With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that 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. It's one of the lightest frames we've ever made, tipping the scales around 1175g. And to do so, we built the entire frame from our superlative FACT 11m carbon fiber, and then we took some design cues from our road bikes. We borrowed the Rider-First Engineered concept that originated with the Tarmac. Now, the frame design applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as we intended. We've also tweaked the geometry for more speed and stability by slacking-out the head tube, lengthening the top tube, and correcting the seat tube angle. This way, it feels more planted then ever, and frankly, it's stupid fast. We also widened the rear spacing to 12x148mm and included internal split-housing cable routing. For the build, this Epic Hardtail successfully balances value with performance, with a custom-tuned RockShox SID fork with Brain, SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed shifting, and quick-to-accelerate Roval Control Carbon wheels. - By pairing a FACT 11m carbon fiber frame with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic places a focus on revolutionary tube angles and extremely light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit. For good measure, we also gave it 148mm rear spacing and all-new triangulated post-mount brake mounts. - The Custom RockShox SID 29 w/ Brain fork 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. - SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle groupset, with its 10-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.
More volume + versatility = dominance. Solve the equation for yourself with Specialized's Fuse Sport 6Fattie. Rolling on 650B x 3.0-inch tires, the Fuse Comp delivers unprecedented traction and stability so you can shred the most off-camber, rock-strewn, loose trails you can find. The solid A1 aluminum frame features Specialized's exclusive Diamond Stay technology to accommodate 6Fattie wheels and tires while maintaining the short chainstays that keep a bike playful and fun. The spec is dialed with a bomber Suntour XCR fork, Stout wheels, and a 1 x 10-speed drivetrain with a wide-ranging cassette. Get on a Fuse and discover that more tire = more fun.
"I feel that it's important that the Little Bellas who ride these bikes are reminded to never be afraid, and to go kick some butt going after what they love."— Kayla Clarot, Specialized Women's Graphic Designer. Partnering with Little Bellas, Specialized created a Limited Edition Women's Pitch 650b to honor, encourage, and empower girls to ride bikes. Together, the Women's Mountain Bike Team developed this custom bike that represents the concept developed exclusively for Little Bellas—"Heart of Gold." Each bike not only features a custom-painted alloy frame, suspension fork, and disc brakes, but a sticker pack that let's each girl customize her bike, exactly the way she wants it. A portion of the proceeds of each bike will be donated to the Little Bellas, to continue to grow the program. So get ready to shred, your custom Little Bellas Pitch awaits you. - Little Bellas limited edition A1 Premium Aluminum frame with Women's Sport Trail 650b Geometry, for the most comfortable, confident platform on mixed terrain. - Custom SR Suntour XCT fork features 80/100mm (size-specific) of coil-sprung suspension travel that swings well above its weight class. - A Shimano TX800 rear derailleur is built to with durability in mind, so you can rest assured that you'll have a reliable shifting partner for the long trails ahead.
You don't need all the trail fixings to benefit from more traction, increased control, and elevated confidence. Nope. You just need what you know will work, day-in and day-out, from the trailhead to the ride home. And of course, you'll be in need of the Ruze Expert with our 6Fattie Wheel/Tire System. - When it came to construction, M4 Premium Aluminum proved to be the right material for the job, allowing a lightweight, durable frame with our Women’s Trail Geometry that’s equal parts snappy and efficient on climbs and descents, while maintaining an ultra-low standover. It also allowed us to accommodate the 6Fattie Wheel System without compromising on our hallmark short chainstays that provide unrivaled handling and climbing prowess. - A RockShox Reba RL fork pairs 100mm of smooth travel with adjustable rebound for maximum absorbency over harsh terrain and easy, on-the-fly adjustments to the damping to hit the perfect tune. - The SRAM GX 11-speed drivetrain grants you access to a wide range of gears, while providing crisp, reliable shifting.
The Highball is Santa Cruz's flagship carbon hardtail race thoroughbred, and a dark horse in XC versatility. More capable than a pure endurance bike, and more composed than most XC race-rigs, the Highball has evolved to be easier to ride harder for longer. Santa Cruz fine-tuned the carbon layup process around the seat stays, giving it a bridgeless design that curbs trail chatter. Coupled with a 27.2mm diameter seat post, the whole package takes the “hard” out of hardtail riding. With capacity for three bottle cages, the ever-reliable threaded BB and, of course, the lifetime warranty that comes standard with all Santa Cruz bikes, it’s the kind of bike that’ll go far. The Highball Carbon C S cuts weight for great out-the-door performance. With SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain, Level TL brakes, and Fox Step Cast 32 fork, you'll enjoy lightweight dependability and crisp shifting and braking. Santa Cruz lets you choose your wheelset: either Race Face AR rims paired to DT 370 hubs, or the Santa Cruz reserve 25 Carbon set. Both are shod with Maxxis Aspen tires for predictable traction and low rolling resistance. A Race Face Aeffect bar and stem combo give you precise steering control for confidence in every situation, and WTB's Silverado Pro saddle tops the build.
$4,299.00 - $8,549.00
Wicked fast, utra-nimble, and unapologetically fun—Santa Cruz's Highball 27.5 CC is the bike that racers dream about and trail fiends drool over. Crafted with their top end CC carbon, every ounce has been trimmed, every junction has been optimized, and every angle has been dialed to give you a bike that's as stiff, light and strong as you could hope for. Uber-short chainstays, a stretched out front end and a tuned head angle combine for a geometry that's quick, stable and climbs amazing. The Highball uses a 27.2mm seat post for added compliance, and internal cable routing with easy-to-route tunnels for a quick setup. Swing a leg over a Highball CC and see what sort of fun you can mix up.
A mountain bike that generates a passion for the trail — from your first time out to your next big challenge. Light and lively, stiff and snappy. The Tango frames showcase our decades of expertise in aluminum craftsmanship. Dirt-Tailored Geometry brings both quickness and composure. Short chainstays for agility and traction, a slack head angle for unwavering stability, plus wide bars and a short stem for total control. Tango is sweetly priced, but make no mistake — wide range gearing, powerful disc brakes and durable wheels and tires contribute to big trail readiness. Naming this bike was a no-brainer. The Tango 1 features an integrated wheel sensor that helps track your activity (like speed, distance and calories burned), registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App. - SmartForm C2 aluminum frame - RockShox Judy Silver TK 120mm-travel suspension fork - WTB STX i23 TCS/Shimano wheelset - 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle components - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Whatever the trail has in store, Cujo takes it all in stride. With big 27+ tires and stable, confident geometry, it will raise your level and up your game on even the rockiest, nastiest terrain. 27+ wheels combine wide rims with big 2.8" tires for unreal traction and cushiony float on just about any surface the trail can throw your way. Trail-focused geometry delivers a stable, confident feel that encourages you to let 'er rip. A tapered head tube, 110x15mm thru-axle front hub and Boost QR rear hub all contribute to Cujo's solid feel and precise handling. Light, simple 1x drivetrains and hydro discs on all models. Wide range 11-42 cassettes and 30t rings give you a rock-crawling low gear. Wide bars and grippy WTB Ranger tires for control - SmartForm C2 aluminum frame - RockShox Judy Silver TK 120mm-travel suspension fork - WTB STX i35 tubeless-ready rims with Maxxis Rekon tires - 12-speed SRAM SX/NX Eagle components - TranzX dropper seatpost - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
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 - Stan's NoTubes Crest MK3 wheelset - 12-speed SRAM GX components - SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brake
A mountain bike that generates a passion for the trail — from your first time out to your next big challenge. Light and lively, stiff and snappy. The Tango frames showcase our decades of expertise in aluminum craftsmanship. Dirt-Tailored Geometry brings both quickness and composure. Short chainstays for agility and traction, a slack head angle for unwavering stability, plus wide bars and a short stem for total control. Tango is sweetly priced, but make no mistake — plenty of gearing, powerful disc brakes, and durable wheels and tires contribute to big-trail readiness. Naming this bike was a no-brainer. - Light and durable SmartForm C3 Alloy frame - SR Suntour suspension fork, 75mm travel - Shimano 7-speed drivetrain w/triple chainring crank - Mechanical disc brakes
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
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