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Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert Demo - 2020

Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert Demo
  • Color: Gloss Metallic Crimson/Rocket Red
  • Color: Satin Carbon/Tarmac Black
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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 than now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?' Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.

- At a mere 915 grams, the new Epic Fact 11m frame is stunningly light. What’s more, we’ve designed the Epic chassis to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance.
- The RockShox SID Brain 29 features our Brain damper, which knows the difference between rider and terrain inputs—staying firm in hard accelerations on smooth ground, and effectively soaking up imperfections when the trail decides to fight back. You get the highest efficiency possible when hammering up climbs, and smooth compression on the descents—all without ever having to flick a switch.
- SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle groupset, with its 10-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.


Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Fork RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, Position Sensitive, bottom-adjust Brain Fade, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 42mm offset, 100mm of travel (XS: 80mm travel)
Axles Front: 110x15mm
Rear: 148x12mm
Rims/Wheels Roval Control Carbon, 25mm internal width, tubeless-ready
Hubs Front: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Rear: DT Swiss 370, SRAM XD 3-pawl driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Tires Fast Trak, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Crankset Truvativ STYLO, DUB
Chainrings Alloy, 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, threaded BB
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Brakes SRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
Seat Post Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Metallic Crimson/Rocket Red / X-Small 888818536221 91320-3101
Gloss Metallic Crimson/Rocket Red / Small 888818536245 91320-3102
Gloss Metallic Crimson/Rocket Red / Medium 888818536214 91320-3103
Gloss Metallic Crimson/Rocket Red / Large 888818535972 91320-3104
Gloss Metallic Crimson/Rocket Red / X-Large 888818535958 91320-3105
Satin Carbon/Tarmac Black / X-Small 888818536016 91320-3001
Satin Carbon/Tarmac Black / Small 888818536030 91320-3002 210000033070
Satin Carbon/Tarmac Black / Medium 888818535811 91320-3003
Satin Carbon/Tarmac Black / Large 888818535705 91320-3004
Satin Carbon/Tarmac Black / X-Large 888818535835 91320-3005