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Cross-country racing has always been a battle of grams—a contest to see who can build the lightest machine. The 2020 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon Hardtail 29er Mountain Bike flips the bird at that hoary convention. Yes, you’re looking at the lightest production hardtail to date, but the Epic HT is a hell of a lot more than that. This is the most capable and comfortable XC race bike ever.

Cross-country courses have grown rougher, so Specialized made the Epic HT more capable. It starts with all-new geometry. Taking a page from the trail bike playbook, they slackened the head angle to 68.5 degrees, reduced the fork offset, increased reach and moved to shorter (60-75 millimeter) stems on all frame sizes. End result? The Epic HT retains a short wheelbase for deft handling, yet it offers more predictable steering and a more centered rider position for increased control.

Specialized boosted tire clearance, letting you take full advantage of wider-volume tires on more challenging tracks. And while they were at it, they equipped the bike with a 30.9-millimeter seatpost, which gives you the option to run longer-travel dropper posts for even more maneuverability and control on technical sections.

A fatigued you is not a fast you. That’s a simple fact, yet history is littered with ultra-light and ultra-harsh XC bikes. Specialized fine-tuned their composite lay-up and tube shaping to make the new Epic HT more forgiving...and even faster. Smaller diameter seatstays, for example, increase vertical compliance. Ditto for the arced seat tube design that offers as much vertical compliance as the previous, smaller-diameter seat tube, yet plays nice with all sorts of dropper posts.

The build of this Epic is value-packed, featuring a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes and a Roval Control 29 alloy wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic.

  • At a mere 915 grams, the new Epic Fact 11m frame is stunningly light. What’s more, Specialized designed the Epic chassis to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance.
  • The RockShox Reba RL 29 fork offers 100mm of smooth travel, while an easily accessible compression and rebound adjusts permit you to customize the feel according to the terrain at hand.
  • SRAM Level TL bring the Epic Hardtail Comp to a quick stop and offer good modulation.
  • The 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle groupset brings the performance of Eagle without the higher price.

FrameSpecialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
ForkRockShox Reba RL 29, Motion Control damper, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel
ShiftersSRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear DerailleurSRAMNXEagle,12-speed
BrakesSRAM Level TL, hydraulic disc
CranksTruvativ STYLO, DUB, 32t
CassetteSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB, threaded BB
ChainSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
HubsSpecialized sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru axle, 24h / 12x148mm thru axle, 28h
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
RimsRoval Control Alloy 29”, 25mm internal width
TiresFast Trak Control casing, Gripton compound, 60TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3 Inch
StemSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HandlebarsSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
GripsSpecialized Trail Grips
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, Hollow Cr-Mo rails
Seat PostSpecialized Alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm

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Specialized 2020 Epic Comp Carbon Hardtail 29er Mountain Bike


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