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Epic 8 Expert

Epic 8 Expert

SKU:90324-3003

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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.

  • 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
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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

Seat Binder: Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt

SWAT: SWAT internal downtube storage

 

Suspension

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

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

 

Cockpit

Saddle: Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

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

Grips: SRAM Slip on with Twist-Loc

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

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

 

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

Chain: SRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain

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

Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB Threaded Wide

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

Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission

Chainrings: Steel, 34T

 

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

Front Tire: Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tire: Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Spokes: DT Swiss Comp Race

Inner Tubes: Standard, Presta Valve

 

Weight

Weight: 11.10kg (24 lb, 7.5 oz)

Weight Size: MD

Geometry


 
XSSMLXL
Crank Length165mm170mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm760mm
Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm170mm170mm
Stack606mm600mm601mm613mm632mm
Reach385mm415mm445mm470mm495mm
Head Tube Length92mm92mm95mm110mm130mm
Head Tube Angle (low)65.4°65.4°65.4°65.4°65.4°
Head Tube Angle (high)65.9°65.9°65.9°65.9°65.9°
BB Height (low)322mm327mm329mm331mm331mm
BB Height (high)327mm333mm335mm337mm337mm
BB Drop (low)49mm43mm41mm39mm39mm
Trail120mm120mm120mm120mm120mm
Fork Length, Full540mm540mm540mm540mm540mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center690mm720mm751mm782mm815mm
Chainstay Length435mm435mm435mm435mm435mm
Wheelbase1121mm1151mm1183mm1214mm1247mm
Bike Standover Height754mm761mm766mm775mm779mm
Seat Tube Length370mm390mm410mm450mm500mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°75°75°75°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal535mm569mm605mm633mm662mm

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