- By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fibre frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary 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.
- The Custom RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain fork provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps.
- SRAM’s 12-speed GX Eagle groupset, with its 10-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.
The Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert 2018 Features are:
Frame: Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Fork: RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)
Bars: Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Stem: Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle, trigger
Rear Mech: SRAM GX Eagle
Chainset: Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle, SRAM Eagle™, alloy, 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
Front Brake: SRAM Level TL
Rear Brake: SRAM Level TL
Rims: Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
Front Hub: Roval Alloy, disc, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350, Star Ratchet, 36t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Tyres: Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3″, Front – Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1″ Rear
Seatpost: Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
Pedals: Specialized Dirt