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Epic 8 EVO Comp

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Epic 8 EVO Comp

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The fastest downcountry bike in the world. Epic 8 EVO is the dressed up, cranked-to-11 expression of the new Epic 8. Spec’d to slay downcountry terrain with its unmatched combo of capability, efficiency, and light weight, Epic 8 EVO’s updated kinematics allow for insanely efficient climbing—while the Ride Dynamics-tuned shock eats up rough terrain on the way down.

If ripping single track at blazing fast speeds and high fiving your friends is your idea of fun, the Epic 8 EVO is the bike for you.

UNMATCHED CAPABILITY: The most capable 120mm bike on the planet, made even more capable. You’ll be blown away by how Epic 8 EVO’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. With a bump up to 130mm of travel up front to eat up the chunk and a slew of trail-friendly specs, Epic 8 EVO feels right at home on the rough stuff.

WHAT BUMP?: Compared to the previous generation, the new Epic 8 EVO absorbs 12% more bump and vibration forces, leaving you less fatigued and more powerful over time. That opens the options for another lap (or 3).

RIDE DYNAMICS TUNED: The Specialized Ride Dynamics team developed custom valving for Epic 8 EVO’s new shock. Our team prescribes the special damping characteristics to 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 above 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%, 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.

FULLY LOADED: 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.

Technical Specifications

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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

SWAT

SWAT internal downtube storage

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt

Suspension

Rear Shock

Fox Float Performance, Evol LV, Ride Dynamics Tuned, 2-position compression adjust, 190x45mm

Fork

Fox 34 Performance, Grip Damper, Compression adjust, 130mm travel, 44mm offset, 15x110mm

Cockpit

SeatPost

X-Fusion Manic, 30.9, 125/150/170 Travel, 0mm offset

Stem

Alloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 50mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy, 20mm rise, 35mm, 760mm wide

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Code Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180/200mm rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM Code Bronze Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset

SRAM X1000 Eagle, DUB, 165/170/175mm 32T

Chainrings

Steel 32T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized Alloy 29, 30mm internal width, tubeless

Front Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub

Alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 148mmx12mm thru-axle, 28h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

Specialized Purgatory, GRID Casing, T9 Compound, 29x2.4

Rear Tire

Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta Valve

Weight

Weight

12.61kg (27 lb, 12.8 oz)

Weight Size

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* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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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 Centre690mm720mm751mm782mm815mm
Chainstay Length435mm435mm435mm435mm435mm
Wheelbase1121mm1151mm1183mm1214mm1247mm
Bike Standover Height754mm761mm766mm775mm779mm
Seat Tube Length370mm390mm410mm450mm500mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°75°75°75°
Top Tube Length, Horizontal535mm569mm605mm633mm662mm
Geometry

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