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Specialized Epic Hardtail - 2021

Specialized Epic Hardtail
  • Color: Gloss Rasberry/Metallic White Silver
  • Color: Satin Carbon/Rocket Red
  • Color: Satin Cast Blue Metallic/Ice Yellow
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You've seen the look. The, "are-they-really-about-to-ride-that-on-a-hardtail" look. Well, get ready to get it a lot more aboard the Epic Hardtail. Fast and light meets confident and capable in a bike that's been bred to redefine what's possible on a cross-country speed demon. Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race, but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasn't been without its casualties, with hardtail XC race bikes coming to stand for a harsh, twitchy ride at the expense of capability and versatility. But who said fatigue from fighting against your own bike makes you any faster? Instead, recognizing that the fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike, we said out with the "jarred-to-death tail", the "measure-your-posterior's-sorrows-by-the-yard tail" and in with the "avant-garde tail". The ridiculously capable, mystifyingly comfortable, head-shakingly light and all-around fast, Epic Hardtail. Sure, we optimized every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world anyway, but we also prioritized our commitment to creating an Epic Hardtail that's as capable as it is comfortable with aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry, increased tire clearance and a frame obsessively engineered for increased vertical compliance, all while creating a bike that lives and breathes the fundamentals of fast. A RockShox Judy Gold fork and Shimano drivetrain highlight the build, effortlessly balancing both value and performance to impressive results.

- Don't judge this Judy without being prepared to come away impressed. RockShox's capable Motion Control Damper and Solo Air spring combine for composed, predictable travel and effortless setup and adjustment.
- Ridiculously capable, incredibly light, and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtail's dropper-post friendly FACT 11m carbon frame rewrites the hardtail playbook with game-changing success.
- Shimano's M6100 hydraulic disc brakes pack a punch, offering serious bite and backing it up with a refined, intuitive feel to make for a package that squeezes heavyweight performance out of a scale-friendly setup.


Frame Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
Fork RockShox Judy Gold, Motion Control damper, Solo Air, 42mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle, 100mm of travel (XS - 80mm travel)
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
Rims/Wheels Alloy, Offset Design, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
Hubs Front: Shimano MT400-B, Centerlock 28h, 15x110 Boost
Rear: Shimano MT510-B, Centerlock 28h, 12x148 Boost, Microspline
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Crankset Shimano MT511, 32t Chainring, SM: 170mm, M-XL: 175mm
Chainrings 50/34T
Chain Shimano Deore M6100, 12spd w/quick link
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX M7100, SGS, 12-speed
Shifters Shimano SLX, M7100, 12spd
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized Trail Grips
Stem Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Brake Levers Shimano M6100
Brakes Shimano M6100, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Seat Post Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Rasberry/Metallic White Silver / X-Small 888818644742 91321-7001 BS226305574S
Gloss Rasberry/Metallic White Silver / Small 888818644759 91321-7002 BS22510909S
Gloss Rasberry/Metallic White Silver / Medium 888818644766 91321-7003 BS225757533M
Gloss Rasberry/Metallic White Silver / Large 888818644773 91321-7004 BS225364472L
Gloss Rasberry/Metallic White Silver / X-Large 888818644780 91321-7005 BS226731364L
Satin Carbon/Rocket Red / X-Small 888818644797 91321-7101 BS222555007S
Satin Carbon/Rocket Red / Small 888818644803 91321-7102 BS221355423S
Satin Carbon/Rocket Red / Medium 888818644810 91321-7103 BS221675594M
Satin Carbon/Rocket Red / Large 888818644827 91321-7104 BS221471668L
Satin Carbon/Rocket Red / X-Large 888818644834 91321-7105 BS22251468L
Satin Cast Blue Metallic/Ice Yellow / X-Small 888818644841 91321-7201 BS224159275S
Satin Cast Blue Metallic/Ice Yellow / Small 888818644858 91321-7202 BS22398619S
Satin Cast Blue Metallic/Ice Yellow / Medium 888818644865 91321-7203 BS223334773M
Satin Cast Blue Metallic/Ice Yellow / Large 888818644872 91321-7204 BS223339642L
Satin Cast Blue Metallic/Ice Yellow / X-Large 888818644889 91321-7205 BS224628914L