Our Epic Hardtail singlehandedly takes hardtail alloy XC bikes into the modern age, with the most capable geometry out there and a build kit that's all business. We built the entire frame from our top notch M5 Alloy to ensure an ultra-stiff, lightweight, and highly responsive ride quality that's well suited for XC racing. We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube angle, lengthening the top tube, and correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, and frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x142mm and included internal cable routing. For the build, this Epic hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork and 11-speed Shimano SLX shifting.
- Given its lightweight and ultra-stiff characteristics, M5 aluminum was the natural choice for the frame's construction. And when complemented with our speed-focused XC 29 Geometry and internal cable routing, you get a bike that compromises nothing in delivering explosive speed, confident handling, and hassle-free maintenance.
- A custom RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers up 80/95mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
- Shimano controls the 11-speed shifting with SLX shifters and an ultra-crisp and reliable Deore XT M8000 rear derailleur.
FRAME | M5 alloy, XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 12x142mm dropouts, PM 160 rear brake, replaceable alloy rear derailleur hanger
FORK | Custom RockShox Reba RL, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 15x100mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 80/95mm of travel, 51mm offset
FRONT HUB | Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,15x100mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB | Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,12x142mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKES | Stainless, 14g, black
RIMS | Specialized Stout, alloy hookless bead, 32h
FRONT TYRE | Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
REAR TYRE | Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
CRANKSET | RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 49mm chainline
SHIFT LEVERS | Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR | Shimano SLX 7025, direct-mount, down-swing
REAR DERAILLEUR | Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed
CASSETTE | Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed, 11-42t
CHAIN | SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed w/PowerLink
FRONT BRAKE | Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE | Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 160mm rotor
HANDLEBARS | Specialized Flat Top, alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm
GRIPS | Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEM | Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLE | Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST | Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER | Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm
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