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Epic Ht Sw

Description

What do you call a hardtail race bike so light it can put most road bikes to shame? Well, we suppose you could call it a hardly-there-tail, but it actually goes by the name of the S-Works Epic Hardtail. Even while barely registering on the scale, we’ve loaded it with enough capability to do quite a number on the trail. Welcome to having your cake and eating it too—S-Works style. 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. Such an unbeleivably lightweight yet impressively capable frame deserves a build to match and the S-Works Epic Hardtail certainly doesn't disappoint. SRAM's Eagle XX1 AXS electronic groupset and the featherweight Roval Control SL wheelset lead the charge in dropping some serious grams while seriously ratcheting up performance.
  • Pairing 100 millimeters of the most efficent travel on earth with RockShox's svelte-yet-stiff SID SL Ultimate chassis, the RockShox SID SL Ultimate BRAIN fork serves as the pinnacle of XC-race supsension perfection.
  • Ridiculously capable and refreshingly compliant with a weight that'll make most road frames jealous, the FACT 12m carbon S-Works Epic Hardtail frame isn't just light, it's the lightest production hardtail frame ever produced.
  • The pinnacle of drivetrain performance, SRAM's XX1 Eagle AXS combines next-gen wireless technology, incredibly accurate shift performance and game-changing versatility to drastically redefine the riding experience.
  • Weighing a remarkable 1240 grams, the Roval Control SL wheelset not only increases strength and reduces weight, but also features a new 29-millimeter-wide internal width rim profile that improves pinch-flat resistance by 22-percent.

Specifications

Swat SWAT EMT Cage-Mount Tool
Satin Carbon / Color Run Blue Murano Pearl / Gloss Chrome Foil Logos 10,000

Geometry

S M L XL
Stack 608 608 622 636
Reach 405 430 455 480
Head Tube Length 95 95 110 125
Head Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
BB Height 309 309 309 309
BB Drop 63 63 63 63
Trail 101 101 101 101
Fork Length, Full 506 506 506 506
Fork Rake/Offset 44 44 44 44
Front Center 670 695 725 755
Chainstay Length 430 430 430 430
Wheelbase 1092 1117 1148 1178
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 579 604 633 662
Bike Standover Height 762 792 816 847
Seat Tube Length 400 430 470 520
Seat Tube Angle 74 74 74 74
Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 760mm 760mm 760mm 760mm
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Saddle Width 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm