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Epic 8 Expert

Epic 8 Expert

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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





SKU:90324-3003

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Technical Specifications

Frameset

Frame

FACT 11m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered‚Ñ¢, 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

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

Seat Post

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Stem

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

Grips

SRAM Slip on with Twist-Loc

Handlebars

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

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 Lever

SRAM AXS POD Controller

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission

Cassette

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

Shift Lever

SRAM AXS POD Controller

Crankset

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

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB Threaded Wide

Chain Rings

Steel, 34T

Wheels & Tyres

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

Rims

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

Front Tyre

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

Rear Tyre

Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Spokes

DT Swiss Comp Race

Inner Tube

Standard, Presta Valve

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