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Epic Hardtail Expert

Epic Hardtail Expert

Part No. 91321-3203

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Go ahead, try and find something that’ll put a bigger smile on your face than absolutely smashing the perfect line on a fast, capable hardtail. The Epic Hardtail Expert exists to make that smile even bigger—and to make sure your face gets just as hard of a workout as your legs. 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. The Epic Hardtail Expert"s RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork offers 100 millimeters of incredibly efficient travel in a lightweight package while Roval"s lightweight yet tough Control Carbon wheelset and a wide-range SRAM 12-speed group round out the lightweight build.
  • Ridiculously capable, incredibly light, and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtail’s dropper-post friendly FACT 11m carbon frame rewrites the hardtail playbook with game-changing success.
  • The 100mm-travel RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork is firm when you want it firm and plush when you want it plush—no levers required.
  • Descending from a long World Cup lineage, hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 25-millimeter internal-width hookless rim, and maximize strength, ride quality, and durability while keeping weight to a minimum.

Go ahead, try and find something that’ll put a bigger smile on your face than absolutely smashing the perfect line on a fast, capable hardtail. The Epic Hardtail Expert exists to make that smile even bigger—and to make sure your face gets just as hard of a workout as your legs.

Technical Specifications

Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
SeatPost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Front Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM X01, trigger, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32t, XS
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Rims Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h
Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
Front Tire Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3\"
Rear Tire Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3\"

Technical Specifications

Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
SWAT SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
SeatPost Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
Front Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM X01, trigger, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32t, XS
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded
Rims Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h
Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
Front Tire Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3\"
Rear Tire Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3\"

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Geometry

XS S M L XL
  XS S M L XL
Stack 594mm 608mm 608mm 622mm 636mm
Reach 385mm 405mm 430mm 455mm 480mm
HeadTubeLength 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
HeadTubeAngle 68.5deg 68.5deg 68.5deg 68.5deg 68.5deg
BBHeight 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
BBDrop 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm
Trail 101mm 101mm 101mm 101mm 101mm
ForkLength,Full 486mm 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
ForkRake/Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FrontCenter 643mm 670mm 695mm 725mm 755mm
ChainstayLength 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Wheelbase 1064mm 1092mm 1117mm 1148mm 1178mm
TopTubeLength(Horizontal) 555mm 579mm 604mm 633mm 662mm
BikeStandoverHeight 732mm 762mm 792mm 816mm 847mm
SeatTubeLength 367mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
SeatTubeAngle 74deg 74deg 74deg 74deg 74deg

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Geometry

XS S M L XL
  XS S M L XL
Stack 594mm 608mm 608mm 622mm 636mm
Reach 385mm 405mm 430mm 455mm 480mm
HeadTubeLength 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm
HeadTubeAngle 68.5deg 68.5deg 68.5deg 68.5deg 68.5deg
BBHeight 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm 309mm
BBDrop 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm 63mm
Trail 101mm 101mm 101mm 101mm 101mm
ForkLength,Full 486mm 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
ForkRake/Offset 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FrontCenter 643mm 670mm 695mm 725mm 755mm
ChainstayLength 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Wheelbase 1064mm 1092mm 1117mm 1148mm 1178mm
TopTubeLength(Horizontal) 555mm 579mm 604mm 633mm 662mm
BikeStandoverHeight 732mm 762mm 792mm 816mm 847mm
SeatTubeLength 367mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm
SeatTubeAngle 74deg 74deg 74deg 74deg 74deg