SPECIALIZED - EPIC HARDTAIL COMP CARBON WOMENS
NEW FOR 2018
Lighter, faster, better handling—the Women's Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon is changing XC hardtails in a major way. Even better, it plays host to tons of women's-specific components and a custom shock tune that's ideal for lighter riders.
Tipping the scales around 1175 grams, it's one of the lightest mountain bike frames we've ever made. And to do so, we built the entyre frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fibre that, until recently, was reserved for the top echelon of our mountain bikes. And with that done, we took some cues from our road bikes.
We borrowed the Rider-First Engineered™ concept that originated with the Tarmac. Now, the frame design applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended. 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 12x148mm and included internal split-housing cable routing.
For the build, this Epic hits right on the money, opting for a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, SRAM GX 1x11 shifting, and ridiculously fast Roval Control alloy wheels. Every touch point has been hand-selected for female riders, as well, from the Sip Grips, to the bar width and crankarm length, all the way down to the superlative Women's Myth Sport saddle.
FRAME : Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
FORK : RockShox Reba RL 29, custom Women's Rx Tune, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-L: 100mm of travel)
FRONT HUB : Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
REAR HUB : Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
SPOKES : Stainless, 14g
RIMS : Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready, 32h
INNER TUBES : Standard, Presta valve
FRONT TYRE : Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3"
REAR TYRE : Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"
CRANKSET : Raceface Aeffect
CHAINRINGS : Steel, 28T
BOTTOM BRACKET : RaceFace PF30
SHIFT LEVERS : SRAM GX, trigger, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR : SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
CASSETTE : SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAIN : KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE : SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE : SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc, organic pads, 160 rotor
HANDLEBARS : Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPS : Specialized Sip Grip
STEM : Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SADDLE : Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
SEATPOST : Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER : Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
PEDALS : Specialized Dirt
To purchase this product or for help and advice on making your selection, please contact us on 03 688 8892