The Game Changer
Cross-country racing has always been a battle of grams—a contest to see who can build the lightest machine. The Epic HT flips the bird at that hoary convention. Yes, you’re looking at the lightest production hardtail to date, but the new Epic HT is a hell of a lot more than that. This is the most capable and comfortable XC race bike ever.
Capable, comfortable…those aren’t adjectives that get tossed around much in elite cross-country racing. But here’s the thing—you’re not reaching the podium if you’re death-gripping the brakes or getting pummeled by the trail. The fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike. This is proof.
Cross-country courses have grown rougher, so we made the Epic HT more capable. It starts with all-new geometry. Taking a page from our trail bike playbook, we slackened the head angle to 68.5 degrees, reduced the fork offset, increased reach and moved to shorter (60-75 millimeter) stems on all frame sizes. End result? The Epic HT retains a short wheelbase for deft handling, yet it offers more predictable steering and a more centered rider position for increased control.
More Versatile Than Ever Before
Tuned for Comfort. Tuned for Speed.
A fatigued you is not a fast you. That’s a simple fact, yet history is littered with ultra-light and ultra-harsh XC bikes. We fine-tuned our composite lay-up and tube shaping to make the new Epic HT more forgiving…and even faster. Smaller diameter
Simple, Reliable, and Utterly Badass
There’s a reason people don’t use Ferraris to pick up their groceries. Sophisticated, race-bred machines have a reputation for being fickle, sensitive, and frankly, a royal pain to own and operate. Let’s call bullshit on that right now.
The Epic HT is a World-Cup-caliber race rocket that’s also hassle
The Epic HT sets a new standard in capability and comfort, and it does all that while also being the lightest production frame on earth. We