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Epic Ht

Epic Ht

Description

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 SRAM 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.
  • SRAM's Level T 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.

Specifications

Gloss Tarmac Black / Abalone $2,400
Gloss Lagoon / Chameleon Eyris $2,400

Geometry

XS S M L XL
Stack 594 608 608 622 636
Reach 385 405 430 455 480
Head Tube Length 95 95 95 110 125
Head Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
BB Height 309 309 309 309 309
BB Drop 63 63 63 63 63
Trail 103 103 103 103 103
Fork Length, Full 486 506 506 506 506
Fork Rake/Offset 42 42 42 42 42
Front Center 641 668 693 723 753
Chainstay Length 430 430 430 430 430
Wheelbase 1062 1090 1115 1146 1176
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 555 579 604 633 662
Bike Standover Height 732 762 792 816 847
Seat Tube Length 367 400 430 470 520
Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74 74 74
Crank Length 165mmm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm 750mm
Stem Length 60mm 60mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm