2018 Specialized
Epic HT Expert

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Product Description

With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails were starting to become a little same old, same old. So we thought to ourselves, "What better time then now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?" Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.
It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fibre, and then we took some design 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, 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 Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.

Product Specification

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)
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
Spokes :DT Swiss Revolution
Rims :Roval Control SL, hookless carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready, hand-built
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 :Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
Chain Rings :SRAM Eagle™, alloy, 32T
Bottom Bracket :SRAM PF30
Shift Levers :SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur :SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
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
Handlebars :Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Grips :Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Stem :Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Saddle :Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seatpost :Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
Seat Binder :Specialized Alloy 30.0mm
Pedals:Specialized Dirt

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