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Epic 8 Expert

Epic 8 Expert

SKU: 90324-3003

Regular price MSRP 150,000.00
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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

ForkRockShox SID Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel
HubsFront 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
RimsRoval Control, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 28h
StemSpecialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
ChainSRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain
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
TiresFront Tire: Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear Tire: Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
BrakesFront 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
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
SpokesDT Swiss Comp Race
CranksetSRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm
SeatpostX-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150/170mm travel
ChainringsSteel, 34T
HandlebarsSpecialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/GripsSRAM Slip on with Twist-Loc
Cassette/FreewheelSRAM XS 1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
ShiftersSRAM AXS POD Controller
Rear ShockRockShox SIDLuxe Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Solo Air, 190x45mm
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission

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Geometry

 XSSMLXL
Crank Length165mm170mm170mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width750mm750mm750mm750mm750mm
Stem Length60mm60mm60mm60mm60mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length100mm125mm125mm150mm170mm
Head Tube Angle (high)66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°
Stack603mm597mm598mm610mm628mm
Trail117mm117mm117mm117mm117mm
Chainstay Length435mm435mm435mm435mm435mm
Seat Tube Angle76.5°76°75.5°75.5°75.5°
BB Height (low)318mm324mm326mm328mm328mm
Fork Length, Full530mm530mm530mm530mm530mm
Reach (low)390mm420mm450mm475mm500mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal535mm569mm605mm633mm662mm
Wheelbase1117mm1147mm1179mm1210mm1243mm
BB Height (high)323mm329mm331mm333mm333mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Head Tube Length92mm92mm95mm110mm130mm
Bike Standover Height748mm755mm760mm769mm774mm
BB Drop (low)52mm46mm44mm42mm42mm
Front Center687mm716mm747mm778mm811mm
Head Tube Angle (low)65.9°65.9°65.9°65.9°65.9°
Seat Tube Length370mm390mm410mm450mm500mm

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