Check out Annika Langvad’s XCM World Champs winning Epic HT from Specialized.
“For the past three years I’ve almost exclusively been riding a Specialized S-Works Era FSR World Cup. For this years UCI Marathon World Championship the course was fast and less technical. I knew I had to get back on a hardtail for that race. So after the World Cup race in Albstadt my mechanic Jumani build a Womens Epic Hardtail. The following three weeks I spend all my riding time on that bike. On the road, gravel, trails, you name it! We quickly got on with each other and the transition wasn’t hard at all.”
As well as being built around the new S-Works Epic HT frame that weighs less than a water bottle there is a whole bunch of sweet gear to make this bike what it is and what it is capable of.
“In full race mode for an XCO World Cup the beast weighs as little as 7,6 kg (well, really coming down to how much sealant you put in you tires). In this marathon setup the weight was 8,4 kg.”