Specialized Epic 8 Expert

£6,000.00
Gloss Carbon/Black Pearl White
Satin/Redsky White
S
M
L
XL

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.

  • 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.

FrameFACT 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
SWATSWAT internal downtube storage
Rear ShockRockShox SIDLuxe Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Solo Air, 190x45mm
HandlebarsSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
ForkRockShox SID Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel
StemSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
GripsSRAM Slip on with Twist-Loc
Front BrakeSRAM Level Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
Rear BrakeSRAM Level Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission
Shift LeversSRAM AXS POD Controller
CassetteSRAM XS 1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
ChainSRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain
CranksetSRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm
ChainringsSteel, 34T
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB Threaded Wide
RimsRoval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
Front HubDT Swiss 350, 6-bolt, 15mm Thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h straight -pull
Rear HubDT Swiss 350 straight-pull, 6-bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet, 12x148mm thru axle, XD freehub body, 28h straight-pull
SpokesDT Swiss Comp Race
Front TireSpecialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear TireSpecialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Inner TubesStandard, Presta Valve
SeatPostX-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150/170mm travel
Seat BinderSpecialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt
Weight11.10kg (24 lb, 7.5 oz)
Weight SizeMD
Colours Gloss Carbon/Black Pearl White, Satin/Redsky White
Sizes L, M, S, XL
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2024
Barcodes 888818958719, 888818959051, 888818959075, 888818959112, 888818959181, 888818959266, 888818959747, 888818959860
SKUs / Part Numbers 90324-3002, 90324-3003, 90324-3004, 90324-3005, 90324-3102, 90324-3103, 90324-3104, 90324-3105

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Size
BB Drop (low)
BB Height (high)
BB Height (low)
Bike Standover Height
Chainstay Length
Fork Length, Full
Fork Rake/Offset
Front Center
Head Tube Angle (high)
Head Tube Angle (low)
Head Tube Length
Reach (low)
Seat Tube Angle
Seat Tube Length
Stack
Top Tube Length, Horizontal
Trail
Wheelbase
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