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2017

Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup

Specialized Epic 2017

All Mountain

At a glance

The 2017 Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup is an All Mountain mountain bike. It sports 29" wheels, has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Epic range of mountain bikes.

For the Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup, we took a revolutionary new frame design and spec’d it specifically for the rigors of racing at the highest level. 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 carbon fiber, FACT 10m, and then 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, one-by, 11-speed SRAM shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control wheels.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
  • Fork
    Custom RockShox Reba RL, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered alloy crown/steerer, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 90/100mm of travel, 51mm offset
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,110x15mm thru-axle, 32h [R] Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
  • Wheels
    Roval Control 29, hookless alloy, 22mm internal width, tubeless-ready
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 3-cross, 2.0""
  • Tires
    [F] Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready [R] Fast Trak, Control casing, 29x2.2"", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM PC-1110, 11-speed w/PowerLink
  • Crank
    RaceFace Aeffect, 6000-series alloy, 24mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 30T
  • Bottom Bracket
    PF30
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM NX, 11-speed, trigger
  • Cassette
    SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t
Components
  • Brakeset
    [F] Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 180/160mm rotor [R] Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 160mm rotor
  • Handlebar
    Specialized Mini-rise, 6000 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Specialized Alloy 27.2mm
  • Stem
    Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

FAQ

Q: What size wheels does the 2017 Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup have?

The 2017 Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2017 Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup size for your height. Remember that these sizes are a general guide and bike sizes can vary between riders and bikes. The best way to find your size is to go for a test ride.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL

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