2018 Specialized Epic HT Expert Carbon M

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2018 Specialized Epic HT Expert Carbon M

2,925.00

Excellent Condition Hardtail XC Ripper!

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 then now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?" Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.

It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, and then we took some design cues from our road bikes.

We borrowed the Rider-First Engineered™ concept that originated with the Tarmac. Now, the frame design applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended. We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube, lengthening the top tube, and correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, and frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm and included internal split-housing cable routing.

For the build, this Epic Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle™ 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels.

BIKE CONDITION

This Epic Hardtail is very clean, it shows some frame discoloration on the drive side chainstay (in pictures) from mastic tape, but otherwise is in excellent condition overall and has been well maintained and ridden only handful of times.

Frame has no dents, cracks, or any other carbon damage.

Suspension has been inspected and tested and is in perfect condition with no leaks and all adjustments working properly. No scratches on fork stanchions.

Wheels are straight with no hops and no dents in the rims.

The entire bike was just given a full tune up by a professional bike mechanic and everything has been inspected and adjusted. Shifting is precise, the hydraulic brakes are bled and adjusted, and it is clean, tuned, and 100% ready to ride.

Tires: Good

Grips: Good

Brake Pads: Good

Saddle: Good, no tears

COMPONENTS

CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®

BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM PF30

CRANKSET Truvativ Stylo, 6K alloy, Boost™ 148, 175mm crankarm, 30mm spindle

SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

CASSETTE SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t

CHAINRINGS SRAM Eagle™, alloy, 32T

REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

FORK RockShox SID Brain 29, Solo Air, 51mm offset, 15x110mm thru-axle (S: 90mm of travel, M/L/XL: 100mm of travel)

FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, 15x110mm spacing, torque caps, 32h

REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearing, XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 32h

INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve

SPOKES DT Swiss Industry, stainless, 2.0

RIMS Roval Control Carbon, hookless bead, 22mm internal width, tubeless ready

FRONT TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.3",

REAR TIRE Fast Trak, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29 x 2.1"

SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm

STEM Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

HANDLEBARS Specialized Mini-Rise, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 720mm width, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

FRONT BRAKE SRAM Level TL

REAR BRAKE SRAM Level TL

PEDALS Specialized Dirt

SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy 30.0mm

FRAME Specialized FACT 11m, XC Geometry, internal split-housing cable routing, PF30 BB, 12x148mm rear end, triangulated post-mount 160mm brake

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