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2019

Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp

Specialized Epic Hardtail 2019

3500

Cross Country

At a glance

The 2019 Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp is an Cross Country mountain bike. It sports 29" wheels, is priced at $3,500 AUD, has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Epic Hardtail range of mountain bikes.

Cross country courses are nothing like they used to be. Today’s tracks have more in common with trail riding than the pancake flat NORBA courses of yesteryear. For this reason, we threw away the hardtail rulebook and drafted our own chapter to create the Epic Hardtail Comp. We took a revolutionary new frame design and spec’d it specifically for the rigors of racing contemporary XC courses. It’s one of the lightest frames we’ve ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g.

And to make it this light, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, 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 takes value to new heights with a custom-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork, 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle shifting, and fast rolling Roval Control Alloy 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
    RockShox Reba RL 29, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-XL: 100mm of travel)
Wheels
  • Hubs
    Front: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
    Rear: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Wheels
    Roval Control Alloy 29", 25mm internal width
  • Wheel Size
    29"
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Industry
  • Tires
    Front: Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
    Rear: Fast Trak, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.1"
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crank
    Truvativ STYLO, DUB
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM, DUB, PF30
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
  • Cassette
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
  • Pedals
    Specialized Dirt
Components
  • Brakeset
    Front: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
    Rear: SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebar
    Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 27.2mm
  • Stem
    Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

FAQ

Q: How much is a 2019 Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp?

A 2019 Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp is typically priced around $3,500 AUD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: What size wheels does the 2019 Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp have?

The 2019 Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2019 Specialized Men's Epic Hardtail Comp should I get?

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