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Specialized Epic 8 Expert

$7,000.00

The all-new Epic 8 evolves the formula of fastest through capability, efficiency, and lightweight integration. Modern XC tracks demand more and more capability by the day. Enter Epic 8. Its improved kinematics make it the most efficient pedaling bike we’ve ever tested, while custom valved (and tuned) shocks soak up every bump. It’s a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

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If you’re an XC racer or prioritize all-out speed in your ride, the Epic 8 is the bike for you.

UNMATCHED CAPABILITY: The most capable 120mm bike on the planet. You’ll be blown away by how Epic 8’s progressive geometry delivers technical terrain capability alongside fast and efficient climbing and acceleration performance. The absurd lateral and torsional rigidity of the chassis translates to some seriously precision handling, too.

WHAT BUMP?: Compared to the previous generation, the new Epic 8 absorbs 12% more bump and vibration forces than the previous generation, leaving you less fatigued and more powerful over time so you can still push while they suffer.

RIDE DYNAMICS TUNED: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team developed custom valving for Epic 8’s new shock. Our unique Ride Dynamics-prescribed damping characteristics holistically elevate the riding experience. By tuning the dampers alongside the chassis’ leverage rates and new kinematics, we’re able to deliver a bike that rides beyond the sum of its parts.

BIOMECHANICAL EFFICIENCY: By optimizing the kinematics of the suspension, Specialized’s Ride Dynamics team reduced inefficient pedal-induced bobbing by 20%, while maintaining active suspension for effective bump force management, to ensure you remain in the most efficient pedaling position. It’s the most efficient pedaling suspension bike we’ve ever tested.

MORE WITH LESS: With the Epic 8, we didn’t spend a single extra gram to get mega capability from the frame. All models now feature SWAT 4.0 to carry all your trail essentials, and an integrated steering stop to prevent the ubiquitous top tube scar the first time you crash and your bars spin. In fact, the new S-Works Epic 8 frameset has even lost weight (76 grams to be exact) while gaining these new additions.

  • The most capable 120mm bike on the planet. 12% more bump absorption and 20% less pedal bob
  • Ride Dynamics developed SIDLuxe Select+ shock and SID Select+ fork
  • Custom tuned shock features 3 unique damper settings
  • Roval Control carbon wheels excel everywhere from world cup xc races to your favorite weekend trail
  • SRAM Level Bronze Stealth 4-Piston brakes feature trail-ready stopping power in a race-ready system
  • No-compromise GX Eagle AXS Transmission provides smooth shifting all day, specially under load
  • SWAT 4.0 in down tube to carry trail essentials

    Technical Specifications

    Frameset

    Frame

    FACT 11m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, SWAT downtube storage, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear dropout, internal cable routing, 120mm of travel

    SWAT

    SWAT internal downtube storage

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt

    Suspension

    Rear Shock

    RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Solo Air, 190x45mm

    Fork

    RockShox SID Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

    Cockpit

    Handlebars

    Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

    SeatPost

    X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150/170mm travel

    Stem

    Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

    Grips

    SRAM Slip on with Twist-Loc

    Brakes

    Front Brake

    SRAM Level Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Level Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

    Drivetrain

    Shift Levers

    SRAM AXS POD Controller

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission

    Cassette

    SRAM XS 1275, 12-speed, 10-52t

    Chain

    SRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain

    Crankset

    SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm

    Chainrings

    Steel, 34T

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB Threaded Wide

    Wheels & Tires

    Rims

    Roval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h

    Front Hub

    DT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull

    Rear Hub

    DT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull

    Spokes

    DT Swiss Comp Race

    Front Tire

    Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29×2.35

    Rear Tire

    Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35

    Inner Tubes

    Standard, Presta Valve

    Weight

    Weight

    11.10kg (24 lb, 7.5 oz)

    Weight Size

    MD

    * Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Size

LG, MD, SM, XL, XS

Color

Gloss Carbon/Black Pearl White, Satin/Redsky White

Brand

Specialized

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