It's undeniable that hardtails still play an extremely important role in XC racing. So what to do? Specialized put their XC offerings on a diet, went back to the drawing board, and created the lightest damn mountain bike they've ever made—the S-Works Epic Hardtail. To provide the optimal blend of stiffness, crazy light weight, and strength, Specialized constructed the frame from their FACT 12m carbon fiber. And with its new XC 29 Geometry, the Epic is guaranteed to deliver uncompromising, blistering speed and agile handling come race day—no matter the course. The revolutionary Shimano XTR Di2 11-speed drivetrain provides unparalleled shifting precision, reliability, and accuracy, making it the secret weapon in any racer's arsenal. Shimano XTR hydraulic brakes, S-Works carbon components, and a carbon-railed saddle round out this amazing machine that will be primary weapon in your pursuit of speed.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are some benefits of electronic shifting that you don't want to miss.
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servo motors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with surgical precision and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you'll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||FACT 12m, full carbon frame w/ unique S-Works lay-up, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake|
|Fork||Custom RockShox SID World Cup w/Brain, top-mount Brain Fade adjust, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 90/100mm of travel, 51mm offset|
|Axles||Front: 110x15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, Rear: 12x148mm rear end|
|Tires||Front: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready; Rear: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready|
|Bottom Bracket||PF30 BB|
|Chain||Shimano HG901, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9070 Di2, down-swing, 2x11|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9070 Di2, down-swing, 2x11|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR M9001, 11-speed, 11-40t|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9050 Di2, electric 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized Mini-rise, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|Stem||Specialized S-Works SL, 6-degree rise, titanium hardware, 31.8mm clamp|
|Brakes||Shimnao XTR M9000, hydraulic disc, Front: 180/160mm; Rear: 160mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm|
|Seat Post||S-Works FACT carbon, 0mm setback, 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.