2017 Specialized S-Works Women's Epic Hardtail World Cup
Even at the highest levels of XC racing, when the trail points upwards, the hardtails come out. Specialized saw stagnation in race-ready women's hardtails, however, so they decided to shake things up a bit with their Women's S-Works Epic Hardtail World Cup. They've delivered the lightest mountain bike frame they've ever built, along with explosive power, nimble handling, and incredible climbing prowess. Its chassis is the S-Works FACT 11m-carbon frame: light, stiff, and begging you to push the pace. The World Cup XC geometry is quick, aggressive, and perfect for duking it out on any XC race course or flowy, backcountry trail. Up front, a RockShox SID fork dissects the techy sections and features Brain technology so the travel is doing what you want it to. They have also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm for optimal balance and rigidity. The revolutionary SRAM XX1 Eagle 1 x 12-speed drivetrain propels you forward, with simple, clean shifting, while carbon Roval wheels seem to levitate to the top of the climb, and magically lock in to every corner. SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, S-Works carbon components, and a carbon-railed saddle round out this amazing machine that will be primary weapon in your pursuit of speed.