIRE

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

REAR TIRE

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

CRANKSET

Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30

CHAINRINGS

Steel, 30T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Race Face PF30

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE

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

CHAIN

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

FRONT BRAKE

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

REAR BRAKE

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

HANDLEBARS

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

GRIPS

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

STEM

Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

SADDLE

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

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDER

Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

PEDALS

Specialized Dirt

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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 & drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design & 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. & to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, & 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 & carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, & responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended.

We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed & stability by slacking-out the head tube angle, lengthening the top tube, & correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, & frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm & included internal split-housing cable routing.

*** 30-day return policy. Buyer pays for return shipping and 5% restocking fee.

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

FRONT HUB

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

REAR HUB

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

SPOKES

Stainless, 14g

RIMS

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

INNER TUBES

Standard, Presta valve

FRONT TIRE

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

REAR TIRE

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

CRANKSET

Race Face Aeffect crank, PF30

CHAINRINGS

Steel, 30T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Race Face PF30

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE

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

CHAIN

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

FRONT BRAKE

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

REAR BRAKE

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

HANDLEBARS

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

GRIPS

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

STEM

Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

SADDLE

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

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDER

Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

PEDALS

Specialized Dirt