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    S-Works Epic 8

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    S-Works Epic 8

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    We deliver! Just say when and how.

    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.

    ROCKSHOX FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Free your mind to focus on fast in the heat of the moment. Specialized Ride Dynamics-Tuned RockShox Flight Attendant (on S-Works models) leverages SRAM AXS Wireless technology to collect real-time data from you and the terrain to determine optimal compression settings to deliver an unmatched experience for the rider.

    Technical Specifications

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    Frameset

    Frame

    S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First Engineered™, SWAT downtube storage, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear dropout, internal cable routing, 120mm of travel, Optimized for wireless drivetrain and seatpost

    SWAT

    SWAT internal downtube storage

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy 34.9, Titanium Bolt

    Suspension

    Rear Shock

    RockShox SIDLuxe ULTIMATE Flight Attendant, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, Solo Air, 190x45mm

    Fork

    RockShox SID ULTIMATE Flight Attendant, Ride Dynamics developed 3 position, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel

    Cockpit

    SeatPost

    RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S/M: 125, L:150, XL: 170mm

    Saddle

    Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

    Handlebars

    Roval Control SL Integrated cockpit, 60mm X- 12 degree integrated stem, 8-degree backsweep, 1 degree upsweep, 760mm wide

    Grips

    Specialized Trail Grips

    Brakes

    Front Brake

    SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

    Drivetrain

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS

    Shift Levers

    SRAM AXS POD Ultimate Controller

    Cassette

    SRAM XX Eagle SL 10-52t

    Chain

    SRAM XX SL Eagle

    Crankset

    SRAM XX SL Eagle Power Meter Crankset, 170mm/175mm

    Chainrings

    Alloy 34T

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, Threaded

    Wheels & Tires

    Rims

    Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h, Quarq TyreWiz 2.0

    Front Hub

    Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, Ceramic Bearings, 6-bolt, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, Torque caps, 24h straight pull

    Rear Hub

    Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 180 Internals, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP, Ceramic bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 24h straight-pull

    Spokes

    DT Swiss Aerolite T-head

    Front Tire

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

    Rear Tire

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

    Inner Tubes

    Specialized Turbo Tube

    Weight

    Weight

    10.24kg (22 lb, 9.2 oz)

    Weight Size

    MD

    * 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.

    Geometry

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    Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width760mm760mm760mm760mm
    Stem Length60mm60mm60mm60mm
    Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length125mm125mm150mm170mm
    Front Center716mm747mm778mm811mm
    Seat Tube Length390mm410mm450mm500mm
    Stack597mm598mm610mm628mm
    Head Tube Angle (high)66.4°66.4°66.4°66.4°
    Trail117mm117mm117mm117mm
    Chainstay Length435mm435mm435mm435mm
    Reach (low)420mm450mm475mm500mm
    Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°75.5°75.5°
    BB Height (low)324mm326mm328mm328mm
    Fork Length, Full530mm530mm530mm530mm
    Head Tube Length92mm95mm110mm130mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal569mm605mm633mm662mm
    Wheelbase1147mm1179mm1210mm1243mm
    BB Height (high)329mm331mm333mm333mm
    Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
    Bike Standover Height755mm760mm769mm774mm
    BB Drop (low)46mm44mm42mm42mm
    Head Tube Angle (low)65.9°65.9°65.9°65.9°
    Geometry

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    Rider Reviews

    • 5
    • 2 Reviews

    Naughty purchase but I love it

    Bit of an odd use case here as I am a creo/levo fan and have gone from evoke to analog with this a works epic. Firstly it’s v light; secondly it’s ridiculously light. No need to keep going on that one. The integrated axs electronics are awesome and the smart suspension is amazing. There’s a nasty axs sync bug when trying to group all the axs bits into a system but after 2 hrs I found a workaround-don’t link everything to the derailleur - link everything to the front shock otherwise you can’t connect to the axs phone app. Other than that, it’s close to perfection. The occasional switch from ‘you, only faster’ to ‘you, only slower’ is a lot of fun!


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    Dan

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    Expensive but worth it.

    I know, I know, it's crazy to spend this kind of money on a "bike". But if you can afford it, and you won't end up divorced, DO IT!!! Once you get it set up, which takes a bit of patience and a great shop, Las Vegas Cyclery, you will start to watch how the bike (Flight Attendant) will learn how you ride and what you want out of this system. After now 5 rides, including an XC race, it is incredible how much it does the work for you if you are used to using a lockout prior to this. I have 2 big Stage races ahead of me this summer, Pisgah and BCBR and can't wait for this to hopefully help me get to the finish line in each. Really fun bike, but you have to like technology to appreciate what's happening.


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    Edward

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