Call it a healthy disrespect for the status quo, but we were getting bored with hardtail designs. So instead of playing along, 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 World Cup.
A bike that's calling out to be someone's introduction to the world of XC riding and racing, the Epic FSR Comp Carbon World Cup is set up with tech that makes the Epic a race winner—nimble World Cup geometry, Brain technology suspension, and a reliable one-by components package from SRAM and Shimano.
If you ask us, it had been too long since hardtails got their world shaken up. Well, our all-new Epic Hardtail Pro Carbon World Cup does just that. New geometry, crazy low frame weight, and a build from the racing gods—this bike is ready to shatter the mold.
The S-Works Epic World Cup is inspired by the same obsessive design philosophy of its longer wheelbase cousin, only it's tuned for the tight handling of the World Cup circuit. This tighter geo creates faster handling, while still maintaining space for two bottles and a SWAT™ tool cradle.
Our Epic Hardtail singlehandedly takes hardtail alloy XC bikes into the modern age, with the most capable geometry out there and a build kit that's all business.
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Drawing inspiration from the rigors of pro racing, the Epic FSR Pro Carbon World Cup delivers the fast handling, rigidity, and responsiveness required to compete at the top levels. But for training, it also features SWAT™ storage and space for two bottles to keep you stocked on long weekend loops.
The S-Works Epic FSR Di2 is the finest XC race bike that money can buy. It rides like a rocket ship, engineered for speed and packed with technology. Featuring XTR Di2, the world's most advanced XC frame, tuned and efficient suspension with proprietary Brain technology, it's truly a winning combination.
For the Epic Hardtail Comp Carbon World Cup, we took a revolutionary new frame design and spec'd it specifically for the rigors of racing at the highest level.
No matter how much we love our Epic FSR, it's undeniable that hardtails still play an extremely important role in XC racing. So what to do? We put our XC offerings on a diet, went back to the drawing board, and created the lightest damn mountain bike we've ever made—the S-Works Epic Hardtail.
With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, 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 Carbon World Cup.
World Championships, Olympic Gold, more Cape Epic wins than we can count—if a bike were the sum of its accolades, the Epic would sit atop the throne. And to make sure of it, Epics feature our proven 29er Geometry, FSR suspension, and Mini Brain Rear Shock that's engineered to read the terrain for the most efficient ride possible, so it puts out more speed, control, and ultimately, more wins, than any other XC bike out there.
The Epic FSR Expert Carbon World Cup is the first and last word in XC bikes, built with the tuned shocks and quick handling required of the World Cup circuit. Yet it also boasts an immaculate carbon construction, tight, race-proven geometry, and a SRAM one-by groupset that's all business come race day.
The Epic FSR Comp makes the most of alloy's undeniable appeal—the perfect blend of performance and strength. It offers the same incredible handling and climbing prowess as its expensive stable mates, while it's built with Shimano Deore stopping power, a 2x10 drivetrain, and Roval rolling stock.