2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert

High-end component level carbon frame crosscountry bike

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2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert
  • MSRP $4,320
  • Suspension Hardtail
  • Front Travel 100mm
  • Frame Carbon
  • Fork 
    RockShox Sid
  • Wheels 29″
  • Drivetrain 1 × 12
  • Groupset 
    SRAM GX Eagle
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc


1 × 12 — 12 speed

2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert
28 mph
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27 mph

The 2020 Epic Hardtail Expert is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

The 2020 Epic Hardtail Expert is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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FrameSpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
ForkRockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, Position Sensitive, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel (XS: 80mm travel)
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB, threaded BB
StemSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HandlebarSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
SeatpostSpecialized, alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm
PedalsSpecialized Dirt
GripsSpecialized Trail Grips
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CrankTruvativ STYLO, DUB, Alloy, 32T
CassetteSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
BrakesSRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
RimsRoval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
Front HubSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear HubDT Swiss 370, SRAM XD 3-pawl driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
TiresFast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

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