2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert 2

High-end component level carbon frame crosscountry bike

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2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert 2
  • MSRP $4,320
  • Suspension Hardtail
  • Front Travel 100mm
  • Frame Carbon
  • Fork 
    RockShox Sid
  • Wheels 29″ Carbon
  • Drivetrain 1 × 12
  • Groupset 
    SRAM GX Eagle
Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert 2
28 mph
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26 mph

The 2020 Epic Hardtail Expert 2 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the 2020 Epic Hardtail Expert 2 while riding downhill or sprinting.

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Geometry
Build
FrameSpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear-end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
ForkRockShox SID 29 w/ Brain, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle® Stealth thru-axle, 51mm offset, (S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Bottom BracketSRAM, DUB, PF30
StemSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HandlebarSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
SaddleBody Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SeatpostSpecialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm
PedalsSpecialized Dirt
GripsSpecialized Sip grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Components
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CrankTruvativ STYLO, DUB, SRAM Eagle, 32T
CassetteSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
ChainSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
BrakesSRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Wheels
RimsRoval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
Front HubSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear HubSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
TiresFast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
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