For the Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup, Specialized took a revolutionary new frame design and spec'd it specifically for the rigors of racing at the highest level.
- By pairing a FACT 10m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on tight tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts.
- A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 90/100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
- 1x, 11-speed shifting is provided by a durable mix of SRAM GX and NX components.
Below, you can click to read a great First Ride Review of the Epic Hardtail from CyclingTips.com
"On the first uphill section, the bike proved to do exactly as claimed – go fast. Despite the steep, rocky and sandy uphill sections littered with other competitors, I was able to pedal and point the bike calmly from the saddle without the front wheel wandering away or having to correct it out of the saddle. The Epic’s real proving ground, though, was still to come." - by Markus Koch @ CyclingTips.com