The Blue Lightning! a.k.a Specialized Epic HT

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With a borrowed stem and handlebar I finally could start my build today. Have been looking forward to this since first parts was ordered in November 🙂 My budget simple hardtail ended with getting the lightest mtb at work and start racing again. I’m a fan of innovation like the new style XC geometry with a bit slacker headangle while keeping it fast, Boost and of course I want a good damping fork. Wanted to build a light bike without the extra things you don’t really need like a super big cassette. Love the custom features of a Specialized S-Works crank (like Cannondale Hollowgram) and always dreamt of a set of Avid XX WC brakes.

My favorite color is blue.

It ended like this (just need to set up the right saddle height):

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A black and blue Specialized Epic HT with a Fox 32 Stepcast fork. Sram 1×10 Sram X0 drivetrain with an S-Works crank with oval Garbaruk chainring.

Black and Blue as bottom and with some silver parts to lighten it up.

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Pretty stoked over how it looks. And with a really heavy handlebar and just a plain stem I thought it would end up at 8,2kg.

But it is: 8,10kg 😀

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2 thoughts on “The Blue Lightning! a.k.a Specialized Epic HT

  1. Wow! Looks awesome – makes me want to do more upgrades to my Epic HT. Wheels are 32 hole? How was the wheelset weight? Can’t wait to hear your ride report. Have been really enjoying riding and racing mine this year. The new geo is really fun.

    • 32 holes yes. 1511g with Sram X.0 boost hubs, Ryde Trace 22 rims and DT Revolution spokes except drive side rear where I got Dt comp spokes.

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