A 29″ carbon frame hardtail crosscountry bike with ultra high-end components. Compare the full range
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Epic Hardtail Expert
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.
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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
5'1" – 5'6"
5'4" – 5'9"
5'7" – 6'0"
5'10" – 6'3"
6'0" – 6'5"
Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
BB Standard: BSA, 73mm, Threaded
Color: Satin Carbon / Spectraflair
RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)
SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 32T, XS: 165mm, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
SRAM X01, trigger, 12-speed
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, Zero bead hook, Tubeless ready, 28h
DT Swiss Competition Race
DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm spacing, Torque caps, 6-bolt, 28h
DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Front: Fast Trak, Control Casing, 29x2.3, Rear: Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"