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    Epic 8 EVO Comp


    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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    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 internal downtube storage

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy, 34.9, Steel bolt


    Rear Shock

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


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



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


    Alloy Stem, 35mm clamp, 50mm


    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails


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


    Specialized Trail Grips


    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


    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    Shift Levers

    SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed


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


    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed


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


    Steel 32T

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

    Wheels & Tires


    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


    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



    12.61kg (27 lb, 12.8 oz)

    Weight Size


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


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    Crank Length165mm170mm170mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm760mm
    Stem Length50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm170mm170mm
    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
    Fork Length, Full540mm540mm540mm540mm540mm
    Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
    Front Center690mm720mm751mm782mm815mm
    Chainstay Length435mm435mm435mm435mm435mm
    Bike Standover Height754mm761mm766mm775mm779mm
    Seat Tube Length370mm390mm410mm450mm500mm
    Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°75°75°75°
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal535mm569mm605mm633mm662mm

    Rider Reviews

    • 5
    • 1 Reviews

    Epic Evo Comp

    Purchased the bike the day after it came out after going to the reveal the night before at my local retailer. After a few rides now, definitely happy with the upgrade from my previous hardtail.