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Specialized Epic 8 Expert

Specialized Epic 8 Expert
  • Color: Satin/Redsky White
  • Color: Satin/Redsky White
  • Color: Gloss Carbon/Black Pearl White
  • Color: Gloss Carbon/Black Pearl White
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Wheel Size: 29-inch
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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

Crank Length165 170170175175
Handlebar Width750 750750750750
Stem Length60 60606060
Saddle Width155 155143143143
Seatpost Length100 125125150170
Head Tube Angle (high)66.4 66.466.466.466.4
Stack603 597598610628
Trail117 117117117117
Chainstay Length435 435435435435
Seat Tube Angle76.5 7675.575.575.5
BB Height (low)318 324326328328
Fork Length, Full530 530530530530
Reach (low)390 420450475500
Top Tube Length, Horizontal535 569605633662
Wheelbase1117 1147117912101243
BB Height (high)323 329331333333
Fork Rake/Offset44 44444444
Head Tube Length92 9295110130
Bike Standover Height748 755760769774
BB Drop (low)52 46444242
Front Center687 716747778811
Head Tube Angle (low)65.9 65.965.965.965.9
Seat Tube Length370 390410450500


Fork RockShox SID Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel
Hubs 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
Stem Specialized XC, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
Chain SRAM GX Eagle T-Type chain
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
Tires Front Tire: Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear Tire: Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
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
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Spokes DT Swiss Comp Race
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm
Seatpost X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 100/125/150/170mm travel
Chainrings Steel, 34T
Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips SRAM Slip on with Twist-Loc
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XS 1275, 12-speed, 10-52t
Shifters SRAM AXS POD Controller
Rear Shock RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, TwistLoc remote adjust, Solo Air, 190x45mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Threaded Wide
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Satin/Redsky White / X-Small / 29-inch 888818959464 90324-3001
Satin/Redsky White / Medium / 29-inch 888818959266 90324-3003
Satin/Redsky White / Large / 29-inch 888818959051 90324-3004 210000017296
Satin/Redsky White / X-Large / 29-inch 888818959075 90324-3005
Gloss Carbon/Black Pearl White / Medium / 29-inch 888818958719 90324-3103