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Salsa Cutthroat Apex 1
$2,699.00
Cutthroat Apex 1 combines the redesigned Cutthroat carbon frame and fork with the tried-and-true performance of SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain. With gear range and cargo capacity for everything from gravel rides to bikepacking expeditions, this is an ultra-endurance bike ready to take you farther than you ever thought you could go.
Salsa Fargo Apex 1
$2,199.00
The Fargo Apex 1 features our steel frame and carbon Firestarter 110 fork, paired with a SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain for smooth shifting. The 29 x 2.2" wheel and tire combination provides excellent rollover, low rolling resistance, and great momentum. 
Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon 29
$6,550.00
The Enduro Expert has always packed a serious punch and it’s never been so true. You get 170 millimeters of the most capable downhill performance that gains elevation with surprising ease. Full FOX suspension, powerful disc brakes and a stellar carbon wheelset round it out. - All-new design boasts 170 millimeters of gnar-devouring suspension. The full-carbon frame also features our ingenious SWAT Door downtube storage, a reliable, threaded bottom bracket, and internal cable routing. - FOX FLOAT Performance 36 fork offers stellar control over the roughest terrain thanks to its very stout 36-millimeter stanchions and simple, yet reliable GRIP damper. - SRAM CODE RSC discs aren’t just powerful—they also offer outstanding adjustments and modulation. - SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain gives you single-ring simplicity, and outstanding drivetrain precision and durability. - X-Fusion Manic dropper post increases your maneuverability and control on steep descents. Bonus points—our S4 and S5 frames feature 170mm-travel versions of the Manic post.
Salsa Horsethief Carbon XTR
$7,099.00
This is it: one of the finest, most versatile trail bikes anyone’s ever thrown a leg over. The 140mm of front suspension and 120mm of travel out back mean you can point the Horsethief Carbon XTR down just about any trail and roll with confidence. The Split Pivot rear suspension system all but eliminates brake chatter and pedal bob. The Shimano XTR group delivers incredibly light and precise shifts and the stopping power of four-piston brakes. The Reynolds C-Series carbon wheelset makes an agile bike even more fun. The flip chip and compatibility with 29" or 27.5 plus wheels add a layer of versatility to the whole package. Horsethief is the trail bike that prompts you to ride more: more miles, more terrain, more boldly.
Specialized Men's Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 29 – 12-Speed
$3,320.00
No need to fret—we haven’t forgotten about all you alloy fans out there. In fact, the new Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 29 with 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle may be the most radically designed alloy bike ever made. For real, though. And with new tube shapes and an asymmetrical design, it's going to exceed all of your expectations of how a trail bike should ride. Our design goal for the new Stumpjumper was simple—build the ultimate trail bike, one that feels telepathic. And it turns out that this feeling all comes down to stiffness. Think of it this way: when the frame's telling your hands one thing and your feet another, your brain gets confused with the imbalance and the bike feels unstable. In order to fix this, we had to get to work on dialing-in the material and shapes. We continued down the suspension path with a custom Rx Trail Tune on both the fork and rear shock. Suspension performance is highly dependent on frame, wheel, and rider size, so we use our Rx Tune to get each bike to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, and this gives you the biggest possible range to fine-tune your ride. Another focal point of the tune was matching the suspension characteristics between wheel sizes—we developed a specific Rx Tune for each platform. So, no matter what wheel size you prefer, you’ll get perfectly linear suspension. Steps were also taken to make this bike easy to live with. Threaded bottom brackets make a triumphant return, and we made room for up to a 3.0'' tire. You're also free to run whatever aftermarket rear shock you want because we're using standard metric shocks. And customization is furthered with a Flip Chip that lets you to dial-in your Stumpy to your riding style. Switch it from High to Low and it drops your bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head tube by half-a-degree. Little details also jump out to surprise you, like a newly designed ribbed chainstay protector that makes chain slap a thing of the past and nearly silences the drivetrain. The build on this Comp model comes with a list of components that deliver undeniable quality, like a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Guide R disc brakes, FOX front and rear suspension, and Roval Traverse 29 wheels. - The completely redesigned alloy Stumpjumper frame features an M5 alloy front- and rear-end, an asymmetrical design, and our 29 Trail Geometry, so it's just the right amount of both capable and comfortable. - The FOX DPS Performance rear shock features our Rx Trail Tune, ensuring that no matter the wheel or frame size, your bike is dialed-in perfectly. - SRAM's 12-speed NX Eagle groupset features a wide gear range that delivers climbing and descending efficiency in spades.
Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon
$7,525.00
Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough power to introduce a whole new dimension of kick ass. The Levo SL Comp Carbon features a full carbon frame, full FOX suspension, and a SRAM Eagle NX drivetrain. The Levo SL looks like a Stumpjumper and, out on the trail, feels like one too. That’s no mistake. We aimed to build a Stumpjumper with a bit more boost to it and that’s exactly what you get—a Sidearm chassis with just the right amount of front-to-rear stiffness and 150mm of smooth, custom-tuned FOX front and rear suspension. To top it all off, we constructed this Levo SL chassis entirely from our light-yet-strong FACT 11m carbon. The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to your pedals. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when you’re riding without power assistance.
Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon
$9,025.00
Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough power to introduce a whole new dimension of kick ass. The Levo SL Expert Carbon features a full carbon frame paired to full FOX suspension and a SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain. The Levo SL looks like a Stumpjumper and, out on the trail, feels like one too. That’s no mistake. We aimed to build a Stumpjumper with a bit more boost to it and that’s exactly what you get—a Sidearm chassis with just the right amount of front-to-rear stiffness and 150mm of smooth, custom-tuned FOX front and rear suspension. To top it all off, we constructed this Levo SL chassis entirely from our light-yet-strong FACT 11m carbon. The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to your pedals. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when you’re riding without power assistance.
Specialized S-Works S-Works Epic Hardtail AXS
$9,520.00
Take the lightest and most capable carbon hardtail frame available and deck it out in drool-worthy bits. Said bits include the SRAM's wireless XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain, an integrated power meter, ultralight carbon wheels, and a custom RockShox SID Brain Ultimate fork. - At 775 grams, the new S-Works Epic Hardtail chassis is the lightest production hardtail frame on earth. What’s more, we’ve designed it to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance. - Custom RockShox SID Brain Ultimate cuts every possible gram, thanks to its carbon steerer and fork crown. What’s more, it boosts your sprint speed, thanks to its top-adjust Brain Fade damper, which makes for a brilliant fork that goes plush when you want it to and stays firm when it’s time to get out of the saddle and launch your next attack. - Blazing fast shifts with nary a derailleur cable in sight—that’s the promise of the AXS edition of the S-Works Epic Hardtail. And the bling doesn’t end with SRAM’s premier, wide-range drivetrain. The bike also sports top-of-the-line SRAM Level Ultimate disc brakes, a QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter, and ultralight Roval Control SL carbon wheelset. - Get more out of every training ride by precisely gauging your power output with the QUARQ XX1 Eagle Power Meter
Specialized Men's Stumpjumper ST Alloy 29
$1,870.00
All of you die-hard alloy fans can rejoice. Yes, the new Stumpjumper ST comes in an alloy version, and it may be the most radically designed alloy bike ever made. And with new tube shapes and an asymmetrical design, the Stumpjumper ST Alloy 29 is sure to exceed your expectations of how a trail bike should ride. - The all-new alloy Stumpjumper ST frame features an M5 alloy front- and rear-end, an asymmetrical design, and our 29 Trail Geometry, so it's both capable and comfortable - The X-Fusion Metric rear shock features rebound adjustment, lockout, and our coveted Rx Trail Tune to ensure you're getting the most out of your Stumpjumper ST - A RockShox Recon RL provides 130mm of travel up front, and it lets you adjust both rebound and lockout
Cannondale Habit 5
$2,700.00
A trail bike with its priorities straight: progressive design, playful agility and killer capability – all in the name of fun. With 29" wheels, big grippy tires, 140mm of travel in front and 130mm in back, the Habit is built to tame unruly trails everywhere. The Habit is ready to ride with properly wide bars, a short stem, powerful brakes, 1X drivetrain and, of course, a dropper post—all to give the rider complete command of the trail, any trail. The Habit is designed to be a "daily ride" with proven durable suspension pivots, tube-in-tube internal cable routing and is built for easy service—no proprietary tools required. - SmartForm C1 aluminum 130mm-travel frame - RockShox 35 Gold RL 140mm-travel suspension fork - Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL rear shock - WTB STX i23 TCS tubeless-ready wheelset with Maxxis tires - 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle components - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes - TranzX Dropper seatpost
Cannondale Trail 7
$499.00 $720.00 31% Off
With its progressive geometry, impressive construction and high-end features, the Trail offers unreal performance and a killer value. It's designed for short stems and wide handlebars to maximize control in rough terrain, while the slack 68° head angle creates the stable, confident handling you need to rule the descents. Short chainstays give the Trail an agile, nimble feel and provide great traction on steep climbs. With Shimano hydraulic brakes, a reliable 2x drivetrain, and great tires, the Trail 7 is ready to rock.
Specialized Enduro Comp Carbon 29
$4,510.00
Dollar-for-dollar, the Enduro Comp is hard to beat. You get the same full-carbon frame as the Enduro Expert and Elite models, loaded with great components that include powerful four-piston disc brakes, a wide-range 1X drivetrain, and capable RockShox suspension. - All-new design boasts 170 millimeters of suspension. The full-carbon frame also features our ingenious SWAT Door downtube storage, a reliable, threaded bottom bracket, and internal cable routing. - RockShox Lyrik Select fork offers smooth suspension in a seriously stout package. - Plenty of stopping power, courtesy of SRAM Code R, four-piston disc brakes. - NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain gives you single-ring simplicity and gearing to spare. - X-Fusion Manic dropper post increases your maneuverability and control on steep descents. Bonus points—our S4 and S5 frames feature 170mm-travel versions of the Manic post.
Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon 2
$7,150.00
An exciting, exacting XC racing bike designed to conquer the aggressive terrain of modern World Cup courses. - BallisTec carbon frame - Lefty Ocho Carbon 100mm-travel suspension fork - Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL rear shock - HollowGram 23, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon wheelset - 12-speed Shimano XT/XTR components - Cannondale 1 carbon handlebar - Cannondale 2 carbon seatpost - Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale F-Si Hi-MOD World Cup
$11,000.00
No other hardtail descends as fast, climbs as nimbly, or kicks as hard. With the otherworldly performance of the Lefty Ocho, this is next-level cross-country performance, tailor-made to feed the needs of the XC obsessed. - BallisTec carbon frame - Left Ocho Carbon 100mm-travel suspension fork - ENVE M525 Carbon tubeless-ready wheelset - 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle components - ENVE carbon handlebar and seatpost - Prologo Zero II saddle with Tirox rails - SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brake
Cannondale F-Si Carbon 2
$5,550.00
No other hardtail descends as fast, climbs as nimbly, or kicks as hard. With the otherworldly performance of the Lefty Ocho, this is next-level cross-country performance, tailor-made to feed the needs of the XC obsessed. - BallisTec carbon frame - Left Ocho Carbon 100mm-travel suspension fork - Hollowgram 23 Superlight HI-Impact carbon wheelset - 12-speed Shimano XT/XTR components - Cannondale 1 carbon stem and handlebar - Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc brake
Cannondale Habit Carbon Women's 1
$4,200.00
A trail bike with its priorities straight: progressive design, playful agility and killer capability – all in the name of fun. With 29" wheels, big grippy tires, 140mm of travel in front and 130mm in back, the Habit is built to tame unruly trails everywhere. The Habit is ready to ride with properly wide bars, a short stem, powerful brakes, 1X drivetrain and, of course, a dropper post—all to give the rider complete command of the trail, any trail. The Habit is designed to be a "daily ride" with proven durable suspension pivots, tube-in-tube internal cable routing and is built for easy service—no proprietary tools required. - Ballistec carbon 130mm-travel frame - Fox Float Performance 34 140mm-travel suspension fork - Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL rear shock - Stan's NoTubes ARCH S1 tubeless-ready wheelset with Maxxis tires - 12-speed SRAM NX/GX components - SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc brakes - Cannondale DownLow Dropper seatpost
Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon Women's 1
$6,000.00
An exciting, exacting XC racing bike designed to conquer the aggressive terrain of modern World Cup courses. - BallisTec Carbon frame - Lefty Ocho fork - Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL shock - HollowGram 23, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon wheels - SRAM X01/GX Eagle drivetrain - SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes
Salsa Spearfish Carbon XTR
$7,099.00
Every efficiency goes a long way when you’re going a long way. Spearfish Carbon XTR is full of touches designed to make tough rides easier, and easy rides more fun. The carbon frame soaks up impacts and provides superior power transfer. The Split Pivot suspension offers awesome pedaling efficiency. The Fox Float 34 SC Performance Elite FIT4 fork provides 120mm of travel up front, complemented by the 100mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock out back. Shimano’s XTR components deliver shifting bliss, and the Reynolds C-Series carbon wheels cut rotational weight to save you precious energy. Spearfish Carbon XTR is a light and agile XC and endurance mountain machine for when every ounce of effort matters.
Cannondale Scalpel Si Hi-Mod World Cup
$11,000.00
An exciting, exacting XC racing bike designed to conquer the aggressive terrain of modern World Cup courses. - BallisTec Hi-Mod carbon frame - Lefty Ocho Carbon 100mm-travel suspension fork - Fox Float Factory DPS EVOL rear shock - ENVE M525 Carbon wheelset - 12-speed SRAM XX1 AXS components - ENVE M5 carbon handlebar - ENVE carbon seatpost - SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale Scalpel Si Hi-Mod 1
$8,800.00
An exciting, exacting XC racing bike designed to conquer the aggressive terrain of modern World Cup courses. - BallisTec Hi-Mod carbon frame - Lefty Ocho Carbon 100mm-travel suspension fork - Fox Float Factory DPS EVOL rear shock - HollowGram 23, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon wheelset - 12-speed Shimano XTR components - ENVE M5 carbon handlebar - ENVE carbon seatpost - Shimano Deore XTR hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon 3
$6,000.00
An exciting, exacting XC racing bike designed to conquer the aggressive terrain of modern World Cup courses. - BallisTec Carbon frame - Lefty Ocho fork - Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL shock - HollowGram 23, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon wheels - SRAM X01/GX Eagle drivetrain - SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale F-Si Hi-MOD 1
$8,200.00
No other hardtail descends as fast, climbs as nimbly, or kicks as hard. With the otherworldly performance of the Lefty Ocho, this is next-level cross-country performance, tailor-made to feed the needs of the XC obsessed. - BallisTec carbon frame - Left Ocho Carbon 100mm-travel suspension fork - Hollowgram 23 Superlight HI-Impact tubeless-ready carbon wheelset - 12-speed Shimano XTR components - Cannondale Hollowgram crankset with X-Sync SpideRing - ENVE carbon handlebar and seatpost - Shimano XTR Race hydraulic disc brake
Specialized Men's Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 29
$3,020.00
No need to fret—we haven’t forgotten about all you alloy fans out there. In fact, the new Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 29 may be the most radically designed alloy bike ever made. For real, though. And with new tube shapes and an asymmetrical design, it's going to exceed all of your expectations of how a trail bike should ride. - The completely redesigned alloy Stumpjumper frame features an M5 alloy front- and rear-end, an asymmetrical design, and our 29 Trail Geometry, so it's just the right amount of both capable and comfortable - The FOX DPS Performance rear shock features our Rx Trail Tune, ensuring that no matter the wheel or frame size, your bike is dialed-in perfectly - A FOX 34 Rhythm fork handles suspension duties up front, with stiff stanchions and plenty of adjustability
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro 29
$6,620.00
If you're looking for a traditional trail bike, you've come to the wrong place. Pack your stuff, say your goodbyes, and get out. But if you're on the hunt for the perfect shred sled—you know, a "trail bike" that you can take down DH trails, huck off blind drops, or plow through the rowdiest of rock gardens—you'll find yourself right at home on the Stumpjumper EVO Pro 29. Who exactly is "EVO" for? EVO is for the shredders—the gnarliest trail riders who live for gravity riding. Big drops, huge kickers, rocks, roots—whatever you throw at it, the Stumpjumper EVO can handle it. EVO uses the same style-specific sizing that's featured on our Demo. This sizing lets you choose the bike that fits the way you ride—not just by the seat tube measurement, like with most bikes—and it narrows things down to two sizes, S2 and S3. These are longer, lower, slacker, and have seat tube and head tube heights that allow you to choose the size that best suits your style and terrain. We started the construction by creating our own mountain-specific stiffness test, and then we looked at the layout with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to see where we could get the biggest stiffness improvements. This led to a big discovery: The Large and X-Large frames needed more front-end stiffness while the Smalls and Mediums were just fine. We were able to create a frame design that was 20% more efficient. And in the end, this proved to be one of the lightest trail frames on the market, today. When designing the frame with the stiffness targets being a main goal, we developed a radical new sidearm design. The front-end and rear-end are connected at three points, and the sidearm helps keep all these points super stiff and connected, all while taking about 100 grams out of the rear-end. More explicitly, this minimizes frame flex when the rear suspension is active. We continued down the suspension path with a custom Rx Trail Tune at the rear shock. Suspension performance is highly dependent on frame, wheel, and rider size, so we use our Rx Tune to get each bike to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, and this gives you the biggest possible range to fine-tune your ride. Another focal point of the tune was matching the suspension characteristics between wheel sizes—we developed a specific Rx Tune for each platform. This way, you'll get perfectly linear suspension. Steps were also taken to make this bike easy to live with. Threaded bottom brackets make a triumphant return, and we made room for up to a 3.0" tire. You're also free to run whatever aftermarket rear shock you want, since we're using standard metric shocks. We revamped the SWAT box, too, making it sleeker, lighter, and with more volume. And customization is furthered with a Flip Chip that lets you to dial-in your Stumpy to your riding style. Switch it from High to Low and it drops your bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head tube by half-a-degree. Little details also jump out to surprise you, like a newly designed ribbed chainstay protector that makes chain slap a thing of the past and nearly silences the drivetrain. Lastly, we seriously couldn't make cable routing any easier on carbon models. Full tubes can be found throughout the carbon frame, so all you have to do is push the cable and it'll come out the other end. No more lazy loop, hidden stashes of magnets, pokey spokes, or pillows to cry in. We kept the "get gnarly" motto going with the build kit of the Stumpjumper EVO Pro, spec'ing it with Fox front and rear suspension, bomb-proof Roval Traverse Carbon wheels, and a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset. - With its FACT 11m full carbon frame, 29 Trail EVO geometry, and 140mm of travel, the Stumpjumper EVO has been purpose-built to shred the most gravity-defying trails. - The FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock keeps our coveted Rx Trail Tune, while giving you the coil-shock big-hit performance that you know and love. - A FOX 36 Perfomance Elite fork handles suspension duties up front, with stiff stanchions and plenty of adjustability.
Salsa Spearfish Carbon SLX
$4,499.00
Spearfish Carbon SLX is designed with precise performance in mind. The lightweight carbon frame is stiff to maximize power transfer. A RockShox SID Select fork delivers 120mm of travel and keeps you tracking straight, while a Fox Float DPS Performance shock provides 100mm of cushion in the rear. The Split Pivot suspension design maximizes pedaling efficiency and traction for a ride that won’t wear you down as the miles wear on. Shimano’s SLX drivetrain and brakes keeps the show running smoothly. Spearfish Carbon SLX is built to make maximum efforts more manageable.
Cannondale Habit Carbon 1
$8,250.00
A trail bike with its priorities straight: progressive design, playful agility and killer capability – all in the name of fun. With 29" wheels, big grippy tires, 140mm of travel in front and 130mm in back, the Habit is built to tame unruly trails everywhere. The Habit is ready to ride with properly wide bars, a short stem, powerful brakes, 1X drivetrain and, of course, a dropper post— all to give the rider complete command of the trail, any trail. The Habit is designed to be a "daily ride" with proven durable suspension pivots, tube-in-tube internal cable routing and is built for easy service_no proprietary tools required. - Ballistec carbon 130mm-travel frame - RockShox Pike Ultimate RC2 140mm-travel suspension fork - RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT, DebonAir rear shock - Stan's NoTubes ARCH MK3 tubeless-ready wheelset with Maxxis tires - 12-speed Shimano XTR components - Shimano XTR Trail hydraulic disc brakes - Cannondale DownLow Dropper seatpost
Specialized S-Works S-Works Epic Hardtail XTR
$8,520.00
This XTR-clad version of the S-Works Epic Hardtail bears the lightest production chassis on earth. Tuned for comfort and endowed with thoroughly modern geometry, it’s also the most capable racing platform ever created. It’s your ticket to the podium. - At 775 grams, the new S-Works Epic Hardtail chassis is the lightest production hardtail frame on earth. What’s more, we’ve designed it to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance. - Custom RockShox SID Brain Ultimate cuts every possible gram, thanks to its carbon steerer and fork crown. What’s more, it boosts your sprint speed, thanks to its top-adjust Brain Fade damper, which makes for a brilliant fork that goes plush when you want it to and stays firm when it’s time to get out of the saddle and launch your next attack. - We’ve decked out this edition of the S-Works Epic Hardtail in Shimano’s flagship, cross-country component group. XTR Race disc brakes pack power in a remarkably light package and a full 12-speed XTR drivetrain boasts lightning-quick shifts, even under the most demanding race conditions.
Salsa Spearfish SLX
$2,799.00
Spearfish is built to crush endurance-testing terrain while thriving on technical climbs and descents. With thoroughly modern geometry and a highly adaptable suspension platform, the Spearfish chases XC and distance efforts, keeping you at the front of the pack. - Spearfish Aluminum frame and RockShox Deluxe RT shock - RockShox Recon RL 120mm fork - Shimano SLX/Race Face Ride 1x11 drivetrain - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes - WTB ST i25 TCS wheelset - TranzX dropper seatpost
Salsa Timberjack Ti Frame
$2,499.00
The Timberjack Ti absolutely owns all paths — wooded, skinny, and flowy, making you the master of every ride thanks to its multi-talented character. The frame is constructed from custom, top-shelf titanium with a fast-handling geometry to deliver the stiffness needed to whip through tight turns and accelerate with instant power, while super-short chainstays make it easy to lift over obstacles so you can stay with the flow. Run it as a 27.5+ with up to 3-inch tires for maximum fun, or go for efficiency with a 29er wheelset — with Salsa's Alternator Dropouts you get an impressive grip of wheelset and drivetrain options to suit your style and intention.
Specialized S-Works Epic Hardtail
$7,667.95 $8,520.00 10% Off
Call it a healthy disrespect for the status quo, but we were getting bored with hardtail designs. So instead of playing along with a glued-on smile, we opted to turn the cross country world on its head with a bike that's not only the lightest mountain frame we've ever made. It's our lightest frame—period. Introducing the S-Works Epic Hardtail. Over the last decade, cross country racing has evolved into a completely different animal—the courses are rowdier, more technical, and overall, they're inherently different. Because of this, we realized that the best bike for the job needs to not only be lightweight and stiff but also be able to descend and climb with equal prowess. Determining the best geometry was the easier of the two, as we took our current XC race geo and added some trail DNA to the mix. This equates to a longer top tube, a shortened head tube, and a slacked-out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency. The weight aspect was more complicated, though. We were posed with the question, "How do you take weight out of something that's already so light?" But the answer was relatively obvious: you get the best mountain bike engineers together in one room and let the magic come out. Up until now, there were two ways to lighten up a frame—use less of the same grade of carbon or use less of a higher-grade carbon. Option one is never a viable solution as it sacrifices stiffness and strength, two attributes that shouldn't be tampered with. And while we did end up using option two, we weren't content with the amount of weight we could cut out by just using a different grade of carbon. So how else do you cut weight? Well, we began looking at our layup schedules to see if they could be improved, which shed light on a new discovery—layup inefficiencies. Beginning with our Rider-First Engineered frame technology, each size Epic Hardtail is specifically tailored to size—every carbon layup and tube are exclusively selected based upon hundreds of hours of collected ride data. What does this mean for you? It not only creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness across every frame size, but it led us to the discovery of how to save weight through the studying of the layup. Through extensive layup studies, we made the discovery that, by further controlling the construction and layup schedules, we could drastically decrease weight, all while maintaining the ride characteristics that you'd expect from a top-level XC race bike. With this discovery, each frame now features complex cut carbon plys that allow difficult junctions to be covered with less overlap. And while this does complicate the carbon frame puzzle by adding more pieces to the mix, it allows us to design and place them more intelligently. The result of this is a lighter frame, stronger junctions, and a drastic increase in stiffness. We then took the weight savings one step further by using Japanese military ballistic-grade carbon, which we now call 12m, to create the lightest mountain bike we've ever made. How much lighter of a frame, you ask? Less than 900 grams for a size Large frame—the same weight as a full 24oz Purist water bottle. For the build, the S-Works spares no expense, opting for a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork with Brain, SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed shifting, SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Roval Control SL carbon wheels. - To provide the optimal blend of stiffness, crazy light weight, and strength, we constructed the frame from our S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber. And when combined with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic is guaranteed to deliver uncompromising, blistering speed and agile handling come race day—no matter the course. - The RockShox SID World Cup 29 fork with Brain provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps. - The 1x drivetrain is controlled by SRAM's venerable XX1 Eagle components to form the ultimate in efficiency and intuitive feel, while also having the added benefit of significant weight savings and minimal required maintenance.
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