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2017

Specialized Epic Hardtail

Specialized Epic 2017

All Mountain

At a glance

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

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.

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Specifications

Frameset
  • 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
Wheels
  • Hubs
    [F] Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings,15x100mm thru-axle, 32h [R] Specialized disc, alloy, 6-bolt disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x142mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Wheels
    Specialized Stout, alloy hookless bead, 32h
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    Stainless, black, 14g
  • 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, 49mm chainline, 34/24T
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano SLX 7025, direct-mount, down-swing
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed
  • Shifters
    Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
  • 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
    Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm
  • 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 have?

The 2017 Specialized Epic Hardtail has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2017 Specialized Epic Hardtail should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Epic Hardtail 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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