Beginning with Specialized's Rider-First Engineered™ frame technology, each size Epic Hardtail is specifically tailored to size - every carbon layup and tube are exclusively selected based upon hundreds of hours of collected ride data. What does this mean for you? It not only creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness across every frame size, but it led Specialized to the discovery of how to save weight through the studying of the layup.
The result of this is a lighter frame, stronger junctions, and a drastic increase in stiffness. By using Japanese military ballistic-grade carbon called 12m, this is the lightest mountain bike Specialized have ever made. How much lighter of a frame, you ask? Less than 900 grams for a size Large frame—the same weight as a full 24oz Purist water bottle.
For the build, the S-Works spares no expense, opting for a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork with Brain, SRAM XX1 Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Roval Control SL carbon wheels.
- To provide the optimal blend of stiffness, crazy light weight, and strength, Specialized constructed the frame from our S-Works FACT 12m carbon fibre. Combined with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic is guaranteed to deliver uncompromising, blistering speed and agile handling come race day—no matter the course.
- The RockShox SID World Cup 29 fork with Brain provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximise your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps.
- The 1x drivetrain is controlled by SRAM's venerable XX1 Eagle™ components to form the ultimate in efficiency and intuitive feel, while also having the added benefit of significant weight savings and minimal required maintenance.
S-Works FACT 12m, full carbon frame w/ S-Works layup, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake
Custom RockShox SID World Cup w/Brain, top-mount Brain Fade adjust, rebound adjust, Solo Air spring, tapered carbon crown/steerer, 110x15mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 90/100mm of travel, 51mm offset
Roval Control SL, sealed cartridge bearings, labyrinth style, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h
Roval Control SL
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.3", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 29x2.1", 60TPI, Aramid folding bead, 2Bliss Ready
SRAM XX1 Eagle, carbon, 30mm spindle, 52mm chainline, 32T
SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearings
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed, trigger
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, braze-on
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM XG-1295, 12-speed, 10-50t
SRAM XX1 Eagle, black, 12-speed w/PowerLink
SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, organic pads, 180/160mm rotor
SRAM Level Ultimate, hydraulic disc, carbon lever, titanium hardware, organic pads, 160mm rotor
Specialized Mini-rise, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm, 31.8mm
Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
Specialized S-Works SL, 6-degree rise, titanium hardware, 31.8mm clamp
Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm
S-Works FACT carbon, 27.2mm, 0mm setback, carbon rail clamps
Specialized Alloy 31.8mm w/ Ti bolt
Specifications subject to change without notice.