2022 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert

A 29″ carbon frame hardtail crosscountry bike with ultra high-end components. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert
MSRP$4,500
Spec Level
SuspensionHardtail
Travel100mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox SID
Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetX01 Eagle, X1
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Epic Hardtail Expert

28 mph

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The Epic Hardtail Expert is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Epic Hardtail Expert is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


Estimated Spec Level

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Reviews
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Specialized Epic Hardtail review

Tom Marvin

A great frame that’s let down by lacklustre kit, but is a solid platform to upgrade from

  • Geometry great for aggressive riders looking to maximise speed up and downhill

  • High-volume tyres boost comfort and grip on all but the slippiest of trails

  • Quality of components

  • Fork has a less refined feel through its stroke than others

Jul 2020Read Review


Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'6"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 6'0"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

🐐 Estimated


Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorSatin Carbon / Spectraflair

Fork

RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded

Stem

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

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Seatpost

Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed

Crank

SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32T, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm

Shifters

SRAM X01, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Competition Race

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

Tires

Front: Fast Trak, Control Casing, 29x2.3, Rear: Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

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