Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert 2022 Carbon Hardtail Mountain Bike

5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

The Specialized Epic Expert Hardtail mountain bike is fast, light and extremely capable, pushing the boundaries of what a hardtail is capable of.

 

Specialized's Epic Hardtail MTB's design approach has been to work towards the lightest bike possible. They've optimised every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world whilst also committing to ensure the Epic Hardtail is super comfortable without sacrificing any ability either.

 

An aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry with increased tyre clearance and a frame engineered for increased vertical compliance are all in place to make the bike fast. On the Epic Hardtail Expert, RockShox's SID SL BRAIN fork with 100mm travel looks after handling providing suspension that is firm when needed but plush when the going gets rough. While the SRAM X01 Eagle groupset will provide crisp shifts to ensure nothing holds you back. The Expert also features hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels with a 29mm internal rim width. These Roval wheels are super strong and durable yet are lightweight and provide excellent ride quality.

 

Capable and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtail uses Specialized's FACT 11m carbon to create a super-light frame that is also very compliant and dropper post compatible.

 

  • FACT 11m carbon frame
  • RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork with 100mm travel
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed
  • SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes
  • Single-track inspired geometry
  • Super light frame
  • Refreshingly comfortable

Our Verdict

The Specialized Epic Expert Hardtail mountain bike is fast, light and extremely capable, pushing the boundaries of what a hardtail is capable of.

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

    • Frame - Specialized FACT 11m carbon
    • Fork - RockShox SID SL BRAIN, 100mm travel
    • Drivetrain - SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
    • Brakes - SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Full Specification

    • Frame - Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
    • Fork - RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)
    • Number of Gears - 12-speed
    • Shifters - SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    • Chainset - SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm
    • Chainrings - 32T
    • Cassette - SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
    • Chain - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
    • Rear Derailleur - Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
    • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
    • Rims - Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
    • Front Hub - DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
    • Rear Hub - DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull
    • Front Tyre - Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
    • Rear Tyre - Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
    • Front Brake - SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
    • Rear Brake - SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
    • Handlebars - Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
    • Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
    • Stem - Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree
    • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
    • Seatpost - Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
    • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy 34.9
    • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Specialized Hardtail Mountain Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes; Chisel, Rockhopper, and Fuse


Inches Centimetres Size
4'10" - 5'1" 148 - 155 XS
5'2" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
6'3" - 6'6" 191 - 200 XXL

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

The Specialized Epic Expert Hardtail mountain bike is fast, light and extremely capable, pushing the boundaries of what a hardtail is capable of.

 

Specialized's Epic Hardtail MTB's design approach has been to work towards the lightest bike possible. They've optimised every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world whilst also committing to ensure the Epic Hardtail is super comfortable without sacrificing any ability either.

 

An aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry with increased tyre clearance and a frame engineered for increased vertical compliance are all in place to make the bike fast. On the Epic Hardtail Expert, RockShox's SID SL BRAIN fork with 100mm travel looks after handling providing suspension that is firm when needed but plush when the going gets rough. While the SRAM X01 Eagle groupset will provide crisp shifts to ensure nothing holds you back. The Expert also features hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels with a 29mm internal rim width. These Roval wheels are super strong and durable yet are lightweight and provide excellent ride quality.

 

Capable and refreshingly comfortable, the Epic Hardtail uses Specialized's FACT 11m carbon to create a super-light frame that is also very compliant and dropper post compatible.

 

  • FACT 11m carbon frame
  • RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork with 100mm travel
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed
  • SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes
  • Single-track inspired geometry
  • Super light frame
  • Refreshingly comfortable

Key Specifications

    • Frame - Specialized FACT 11m carbon
    • Fork - RockShox SID SL BRAIN, 100mm travel
    • Drivetrain - SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
    • Brakes - SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc

Full Specification

    • Frame - Specialized FACT 11m, Progressive XC Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, 12x148mm rear spacing, internal cable routing
    • Fork - RockShox SID SL BRAIN, Bottom-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 100mm Travel (XS-80mm Travel)
    • Number of Gears - 12-speed
    • Shifters - SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
    • Chainset - SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy, DUB, 165/170/175mm
    • Chainrings - 32T
    • Cassette - SRAM XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
    • Chain - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock®
    • Rear Derailleur - Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
    • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
    • Rims - Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
    • Front Hub - DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
    • Rear Hub - DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull
    • Front Tyre - Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
    • Rear Tyre - Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
    • Front Brake - SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
    • Rear Brake - SRAM Level TL, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc
    • Handlebars - Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
    • Grips - Specialized Trail Grips
    • Stem - Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree
    • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
    • Seatpost - Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm
    • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy 34.9
    • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Specialized Epic Expert Hardtail mountain bike is fast, light and extremely capable, pushing the boundaries of what a hardtail is capable of.

Sizing Information

Specialized Hardtail Mountain Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes; Chisel, Rockhopper, and Fuse


Inches Centimetres Size
4'10" - 5'1" 148 - 155 XS
5'2" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
6'3" - 6'6" 191 - 200 XXL

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Purchase Price £5,700.00
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All of our finance options are available online with no deposit, however if you would like to pay a deposit then you can speak to our helpful sales team who will arrange this and process your application for you.


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Available Finance Options
Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
6 months 0 % APR £950.00 £5,700.00 £5,700.00 0.0
12 months 0 % APR £475.00 £5,700.00 £5,700.00 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £237.50 £5,700.00 £5,700.00 0.0
36 months 0 % APR £158.33 £5,700.00 £5,699.88 0.0
48 months 0 % APR £118.75 £5,700.00 £5,700.00 0.0
24 months 15.9 % APR £275.96 £5,700.00 £6,623.04 0.0
36 months 15.9 % APR £197.16 £5,700.00 £7,097.76 0.0
48 months 15.9 % APR £158.19 £5,700.00 £7,593.12 0.0
36 months 16.9 % APR £213.03 £5,700.00 £7,669.08 6

Rutland Water Cycling LTD (Reference number: 800269) trading as Rutland Cycling are an appointed representative of Specialized (UK) Retail Limited (Reference number: 976130) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for credit broking. Credit is subject to status and affordability, and is provided by Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Terms & Conditions Apply.